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This giant hatchery winter steelhead was caught in mid April and is a perfect example of why broodstock programs work and we should be looking to change environmental barriers to wild fish as opposed to looking to abolish hatcheries. 

Hatchery Reduced Fitness Causes Undetermined
Hatcheries are commonly used throughout the Pacific Northwest to help provide salmon for harvest, mitigate for lost and degraded habitat, and to conserve endangered and threatened wild...

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Oregon Trout Fully Stocked, but Looking to Get Better
Each year the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife successfully stocks 7 million legal-sized trout in lakes, ponds and reservoirs all across Oregon. However, finding an affordable way...

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This stupid bird is a major culprit in our declining anadramous fish runs and the reason we’re protecting them in a location they’re not even native to is twice as stupid as they look.

 East Sand Island Cormorants in Trouble
East Sand Island’s double-crested cormorant colony has grown to a record size of approximately 14,900 nesting pairs in 2013 (over 40 percent of the western population). This single...

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Unagi, sabiki…by any other name…

Daiichi

While it might sound like a specialty sushi roll, a sabiki rig is a salmon-fisherman’s friend, and not because you returned fishless with nothing to fillet for dinner (and stopped to pick up an emergency roll instead).

The Daiichi sabiki rig is a great way to ensure that you do have something to throw on the barbie. It is a rig that you can use to catch bait, especially herring. Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats fresh bait for salmon.

Given that more folks troll than used to when I was...

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Buck Knives 

Buck Knives 

Buck Knives introduces the Clearwater Series of fillet knives with the 3 edge system to make the most out of filleting your catch. First is the tip edge to poke through scales and get things started, second the short back side is sharpened to do the dirty work around the gills and boney areas, saving the front side of the knife for super-clean cuts. With its perfect flexibility the knife glides with ease down the rib cage leaving nothing behind. This is a very-well-thought-out knife. Made in the USA and comes with the “Buck’s Forever Warranty”. www.buckknives.com

ALPS MVT Toray Trigger Reel Seat

ALPS MVT Toray Trigger Reel Seat

 The MVT (Micro Vibration Transmission) design is based off the wildly successful TexTouch casting graphite reel seat. 6061 T-6 double-locking nuts and a double-keyed body strengthen the hold on the reel and eliminate hood spin. The MVT raises the bar with three cutouts for maximum blank exposure. ALPS incorporated incredibly light yet strong Toray chopped carbon fiber. Then topped it all off with a dark carbon woven insert to give it a little extra swag. Choose from 14 different sizes and 3 body/hood colors. Sizes 10.0-13.5 only available with dark carbon woven inserts. Batson Enterprises, Inc.; 877-875-2381; www.batsonenterprises.com

Storm Collection: 
Clean Lens, Clear Sight by UnderArmour 

Storm Collection: 
Clean Lens, Clear Sight by UnderArmour 

In collaboration with optic industry leader ZEISS, the UA Storm lens represents the peak of innovation by combining remarkable anti-corrosive and hydrophobic technology with the finest optics in the world. Lenses are by Zeiss, with a hydrophobic, anti-static and scratch-resistant hard coating that’s easy to clean. Anti-corrosive and impervious to oils, saltwater, insect repellent, sunscreen and other outdoor substances. ANSI Z87.1 for superior impact resistance and eyewear protection. Elite performance polarized UA Eyewear: 1-888-727-6687; www.UAeyewear.com

Orca Coolers

Orca Coolers

Simply the best cooler you can buy at any price, anywhere—and they are 100% Made in the USA! ORCA coolers are roto-molded in America’s heartland, lockable and come with a lifetime guarantee. They feature premium insulation that keeps your food and drinks cold and makes ice last days longer. The padded carrying handles make it easy to transport the cooler from your house to your vehicle. Every ORCA cooler sold benefits conservation throughout the United States. Available in sizes to meet every need. Sale of the pink ORCA cooler benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s breast cancer research. www.orcacoolers.com

Big River Open-Eye Barbless

Big River Open-Eye Barbless

Gamakatsu's new Big River Barbless Big River Open Eye hook is the ideal replacement hook for plugs, spinners and spoons where barbless hooks are required. The unique shape of this hook holds fish tight and substantially better than conventional siwash or treble hooks. Available in sizes 1/0 - 7/0. gamakatsu.com

Lamiglas Rods

Lamiglas Rods

Lamiglas Fishing Rods is proud to announce two new additions to their rock-solid SI Series of rods. The SI 710 MHC is the ultimate Salmon Hover Rod at 7’ 10” and rated for 10-20# line. It has a Moderate Fast Action while maintaining the ability to pick up the softest of bites on days with less favorable conditions. By popular demand Lamiglas also introduces the SI 106 MHC; it is 10’ 6” and rated for 10-20# line. This model was designed with many applications in mind, from an all-purpose Salmon and Steelhead float rod to spoon-fishing and drift fishing larger tributaries for those who prefer a little extra length and power. Both models are built with the tried and true Fuji K-Frame Titanium Guides, as well as Lamiglas’s proprietary handle and reel seat...

MagicEzy 9-Second Chip Fix

MagicEzy 9-Second Chip Fix

MagicEzy 9-Second Chip Fix uses an exclusive nanotechnology-based formula to quickly fill, bond, level and color chips, gouges, wide cracks and deep scratches in fiberglass boats. There is no need to prep the area with sandpaper, mix messy catalysts or add color tinting. This product is available in 11 popular colors, carries a 3-Year Repair Warranty and retails for $24.99 USD. Visit www.magicezy.com

STORMR Rain Gear

STORMR Rain Gear

In a sea of copycats, STORMR’s Fusion Series is a game-changer. Using VAPR Tech, no other outerwear offers a DWR-treated, windproof, waterproof, breathable shell combined with high-stretch neoprene panels for increased range of motion and superior comfort. The Fusion Series sets the bar for the evolution of lightweight rain gear. www.StormrUSA.com.com

RoboHandle

RoboHandle

RoboHandle is the perfect tool for the person who fishes alone. It allows the angler to safely and comfortably net a fish without losing grip on the handle—or their rod. Attach the handle to a net, slip your arm through the ring and hold onto the pistol grip. With both the ring and grip, the angler uses their strong bicep muscle rather than the weaker forearm muscles and wrist to hoist fish into the boat. For more information, ask your favorite tackle dealer or see www.robohandle.com

New 580P Mirror Lens from Costa 

New 580P Mirror Lens from Costa

Anglers now have the choice of 580 mirror lenses in Costa’s hard-coated glass or its impact-resistant polycarbonate material. Additionally, Costa offers its 580P mirror lens with prescriptions, made of Trivex plastic.

Costa’s 580 lenses block yellow light resulting in unmatched level of polarization and razor-sharp color, and feature a premium anti-reflective coating.

Costa’s 580P mirrors repel oil, water and dust. Lens color options include blue mirror (on a gray base) or green and silver mirror (both on a copper base).

The new 580P mirror lenses will be available in Fall 2014, in 14 of Costa’s performance sunglass styles. Prices will vary and start at $179. www.costadelmar.com

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