May 31, 2010 by Tom Nelson
A new Downrigger “Spin” on Herring!

With chinook fisheries opening up in Puget Sound, out on the coast and going strong in British Columbia and Alaska, a technique refresher is definitely in order. Known as the "remote" or "dummy flasher" rig, this downrigger setup is a great way to reap all the fish attraction benefits of...

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May 21, 2010 by Tom Nelson
The TEN MINUTE LIMIT!!!

I wish I could claim this angling feat as my own.... but alas.... or rather ALASKA! It took a couple of friends of mine in Sitka, Alaska all of 600 seconds to hook and land this dandy load of South East chrome! The word from up north right now is...

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by Guest
When it comes to fishing, guarantee not to promise

By Jeff Lund. Making lists is the first step in missing the point, because it only increases the chances of looking back, judging based on check marks and failing to realize that life had its own plan and it would have been pretty great if you wouldn’t have been so...

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May 20, 2010 by Rob Tobeck
Oregon Tuna Classic is now an IGFA Qualifying Event

Ever wanted to compete with the best in the world of offshore fishing?  Well now for the first time, you have a chance to qualify for the invite only IGFA Offshore World Championship by fishing right here in the NW.  The Oregon Tuna Classic, a series of four tournaments that run through the...

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May 18, 2010 by Rob Endsley
CAST For Kids Seahawk Event

I had the privilege of joining Robbie Tobeck this past Sunday for the 4th Annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Fish and Feast charity fundraiser at the VMAC in Renton, Washington. Jim Owens and the staff at C.A.S.T. once again put on a first class event for the kids, rounding up a...

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May 17, 2010 by Rob Tobeck
NW Bass Lake Washington Tourney Results

This past Saturday was a great day to be on the water, especially if your names were Rob Eckstrom and Joel Grafe.  Rob and Joel teamed up to take first place in the this years NW Bass Lake Washington Chanllenge Circuit Qualifier.  Rob and Joel weighed in a total bag of...

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May 13, 2010 by Tom Nelson
Happy 95th Anniversary Wooldridge Boats!!!

It was 1915 when "Grandpa" Wooldridge (1896-1986) built his first river boat to make that first-ever float down Oregon's Rogue River. The evolution of Wooldridge Boats from the past to the present was laced with many firsts,... ...like the first-ever trip UP the Rogue River in 1947 ... with a...

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May 12, 2010 by Rob Endsley
Angler’s Pouring Into Neah for Halibut Opener

Washington halibut fisherman were streaming into Neah Bay today with a sense of urgency. Fisherman get just four days to land halibut this year in Area 4 with openers on May 13th, 15th, 20th, and 22nd and the possibility of additional days on June 3rd and 5th if any of...

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May 11, 2010 by Rob Endsley
Cured Prawns Bag Second Season Springers

  Early in the run Bill Swann of Swanny’s Fishing was fishing cut plug herring and knocking the daylights out of Chinook below the I-5 bridge on the Columbia near Portland. Now that the lower river is closed, however, Bill has shifted into switch-a-rooni mode and his bait cooler holds...

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May 10, 2010 by Rob Tobeck
So Many Fish, So Little Time

Over the last two weeks I have been blessed with great opportunities out on the water and taken advantage of every one of them. I have fished in SE Alaska for salmon, fished aboard the Rampage for halibut and ling, flyfished the Yakima, and bass fished with Marc Marcantonio.  Two weeks ago,...

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