January 2012 | Special Travel Edition

January 2012Departments

Editor’s Creel 6

Alaska Traveler 10

Fishing for a Compliment 12

Tackle Tech 18

Salmon Sense 20

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle 22

Fish Alaska Fly 24

Fish Alaska Boats 26

Fish Alaska Saltwater 30

Tight Lines 32

Advertiser Index 79

Fish Alaska Recipe 80

Final Drift 82

Fish Alaska Special Section 
In the Tongass National Forest, Focus Shifts from Logging to Restoration Paula Dobbyn examines conservation efforts in southeast Alaska. 28


Switzerland of the North

by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf

Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf takes you fishing in Lake Clark National Park.

Fishing the Parks Highway

by Scott Haugen

From Wasilla to Fairbanks—contributing editor Scott Haugen shows you all the hot spots to fish on the Parks.

Bring Me A Cod

by Terry Sheely

Author Terry Sheely talks about this underappreciated Alaska gamefish that’s as tasty as it gets.

Fly-fishing the Rainforest

by E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

Veteran outdoorsman E. Donnall Thomas Jr. portrays southeast Alaska in all its glory. Silvers and steelhead contribute to the beauty of this region.

Once & Again: The Kenai

by Troy Letherman

Fish Alaska Editor Troy Letherman reminds readers why this river is so popular among anglers.