January 2014 | Alaska 2014: Adventure Awaits

January 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 30

Fish Alaska Stillwater 32

Fish Alaska How-To 34

Fish Alaska Recipe 70

Advertiser Index 72

Final Drift 74


Yak Pak Reunion by Marcus Weiner 

Eleven years removed from their initial outing, Fish Alaska publisher Marcus Weiner and crew reunite on the Situk River for a flurry of steelhead fishing action, and remember along the way that good times, good people and a great river make for the perfect combination.

The Sitka Experience by Andrew Cremata

Certain expectations attend any angling trip to Alaska, and throughout a multi-day angling adventure from Horizon West in Sitka, author Andrew Cremata takes time to point out that friends, family, fish and all the tings under a bright summer sun are just individual pieces to a greater whole.

Southeast’s Freshwater Paradise by Scott Haugen 

While southeast Alaska is known for its rich saltwater action, don’t overlook the myriad rivers and streams of the region, where the fishing, beauty and solitude can be second to none.

Slammin’ Salmon on the Kanektok by George Krumm

Out on the western Alaska tundra, Fish Alaska‘s George Krumm takes to the two-hander in search of the coho salmon, finding more than just explosive angling is available at Deneki Outdoors’ Alaska West on the Kanektok River.

On the Road in Kodiak by Tom Watson

While the road system fisheries of southcentral Alaska get a lot of press — and pressure — Tom Watson journeys to the Emerald Isle and discovers ample opportunity to pursue a variety of species, all just a short step from the car.

COVER/ Situk steelhead bring anglers back again and again. © Brian Woobank