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Fishing the Summer Steelhead of Fall by Michael Gorman

Fishing the Summer Steelhead of Fall by Michael Gorman

Fall is the best outdoor season of the year. Ask any outdoorsman or athlete. Whether it’s fishing, hunting, or football, the crisp mornings and qu...
The Firing Line by Josiah Darr

The Firing Line by Josiah Darr

 When fishermen talk about the infamous “Buoy 10 Fishery” it’s often followed up with grumblings about how bad the crowds are and how big the water...
Four Hour Underwater Journey | Viewing Live Salmon

Four Hour Underwater Journey | Viewing Live Salmon

 August STS 2017 Feature Story Story & Photos by Scott Haugen “Hey, did you guys lose a little underwater camera by any chance?” shouted a ma...
Puget Sound Pinks by Jason Brooks

Puget Sound Pinks by Jason Brooks

It’s easy to get lost in thought as you smell the fresh ocean water while an afternoon breeze blows. With the sun shining off of glass skyscrapers ...
The Worst Kept "Secret" Salmon Rig by JD Richey

The Worst Kept "Secret" Salmon Rig by JD Richey

Originally featured in Tips of the Trade Aug/Sept. 2017 Salmon Trout Steelheader THE WORST KEPT “SECRET” SALMON RIG Unless you have been cryogenica...
Battling Steelhead Ledges by Scott Haugen

Battling Steelhead Ledges by Scott Haugen

Originally published in STS August 2012  Warm water, hot days and finicky steelhead make it tough this time of year, but if you fish ledges, the od...
Anchor Any River (...and Avoid Disaster!) by Gary Lewis

Anchor Any River (...and Avoid Disaster!) by Gary Lewis

Scott Haugen said it in an issue of STS. Don’t tie a knot in your anchor rope. When the anchor is swinging behind the boat, bumping through the rapids, it can jar loose from the cleat. The anchor drops in and rope shoots through the pulley. If there’s a knot at the end of the rope, the anchor rope comes tight and the boat sucks right down to the bottom.

Buoy 10 Tide Strategies and Gear Check By Buzz Ramsey

Buoy 10 Tide Strategies and Gear Check By Buzz Ramsey

With the Columbia River fall Chinook return expected to be similar to last season’s lower-than-we’re-used-to size, many anglers are wondering what-...
Run & Gun Metalheads by Scott Haugen

Run & Gun Metalheads by Scott Haugen

  With prime summer steelheading months upon us, covering water might be your best option for maximizing hookups. “I don’t see anything, let’s mo...
Jigging For Kokanee At Odell Lake by Scott Walters with Terry Walters

Jigging For Kokanee At Odell Lake by Scott Walters with 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 productiv...
Chinook Salmon Bait Options by Scott Haugen

Chinook Salmon Bait Options by Scott Haugen

Imagine having a nose so good that you could smell your way back to the precise place where you were born. That’s what salmon do, and anglers who capitalize on this acute sense of smell, find consistent success when it comes to catching springers.

Fishing New Lakes for Kokanee & Trout by Rob Phillips

Fishing New Lakes for Kokanee & Trout by Rob Phillips

Just on a whim a couple of years ago, one of my fishing buddies, Merle Shuyler and I decided we were going to try fishing Rock Lake, in Eastern Was...