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Tying Spawn Sacks (with directions) by Scott Amerman and Phil Pirone

Tying Spawn Sacks (with directions) by Scott Amerman and Phil Pirone

One would not think competitors could be friends, but that is what we are. Both Scott Amerman and I have great respect for each other’s talents. ...
The Anatomy of a Jig by Jason Brooks

The Anatomy of a Jig by Jason Brooks

I was teaching a seminar on twitching jigs for fall coho last September when I was asked by a guy in the audience that had a basket full of bright ...
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...
Twitching Troubles? Working Through Tough Conditions by Cameron Black

Twitching Troubles? Working Through Tough Conditions by Cameron Black

Undoubtedly if you’ve been salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest for any period of time recently, you’ve heard the term “twitching”. This techniq...
Four Hour Underwater Journey | Viewing Live Salmon

Four Hour Underwater Journey | Viewing Live Salmon

 August STS 2017 Feature Story Story & Photos by Scott Haugen “Hey, did you guys lose a little underwater camera by any chance?” shouted a ma...
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-...
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...
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.