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10 Tips to Catch More Salmon on Plugs by Andy Martin

10 Tips to Catch More Salmon on Plugs by Andy Martin

Within a couple of minutes after his plug disappeared in the dark green water of the Chetco River, Rich Ariza felt a violent jerk on his rod. The t...
Hover Fishing Tidewater Chinook by Scott Haugen

Hover Fishing Tidewater Chinook by Scott Haugen

With the motor turned off, my buddy, Chris Stewart, and I, let the boat drift. We sat in silence, gaging the movement of the boat as the outgoing t...
The Firing Line by Josiah Darr

The Firing Line by Josiah Darr

 When fishermen talk about the infamous “Buoy 10 Fishery” it’s often followed up with grumblings about how bad the crowds are and how big the water...
The Worst Kept "Secret" Salmon Rig by JD Richey

The Worst Kept "Secret" Salmon Rig by JD Richey

Originally featured in Tips of the Trade Aug/Sept. 2017 Salmon Trout Steelheader THE WORST KEPT “SECRET” SALMON RIG Unless you have been cryogenica...
Buoy 10 Tide Strategies and Gear Check By Buzz Ramsey

Buoy 10 Tide Strategies and Gear Check By Buzz Ramsey

With the Columbia River fall Chinook return expected to be similar to last season’s lower-than-we’re-used-to size, many anglers are wondering what-...
Chinook Salmon Bait Options by Scott Haugen

Chinook Salmon Bait Options by Scott Haugen

Imagine having a nose so good that you could smell your way back to the precise place where you were born. That’s what salmon do, and anglers who capitalize on this acute sense of smell, find consistent success when it comes to catching springers.

Kayak Fishing? Written by Michael Rischer

Kayak Fishing? Written by Michael Rischer

During the past few years anyone fishing the Pacific Northwest couldn’t help but notice a brand new armada of kayak fishers showing up in rivers, l...
Boom or Bust by Lucas Holmgren

Boom or Bust by Lucas Holmgren

Ocean-Run Salmon | The Most Conditional Fishery There Is There are a million ways to die as a salmon. Survival of the fittest only begins to des...
The Strange Feeding Habits of Chinook (King) Salmon

The Strange Feeding Habits of Chinook (King) Salmon

Kings are truly strange critters when they hit freshwater. Out at sea, they are normal predators…basically one-track-minded killing machines that ...
Casting for Tributary Coho | by Scott Haugen

Casting for Tributary Coho | by Scott Haugen

The closer the plug got, the slower I reeled. When a lethargic, steady tug drew my line tight, I set the hook. The fight was on. Instantly a bright coho cartwheeled into the air, wasting no time spinning and twisting the moment he hit the water.