November / December 2003 | Our Travel Planning Issue


Publishers’ Note 5

Guest Editorial 6

Jim Repine on Catch-and-Release

Fishing News 10

Fishing with Bears

Fishing For A Compliment 14

Featured Fish Recipe 74

Teriyaki Salmon with Habanero Honey

Advertiser Index 75

Fish Alaska Services Guide 76

The Final Drift 82

The Problem with Living in Alaska


Fly Tying Basics Part II

by Rich Johnson 

Fly-tying expert Rich Johnson guides you through the basics for the winter season.

Great Alaska

By Troy Letherman 

Salmon and trophy-size rainbows are yours at this world-class angling destination located along the Kenai River in Sterling.


By Joe J. Warren 

This flyfishing jewel of southwest Alaska offers up predators galore.

Arctic Adventure

By Scott Haugen 

Winter or summer, untapped fishing opportunities abound in this harsh, but beautiful environment.

Redoubt No Doubt

By Melissa Norris 

Solitude, grandeur and fabulous fishing surrounded by Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Klutina: A River of Opportunity

By John E. Smelcer 

Remote but reachable, the Klutina system compares to the Kenai–50 years ago!

Profile: C.D. Clarke

By Jim Repine 

Real-life experiences enrich this artist’s work.


Fish Baranof Island 

Fish Alaska magazine publisher Marcus Weiner visits the wealth of fishing opportunities in southeast Alaska. With knowledgeable guides and salt and freshwater fish to chase-let the fun begin!

COVER/ Ken Wright poses with a silver salmon. © Wayne Norris