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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...
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 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 ...
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...
Diversify for Trout by Scott Haugen

Diversify for Trout by Scott Haugen

Silently, the driftboat moved at the perfect pace across the flat, deep lake. On bodies of water that don’t allow motorized crafts, there are sti...
Steelhead on the Beach by Calvin McShane

Steelhead on the Beach by Calvin McShane

            “Well, what are we going to do now?” Miranda asked.             “I have no idea… I suppose we could cast off the beach.” I replied.    ...
"Steelhead Don't Wear Sunglasses" Roger Hinchcliff Interview

"Steelhead Don't Wear Sunglasses" Roger Hinchcliff Interview

Listen to this interview with Roger Hinchcliff, outdoor writer for Salmon Trout Steelheader, Great Lakes Angler, rod designer & sales manager ...