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Fishing in Cars - by Gary Lewis

Fishing in Cars - by Gary Lewis

On an afternoon in May I buckled on a waist-belted automatic life vest I brought for the occasion. And guess what, I did not use the seat belt! The...
One Million Columbia River Spring Chinook! - by Bob Rees

One Million Columbia River Spring Chinook! - by Bob Rees

Political will is the only thing standing in the way of Snake River salmon recovery, and that is where the roughly half a million license holders t...
A Steelheader’s Time Machine - Bill Herzog

A Steelheader’s Time Machine - Bill Herzog

Set the dials on your “wayback machine” to 1984, hop in and re-live steelheading’s best of times with one angler’s favorite gear of yesteryear.  ...
The White Sturgeon and its Relatives (an excerpt) - by Bud Conner

The White Sturgeon and its Relatives (an excerpt) - by Bud Conner

After you have caught a couple, you will quickly fall in love with the mysterious sturgeon. Frank Amato plants a kiss.   The sturgeon family incl...
North Coast Steelheading - by Terry Otto

North Coast Steelheading - by Terry Otto

The author with a Wilson River broodstock hatchery steelhead, while Chris Sessions looks on. This one took a metallic blue Mag Lip just above the ...
Being a Good Netman - Randall Bonner

Being a Good Netman - Randall Bonner

The moments leading up to the landing can have emotions running high if the chemistry between angler and netman aren’t in snyc. Guide Ryan Beck ne...
"Training" the "Perfect" Fishing Dog - Randall Bonner

"Training" the "Perfect" Fishing Dog - Randall Bonner

Author John Gierach wrote book called, "Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders," in which he says "People who claim to own "fishing dogs" are all blinded ...
Mastering the Center-Pin Solution to John Day’s Late Winter-Run  Wild Summer Steelhead - by Terry W. Sheely

Mastering the Center-Pin Solution to John Day’s Late Winter-Run Wild Summer Steelhead - by Terry W. Sheely

The John Day is a dream in rugged calendar-quality scenery for non-technical drift boating. Shuttle services and well-spaced put-ins and take-outs ...
“Return To The Egegik” - Scott Haugen

“Return To The Egegik” - Scott Haugen

  Bushplanes, the taxi of remote Alaska, are how you get in and out of camp and access many of the other fisheries and brown bear viewing locales ...
FULL CIRCLE  —  MY FIRST - AND LAST - DRIFT BOAT - Bill Herzog

FULL CIRCLE — MY FIRST - AND LAST - DRIFT BOAT - Bill Herzog

A lifetime of river fishing memories, old and new, courtesy of a banana shaped rowboat. (For the duration of this article, please put “Don’t Let T...
LEGALIZED FOUL HOOKING OR THE UNHOLY EXPERIMENT— FROM THE STS VAULT (1967)

LEGALIZED FOUL HOOKING OR THE UNHOLY EXPERIMENT— FROM THE STS VAULT (1967)

The 1967 Washington Department of Fish­eries regulations booklet for salmon states on page 13: ''The first six salmon caught 10 inches or more in l...
125 POUNDS OF CAVIAR by Fred Goetz — FROM THE STS VAULT (1967)

125 POUNDS OF CAVIAR by Fred Goetz — FROM THE STS VAULT (1967)

Bert Taylor, well-known Coos Bay anglers' guide, displays one of many lunker sturgeon hooked in South Umpqua near Gardiner.   In Devonian-period w...