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Undercover Deckhand by Terry J. Weist

Undercover Deckhand by Terry J. Weist

  Growing up as a kid I was fortunate enough to have many trips aboard “charters” out of Westport, Washington. It was a yearly event Dad and I woul...
“Hooking Kids On Fishing” Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

“Hooking Kids On Fishing” Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

During the Sports Shows, Tiffany, the boys and I, love hearing stories, seeing familiar faces, and making new friends. The common bonds we share th...
The Pacific Lamprey – Salmon’s Excellent Friend by Dave Vedder

The Pacific Lamprey – Salmon’s Excellent Friend by Dave Vedder

An adult Pacific lamprey in its natural habitat. Photo Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicervice   Few finny denizens of Northwest waters are ...
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,...
When it Rains... Understanding Water Conditions by Cameron Black

When it Rains... Understanding Water Conditions by Cameron Black

We’ve all been there before. Lying in bed the night before a salmon or steelhead trip to your favorite small river. You’ve been waiting all week fo...
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...
Fishing New Lakes for Kokanee & Trout by Rob Phillips

Fishing New Lakes for Kokanee & Trout by Rob Phillips

Just on a whim a couple of years ago, one of my fishing buddies, Merle Shuyler and I decided we were going to try fishing Rock Lake, in Eastern Was...
"Bob Toman: The Fishiest Guy I’ve Ever Met” by Eric Chambers

"Bob Toman: The Fishiest Guy I’ve Ever Met” by Eric Chambers

Bob Toman passed away December 2 2019. We remember him with fondness and respect. This article was written before his passing.   After 50 years of...
Rating the Bite | by Bill Herzog

Rating the Bite | by Bill Herzog

What type of grab from a steelhead is the most thrilling? How would you rate a steelhead bite? It’s the blink when it all comes together, when the endless hours of preparation out in the garage are cashed in for seconds of gratification...