February 2014 | Travel Alaska, Fish Alaska

February 2014Departments

Alaska Traveler 6

Editor’s Creel 8

Gear Bag 10

Fish Alaska Online 12

Fishing for a Compliment 14

Tackle Tech 18

Salmon Sense 20

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle 22

Fish Alaska Fly 24

Fish Alaska Boats 26

Fish Alaska Saltwater 28

Fish Alaska Stillwater 30

Fish Alaska Recipe 70

Advertiser Index 72

Final Drift 74


Winner, Winner, Fish Dinner! by Marcus Weiner

Winners of the first-ever Fish Alaska Sweepstakes, sponsored by Sportsman’s Warehouse, Frank and Alyce Gabel of Alamogordo, NM, join publishers Marcus Weiner and Melissa Norris for five days of Alaska angling nirvana.

Alaska’s Top RV Fishing Destinations by Troy Letherman

The southcentral Alaska road system presents myriad opportunities for fishing and camping, and traveling by RV is one of the best ways to do it all. Here editor Troy Letherman lists some of our favorites destinations, and gives some ideas of when to go for peak success.

All-action Salmon, Togiak Style by Troy Buzalsky

A trip to one of western Alaska’s greatest salmon produces yields an incredible array of angling action for our coho-hunting reporter, with varied techniques in varied water the order of the day.

The Seasons of Southeast by Andrew Cremata

Whether drilling through the ice or casting summer spinners for lakers in a picturesque mountain lake, Andrew Cremata journals his angler’s guide to the fishing seasons of the Panhandle.

Becharof Outpost by Pudge Kleinkauf

Remote Alaska fish camps are not hard to come by, but few offer such an authentic wilderness experience, in a setting second to none. Located on one of the largest freshwater lake systems in North America, Becharof Rapids Camp serves as staging ground for some of the best salmon fishing on offer anywhere in the state.

The Fish That Refused to Get Away by Bjorn Dihle

Much maligned in certain quarters, the pink salmon still offers regular, and reliable, angling action all across Alaska, which is something our intrepid Southeast author has never forgotten.

COVER/ Hot Silver action in Togiak. ©Troy Buzalsky