Interior Illustration by Bob White
Hardcover, 192 pages
9.36 in x 7.75 in inches
Stackpole Books (August 1, 2023)
About the Author
Bill Horn has had a fifty-year connection—professional and personal—with Alaska. He was part of a 1972 Trout Unlimited team making recommendations to the U.S. Department of the Interior for salmon and trout conservation in the Bristol Bay region. He then worked for the Alaska Congressional delegation on the major Alaska Lands Bill enacted in 1980. From 1981–84 he was Deputy Under Secretary of the Interior overseeing implementation of the 1980 Act and continued that role as “Mr. Alaska” within the agency when he was nominated and confirmed in 1985 as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Following government service, Horn joined an Alaska law firm and represented an array of clients in the state including sport fishing lodges, bush pilots, Native corporations, hunting guides, the State of Alaska, and Trout Unlimited-Alaska.
Throughout these decades, he always found time to pursue char, grayling, salmon, and trout in the Bristol Bay region. His on-the-ground angling experience includes all of the major river and lake systems of Bristol Bay and all of the angling seasons there. He has written two previous books, Seasons on the Flats (Headwater Books/Stackpole, 2012) and On the Bow (Stackpole, 2021). Horn lives in the Florida Keys (Marathon) and Teton Valley, Idaho.