New Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board Selected
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking 12 voting members for the newly created Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board. The new Board replaces the OHRC Advisory...
Union River Dike Breaching Will Restore Hood Canal Tideland Habitat for Salmon
The tidal waters of Hood Canal will reclaim 32 acres of former salt marsh when a dike is partially breached at the mouth of the Union River near...
ODFW Introduces Oregon’s First Tiger Muskie into Phillips Reservoir
On June 25, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released 25,000 tiger muskie into Phillips Reservoir near Baker City, part of on-going efforts to restore...
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O. Mustad & Sons has been taking great pains over the past decade or so to make quantum leaps in bringing quality to their product lines.
From the company’s Signature Series fly hooks, to the Ultra-Point line of conventional hooks to the line of terminal tackle, Mustad has been stepping up its game.
One thing the company has done is sign on competitive fishermen to work with and endorse products. One such is Kevin Van Dam, one of the world’s best bass fishermen. While bass...
Swarm Switchblade flashers from WiggleFin Tackle produce the darting action and silhouette of salmon chasing baitfish. The bead-chain harness allows the blades random movement and rotation, producing natural variation in the flash pattern. Quickly swap blades for dozens of color combinations, at a fraction of the cost of buying a different flasher for every color you need. www.wigglefin.com
Angler Innovations introduces 4 new sizes to the Dick’s Sure Spin Herring Helmet line-up making 8 sizes available for 2013. XXS and XS come in glow, green, clear, and chartreuse, patterned for both small herring and anchovies—when the hatch is smaller or you have finicky fish, freshwater trout and salmon that key on smaller baitfish.
Two sizes that accommodate larger baits, like big blue and purple herring, are the XXL and the 3XL sizes, which are also available in glow, green, clear, and chartreuse, so estuary and deep-water kings, plus halibut, beware... 503-341-0287; www.anglerinnovations.com
Grand Slam Fluorocarbon Coated fishing line is an extra strong, 100% copolymer with a fluorocarbon outer coating. The line is virtually invisible and can be used in any water conditions. Grand Slam is a top choice when visibility is a concern, such as fishing in clear shallow waters or in top water.
Made from the highest quality copolymer, Grand Slam Fluorocarbon Coated is extremely supple and easy to cast using bait-casting and spinning reels. The line is ultra manageable, easy to knot and delivers high knot strength and abrasion resistance. Visit online at www.afwhiseas.com.
Dave’s Tangle Free is an Oregon-based manufacturer of lead-free, steel fishing weights. Our Patent Pending steel weights are not only better for the environment, they also snag and tangle-up less. Dave’s weights cost a little more money up-front but being 40 to 60% less likely to snag up you’ll save in the long run. Fewer snags mean more time fishing and less time fixing broken lines. And let’s not forget, less toxic lead in our natural environment. www.davestanglefree.com
F&H Decals introduces Hawg Tape, the first customized measuring decal allowing you to measure your catch in the bottom of livewells, on lid covers, coolers, side of kayaks, anywhere you can measure your catch. Using a Patent Pending process, this premium decal allows you to personalize the measurement with over 15 designs and 2 different sizes. www.fhdecals.com
RoboCup is an exciting new patented portable caddy that securely holds two drinks, two fishing rods, a wide variety of outdoor gear, personal belongings and much more. No tools required: it instantly clamps to both round and flat surfaces. The two rubberized jaws are spring-loaded with powerful stainless-steel springs and the bottom caps unscrew. MSRP: $24.99. For more info: www.TheRoboCup.com
Building on the tremendous success of the Mag Lip 4.5 and Map Lip 3.5, Yakima Bait is adding the new 5.0 to the Mag Lip series. The new Mag Lip 5.0 is available in 45 “salmon” finishes and comes rigged with two 2/0 super-sharp treble hooks and side grooves for bait wraps. The 5.0 dives aggressively and can achieve depths up to 20’. At 5” long it’s the size serious salmon anglers having been asking for. For detailed info visit yakimabait.com
Steelhead Eggs are made from an all-natural solid compound from The EcoEvolution. Back-bounce, side drift, float or plunk, this revolutionary material takes pure Pro-Cure scents to a whole new level. Highly concentrated, this compound is the most powerful fish attractant in the water. Combine that with high-tech UV science and their bait becomes the most visible fish food in the water. Simple to use, no more stained hands, perfect egg presentation every time. Storage is simple—keep out of heat or direct sunlight, and there’s no worry of spoilage. Retail: $10.95/pack of 10
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The New Assault Diamond Jigs by Ahi USA features a Mustad single hook rigged directly to the swivel, reducing line twist and eliminating the ability for fish to “torque” the hook free during battle. The Assault’s 3-D holographic reflective pattern emulates fish scales and the glow eyes are certain to catch the attention of fish in even the lowest of light conditions. As good as they look, they fish even better! Assault jigs are available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 ounces and are deadly when fishing for lingcod, tuna, halibut, rockfish, kings, and silvers! Also available in treble-hook models. www.americanmaple.com
The lure and flasher slide into the Tackle Trapper and secure the combo to the rod while still attached by the line to the reel. Place the lure and flasher in the pouch, attach to the rod and secure with hook-and-loop fastener. This device will keep the lure safe from dangling where it may possibly injure someone, and will also prevent the lure from becoming damaged. The Tackle Trapper can also be used for storage and organization of gear. www.silverhorde.com