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Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

  Frank Moore, who lives and breathes the North Umpqua, claims he can distinguish between a wild steelhead and a hatchery fish by feel alone. There...
Puget Sound on FIRE!!! by Terry J. Weist

Puget Sound on FIRE!!! by Terry J. Weist

There couldn’t be a more appropriate heading.  The Puget Sound area is not only battling wild fires, but the coho fishing is absolutely disgustingl...
Trout: Start To Finish by Scott Haugen

Trout: Start To Finish by Scott Haugen

"Heck with that, when I get married and have kids I’ll be the one teaching them how to do this!” blared a comment over the chatter surrounding a gl...
'Always Fishing' Rigs by Chuck Closterman (Stuffed Corkie & Egg Loop Yarnie)

'Always Fishing' Rigs by Chuck Closterman (Stuffed Corkie & Egg Loop Yarnie)

In rivers and streams that allow bait fishing for steelhead, using cured roe is without doubt the single most effective method. However, there are ...
The Monroe Doctrine (Bill Monroe) by Eric Chambers

The Monroe Doctrine (Bill Monroe) by Eric Chambers

Oregon’s Bill Monroe reflects on 37 years of chronicling the state’s wet and wild outdoors For 37 years, Monroe has been a familiar, sagacious voi...
Studies Show: 95% of fish your buddy lost are State Records

Studies Show: 95% of fish your buddy lost are State Records

"It was massive" John Phillips of Clatskanie Oregon swears the Chinook Salmon he lost down in Astoria was all of 75+lbs. "We never saw it come up b...
Three Plug Wrap Alternatives by JD Richey

Three Plug Wrap Alternatives by JD Richey

There’s no debating that wrapping the belly of a banana-shaped salmon plug (MagLips, FlatFish, KillerFish, Kwikfish, etc) with a fresh sardine fill...
Fall Boat Prep by Scott Haugen

Fall Boat Prep by Scott Haugen

With fall fast approaching, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Pacific Northwest. Fall Chinook season is already upon us, coho will be comi...
The Importance of Cold Water Refuge to Salmon and Steelhead by Dennis Dauble

The Importance of Cold Water Refuge to Salmon and Steelhead by Dennis Dauble

What do heat-stressed salmon, gluttonous sturgeon, swimmer’s itch, and class-action lawsuits have in common? If you answered warm water, go to the ...
Jigging for Kokanee by Scott Walters w/ Terry Walters

Jigging for Kokanee by Scott Walters w/ Terry Walters

If you fish for kokanee and want more production out of your trips, please continue reading. Jigging for kokanee is not only a highly productive me...
Sockeye Galore Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Sockeye Galore Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

You don’t have to travel to Alaska or Canada to experience sockeye fishing success. An abundance of these fish await in north-central Washington.  ...
June Hogs by Sara Ichtertz

June Hogs by Sara Ichtertz

  Once having one of the most plentiful salmon runs on the planet, the Columbia River system is the core of the salmon runs of the Pacific Northwes...