January / February 2003 | 2003 Travel Planner Issue, Part 2


Publishers’ Note 6

Editor’s Creel 8

Fishing for a Compliment 14

Book Review 16

Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

Gear Review 18

Got the Gear? Get the Bag!

Featured Fish Recipe 84

Millennium Hotel’s Blackened Salmon

Advertiser Index 86

Final Drift 90


Prizefishing: The Derbies of Southeast 

by Doug Wilson

Catching a fish of a lifetime can be more rewarding if you remember to purchase a derby ticket. Here are some of the opportunities available.

Redux: Seward Salmon Derby 

by Dave Atcheson

Seward’s Silvers, then and now.

Date with a Shee 

by Tyler Klaes

Chasing northwest Alaska’s most enigmatic sport fish.


by Jim Repine

When the water is frozen and the fish are asleep,
where do die-hard Alaska fishermen go?

Cast & Crew 

by John Erskine

A five-day adventure of a lifetime into the wilds and into the fish of the Skwentna River.


Fishing the RightFly? 

by Tony Weaver, Illustrations by Linda Lockhart

With thousands of flies to choose from, here is a Fish Alaska exclusive that will help you decide what to tie, what to fish and when.

COVER/ Casting into the sunset. © Brian O’Keefe