May 2010 | Chinook Tactics and Techniques
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing for a Compliment 12
Tackle Tech 18
Salmon Sense 22
Reading Rivers 24
Tight Lines 26
Fish Alaska Recipe 84
Advertiser Index 86
Final Drift 90
Fish Alaska Special
The Art of Color Management
by Larry LaRue 78
Custom-painted spinners, plugs, wobblers and flashers are the passion of Larry LaRue. With science backing his color choices and designs, he creates works of art that really drive fish crazy. Story by Troy A. Buzalsky
Fish Alaska Fly: The Evolution of Fur, Feathers & Flash
by John Rantz
The “next step” in feathers and fur brings John Rantz to the salmon “plug” fly which he fishes with great success.
Fish Alaska All-Tackle: Comprehensive King Techniques
by Scott Haugen
Increase your success for the mighty Alaska king salmon with this compendium of techniques from author and guide, Scott Haugen.
by Greg Brush
Explore the good, the bad and the ugly of Alaska’s most famous salmon river with veteran guide Greg Brush.
Backtrolling for River Salmon
by JD Richey
JD Richey brings on the details of this very useful river technique. Plugs and how to fish them most effectively.
Fish Alaska Travel: A Tale of Two Lodges in Elfin Cove
by Stan Cunningham
Southeast Alaska offers up it’s most quaint village on Chichagof island. Surrounded by some of the best saltwater fishing you could ever experience. Join Stan Cunningham as he and a crew haul in a 342-pound halibut and share the excitement of this beautiful destination.
COVER/ Cheryl Kindwall with a nice Kenai king. © Cheryl Kindwall