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Plugging Slow & Shallow for Steelies

Plugging Slow & Shallow for Steelies

Originally Featured in Dec. 2011 STS   When it comes to plugging for winter steelhead, don’t let your vision be limited to main currents.  Here’s w...
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...
Super Bankie by Josiah Darr

Super Bankie by Josiah Darr

Before I was a drift boat owner, I used to see the beautiful Clackacrafts, Willies, Fishcrafts and Alumaweld drift boats being launched from blood ...
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...
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...
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...
Puget Sound Pinks by Jason Brooks

Puget Sound Pinks by Jason Brooks

It’s easy to get lost in thought as you smell the fresh ocean water while an afternoon breeze blows. With the sun shining off of glass skyscrapers ...
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.

Summer Spinner Gliding by Josiah Darr

Summer Spinner Gliding by Josiah Darr

  Ahhh…. Summer time. The days are hot, the nights are warm and the rivers get low. Light beer, barbecues and kids floating down the rivers on anyt...