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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...
“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...
Sporadic Movement = More Springers | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Sporadic Movement = More Springers | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

If you think about what catches salmon, it comes down to smell, sight, and sound. Cured eggs are some of the best scent-delivery packages there ar...
Spring Chinook Tips by JD Richey

Spring Chinook Tips by JD Richey

Springers! This time of year it’s hard for me to think about anything besides these chrome bullets that are making their way up rivers all up and ...
A Win for Fish is a Win for Everyone

A Win for Fish is a Win for Everyone

Who doesn't love strong runs of wild, river-produced salmon and steelhead? On the flip-side, who doesn't love to have lots of opportunity for thems...
Do YOU Want A Dam on the Chehalis River?

Do YOU Want A Dam on the Chehalis River?

There is a public comment period on the proposal to build a Dam in the upper Chehalis Watershed. Make Your Voice Known Submit A Public Comment Co...
"The Mobile Angler" Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

"The Mobile Angler" Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

  If you stop and think about it, mobility is often the key to catching more fish. Be it salmon, trout, or steelhead, accessing waters that aren’t...
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 ...
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,...
ODFW Did What WDFW Should Have Done by Lucas Holmgren

ODFW Did What WDFW Should Have Done by Lucas Holmgren

As of Friday April 10 at 11:59 PM it is illegal for non-residents to fish in Oregon state, barring those who have lived there for 6 months without ...