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Studies Show: 95% of fish your buddy lost are State Records

Studies Show: 95% of fish your buddy lost are State Records

"It was massive" John Phillips of Clatskanie Oregon swears the Chinook Salmon he lost down in Astoria was all of 75+lbs. "We never saw it come up b...
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...
Three Plug Wrap Alternatives by JD Richey

Three Plug Wrap Alternatives by JD Richey

There’s no debating that wrapping the belly of a banana-shaped salmon plug (MagLips, FlatFish, KillerFish, Kwikfish, etc) with a fresh sardine fill...
Fall Boat Prep by Scott Haugen

Fall Boat Prep by Scott Haugen

With fall fast approaching, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Pacific Northwest. Fall Chinook season is already upon us, coho will be comi...
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 ...
Jigging for Kokanee by Scott Walters w/ Terry Walters

Jigging for Kokanee by Scott Walters w/ Terry Walters

If you fish for kokanee and want more production out of your trips, please continue reading. Jigging for kokanee is not only a highly productive me...
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...
Jigging for Big Trout in Rivers by Bill Herzog

Jigging for Big Trout in Rivers by Bill Herzog

I started using jigs for trout here in eastern Washington a few years ago. First as a novel alternative to heavily pressured trout, then as I disc...
Sockeye Galore Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Sockeye Galore Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

You don’t have to travel to Alaska or Canada to experience sockeye fishing success. An abundance of these fish await in north-central Washington.  ...
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...