4    Fish Alaska Online

6    Alaska Traveler

8    Creel

10   Fishing for a Compliment

12   Gear Bag

14   Salmon Sense

16   Fly

18   Saltwater

20   Coho Chronicles

22   Flyfishing

24   Conservation

70   Recipe

72   Ad Index

74   Final Drift

On the Cover

Chris Vertopoulos and a solid, spoon-caught coho. 
© Robert H. Campbell



Simplified Trout Trolling by Andrew Cremata

Lake trout, that is. No downriggers are necessary to catch lakers the way Andrew fishes for them. There are advantages to keeping it simple, and in many of Alaska’s oligotrophic, clear, cold lakes, lakers aren’t always deep, and even when they are, sometimes they’ll rise to a lure far above them.



Sockeyes Outside the Box by Joe Jackson

While angling for Alaska’s state fish may be in a period of low productivity, Alaska’s sockeye salmon fisheries have been in bonanza mode for several years in most parts of the state. Fly guy Joe Jackson fishes for them in the Klutina, the Kenai, and the Russian (Kenai tributary) and explains the different methodologies to be successful in each.



Killer Spoons for Coho by Robert H. Campbell

When they’re on the bite, coho in fresh water are suckers for spoons. Many a Blue Fox Pixee has been cast into Alaska streams, but there are many other spoons that work magic on coho. There is much more to fishing spoons for coho than just casting one out and retrieving it back. Robert Campbell tells you how to use bent metal to mine for silvers.



20 Miles of Remote Southeast Adventures by Terry W. Sheely

Terry Sheely has fished the Angoon area during five different years. Saltwater fishing out of Angoon on the west side of Admiralty Island is spectacular for a variety of species. Salmon, halibut, Pacific cod, rockfish, and even sablefish (black cod) are all available. In fresh water, small stream angling opportunities abound for trout, salmon, and char. Is an Angoon adventure in your future?