June 2008 | Top to Bottom Saltwater Edition
Guest Editorial 8
Alaska Traveler 14
Fishing for a Compliment 18
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 24
Richey’s Salmon Sense 28
Derby Calendar 117
Fish Alaska Recipe 118
Advertiser Index 12
Final Drift 122
Fish Alaska Special
Big Boats for Big Water
by Keith Jackson 50
Keith Jackson reviews boats for all kinds of Alaska saltwater from Inside to Outside. Choosing the right boat can make all the difference.
Fish Alaska Fly: Conehead the Barbarian
by Scott Sanchez
Scott Sanchez ties a fly with “muscle” for you. Widely appealing & easy to make, this conehead might be just what the barbarian ordered.
by Paul Christensen
Halibut? Are you sure? Yep. Paul Christensen found just the right captain with the right attitude that got the job done.
Fish Alaska All-Tackle: Bait Wraps
by Dave Kilhefner
Add scent to your bait with this dynamic technique. Demonstrated by Dave Kilhefner.
by JD Richey
JD Richey takes you and your light tackle on a memorable rockfishing adventure. You won’t believe the fight you’ll get from these “Rockys.”
10 Tips to More Halibut
by Captain Andy Martin
More, bigger, better. Captain Andy Martin lines out a strategy that makes the best use of halibut time.
Fish Alaska Travel: Petersburg
by Stan Cunningham
Stan Cunningham creates a wealth of memories.
The Other Side of POW
by Terry Sheely
Visit the undiscovered wonders of the east side of Prince of Wales Island with Terry Sheely.
Deep Creek Marine
by Mike Chihuly
The launch of your life, the fish of your dreams. Mike Chihuly captures this unique fishery.
by Gregg Thomas
Cook Inlet takes on two new meanings with Gregg Thomas doing the fishing. . . er, ah . . . digging.
Fish Alaska Safety: Part 6: Wilderness Survival 110
by Melissa Norris
Know what you can use, what you can’t and how to tell the difference. Melissa Norris shows you how.
COVER /Halibut this size are mighty fine eating. © Andy Martin