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Brandon Glass helped this family of anglers into a pile of coho and this chrome chinook last summer in Astoria. This summer promises a lot more of the same with so many days available to fish.

Columbia River 2015 Salmon Seasons Set

Oregon and Washington fishery managers have announced the 2015 summer and fall salmon seasons for the Columbia River. The 2015 fall salmon seasons are based on strong projected returns of...

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Regardless of hook and bait restrictions, incredible days are to be had. Justin, Phil and Darren had no problem filling a fish box with single, barbless hooks last summer on the Kitimat. 

 Anglers Get New Rules for Susitna River and Little Susitna River Drainages

Anglers are advised that in an effort to meet king salmon escapement goals in the Susitna River and Little Susitna River drainages, the following...

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Mike and Perry enjoying some of Lane County’s finest while Sadie seems to be uninterested.

 Northwest Scores Huge Win to Remove Gillnets from Columbia River

In a landmark ruling in March, the Oregon Court of Appeals cleared the way for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to continue implementing a...

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Tackle Reviews by Guys Who Know

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Way back when I was a kid, my parents and I used to do a lot of trout and kokanee fishing off the face of the dam at Lake Cushman because my father worked there. Fishing could be good during the day, but it was far better at night.

Part of that, I’m sure, was because the lights that curved along the face of the dam were bright enough to attract plankton. The plankton also attracted small fish, and those baitfish attracted the...

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Brad’s Cut Plug

Brad’s Cut Plug

Brad’s has launched some new colors in their 2015 Cut Plug line-up that are must-haves: Candy Corn, Sa-Weet and Twisted Sister. The colors were developed by the demands of anglers and Brad’s Pro-Staff, when filled with your favorite scent these are sure to be producers. Available at fine tackle stores or see them at www.bsfishtales.co

S & C Rod Racks

S & C Rod Racks

Stuart Carlson of S&C has taken rod racks to the next level and then some. The S&C racks will fit any standard Scotty, Folbe or Fish-On base. These are 100% adjustable swiveling 360 degrees in both horizontal and vertical positions and almost indestructible. Built from aircraft-grade aluminum, stunningly beautiful with the fit and finish of Old World Craftsmanship. These are an absolute must for every boat to stow or transport rods safely. Find a dealer near you at www.sandcrodrack.com. Dealer inquiries welcome: 503-358-4180

P-Line Introduces the Pro Steel Spoon

P-Line Introduces the Pro Steel Spoon

The P-Line Pro Steel Spoon sets the bar higher than any other steelhead spoon on the market. This spoon has been built to fish directly out of the package, rigged with a ball-bearing swivel and a single siwash hook, which means no upgrades are needed. Unique color patterns such as copper/gold and copper/silver have proven to be deadly effective. All at a reasonable price! Pro Steel spoons are available in 3 sizes, (1/4, 2/5, and 2/3 ounce) and 10 colors. A spare treble hook is included in the package for fisheries which allow the use of a treble. Pro Steel spoons are currently available and retail for $5.99.

New from Promar

New from Promar

The latest landing net from Promar is model# LN-501BT, an adjustable, telescoping landing net with a number of bells and whistles, including a telescoping adjustable handle that extends from 54” out to a whopping 96”. The added extension is ideal when fishing from river banks, as well as drift boats and vessels with high bows and high rails. The handle can be completely detached from the 28” x 30” frame for easy stowing and transport. Sturdy lightweight anodized aluminum construction is durable and corrosion resistant. The new model is outfitted with HookResist netting, a lightweight, high-performance, rubber-coated mesh that cuts through the water with minimal drag. HookResist is a snag-resistant knotless coated mesh that is both soft on fish and easy on hooks. Contact Promar toll...

Rainbow Plastics

Rainbow Plastics

Rainbow Plastics is now offering a glow-infused plastic throughout their entire line-up. Keeping with their tradition of offering the highest quality plastic floats and bubbles, Rainbow’s glow is no exception. These plastics will glow brighter, longer and the glow ability will not degrade over time. This is the best reusable glow you can get without a battery.

Maruto Semi-Barbless Siwash Hooks

Maruto Semi-Barbless Siwash Hooks

The new design open-eye premium barbless sickle siwash made by Maruto of Japan was offered as a limited edition last year. This is a Grabber Hook, having the patented semi-barbless design that meets barbless definitions of WA, OR, ID, NV, CA, and AK. Due to enthusiastic field reports from both sport and pro anglers alike in 2014, this hook is now in full production and distributed by Angler Innovations of Boring, Oregon. Available in 1/0, 3/0, and 5/0 sizes, see them at your local retailer or online at www.anglerinnovations.com. 503-341-0287.

Brad’s Killer Fish

Brad’s Killer Fish

Brad’s has introduced seven new colors in their Killer Fish line-up for 2015. These colors were designed by some of the Northwest’s top guides and anglers. #088 Midnight Blue, #501 Gator, #102 Green’s Copper, #510 Twisted Sister, #076 Met. Watermelon, #103 Salmon Tag and #513 Spotted Pickle. Brad’s is known for their attention to color and detail, and these lures are no exception. See them at your favorite tackle store or at www.bsfishtales.com

Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition

Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition

The WSKTS-KO Blade Grinding Attachment is a horizontal belt attachment designed for knife shaping, sharpening and honing tasks. This 4-pulley attachment is fully adjustable from 10° to 35° (in 1° increments) and includes 1” x 18” engineered abrasive belts in a wide range of grits. Allows you to customize your blade edge to best meet your needs or preference. Work Sharp Engineered, Ken Onion Designed. Attachment only, requires the WSKTS-KO Sharpener for use. Does not fit Work Sharp model WSKTS. www.dutchforkcustomlures.com

Side Drifter

Side Drifter

Ever lost a fish when the cast-in swivel pulled out of your inline lead weight?  SideDrifter Gear has solved this dilemma with their Inline Jig and Bead Fishing Weights.These are cast with a full 1/16-inch wire from end to end and conservatively rated at 40 pounds test. They are made in the USA with oversize #5 ROSCO swivels. The large diameter of the wire and swivels increases knot strength. Available in 1/4 to 1 ounce sizes online and at independent tackle shops. www.sidedrifter.com

New Gage Storm Surge Bibs

New Gage Storm Surge Bibs

New Gage Storm Surge Bib Pants from Grundens USA provides serious fishermen with advanced protection, ease of movement and superior breathability.

These bibs are tailored from heavy-duty 10,000mm waterproof nylon and feature expandable elastic side gussets, fully taped seams, an interior lining with unique North Pacific Weather Fax print, and heavy-duty Velcro-cinch ankle adjustments. Available in XS to 5XL. MSRP starting at $119, with matching jacket sold separately. Visit www.Grundens.com for more information.

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