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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...
Washington's Jay Inslee to Open Fishing & Hunting in May

Washington's Jay Inslee to Open Fishing & Hunting in May

April 27 2020 Jay Inslee, Governor Jay Inslee (D) made changes to his Washington State Coronavirus Response. Special attention was paid to outdoor ...
"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...
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 ...
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...
Underwater Egg Bites | Photography & Story by Scott Haugen

Underwater Egg Bites | Photography & Story by Scott Haugen

Originally Featured in Salmon Trout Steelheader issue: May, 2014 The mystery of what lies beneath the surface intrigues me…always has. As anglers,...
Long Line Trolling Tactics for Kokanee by Larry Ellis

Long Line Trolling Tactics for Kokanee by Larry Ellis

They’re one of the most omni-present fish species in the Oregon Cascades and in Washington lakes. Yet they can be a difficult fish to catch. We’re ...
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...
Reading Summer Steelhead Water by Scott Haugen

Reading Summer Steelhead Water by Scott Haugen

There are many important pieces to the summer steelheading puzzle, but the most important piece of all could be reading the water. Knowing what w...
Effective Kokanee Techniques by Kent Cannon

Effective Kokanee Techniques by Kent Cannon

There are a total of 206+ lakes spread out over nine Western States that contain Kokanee. A beautiful day for kokanee fishing on Green Peter Reser...