Dec 31, 2009 by Rob Endsley
New Years Steelhead Prospects

Dan Sanberg hit this beautiful early wild buck a few days ago on one of the Forks area rivers with guide Brett Lowe from Westside Guide Service. They're already seeing a good push of early wild steelhead in the Forks area rivers and the Bogachiel continues to crank out it's...

Dec 29, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Sierra’s in the Surf

"Amigo, that's the black butterfly...lot's of people say it's bad luck mang!" The hotel concierge noticed that a brown, not a black, butterfly was crawling on my hand the night of our arrival in Cabo San Lucas and just had to mention this little trollip of good news. The Brady...

by Tom Nelson
Funding the return of the king!

It's no secret that several populations of chinook salmon -North Puget Sound in particular- are in trouble. Unwise land-use practices, over harvest and the ever increasing population of Western Washington have pushed the Puget Sound chinook to the point of an ESA or Endangered Species Act listing. Fortunately, efforts to...

Dec 21, 2009 by Rob Tobeck
Southern Cooking, Fried Turkey

You can take the boy out of the south but you can't take the south out of the boy.  Nowhere is that more true than when it comes to food.  The south has the most the most distinctive and flavorful food in the country.  I have missed some of the...

Dec 20, 2009 by Tom Nelson
Welcome to the 2010 Salmon Derby Series!!!

There are salmon derbies and then there are FISHING EVENTS! The Northwest Salmon Derby Series definitely falls into the latter category. Each and every one of the events is timed to coincide with solid fish numbers, allowing participants a great opportunity to be successful at each and every event location. In...

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Dec 18, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Christmas in Cabo!

We're off to celebrate Christmas in warm and sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Everyone keeps asking "Are you chartering a boat while you're there?" and at this very moment we likely won't be heading out on a marlin charter. With trips to Panama and Costa Rica on the calendar the...

Dec 16, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Salmon River Steelhead On the Move

After a few phone calls to some fellow steelhead sicko's like Bob Ball from Piscatorial Pursuits, Steve "The Legend" Maris at Enumclaw Auto Rebuild, and Justin Crump of AEG Media fame I settled on the Salmon River as our destination for this weeks steelhead expedition. Our original destination was the...

Dec 15, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Oregon Tuna Classic Sets Records in 2009

The books are closed on the 2009 season for the Oregon Tuna Classic. The upside down economy had the organizers wondering if they’d see a decrease in participants and sponsors as they worked diligently through the spring making final preparations for the first event in Newport on July 18th.   That...

Dec 14, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Floatfishing Success with Bait

Fishing sand shrimp or eggs under a float is an excellent way to target both hatchery and wild steelhead in Washington's rivers. Floatfishing is easy on the gear and using bait for steelhead is a no-brainer, but if it's rigged straight up without any weight it tends to flail away...

Dec 13, 2009 by Tom Nelson
470,000 reasons to get fired up!

Only the deeply disturbed anglers among us would start dwelling on next spring, especially with such solid winter blackmouth and steelhead opportunities available right now! Hello, my name is Tom, and I am a deeply disturbed angler...   It's not entirely my fault that I got all excited since late on...