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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...
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,...
Line Management 101 by Scott Haugen

Line Management 101 by Scott Haugen

January 2011 Feature: There’s no doubt that among the many advancements in fishing technology, lines have dramatically advanced over the past decad...
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-...