January 2007 | 2007 Travel Issue
Fishing for a Compliment
Haugen’s Gear Guide
Recipe Contest Winners
Publisher Melissa Norris makes a true confession and proceeds to present the winning recipes from our 2006 Fish Alaska Recipe Contest.
Recipe: Oriental Halibut Salad
10 Deadly Flies
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
If you are planning your trip to Alaska to fish, be sure your fly box includes plenty of these.
Kayaking for Silver
by Doug Wilson
A silent approach in Valdez produces some pretty spectacular results. Here’s how.
by Brian O’Keefe
Photographer Brian O’Keefe shows us the spectacle of Kodiak monsters taken in both freshwater and salt.
Your First Trip
by Gary Olsby
A basic planning guide for your first Alaska fishing expedition. Gary Olsby shows you how to make the best of your “trip of a lifetime.”
Choosing the Right Guide
Guide Greg Brush offers some excellent advice on the selection of one of the most important people on your trip. Choose well.
Vibrax: An Alaska Tradition
by Bill O’Brien
The ubiquitous Vibrax. If you’ve fished Alaska you’ve probably used one. If you haven’t – here’s why we all use them – they work!
by Dave Kilhefner
When spawning time is here, this is the item that does the job. Here Dave Kilhefner shows you just how to make bags that work wonders.
COVER / Dr. Steve Wells of Toronto, Ontario, with a beautiful rainbow. © Steve Wells