January 2015 | Adventure 2015
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 34
Fish Alaska Recipe 70
Advertiser Index 72
Final Drift 74
Wading into Admiralty by Terry W. Sheely
There’s magic on Admiralty Island, streams and creeks of magic, and the author goes in search of it all, hauling rods and tackle along short hikes from small boats, angling where waders or hip boots are all you need to get into some sweet-water salmon bonanzas.
Sky Trekking the Lost Coast by Marcus Weiner
It’s all in a day on these remote rivers filled with salmon—a quick flight, beach landing and then casts that end with flies and lures attacked with reckless abandon. Join Publisher Marcus Weiner as he explores the nearly endless wilderness fisheries just a hop, skip and jump away from the comforts of Yakutat.
Fish & Frolic in Fabulous Fairbanks by Pudge Kleinkauf
Venture north to Alaska’s second-largest city and encounter myriad opportunities for outdoor recreation in Fairbanks, where long bluebird days, made even longer by the light of the midnight sun, mean plenty of time to hike, raft, fish and explore the Interior.
The Thirty Six-Inch Grail by George Krumm
A handful of remote and wild rivers of northwest Alaska are home to a very special strain of fish—gargantuan sea-run Dolly Varden that can top the three-foot mark with regularity. Contributing Editor George Krumm ventures north to visit these waters, with hopes of encountering the best of these fish as well.
Between the Mountains & the Moon by John Cleveland
A visit to the Goodnews River in southwest Alaska emphasizes all the best of fishing in the 49th state, highlighted by the fantastic returns of coho to the area, as well as the staff and service at the Goodnews River Lodge.
COVER / George Krumm with a 37.5-inch Sea-run Dolly. © Jerry Sisemore