June 2007 | Saltwater Fishing Special Issue


Editor’s Creel

Alaska Traveler

Fishing for a Compliment

Haugen’s Gear Tech

Advertiser Index


King Crab with Black Bean Sauce

Final Drift

COVER/ Gear that works. ©Brian Woobank


Aquatic Education in Alaska 

by Shann Paul Jones

This UAF class introduces students to the art and science of fly fishing and provides participants with the necessary knowledge to make educated fly-tackle selections.

Halibut, Kings & Lings 

by Denver Bryan

Photographer Denver Bryan explores the beauties and the bounties of the surrounding waters of southeast Alaska.

Halibut Atlas 

by Troy Letherman

Where to fish, how deep to fish, what to fish with – make your Alaska halibut hunting a success.

Rockfish & Lingcod

by Martin Freed and Ruta Vaskys

A little-known, but exciting sport fishery exists between the silver of the salmon and the flat of the barn door. Martin Freed and Ruta Vaskys show you how.

Lingin’ in the Rain 

by Tat Tatterson

Tat Tatterson explores the north Gulf of Alaska in search of massive lingcod.

Petersburg: Southeast’s Paradise 

by Scott Haugen

A beautiful day, a quaint fishing and timber town, fireworks, and a great assortment of saltwater fishing. Truly a paradise for halibut hunters.

Old Harbor

by Chris Schaffer

Overshadowed by the famous Kodiak brown bears and salmon fishing, halibut and rockfish abound near this timeless village on the “Emerald Isle” of Alaska.