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COULD SILVERS BE THE NEW KINGS? - by Scott Haugen

COULD SILVERS BE THE NEW KINGS? - by Scott Haugen

Coho are easily accessed from the banks of big rivers, small streams, even some lakes, throughout much of their range in Alaska, as they routinely ...
Buoy 10 Tide Cycles • by Larry Ellis

Buoy 10 Tide Cycles • by Larry Ellis

Bill Monroe Jr. nets a salmon for Jake Gregg.   Most fishing guides would agree that the best time to have your line in the water, especially in t...
THE TARGET SPECIES OF FALL • Lucas Holmgren

THE TARGET SPECIES OF FALL • Lucas Holmgren

You may be drawn to the salmon jumping in the deeper pools, but the first place to look for biting fish is likely in the riffles and chop.  Chinoo...
Old Guys Rule - Randall Bonner

Old Guys Rule - Randall Bonner

Dave Vedder hooked up with a coho on the Situk River in Yakutat, Alaska.   Author Patrick McManus wrote a short story titled, “The Theory and App...
BREWSTER BLUEBACKS • by George Krumm

BREWSTER BLUEBACKS • by George Krumm

Last year’s Columbia River run of sockeye was a good one, with more than 341,000 crossing over Bonneville Dam— nearly 100,000 more than the comanag...
All About Kokanee - Jason Brooks

All About Kokanee - Jason Brooks

Most kokanee lakes are stocked with fish supplemented from hatcheries. The strain is often either not known, mixed or in rare instances a pure stra...
SpinFish Design History - Rob Phillips

SpinFish Design History - Rob Phillips

One of the original Ray Norman Spinning Fish with a salmon caught at Buoy 10 back in 2013.   There are a thousand overnight success stories in th...
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 ...