July 2008 | Species Variety Pack
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing for a Compliment 14
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 20
Richey’s Salmon Sense 22
Fish Alaska Recipe 100
Advertiser Index 102
Final Drift 106
Fish Alaska Special
“They Don’t Want Here a Mine City”
by Troy Letherman 78
Editor Troy Letherman takes an in-depth look at the proposed Pebble Mine and its relationship to the regional fisheries, the state, and the people of Alaska.
Fish Alaska Fly: Sanchez Convertible
by Scott Sanchez
Fly-tying expert Scott Sanchez suggests you take this Convertible for a spin.
Catch ’em with Cactus
by Pudge Kleinkauf
A walk on the wild side with Pudge Kleinkauf’s bright chenille and flash flies. From the Stop & Go to the Spanker, these Alaska specials are hot!
Fish Alaska All-Tackle: Wire Quick-Change Clevis
by Dave Kilhefner
Changing lure parts can be ever so easy with this clever technique as demonstrated by Dave Kilhefner.
The Perfect Salmon Fishery
by Greg Brush
Guide Greg Brush finds an easily accessible, manageable, perfect-for-all-anglers location that leaves even the most seasoned fishermen in total awe.
by Andrew Cremata
Relaxing is the object of this fishing expedition. Shore fishing for lake trout and abundant wildlife are the bonuses for writer Andrew Cremata.
by Captain Andy Martin
Captain Andy Martin is after some very tasty lingcod. Jigging is his preferred method. Here are some pointers to make the most of your presentation.
Fish Alaska Travel: Southeast Jewel Box
by Scott Haugen
Scott Haugen raids the treasures of the Emerald Coast of Alaska and finds a trove of adventure for anglers.
Prince William Sound
by Doug Wilson
Photographer Doug Wilson takes a visual journey through some of the most beautiful saltwater in Alaska. Oh, yes, there is a bit of fishing going on as well . . .
COVER / A beauty of an Iliamna rainbow. © Terry Gunn