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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...
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...
Spring Salmon Tricks: In Case of Emergency, Break Glass by JD Richey

Spring Salmon Tricks: In Case of Emergency, Break Glass by JD Richey

Spring Chinook are enigmatic beasts. Some days they chew like they’ve got a good dose of rabid barracuda in their genes. Other times, they act like...
Chasing Glow: Salmon & Steelhead by Nick Amato

Chasing Glow: Salmon & Steelhead by Nick Amato

Hooking a salmon or steelhead is no easy task. To learn the skills necessary to have consistent success takes years of on the water practice and a...
Finessing the Spin-Glo by Larry Ellis

Finessing the Spin-Glo by Larry Ellis

Listen to this Article When the Worden Floating Lure Company, now owned by Yakima Bait Company, invented the Spin-N-Glo, little did they know tha...
Favorite Top-Ten Steelhead Techniques by Larry Ellis

Favorite Top-Ten Steelhead Techniques by Larry Ellis

ELLIS’S FAVORITE TOP TEN STEELHEAD TECHNIQUES “The Chetco record 28-pound steelhead caught by Don Hawk in 1973 was caught on a spawn sack, accordin...
The Lost Art of Drift Fishing by Nick Amato

The Lost Art of Drift Fishing by Nick Amato

  Many, many years ago, when I was much thinner and more energetic, I found myself at the bottom of a deep canyon at the base of a huge rapid. At t...
Switch It Up for Tough Chinook by JD Richey

Switch It Up for Tough Chinook by JD Richey

SWITCH IT UP FOR TOUGH CHINOOK: FISH UPRIVER METHODS DOWNRIVER AND TIDEWATER TECHNIQUES UPSTREAM Sometimes, kings can bite like rabid piranhas and ...
Fishing Baits Under a Float for Fall Salmon by Jason Brooks

Fishing Baits Under a Float for Fall Salmon by Jason Brooks

Hearing the guys upriver whipping their rods backwards and yelling “fish on” I just shook my head in disgust. The snaggers were flossing kings ou...
Super Plug Wraps by Chuck Closterman

Super Plug Wraps by Chuck Closterman

As every salmon angler knows, Chinook salmon are scent junkies, sensing as little as five parts per billion. When fishing for salmon, sardines mak...
Undercover Deckhand by Terry J. Weist

Undercover Deckhand by Terry J. Weist

  Growing up as a kid I was fortunate enough to have many trips aboard “charters” out of Westport, Washington. It was a yearly event Dad and I woul...
Tandem Trout & Steelhead | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Tandem Trout & Steelhead | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

One of my favorite times to hit the river during the course of the year is when the nights start cooling and the first rains hit. It doesn’t take m...