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 Fish are the most vulnerable when rivers are at their lowest and clearest.

  WDFW Updates Hydraulic Codes to Protect Fish

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted a comprehensive update to the state’s Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction projects and other...

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Trees and bushes lining riverbanks are a lot healthier than gravel roads.

  600 Trees Planted to Help Repair Habitat

In October, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, and the Mid Coast Watersheds Council will place nearly 600 large plantation trees via helicopter in 9...

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Apparently there’s an unwritten rule on the Siuslaw that when a compromise can’t be reached, it’s time to start shooting Minn Kotas.

Illegal Gill Net Captain Caught in Astoria
Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife troopers cited an Astoria man on several commercial-fish-related charges after seizing 748 pounds of illegally caught chinook salmon on the Columbia River...

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Getting Nasty…

TroKar hooks

Eagle Claw brought out its line of TroKar hooks, and fishermen have taken to them because they are extremely sharp.

The downside of this popularity is that the Lazer Sharp series of hooks are mostly overlooked. That’s unfortunate, especially for saltwater fishermen who trash hooks on a regular basis. Unless you’re using stainless hooks, every trip to the saltchuck means that the hooks you use are toast.

Sure, you can make do by washing your gear when you get off the water, but...

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Steelhead Bitten By New Mamba Kwikfish

Steelhead Bitten By New Mamba Kwikfish

Savvy anglers know that black head finishes contain an extra dose of attraction for steelhead. It could be enhanced contrast or maybe the black head creates a smaller profile. Whatever the reason, black heads catch fish. For 2015 Luhr-Jensen has introduced three new factory K9X and K11X finishes with factory black head. New “Mamba” finishes include, Silver Red Mamba, Silver Pink Mamba and Red Black Mamba. See them at www.rapala.com.

No-Mess Scent Sticks

No-Mess Scent Sticks

AN SPORTING Fishing Scent Sticks are a powerhouse when it comes to catchin’ fish. They’re a NO MESS, NO WASTE and ALL NATURAL potent formula that really puts a hurtin’ on the fish. If you’re fishing with plugs, lures or plastic baits, use AN SPORTING Fishing Scent Sticks and catch more fish. www.ansporting.com

New Color Steelhead Worm!

New Color Steelhead Worm!

Mad River Mfg introduces Capt. America! A new color designed by the pros. With the popular color combo Cerise and Blue, comes a new color worm that has already been proven deadly for steelhead. Available in 3” and 4” sizes. Ask for them at your local tackle shop or visit Mad River Mfg. online at www.MadRiverMfg.com; (707) 840-9485.

Pro-Cure Introduces Its New Liquid Egg Cure 

Pro-Cure Introduces Its New Liquid Egg Cure 

Curing eggs couldn’t be easier! Shake up the Liquid Egg Cure to get all the ingredients thoroughly mixed, then pour the Liquid Egg Cure on top of your pre-cut egg skeins or clusters. Gently roll the eggs around until all the eggs are covered.   

Soak skeins or clusters from four to 12 hours, then drain and place on sheet to air dry to the firmness you want. Eggs are ready to fish or freeze, available in Red Hot, Orange Glow and Hot pink, enhanced with real Krill powder and UV Flash. For more information go to www.pro-cure.com or call 1-800-776-2873

New Okuma Caymus 

New Okuma Caymus

All-new Caymus spinning reels deliver stunning engineering at an MSRP beginning at $49.99.  With its ultra-lightweight, aggressively ported spool and rotor and black and red styling, Caymus makes a statement on the water.  Backing up the fierce look is a core of excellence:  8-bearing system, including Quick-Set anti-reverse, machined aluminum spool, Blade Body Design, forged aluminum handle, EVA handle knobs and up to 18 pounds of max drag.  Available in sizes C-30, C-40 and C-55, Caymus takes on all steelhead and salmon spinning-reel techniques. See them at OkumaFishing.com

Bait Injector Caps

Bait Injector Caps

Now available in two sizes to fit standard bait injectors & magnum bait injectors. For years anglers have asked for replacement bait-injector caps with needles. Needles get damaged and lost, or anglers just wants to screw a needle/cap assembly onto their favorite 2- or 8-ounce scent bottle, and inject. Both sizes are available in 3-packs at your favorite tackle store. Go to 
www.Pro-Cure.com for more information

Scotty Downrigger Rod Holder Adapter

Scotty Downrigger Rod Holder Adapter

Turn your downrigger mount into a rod-holder mount with our new 423 Downrigger Rod Holder Adapter. In combination with a 241 or 241L Mount, easily place the adapter on top of your 1023 Tilt Up Mounting Bracket, select your favorite rod holder and you’re set to go. Built to last with rugged engineering-grade nylon. www.Scotty.com

“Bobber Doggin’ Baits & Beads”

“Bobber Doggin’ Baits & Beads”

Bobber dogging is fast becoming the “preferred technique” by a growing number of steelheaders, and some salmon anglers as well. Josiah Darr and Mike Kelly have designed their innovative system to fool wary steelhead. In this video they discuss why you should try bobber dogging, how to go about it, details on the rigging, sections on fishing both baits and beads, and all specifics on the gear you need for this advanced steelhead angling system. At fine tackle stores or call Angler Fish Productions 1-800-359-3474.

Bait Buttons

Bait Buttons

Bait Buttons is a simple, quick and easy way to keep your roe, coon shrimp, plastic worms, fish pills and other natural baits in place on your hook while fishing for steelhead and salmon. Choose from two sizes. The Original for hooks up to 4/0, and Big Game up to 10/0. Find them online at www.baitbuttons.com or at Fisherman’s Marine, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Bass Pro Shops and ask for them at your local bait and tackle store.

Dutch Fork Custom Lures Presents its NEW “No Loss” Double Quick-Change Clevis

Dutch Fork Custom Lures Presents its NEW “No Loss” Double Quick-Change Clevis

In addition to our single “no loss” quick-change clevis, anglers can now run 2 spinner blades side by side on a harness or spinner for trout, kokanee, salmon, or walleye, without the worry of losing their spinner blade. These clevises will work on any spinner blade metal or plastic, have been proven all across the USA and will spin slowly at .4 or fast over 4 mph! Clevises come in a 25 pack and retail for around $5.99. Keith Eshbaugh; Dutch Fork Custom Lures; 724-884-3977

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