FAIRBANKS, AK—Love them or loathe them, there’s little denying that whitefish are delicious straight out of the smoker. Alaska’s Chatanika River whitefish season is open until Oct. 24. Time to get out and sharpen your spears. “Granted, prehistoric man didn’t have the luxury of neoprene chest waders and chopper mitts to combat the cold or a propane-powered lantern to cut through the darkness, but there was still something primitive about wading up and down the icy waters, spear in hand, as I stalked my prey.”Source Link
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.