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A Steelhead Destination - the Lewis & Clark Valley

A Steelhead Destination - the Lewis & Clark Valley

https://visitlcvalley.com/ The Lewis & Clark Valley involves Lewiston Idaho and Clarkston Washington. The Gateway to the legendary Hell's Can...
Leader Storage Options by Scott Haugen

Leader Storage Options by Scott Haugen

A buddy recently asked, “Don’t you ever run out of topics to write about?” Truth is, I could write every day for the rest of my life and still no...
Northwest Steelheading Techniques Take Big Trout in Patagonia by Harry Morse

Northwest Steelheading Techniques Take Big Trout in Patagonia by Harry Morse

Who could resist the offer to fish a stunning river with big trout in an exotic location? A river you fished and guided on 20 years ago. Was the fi...
Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

  Frank Moore, who lives and breathes the North Umpqua, claims he can distinguish between a wild steelhead and a hatchery fish by feel alone. There...
Stillwater Paradise by George Krumm

Stillwater Paradise by George Krumm

The wind was steady out of the northeast at about seven miles per hour. Mostly overcast skies were keeping the light level relatively low, and rar...
Tandem Trout & Steelhead | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Tandem Trout & Steelhead | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

One of my favorite times to hit the river during the course of the year is when the nights start cooling and the first rains hit. It doesn’t take m...
How-To Reach More Rainbows by Roger Bullock

How-To Reach More Rainbows by Roger Bullock

You won't always get agreement from every fisherman, but the consensus opinion is that rainbow trout are the best fighting trout species. Why is th...
High Lakes Trout Fishing by Dave Kilhefner

High Lakes Trout Fishing by Dave Kilhefner

One of the best things about fishing a hike-in lake is seeing the lake for the first time. Usually, you are standing on a ridge, sweating from exer...
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...
“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...
Kokanee Dodger Tech Report by Bill Herzog

Kokanee Dodger Tech Report by Bill Herzog

Waves, frequency, vacuums, thresholds...whew...we’ll be taking a page from the book of hydrodynamics to help choose the correct dodger, check out s...
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...