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News, Notes & Fishy Quotes by Josiah Darr

Figuring out where our fish are being harvested in the ocean could easily influence commercial allocations which hopefully will put more chinook in sport fishermen’s hands. 

 WDFW Works with Upper Columbia River Communities to Highlight Recreation Opportunities in the Okanogan  Recreational opportunities abound through the fall and winter in the Okanogan region, and leaders from Brewster, Bridgeport and...

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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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 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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Pro Reports by Keith Jackson

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Tackle Reviews by Guys Who Know

Patriarch XT

 Head of the Clan…  Pflueger has been in the tackle business longer than any of us have been around. While the ownership of the company has changed over the years, one thing has remained constant: you get value when you buy Pflueger.

That is certainly the case with the new Patriarch XT. It was released about Christmas time, which made it kind of timely if you believed in Santa Claus and dropped enough hints around the household. If that failed and...

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BnR Tackle

BnR Tackle

BnR Tackle is excited to announce the release of the newly designed 3.5” Holey Worm and 6 new colors. Design features a wider profile tail and molded eyes. New colors include Blue Tail, Green Tail, Cerise, Sky Rise, Steely Orange and First Cast. Available at Fisherman’s Marine and ORRT. See www.bnrtackle for more info and retailers.

Blood Run Tackle

Blood Run Tackle

Blood Run Tackle SST Floating Mono mainline was designed for salmon and steelhead float-fishermen. Floatants mixed with nylon resins plus an external barrier create a true floating and mendable mainline for spinning reels, baitcasters and centerpins. Softening oils and line conditioners create a soft and supple mainline in below freezing conditions. Offered in 8lb,10lb,12lb test 200 yards spools. Multiple color options in both low-vis (clear, natural) and hi-vis (lime, orange, chartreuse, blue). For more information visit www.bloodruntackle.com.

P-Line XTCB

P-Line XTCB

P-Line XTCB is a new braided line which features DuPont’s Teflon Surface Protector. The benefit to the angler is a line which has more abrasion resistance, flows through the guides with less friction and allows for longer casting. Fishermen can also expect better knot strength than ordinary braids. XTCB has been created with an extremely tight weave and increased body which makes it perfect for both spinning and bait- casting reels. XTCB has an amazing strength to diameter ratio with virtually zero stretch. XTCB will be available in a standard version which is predominately 4 carrier (in the smaller sizes) and a deluxe version known as XTCB-8.

Smile Blade Shrimp Rig

Smile Blade Shrimp Rig

Extremely popular while fishing for salmon or steelhead, this lure provides a set-up that is more likely to keep fish hooked. Its patented 1.5" high UV Smile Blade® and Cha Cha™ pill floats provide extra flash and wiggle in the water at speeds as low as 1/4MPH. The single 2/0 red hook can be tipped with a piece of shrimp, with a red #6 treble hook trailer which keeps fish on after they are hooked, allowing for a better opportunity to put more fish in the boat. This set-up was designed by a number of prominent guides for the early summer steelhead fisheries on the Columbia. Built with 6', 20-pound leaders it works well for the sockeye and chinooks also.

Luhr Jensen Releases More “Trouble” For Salmon

Luhr Jensen Releases More “Trouble” For Salmon

It’s no secret that the Double Trouble Kwikfish is the single most productive salmon finish ever created by Luhr Jensen. Building on this success, new colors for 2015 don’t seek to replace the Double Trouble, instead, they seek to enhance it. New Metallic Pink, Metallic Green and Metallic Blue Double Trouble finishes begin with a proven base and add highlights to increase color value, contrast and overall versatility. See all new Kwikfish at Rapala.com.

Now In Red! Gamakatsu Big River Bait Hook

Now In Red! Gamakatsu Big River Bait Hook

Get salmon and steelhead seeing red with Gamakatsu’s Big River Bait hook. The unique design of this hook pins fish like no other and has won the favor of anglers everywhere! Look for them in red on store shelves soon and available in an expanded size selection from size 6 to 6/0.  For more info visit Gamakatsu.com.

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

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.

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

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