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News, Notes & Fishy Quotes by Josiah Darr

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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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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The better we understand habitat, the more we can help conserve it. That will put a smile on any angler’s face. 

Commission Curtails Smelt Fishing in Puget Sound
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved new regulations for recreational and commercial smelt fishing in Puget Sound in order to increase protection for the valuable...

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Pro Reports by Keith Jackson

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Tackle Reviews by Guys Who Know

Eagle Claw

Eagle Claw’s TroKar series of hooks are surgically sharpened, just as a doctor’s needle is. The idea is that the needle point, or hook point in this case, cuts its way into flesh with minimal effort. In your arm, this means that there isn’t much in the way of pain.

In a fish, though, it’s more a matter of quick penetration; the easier a hook penetrates, and with less force, the surer the hookset.

However, a good hookset isn’t enough; you need to keep the fish on...

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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

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

GPS Ranging

GPS Ranging

Your smart device automatically captures your position and the direction of your target. When you take a picture of something with your iPhone or iPad, when coupled with the range of the target, it gives you all the data necessary to generate the “remote” GPS coordinate of your target. It’s simple; snap a picture, enter the distance to the target (from a rangefinder or other tool) and GPS Ranging does the rest. For more info visit gpsranging.com

Hobie

Hobie

Hobie partners with Power-Pole Micro Anchor: The efficient, all-electric Power-Pole Micro quickly, easily and quietly anchors Hobie’s Pro Angler 12 and Pro Angler 14. A simple push of the button to engage the anchor combines with Hobie’s MirageDrive pedal-propulsion system to leave hands virtually free. The system includes a wireless remote control, advanced wireless dash switch, hardware, fully adjustable mounting bracket, electrical cord/plug/battery terminals, quick-release cord, free app (Android), USB Connector, and Bluetooth.

Crystal Basin Tackle & Guide Service

Crystal Basin Tackle

When it comes to getting the most action out of a hoochie, Crystal Basin Tackle has the answer. Following their great success with the original Hoochie Thing for kokanee and trout, Crystal Basin turned their attention to salmon. Introducing the Hoochie Thing2, made on 25-pound test and two 3/0 hooks. It comes in 5 productive colors that big salmon can’t resist. Add a small strip of bait to the hooks under the hoochie. www.crystalbasintackle.com

Pot Puller - Polished Stainless Steel

 Pot Puller - Polished Stainless Steel

Our pot puller is made with heavy gauge polished stainless steel. It not only looks good, it will save your back from those heavy pots and will last the lifetime of your boat. The nicest affordable davit system available. Please ask for them at your local retailer or contact Folbe Products at 206-763-3521. www.folbe.com

Lamiglas Fishing Rods

Lamiglas Fishing Rods

Lamiglas is excited to announce the introduction of a new series of American-Made fishing rods. The Redline series has 10 great new actions and taper designs—from the HS 710 MHC, the ultimate Hover Rod for salmon, to a great new bobber and all-purpose salmon spinning model, HS 94 HS. And many others. The Redline is built with a rugged composite handle, ring lock guides with concept spacing. All offered with Lamiglas’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. www.lamiglas.com

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