February 2013 | Special Travel Edition

February 2013Departments

Editor’s Creel

Alaska Traveler

Fishing for a Compliment

Tackle Tech

Salmon Sense

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle

Fish Alaska Fly

Fish Alaska Saltwater

Fish Alaska Slillwater

Fish Alaska Boats

Tight Lines

Advertiser Index

Fish Alaska Recipe

Final Drift


First King

by Steve Meyer

With salmon season months away, many Alaska anglers have discovered a handy fix just a few hours down the highway—the early king fishery in Homer. Join Steve Meyer as he navigates the Homer Winter King Salmon Derby in hopes of landing his first king of the year.

The History of Bear Viewing

by Stan Cunningham

Alaska’s fish-munching bruins are an indelible part of the angling experience, and several sites across the state have become at least as famous for the bears as for the fishing. Learn where to go to see them yourself, and how it all came to be, in this feature from Stan Cunningham.

Floating the Arolik

by Troy Buzalsky

For many desiring the ultimate wilderness adventure, there’s no better way to live the Alaska experience than by floating and fishing a remote river from start to finish. Here author Troy Buzalsky takes us along for a fish-rich journey down the stunning Arolik River.

Born to Fish

by Marcus Weiner

Join Fish Alaska publisher Marcus Weiner, who sets out to explore the trophy salmon waters off Kodiak Island, but who discovers so much more during his time in Old Harbor, where the lives of locals like Capt. Jeff Peterson still revolve around the bounty provided through both land and sea.

On Your Own at Island Point

by Scott Staats

Southeast Alaska provides the setting, Island Point Lodge on Kupreanof Island provides the access, and from there it’s up to you—a week of fine DIY angling awaits, beginning with the abundant halibut and kings of the Wrangell Narrows.

Angoon Adventures

by Terry W. Sheely

Contributing Editor Terry Sheely finds a rare combination of bears, salmon streams, saltwater adventures and over-the-top angling action waiting for him at this Admiralty Island outpost. In a region full of superlatives, it’s a trip tailor-made to stand out.