March 2005 | Annual Gear Awards Issue
Editor’s Creel 6
Reader’s Lines 12
Book Review 20
Fish Alaska Services Guide 72
Advertiser Index 74
Fish Recipe 76
“SmokeeJo’s” Honey-Lime Salmon Kabobs
Final Drift 82
Bringing In The NEW
All the hot, new, gotta-have gear for 2005. We’ve poured over hundreds of new items and present the Fish Alaska picks in this issue.
by Melissa Norris and Marcus Weiner
Publishers Melissa Norris and Marcus Weiner fish with NFL Hall of Fame football legend Larry Csonka and the crew from the “North to Alaska” television show.
The Year in Gear
Fish Alaska‘s annual awards for the best of the best, the best for the price, and a new category “Field Favorites.” Join our field editors as they compare, describe and present their favorite gear of 2004.
Fish Seward Alaska
by Marcus Weiner
A tryptic of fishing in one of Alaska’s most charming waterfront towns. Join publisher Marcus Weiner and the staff of Fish Alaska as they mooch their way across Resurrection Bay and beyond.
COVER/Editor Troy Letherman with a sockeye salmon. © Troy Letherman