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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 ...
Fishing with Elke on the Deschutes by Terry J Wiest

Fishing with Elke on the Deschutes by Terry J Wiest

  The Deschutes has to be one of the rivers that every steelheader must try and fish. The numbers may not always be huge, but the scenery, the wate...
Choosing Driftboat Oars & Blades | Jake Gregg & Dan Fisher

Choosing Driftboat Oars & Blades | Jake Gregg & Dan Fisher

Driftboat oars are one of the most essential pieces of the entire operation. From sizings to blade styles, you'll find a lot of options, and prefe...
Sizzling Summer Steelhead Success | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Sizzling Summer Steelhead Success | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

When it comes to working bedrock ledges in the middle of the day, wading deep to attain the proper angle of presentation is important. Late Jul...
“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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Fishing Through the Pandemic by Henry Hughes

Fishing Through the Pandemic by Henry Hughes

When our department meeting at Western Oregon University was canceled on March 12 over concerns of COVID-19, I figured it was a good excuse to go f...
The Art of Getting Your A** Kicked by Josiah Darr

The Art of Getting Your A** Kicked by Josiah Darr

At some point in your steelhead and salmon fishing career, it’s going to happen. You’ve done your research and have been watching river levels like...