As I discovered when I returned to Chelatna Lake with my wife, Mary Beth, after being away for five years, much had changed. In addition to the CIAA's vigorous efforts, catch-and-release has become the prevalent angling philosophy. Duke Bertke, owner of Chelatna Lake Lodge, said the sockeyes were back. On our first trip to the upper reaches of Chelatna's Lake Creek,, Mary Beth landed a 211/2-inch grayling, the biggest I had ever seen caught in Lake Creek. As we fished on, I realized that all the grayling we caught were huge compared to what I had seen while I worked as a guide. It was the same with the 20 rainbows we caught-the fish were much bigger than they had been just five years earlier. And for the first time ever, I saw a fish-hungry bear in camp.