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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...
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...
You Never Go Full Plugger! By Jerid Doering

You Never Go Full Plugger! By Jerid Doering

 PLUGGING! I can hear a collective groan from the non-pluggers and a sigh of “Yeah…I know” from the pluggers out there. When you see a grown man, v...
"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...
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...