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Whether they are wild or hatchery, all steelhead seem to produce big smiles.

WDFW Accepted Public Comment on Gene Banks for Wild Steelhead

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife extended the public comment period by one week on a proposal to create wild steelhead gene banks in three...

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Path for Public Lands in Oregon; Hosmer Lake; Gene Banks for Wild Steelhead
The better we protect our magical rivers, the longer well get to enjoy them.

Senator Wyden Charts a Path Forward for Public Lands in Oregon

On November 26, Senator Ron Wyden released his draft bill proposing a long-term solution for the management of 2.1 million acres of federal Oregon and...

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News, Notes & Fishy Quotes
If these virus reports are true, fish stocks up and down the entire Pacific coast are at risk. Tony Amato with a silver salmon caught in Alaska.

The following is an email sent to STS and forwarded to me from a concerned reader. The information was so good, I felt that it was in other readers’ best interest to run it in its entirety. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, Brad.


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This Scottish fish farm is a perfect example of what many salmon farms look like around the world. The theory of getting more natural fish for consumption is reasonable, but not at the cost of risking the world’s stock of wild salmon. 

Third, in October/November issue of STS, Josiah’s comments at the end of his piece, “The Sustainable Farming Initiative” pretty much sum it up. “The only thing that appears to be sustainable for now is the industry’s ability to pay off all...

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Nightmare Worm!

Issue: February 2011

Mad River Mfg. has a new color steelhead worm. The color was designed after the super popular nightmare jig pattern. The nightmare worm has already been guide tested and proven to catch big fish! Available in 3 and 4 inch sizes. Order online today or ask for them at your local tackle shop. ?Visit: or call 707-840-9485.

BnR Tackle Soft Beads Soft Beads!

Issue: February 2014

BnR Tackle Soft Beads provide a bait that has the consistency of real eggs. Soft Beads are offered at 10mm and 12mm in a variety of fishy colors with a small hole down the center of the bead. Also provided is a small colored weight that slides into your bead providing a natural eyed-egg look.

New Okuma Komodo and Citrix 350 Low-Profile Baitcast Reels New Okuma Komodo and Citrix 350 Low-Profile Baitcast Reels

Issue: February 2014

With an industry-leading line capacity of 230 yards of 14-pound monofilament and 25 pounds of maximum drag output, all-new Komodo and Citrix 350 size low-profile baitcast reels advance this reel design into all-new fishing categories. Now anglers can enjoy the comfort of this reel design within big steelhead, salmon and inshore fisheries as well. The Komodo is a 10-bearing plus roller bearing design, Citrix includes 7-bearings plus roller bearing. Komodo features an all-stainless-steel drive system and Citrix utilized Dura Brass main and pinion gear. Both reels feature a 6.4:1 gear ratio, internally adjustable cast control system dual anti-reverse systems for power. Komodo and Citrix 350s carry an MSRP of $219.99 and $169.99 respectively.

New Kwikfish Colors from Luhr-Jensen New Kwikfish Colors from Luhr-Jensen

Issue: February 2014

Luhr-Jensen introduces three new color combinations to increase the dynamic range of colors already in their line. Blazin’ Blue, Blazin’ Purple and Orange Craw are must-have colors for all salmon and steelhead anglers. The new Blazin’ finishes combine fluorescent pink with chrome and blue or purple beneath Lurh-Jensen’s UV Bright umbrella. Enhancing lure visibility in all conditions these finishes bring enhanced levels of anglers’ favorite catching colors. The Orange Craw brings back a top-producing finish by popular demand. Both inland and coastal anglers thrive on this finish’s ability to draw strikes from big steelhead. See them all at

Panic Minnow Dropswim Panic Minnow Dropswim

Issue: February 2014

The Panic Minnow Dropswim produces such realistic swimming action because of its neutral-buoyant hand-poured plastic, the small paddle tail, and ribbed sides. Density Tackle has been in the bass scene for 10 years, and has recently introduced steelhead/salmon-catching colors to the market and will bring 5 new colors out early next year. Below a float they are best rigged on an Owner Ultrahead model 5143 in 1/8 ounce. Contact:, 

P-Line Bead Kit P-Line Beead Kit

Issue: February 2014

Bead-fishing, a secret? Not anymore. Anglers from Alaska to California, and east to the Great Lakes have dialed in numerous methods to effectively rig beads. Drifting, bobberdogging, and indicator-fishing are all productive ways to present a bead to a trout or steelhead. P-Line has introduced two new kits with 9 fishilicious colors in two sizes, the kits are available in either 6 & 8mm combo, or 8 &10 mm combo. Each kit has a handy 20 compartment box, 50 bead stoppers, and directions on exactly how to rig your beads. “In clear water it’s tough to beat the stealth of a single bead fished on a fluorocarbon leader,” stated Don Newman of P-Line. These kits retail for $19.99 and are currently available at most tackle stores. For more information on all P-Line products log on to or visit them on Facebook.

Colville Precision Reels-Paragon485 Colville Precision Reels PARAGON485

Issue: February 2014

Made in the USA! Colville Outfitters introduces one of the finest centerpins to hit the market. Just about 5 inches in diameter this centerpin was field tested for 6 years in the Great Lakes and the West Coast. The PARAGON offers a first-of-its-kind “Textured Rim” which aids in the retrieve of line. The reel come stock with Medical Grade Abec 7 Ceramic Bearings which allows you to feel exactly how fast your reel is spinning. The perfectly weighted and balanced spool allows you to fish the largest or slowest flows. Many colors to choose from and custom wood handles and centercaps available. For more information contact Danny at Colville Outfitters and Custom Tackle 716-627-7335 or visit

Bloody Tuna Flavors in Bait Oil & Super Gel Pro-Cure Introduces Two New 
Bloody Tuna Flavors in Bait Oil & Super Gel

Issue: January 2014

Steelheaders rejoice. Bloody Tuna, one of the hottest scents for steelhead, is now available in Garlic Bloody Tuna and Anise Bloody Tuna in both Bait Oils and Super Gels, in 2-ounce and 8-ounce Guide size. As many anglers know, some days salmonids really crave garlic, and on others anise scents seem to do the trick. Pro-Cure now gives anglers the options to fish regular Bloody Tuna, Garlic Bloody Tuna, and Anise Bloody Tuna. Of course, Super Gel is best used on jig heads, plugs, and spoons, and the bait oils are best for injecting into rigged baits or for marinating bait. For more info, go to our new website:

River Rocker Now Available in Steelhead Color Patterns River Rocker Now Available in Steelhead Color Patterns

Issue: January 2014

A dozen new colors designed specifically for steelhead. Available in three sizes: #3, measuring 2 3/8 inches; #5 at 3 1/8- inches; and #7 is 3 ¾ inches in length. The River Rocker was designed to track true in moving water even when retrieved at high speeds. The curved body and broad front tackle moving water and dig into the bottom, deflecting most snags. As a result of this high-speed design, anglers also use the River Rocker for speed-trolling, both behind planer boards or long lined. It features high-grade hardware and super-sharp hooks, and a 3D red eye.

Mad River eggs Mad River

Issue: January 2014

BIG EGGS! New Mad River Roe Eggs! Single eggs the size of a roe cluster. Big profile, Big fish! 5 colors and 2 sizes to choose from. Size #3 is 12mm dia, Size #4 is 14mm in dia. Available impregnated with specially formulated Atlas Mikes Shrimp Oil, or available unscented. Ask for them at your local tackle shop. Or visit us online at; 
(707) 840-9485. 
Dealer inquiries welcome!

KoneZone KoneZone

Issue: January 2014

NEW KoneZone selections inspired by the guys at Hoggs/Jo Mar Hardcore Tackle. Names: Black = AMBUSH, 
Red = SMASH and Chartreuse = DANGER.

Steelhead Stalkers’ Dragon Tail UV Steelhead Worms Steelhead Stalkers’ Dragon Tail UV Steelhead Worms

Issue: January 2014

Steelhead Worms that are extremely clear, soft and durable. Their multifaceted tails move water off four surfaces, creating erratic movement steelhead can’t resist! These worms are extremely vibrant and enhanced with our exclusive 365 nano-meter UV process. Available in 6 ultra-bright, UV-enhanced steelhead colors in both 4.5-inch and 6-inch sizes. Steelhead Orange, Steelhead Pink, Cerise, Hot Pink, Shrimp Pink, and Bubblegum. Ask for them at your local tackle shop or buy them online at: 100% made in the USA.

OtterBox OtterBox

Issue: January 2014

OtterBox’s iPhone 5 Preserver provides the following protection: Waterproof: Fully submergible up to 6.6 feet for 30 minutes. Drop Proof: Protects device from drops up to 6.6 feet. Dust Proof: Blocks entry of dust and debris particles. The two-piece case snaps together for easy installation and the built-in screen protector guards the vibrant display from scratches without inhibiting touch sensitivity. For more info see

New Pro-Cure Shrimp & Prawn Cure New Pro-Cure Shrimp & Prawn Cure

Issue: December 2013

The ultimate prawn cure formula. This versatile cure can be applied dry or as a brine, and can cure 1 to 4 pounds of bait. This cure toughens prawns and inhibits spoilage. Super charged with powerful amino acids to trigger strikes and infused with pure concentrated krill powder for added scent. Loaded with pure fluorescent dyes for brilliant colors. Made by Pro-Cure, the most trusted name in bait-curing products. Contact, 800-776-2873

Mad River Roe Eggs Mad River Roe Eggs!

Issue: December 2013

Single eggs the size of a Roe Cluster. Made of soft yet durable floating plastic, in sizes #3 (12mm dia.) and #4 (14mm dia.). Five fish-catching colors: Cerise, Orange, Glow Orange, Red and Pink. Available in Un-scented or Shrimp scent. Made in the U.S.A.! For more information visit, call (707) 840-9485 or ask for them at your local tackle shop!

FoodSavor GameSaver Titanium G800 FoodSavor GameSaver Titanium G800

Issue: December 2013

The new Titanium unit is the ultimate home and small lodge vacuum-packing system for processing large amounts of game and fish, this unit will do up to 100 repetitive seals without needing to wait between seals. The double-sealing option is a must for wet fish. The built-in bag cutter and removable drip tray for ease of operation and cleaning make the GameSaver invaluable. The Titanium will handle bags up to 15” wide, making it perfect for whole fillets or even roasts. Keep your expensive foods fresh up to a year and a half. For more info visit and join us on Facebook at FoodSavor Outdoors

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