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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...
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...
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...
Building Your Steelhead and Salmon Arsenal by Terry J. Wiest

Building Your Steelhead and Salmon Arsenal by Terry J. Wiest

When getting into steelhead fishing most anglers will start with one technique, usually drift fishing or bobber fishing. And that’s a great thing! ...
Chiles New Salmon Fishery written by Harry Morse

Chiles New Salmon Fishery written by Harry Morse

Featured in Oct/Nov 2015 STS “Do you think anyone is going to believe us when we tell them how big they are and how many fish are down here,” said...
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...
Getting There (Journey to the Fishing Spot) - JD Richey

Getting There (Journey to the Fishing Spot) - JD Richey

So often we talk and write about the destination…but frequently the journey to the fishing grounds is the true story. Don’t believe me? Well, then...