May 2009 | Kings Galore


Editor’s Creel 6

Alaska Traveler 10

Fishing for a Compliment 12

Haugen’s Tackle Tech 18

Richey’s Salmon Sense 22

Fish Alaska Boats 26

Fish Alaska Recipe 92

Advertiser Index 94

Final Drift 98

Fish Alaska Travel

Wrangell: The Salmon Hole Alaska Forgot

by Terry Sheely 76

Whether you choose to run up the Stikine River, or fish the salt, (or both) there are a multitude of rich
environments on the Southeast Island of Wrangell that produce a wealth of silver goodness. Terry Sheely explores them all.


Fish Alaska All Tackle: The King Cocktail Bait 

by Dave Kilhefner

Go a step or two beyond the typical salmon egg bait and make a cocktail fit for a king! Dave Kilhefner shows you how.

Bank Fishing for Kings 

by Scott Haugen

A do-it-yourself Alaska king salmon adventure is something most anglers dream about, and an important key to success is having the proper gear. Scott Haugen hooks you up with all the right stuff.

Bobbering Kings

by Andy Couch

Andy Couch details the art of bobbering in a variety of river settings. Bait, bobbers, line, scents, hooks, rods and reels are covered here as well as techniques that will increase your success rates.

Fish Alaska Fly: Midsummer Bugs 

by Fred Telleen

Join Fred Telleen as he topwater- and sight-fishes for beautiful Dollies and rainbow trout on the mighty Kenai River.

COVER/John Yeager, owner of Timber Wolf Charters in Wrangell, and his son Connor, show off a pair of nice kings. © Nick Amato