February 2014 | Travel Alaska, Fish Alaska
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