May 2007 | King Salmon
Fishing for a Compliment
Haugen’s Gear Tech
Simon & Seafort’s
Halibut with Cucumber Dill Sauce
Kings of the West
Western Alaska has some of the greatest king salmon fishing in the world. Photographer Ric Fogel shares his vision in this spectacular photo essay.
Double Hook Mooching Rigs
by Dave Kilhefner
Trolling for salmon is always a challenge. Having the right hook rig is important. Tie one up.
Bunny-Winged Salmon Leech
by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
For you freshwater experts, try this go-get ‘um fly as tied by our own Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf.
Trophy King Techniques
by Scott Haugen
Give those Alaska monster king salmon your best shot with these tried-and-true techniques.
Bears, Bears, Bears
by Stan Cunningham
If you’ve come to Alaska to fish freshwater, chances are good you’ll see bears. Maybe you’ll luck out, limit on fish and see as many bears as author and photographer Stan Cunningham.
Down-Trolling for Kings
by G.B. Barnhard IV
Technique. When you’ve got it down, you’ve got it down. Down is where the kings are. Here’s how to get there and stay there – until, of course – you hook up with one of these big, bright fighters. G.B. Barnhard IV illustrates how it’s done.
by Les Palmer
New technology has changed the way we fish. Even with depth indicator/recorders, GPS locators, sonar devices, and improved gear we still call it “fishing” not “catching,” but now it’s safer and surer than ever before!
COVER / John Toker of Deneki Outdoors hoists a Kanektok king. © Ric Fogel/Sportfolio