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Chasing Glow: Salmon & Steelhead by Nick Amato

Chasing Glow: Salmon & Steelhead by Nick Amato

Hooking a salmon or steelhead is no easy task. To learn the skills necessary to have consistent success takes years of on the water practice and a...
(Fishing) Communication is King by Dave Haukeli

(Fishing) Communication is King by Dave Haukeli

Making It or Breaking It The boat’s launched and on the beach, motors warming up, rods ready, baits cut and everyone's anticipations running high ...
"Fishing From A Guide’s Perspective" by Scott Haugen

"Fishing From A Guide’s Perspective" by Scott Haugen

Fishing for a living and fishing as a form of recreation are two very different things.  Here’s one professional guide’s perspective that’s enligh...
Winter Steelhead Travel Patterns - Keith & Zoey Johnson (Video)

Winter Steelhead Travel Patterns - Keith & Zoey Johnson (Video)

The 2020/2021 Washington Coast (Olympic Peninsula) Winter Steelhead season was already slated to be cut short, with major restrictions on boat ang...
Finessing the Spin-Glo by Larry Ellis

Finessing the Spin-Glo by Larry Ellis

When the Worden Floating Lure Company, now owned by Yakima Bait Company, invented the Spin-N-Glo, little did they know that the lure would become ...
Prep For Winter Steelhead Spey Fishing by Mark Bachmann

Prep For Winter Steelhead Spey Fishing by Mark Bachmann

Catching winter steelhead consistently with any kind of gear takes practice. Catching winter steelhead with flies and fly fishing tackle may be th...
A California State Record Steelhead? by JD Richey

A California State Record Steelhead? by JD Richey

Dennis and Joanne O’Callaghan went steelhead fishing on California’s Smith River on their honeymoon 50 years ago. Since then, the couple from Vacav...
Fishing Pocket Water by Jason Brooks

Fishing Pocket Water by Jason Brooks

Pulling onto the gravel bar next to a deep hole I noticed two guide boats already anchored up and taking the slot. Jason Brooks with a winter stee...
"The Big Ones" by Nick Amato

"The Big Ones" by Nick Amato

Trophy Native Steelhead by Joseph Princen Jr. inspired me to mull over the memory of all the large steelhead I’ve either caught or witnessed. The i...
January Steelhead Fishing - Buzz Ramsey, Nick Amato, Jack Glass & Steve Lynch

January Steelhead Fishing - Buzz Ramsey, Nick Amato, Jack Glass & Steve Lynch

Buzz Ramsey, Jack Glass, Nick Amato and Steve Lynch go for a winter steelhead trip in January of 2021. 2021 has been cold and low on fish number...
Favorite Top-Ten Steelhead Techniques by Larry Ellis

Favorite Top-Ten Steelhead Techniques by Larry Ellis

ELLIS’S FAVORITE TOP TEN STEELHEAD TECHNIQUES “The Chetco record 28-pound steelhead caught by Don Hawk in 1973 was caught on a spawn sack, accordin...
River Currents—the Super Highway by Roger Hinchcliff

River Currents—the Super Highway by Roger Hinchcliff

Although steelhead is the primary species I fish for, this article could apply to many different types of migratory fish in river systems throughou...