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The broodstock programs that have been implemented so far have produced excellent results like this dandy fish for Dan, Justin and Ed.

 Steelhead Collection for Mad River Fish Hatchery
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trained 21 anglers at Mad River Fish Hatchery to aid in the collection of wild-origin steelhead from the Mad River. These anglers...

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The Owens River isn’t big to begin with and can use as much water as it’s allowed. What it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in beauty.

 Permanent Flows Ordered to Restore Owens River Gorge
After decades of court proceedings, the Owens River Gorge has begun to receive additional water to help restore historic fish populations and increase fishing opportunities. Read More

Hopefully under Melcher, Oregon will remain on of the mostwild and scenic places in America and the fishing oppurtunities will only get better.

 ODFW Gets Melcher as New Director
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has chosen Curt Melcher to be the next director for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The decision was announced during the Commission’s...

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Pro Reports by Keith Jackson

April 2015 Cover April 2015 Table of Contents

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Tackle Reviews by Guys Who Know

Mag Lip

 Small Can Be Very, Very Good…
 
If you follow Yakima Bait Company’s Facebook page you have seen the many rave reviews for the new FlatFish. It’s the Mag Lip 3.0, a smaller version of the very popular 3.5 and larger versions. But it is different.

I know that Buzz Ramsey and the engineers at Yakima Bait took forever to get the final version in production—at least six months—as I first saw the Mag Lip 3.0 at ICAST last...

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Fishing Mount Hood Country

Fishing Mount Hood Country

Gary Lewis Outdoors, 2015; $24.95; 128 pages; ISBN: 978-0-9761244-6-7
In Fishing Mount Hood Country, award-winning authors Gary Lewis and Robert H. Campbell tell tales of water, trails, trout, steelhead and salmon and provide a detailed, thoughtful look at the best fly- and gear-fishing. 

The book is divided into two sections—Western and Eastern—by the Pacific Crest Trail. The story is told in 40+ chapters, illustrated with over 200 full-color photos and maps. Hike the trails that lead to rainbows and cutthroat in remote high-country lakes and drift the rivers for steelhead and salmon. 

Available in bookstores and on the web at www.garylewisoutdoors and at www.amazon.com

Hot Spot Lures

Hot Spot Lures

Hot Spot Lures introduces some new colors for 2015! The Red Racer is a new version of the original old favorite, now with Moon Jelly UV tape. The Outfitter is a UV blade with Moon Jelly tape and is effective at all depths. Green Onion is a new Chartreuse UV pigment that reflects with maximal Edge Glow, equally effective inshore and offshore. Available at fine tackle stores or at www.hotspotlures.com

Blood Run Tackle Fluorocarbon Leader

Blood Run Tackle Fluorocarbon Leader

Blood Run Tackle fluorocarbon leaders were the first specie-specific-designed leader for Salmon and Steelhead anglers beginning in 2008. Using the highest quality resins and unique construction to match their intended uses, we match quality with performance under every condition. 6-17-pound test are designed for float-fishing and river casting, with specific suppleness and abrasion-resistant characteristics. Heavyweight 20-50-pound leaders are designed with stiffness and durability for trolling and heavy-tackle situations.

Light Up Your Lures

Light Up Your Lures

With 3 LEDs in red, white and green, you can plug and play with all your lures and baits and find the perfect combo—no matter what you’re fishing for and in all conditions. With 150 hours of battery time you could fish for 6 straight days and nights and still have light. For more information: 509-466-2502 or www.linelightfishing.com

PowerPro Maxcuatro Line

PowerPro Maxcuatro Line

Introducing the newest generation of PowerPro using the latest technology in Spectra fiber. The new PowerPro Maxcuatro is 25%* thinner than existing PowerPro lines with equivalent strength. With a 4-carrier braid made with the newest Honeywell Spectra HT fiber, Maxcuatro optimizes your casting distance while increasing your reel’s capacity.

Downsize your tackle and maximize your total fishing performance with Maxcuatro by PowerPro. Available in 50, 65, 80 and 100 pound, in PowerPro Green and Hi-Vis Yellow.

Rockaway Roc Fish Hook Remover

Rockaway Roc Fish Hook Remover

Rockaway Fishing Tackle’s Roc fish hook removers are made of surgical stainless steel and rustproof. Titanium nitrite coating adds unique coloring and toughness. The precision curved jaw allows you to see around the instrument tip and clamp on to the hook at the best angle to prevent damage to the fish’s mouth. Mulit-use: knot tying, rigging, portable fly-tying vise. Sizes: 6, 8, and 10 inch. Belt-loop holsters included with 8- and 10-inch models. Tested in salt water by professional guides and anglers. Roc is the choice of professionals. Money-back guarantee if not completely satisfied. Watch the Roc in use at www.rockawayproducts.com

The Bradley Blue Smoker Designer Series

The Bradley Blue Smoker Designer Series

Bradley is the ultimate solution in food-smoking technology. It’s easier to control and more versatile than any other smoker. With the automatic smoke generator, electronic control and fully insulated cabinet, Bradley Smokers eliminate drastic temperature fluctuations and interruptions in smoke production that adversely affect the taste of smoked foods. While other smokers must be tended constantly, Bradley Smokers automatically produce clean smoke for up to 8 hours without refueling. Visit us at www.bradleysmoker.com

Bite Buddy App

Bite Buddy App

Bite Buddy is the one buddy you’ll always take fishing. This high-tech rod sensor attaches to your pole, and sends notifications to your smart phone when it senses a nibble or a strike. The device uses Bluetooth to sync to your phone, and a gyro to sense the motion of the rod. The Bite Buddy app is completely adjustable for a wide range of fishing, in the boat or on land. The App also acts as a catch log. Simply snap a picture of every catch, fill in the stats, and share with your pals online. Bite Buddy allows you peace of mind that your rod will always be watched. For more information go to www.MyBiteBuddy.com

Dutch Fork Custom Lures Presents UV-Coated Ghost Blades

Dutch Fork Custom Lures Presents UV-Coated Ghost Blades

Transparent Ghost blades get even better with the glowing effect of UV coatings and maintaining the transparent effect of the Ghost Blades. All species of fish will love this new added effect and it’s sure to be a hit with fishermen too! 
www.dutchforkcustomlures.com

Flying Fisherman Polarized AcuTint

Flying Fisherman Polarized AcuTint

This lens coloring system eliminates glare and enhances color contrast, without distorting natural colors. The enhanced visual sharpness and eye comfort adds to fishing productivity and maximizes the overall outdoors experience for anglers and water-sports enthusiasts. More information on Flying Fisherman products, along with testimonials, dealer locater and more at www.flyingfisherman.com

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