May 2004 | Kings Across Alaska


Editor’s Creel 8

The Alaska Traveler 10

Fishing News 14

Fishing For A Compliment 20

Gear Review 22

King Hooks

Fish Alaska Services

Guide 78

Advertiser Index 80

Fish Recipe 82

Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Sauce


Salmon Jigging

Alaskan Style 65

Metal minnow imitations fished correctly will save you money and produce all the fish you want. Doug Wilson shows you how with this exclusive Fish Alaska technique.


The Everglow 

by Pudge Kleinkauf 

Pudge Kleinkauf shows us how to tie this killer king fly.

High-Water Kings 

by Scott Haugen 

Increase your king catch when the water isn’t perfect. 

Catch & Release Done Right 

by Greg Brush 

Guide Greg Brush shows you how to decrease mortality in sport-caught fish.

Hot Kings on Juneau’s Doorstep 

by Terry W. Sheely 

The capital city has enacted a bold plan that makes the official state fish accessible to all. 

Too Much Fun? 

by Mo Tidemanis 

500 miles from Anchorage runs the crystal clear Ocean River. Fly-fish chrome-bright salmon in solitude. 

Salmon Refugees: The Susitna Valley’s Weekend Warriors 

by Matt Hage 

Matt Hage is on the trail of the most productive, most accessible king salmon waters in southcentral Alaska.

Fish Unalakleet 

by Kathy Anderson 

One, two, three trips in one! 

COVER / A fresh river Chinook with a bit of blush. © Brian O’Keefe