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News, Notes & Fishy Quotes by Josiah Darr

With no water in California rivers, fish have the deck stacked firmly against them.

Diverse Coalition Negotiating Historic Venture to Reintroduce Salmon to Sierra

Spring-run chinook salmon could return to their historic spawning habitat on the North Yuba River under a still-developing agreement involving three...

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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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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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Pro Reports by Keith Jackson

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Tackle Reviews by Guys Who Know

Here Salmon, Salmon, Salmon

Here Salmon, Salmon, Salmon…

If you’re the suspicious type, toss the yellow-skinned jinx out at the launch ramp and give the banana bread in your buddy’s lunch to someone on the bank.

Fishing is not going to be hexed if you’ve got a banana-shaped plug tied on, though.

That’s especially true of Lindy’s River Rocker. This offspring of the fabled Tadpolly is one of the banana plugs with a long history in...

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Brad’s Mini Extreme Wobblers

Brad’s Mini Extreme Wobblers

Two new colors have been added to the Mini Extreme line up BX-28 (Mr. Wilson) and BX-40 (Candy Corn), the Mini’s are deadly at the top and bottom of the tides or just trolled at a suspended depth. Now available at fine tackle stores or check them out at www.bsfishtales.com

Cousins Tackle Columbia Composite Series Rods

Cousins Tackle Columbia Composite Series Rods

Introducing the new Columbia Composite Series from Cousins Tackle — nine new American-made rods designed specifically for “rod holder” salmon/steelhead fishing techniques. Anglers will find perfectly designed actions for trolling baits and spinners, wobbler fishing, downrigger fishing or anchor fishing with plugs. 

Every rod is based on a lightweight, durable graphite/fiberglass composite blank. Forgiving actions make fish hold on longer, yet are powerful enough to handle large weights and battle big fish in strong currents. Distinctive woven graphite handles slide in and out of rod holders easily, and are durable, easy to maintain and won’t absorb scents. Two cork-grip models also available. Learn more at www.cousinstackle.com.

Clackacraft

Clackacraft

Since 1978 building a prop guard. No holes to drill compression fit. Protects prop and Skag. Installs in minutes. Manufactured in lightweight aluminum and hot dip galvanized. Fits most major brands from 2 to 20 hp. www.clackacraft.com; 503-655-9532

Bradley Magic Mats, 4 Pack 

Bradley Magic Mats, 4 Pack 

Bradley Smoker introduces Bradley Magic Mats. These mats fit perfectly in your Bradley Smoker racks—no more foods sticking to your racks. The Bradley Magic Mats allow you to easily peel food off the mats, eliminating big chunks of food residue on the rack. The Bradley Magic Mats are reusable and you can easily wash them in the dishwasher. The mats have a fine mesh that allows the smoke to penetrate the food easily. www.bradleysmoker.com

Work Sharp

Work Sharp

‘Wow’ is an understatement. The folks at Work Sharp have developed the best sharpening systems I have ever used. The Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System with its pivot response system actually follows the curve of the blade, making it fast and easy to get a razor edge. Quick-change diamond plates and ease of operation make it easy for beginners or the pro. To learn more and see these products in action, go to www.worksharptools.com

Bechhold Predator

Bechhold Predator

For deep fishing, 50 feet or deeper, you gotta try the new Bechhold Predator. It will suck in fish up to a 1/2 mile away and it’s guaranteed to out-fish the competition. The Predator comes with a money-back guarantee, “if it doesn’t out-fish what you’re currently using, send it back for a refund...ask the competition if they will make a guarantee like this?” The 8-inch comes standard with 2 lights, or 4 lights in the 8-inch Predator. The 11-inch comes standard with 2 lights, or 8 lights in the Predator series. Check out fishcatcher.com to see them in action.

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

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...

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 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

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