May 2007 | King Salmon


Editor’s Creel

Alaska Traveler

Fishing for a Compliment

Haugen’s Gear Tech


Simon & Seafort’s

Halibut with Cucumber Dill Sauce

Advertiser Index

Final Drift

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.

Hi-Tech Fishing 

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