June 2004 | Saltwater Smorgasbord
Editor’s Creel 6
The Alaska Traveler 14
Fishing News 20
Reader’s Lines 24
Book Review 28
Fishing For A Compliment 32
Gear Review 34
Advertiser Index 92
Fish Alaska Services Guide 93
Fish Recipe 94
CampoBello’s Blackened Halibut Caesar
Final Drift 98
by Pudge Kleinkauf
Pudge Kleinkauf ties up a stonefly imitation.
Decoding the Sockeye Run
by Bernie Taylor
An exclusive Fish Alaska How-To by Bernie Taylor.
by Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson takes us to the ‘hood where the fish aren’t pretty, but they sure do taste good.
The Ladies of Elfin Cove
by Kathy Anderson
Girls’ day out takes on new meaning with these women who are very serious about their fishing.
Tlingit Mo-Jo & Halibut Calling
by Terry Sheely
Terry Sheely joins Matt the Shaman for some rather unorthodox flatfish fishing.
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Explore the beauty of Alaska’s other gamefish with E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
A Tale of Two Derbies
by Marcus Weiner
Valdez is the home of some of the biggest barndoor halibut, and if you are lucky (and buy a derby ticket), they might just pay you to catch one.
Fish The Gulkana River
by Jerry M. Wylie
Raft and fish one of Alaska’s Wild & Scenic Rivers with Jerry M. Wylie.
WAR!: It’s Combat on the Russian
by Dave Atcheson
Gear up and deploy, soldier, the fish are running on the Russian River. Here are some tips and techniques to help you survive your deployment.
COVER – A lingcod at the surface. © Troy Letherman