September 2003 | Rainbow Trout Galore


Publishers’ Note 5

Editor’s Creel 6

A Visit from the Trout Fairy

Readers’ Lines 8

Book Review 10

Fishing News 12

Fishing For A Compliment 16

Gear Review 22

Beyond Waders

Pro Pointer 74

How to Break a Rod

Fish Alaska Services Guide 76

Advertiser Index 77

Featured Fish Recipe 78

Dungeness Crab with

3 Dipping Sauces

The Final Drift 82

The Worm Farm


The Egg-Sucking Bunny

By Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf

Tie this double whammy for hungry trout.

Hot 10 Rainbow Location 

by Troy Letherman

Editor Troy Letherman distills the overwhelming choices for trophy rainbow hunters in Alaska to ten hot locations that are most likely to produce trout over 30 inches.


by Scott Haugen

Increase your fishing success using this exclusive Fish Alaska How-To technique with Scott Haugen.

Following Rainbows

By Scott Stouder

Prepare yourself for scenic Wood-Tikchik State Park in southwest Alaska. Float from lake to lake on the connecting rivers and fly fish for big rainbows along the way.

The Copper River Experience

By Mo Tidemanis

Luxurious accommodations, lots of rainbow trout and hungry midnight pike make this a memorable Alaska adventure.


Catching Autumn Trout

by Tony Weaver

Technical editor Tony Weaver provides information to increase your catch of trophy-size fish in this exclusive Fish Alaska technique piece.

COVER/ Luke Connor and Jeff Varvil pose with a pair of Susitna Drainage rainbows. © Dreamweaver