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Bead Bouyancy by Randy Bonner

Bead Bouyancy by Randy Bonner

BEAD BALANCE  If you've ever been to a steelhead fishing seminar, you've probably heard a speaker mention "neutral buoyancy," a quality that mo...
All About Kokanee by Jason Brooks

All About Kokanee by Jason Brooks

It seems with several salmon runs on the decline and steelhead seasons being challenged in courts as well as by warming oceans that anglers are try...
Beyond the Twitch (More than just a Coho Crusher) by Lucas H.

Beyond the Twitch (More than just a Coho Crusher) by Lucas H.

From a deadly niche-technique, to a West Coast phenomenon, “Twitching” has added a new tool in many coho (silver) salmon anglers arsenals. This tec...
July Situk Sockeye Report by Randy Bonner

July Situk Sockeye Report by Randy Bonner

The season has ramped up, but has yet to run out. Numbers have crept near 60k fish in the past week with high water conditions, resulting in a ch...
A Guides Game Plan for Bouy 10 Salmon by Steve Leonard

A Guides Game Plan for Bouy 10 Salmon by Steve Leonard

The “Buoy 10 fishery” is the Northwest’s mecca for salmon fishermen on the Columbia River. This area consists of over 20 river miles at the mouth o...
The Unlovable Lamprey - written by Sean Connolly

The Unlovable Lamprey - written by Sean Connolly

How Do These Hideous Blood-Sucking Parasites Fit Into the Ecology of Pacific Salmon? Because of their distinctly elongated, tubular, disturbingly ...
Some Firsts Mean More Than Others - Steelhead & Coho by Matt Miller

Some Firsts Mean More Than Others - Steelhead & Coho by Matt Miller

Last August I caught my first steelhead and my first coho salmon. At least that’s what my dad thought—and how he labeled the photos he sent to his ...
Fishing the Bay - The Chinook Fisherman's Primer by Larry Ellis

Fishing the Bay - The Chinook Fisherman's Primer by Larry Ellis

By Larry Ellis STS JUNE/JULY 2019 ISSUE What a beautiful day it was when I hooked and landed my first Rogue Bay Chinook. The thrill of the fight f...
Sturgeon: A Different Way of Thinking by Sara Ichertz

Sturgeon: A Different Way of Thinking by Sara Ichertz

There are these most incredible creatures some of us will go our entire life without ever laying our eyes on. They swim beneath the surface and le...
Spawn Sac Revival by JD Richey

Spawn Sac Revival by JD Richey

  My introduction to the effectiveness of using spawn sacs—clusters of eggs tied into a neat, little packages with mesh cloth—for steelhead came in...
Frank Amato Talks Fishing Stories & Great Memories

Frank Amato Talks Fishing Stories & Great Memories

 PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THE STS YOUTUBE CHANNEL With over 50 years publishing fishing magazines and books, Frank Amato has been able to enjoy some of...
Tuna-Wrapped Salmon & Steelhead Plugs by Scott Haugen

Tuna-Wrapped Salmon & Steelhead Plugs by Scott Haugen

No matter what kind of fish you pursue, when you learn something new that really works, it’s just plain exciting. No sooner had the plugs reached...