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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...
How-To Tie Yarnies by Dave Kilhefner

How-To Tie Yarnies by Dave Kilhefner

At first glance, Yarnies don’t look like much but don’t let that fool you because steelhead often find them irresistible.  Plus, they’re really ch...
Top-Lining Early-Season Kokanee with Gary Miralles by Larry Ellis

Top-Lining Early-Season Kokanee with Gary Miralles by Larry Ellis

Gary Miralles really knows how to milk a fishing rod. I know this for a fact because I saw him do it while fishing with him in a kokanee tournament...
Trolling In 4WD vs 2WD by George Krumm

Trolling In 4WD vs 2WD by George Krumm

Directional control when trolling or backtrolling in windy conditions has always been challenging. Alicia Provost is all smiles with this Buoy 10...
7 Tips to Rowing A Driftboat (Video)

7 Tips to Rowing A Driftboat (Video)

Rowing a Driftboat is very rewarding and enjoyable, but for people who are just getting the hang of rowing, there are some particular things to pa...
April Trout (In Western Washington) by "Uncle Wes" Malmberg

April Trout (In Western Washington) by "Uncle Wes" Malmberg

Editors Note: This article is focused on Western Washington techniques, but applies to a large range of river and lake trout fisheries. April trout...