Nov 30, 2009 by Rob Tobeck
My Comments on the Rules Proposals for 2010-2012

Please feel free to copy and paste any portion and send to lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov or take a copy to the public meetings on the 4th and 5th of Dec.  I also encourage you to write your own and  comment on some of the other 100 plus rules proposals. As an avid...

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by Rob Endsley
Thanksgiving Waterfowl Hunt

A total of 17 hunters rendesvous'd in the Skagit Valley near Conway on Sunday for the Outdoor Line Thanksgiving Waterfowl combo. The parking lot was full of camo at the Shell station in Conway at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday before the gang from North Sound Waterfowl rounded up our herd...

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Nov 25, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Top 6 Plug Colors for Winter Steelhead

Backtrolling plugs has become somewhat of a lost art with the recent explosion of side drifting, but if you want to put trophy steelhead in the boat plugs are still the way to go. Plugs accounted for the majority of the truly humongous metalhawgs I put my customers into over...

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Nov 24, 2009 by Rob Endsley
New Columbia River License Requirements

Dear Washington Angler, Licenses for the 2010 license year (April 2010 - March 2011) will be available for purchase beginning December 1, 2009. In April 2009, the Washington State Legislature passed into law the requirement beginning April 1, 2010, that any person 15 or older wishing to fish for salmon...

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Nov 23, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Car Hits Coyote and it Survives

Meet the wiliest of all coyotes: Hit by a car at 75 mph, embedded in the front bumper, rode for 600 miles - and SURVIVED! When a brother and sister struck a coyote at 75 mph they assumed they had killed the animal and drove on.They didn't realize this was...

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by Rob Tobeck
My favorite Grilled Salmon Recipe

Everyone has their own favorite way to cook salmon on the grill and believe me I've tried them all.  The one that I keep going back to however, is the first one that I ever tried.  It's a very simple recipe and goes with just about anything that you want to serve...

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Nov 22, 2009 by Tom Nelson
Flip the calendar, scratch the steelhead itch!

You know the feeling… Hunting seasons are a memory, the leaves are all but gone from the trees and then comes that unmistakable chill in the air that renders our breath visible. You start looking for the “Annual Steelhead Edition” of your favorite magazine and start tying leaders for no...

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Nov 20, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Blacktails in the Rut

Blacktail deer are the toughest big game animal to hunt here in the Northwest because of where they live. For 49 weeks a year they burrow themselves into the west side jungle, worming themselves into the deepest, darkest holes they can find. One step and they're gone. Sometimes you get...

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Nov 18, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Massive Yukon Elk Scores 450!

This massive 10X9 elk taken in the Yukon Territories in September scored 451 5/8 Boone and Crockett. Just when you thought elk couldn't get any bigger! The huge bull was taken by long-time Canadian sheep hunting guide, Al Klassen, and after deductions from the 2nd and 3rd points net scored...

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Nov 17, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Big Game Photos, Some Goofy, Some Not

Each and every week I invariably end up with a gaggle of hunting and fishing photos, some of which make it past the initial screening and onto The Outdoor Line. Here's a handful of hunting photos that made the grade: Bill Swann from Swanny's Fishing zapped me a photo of...

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