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The Tonic of an End-of-Season Trek

October 14, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“These are the fish we seek each September, swooping like grand ospreys in deHavilland Beaver float planes. Lower Talarik Creek, Upper Talarik Creek, Kvichak River, Moraine River, Battle Creek, Gibraltar River, Copper River, Newhalen River, and Big Kukaklek River are among the storied drainages.” Joe Doggett gushes — and it seems justifiably — about his annual trip to Alaska’s Bristol Bay to hunt grayling and giant rainbows. In the Houston Chronicle.