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The Importance of Cold Water Refuge to Salmon and Steelhead by Dennis Dauble

The Importance of Cold Water Refuge to Salmon and Steelhead by Dennis Dauble

What do heat-stressed salmon, gluttonous sturgeon, swimmer’s itch, and class-action lawsuits have in common? If you answered warm water, go to the ...
Sockeye Galore Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Sockeye Galore Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

You don’t have to travel to Alaska or Canada to experience sockeye fishing success. An abundance of these fish await in north-central Washington.  ...
June Hogs by Sara Ichtertz

June Hogs by Sara Ichtertz

  Once having one of the most plentiful salmon runs on the planet, the Columbia River system is the core of the salmon runs of the Pacific Northwes...
Trying Out the "Spinfish" Salmon Trolling Hardbait Lure with Big Dave & Nick Amato

Trying Out the "Spinfish" Salmon Trolling Hardbait Lure with Big Dave & Nick Amato

The new Yakima Bait co. salmon trolling development, the "Spinfish", at first glance, resembles a Kwikfish or Flatfish. Indeed it is similar, but t...
How to Replace Downrigger Wire w/ Braid, Pancake Weights & Knots by Phil Pirone

How to Replace Downrigger Wire w/ Braid, Pancake Weights & Knots by Phil Pirone

For many ocean and lake anglers, using downriggers is the key to catching fish. From ocean salmon to bottom-hugging lake trout and late day Kokanee...
Sporadic Movement = More Springers | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Sporadic Movement = More Springers | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

If you think about what catches salmon, it comes down to smell, sight, and sound. Cured eggs are some of the best scent-delivery packages there ar...
Spring Chinook Tips by JD Richey

Spring Chinook Tips by JD Richey

Springers! This time of year it’s hard for me to think about anything besides these chrome bullets that are making their way up rivers all up and ...
Do YOU Want A Dam on the Chehalis River?

Do YOU Want A Dam on the Chehalis River?

There is a public comment period on the proposal to build a Dam in the upper Chehalis Watershed. Make Your Voice Known Submit A Public Comment Co...
Spey Curious – How to rig your Skagit Outfit by Mark Bachmann

Spey Curious – How to rig your Skagit Outfit by Mark Bachmann

The terms Skagit Rods and Skagit Casting are credited to Ed Ward who was explaining some revolutionary fly fishing techniques on the discussion gro...
Underwater Egg Bites | Photography & Story by Scott Haugen

Underwater Egg Bites | Photography & Story by Scott Haugen

Originally Featured in Salmon Trout Steelheader issue: May, 2014 The mystery of what lies beneath the surface intrigues me…always has. As anglers,...
Jack Glass, Brandon Glass & Dan Fisher Interviews at the PDX Sports Show

Jack Glass, Brandon Glass & Dan Fisher Interviews at the PDX Sports Show

The new Salmon Trout Steelheader Podcast features interviews and articles, and is hosted by Lucas Holmgren. Listen below to three interviews conduc...
University of Salmon Camp by Josiah Darr

University of Salmon Camp by Josiah Darr

When you graduate from high school, the world is at your fingertips. There are so many directions you can go with nothing holding you back. For so...