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David Atcheson - Fishing Alaska's Kenai PeninsulaDavid Atcheson's book "Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula" is the first to provide detailed information on stream access, timing, tactics, and equipment for fishing one of the world's most beautiful backcountry spots. Longtime Alaska resident Atcheson provides information on both fly fishing and conventional spin casting in both fresh and salt water. He covers every style of fishing - from jigging for giant halibut off the coast, to float tubing for grayling and monster rainbow trout on quiet mountain lakes, to pursuing the species of salmon that run up the streams of the Kenai Peninsula to spawn. Dozens of maps, diagrams, and illustrations give crucial details on where to go, how to fish each area, and how to identify the local salmon species. Atcheson also covers the well-known "combat zones" that are so renowned for their large salmon and trout that anglers line up shoulder to shoulder in pursuit. In addition, he reveals how to find out-of-the-way, peaceful stretches of water where the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness can still be enjoyed in solitude.

Stories and anecdotes embellish the streamside specifics in a book that will appeal not only to those planning a visit, but to all those who have a love of fishing and only dream of going.

Dave Atcheson has lived on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula since 1985. He has worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and has written for Alaska Magazine, Fly Fishing Quarterly, Outdoor Life, and other publications. He lives in Sterling, Alaska.