Consumed by fishing, Capt. John Jinishian guides in Alaska during the summer and in Montana on the shoulder seasons. He represents the third generation of fishermen in his family and also has guided on the East Coast. John writes about trips to frozen western New York to fish for steelhead, browns and lake trout in “Stonecold Awesome.”
John Larison is a former steelhead guide and the author of three books about the fish, including the how-to text The Complete Steelheader. His latest novel, Whiskey When We’re Dry, will be published by Viking in the summer of 2018. John, who lives on a gravel road in Oregon’s Coast Range, takes us on a memorable steelhead trip in “Flood, Fire and Chrome.”
Tom Lynch is a photographer, surf fisherman and the owner of Angry Fish Gallery in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. He shoots for On The Water magazine, and his imagery also has appeared in Big Game Fishing Journal, Sport Fishing, Fly Fisherman and American Angler, among others. Tom was in the right place at the right time when he shot the photo in the “Unforeseen” spread in this issue.
Photographer Jessica Haydahl Richardson loves to capture life unfolding before her camera lens. Growing up on the ocean in Vancouver, British Columbia, her passion for photography and nature grew into a profession. She has worked with the Vancouver Canucks pro hockey team and Getty Images, and has been published in several fishing magazines and other publications. Jessica’s photos illustrate “The Last, Best Place.”
Stevens grew up in the foothills between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe, where he was exposed to the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada. He fancies himself more of a photographer than a fisherman, but his passion for both is evident in his pursuits. Arian’s photographs illustrate “Flood, Fire and Chrome.”
Greg Thomas is the editorin-chief for Great Falls, Montana-based North 40 Outfitters. His books include Fly Fisher’s Guide to Washington and Fly Bible: Montana. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Big Sky Journal and Field & Stream, among others. When not writing from his home in Missoula, Montana, he serves as an unpaid Uber driver shuffling two young daughters to the moon and back … every … single … day. Greg writes about two polar-opposite captains he worked for in “Alaska, Unfiltered.”