July 2003 | Just for the Halibut


Publishers’ Note 6

Editor’s Creel 8

Reader’s Lines 10

Fishing News 12

Kids’ Day Out

Book Review 14

Fishing For A Compliment 16

Pro Pointer 18

Memory Photos

Gear Review 22


Advertiser Index 74

Fish Alaska Services Guide 76

Featured Fish Recipe 78

Land’s End Halibut

The Final Drift 82

The Last Great Halibut Fishing Trip


Starlight Leech

By Rich Johnson

This is some chum pattern!

Halibut 101

by Ron Gillham

Ron Gillham tells all about Cook Inlet flatfish.

Hardware for Halibut

By Andy Hahn

When, where and how to drop those fancy, fluttering, lead-headed jigs.

Hangin’ ‘But

By Jerry Wylie

Every charter has one. Here’s how to “leaf” out.

Rock & Roll

By Doug Wilson

With a little bit of respect, Alaska’s most underappreciated coastal inhabitants might just surprise you.

Chum on the Fly

by Jim Teeny

The last part of a fly fishing tryptic by expert fisher, Jim Teeny.

Fish Gustavus, Alaska

By Terry W. Sheely

Just at the edge of Glacier Bay National Park, this scenic destination offers more than just fishing.



by Troy Letherman

Alaska guides, good, bad and ambassador.

COVER/ Jim Goerg boats a halibut out of Gustavus. © Terry Sheely