Jun 30, 2010 by Rob Tobeck
Crabbing 101

July 1st marks an exciting time for all people that enjoy the outdoors here in the State of Washington.  Not only is it the start of what might be a long 4th of July weekend for some but it is also the opener for recreational crabbing in Marine areas 6,...

Jun 28, 2010 by Guest
Our San Juan Islands: A World Apart

Washington’s San Juan Islands are a Pacific Northwest for Private-Boat Anglers By Doug Olander In the middle of the gaping strait that separates Washington State from Canada’s Vancouver Island sit some of the country’s most boater-friendly and perennially popular islands. If one were to grade Washington’s beloved San Juan Islands...

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Stripes and Spots

By John Whitlatch. Two words cross my mind on daily basis, stripes and spots.  These unmistakable markings make Rainbow Trout revered by sport fishermen around the world. Like your trusty and loyal Labrador retriever is consumed by a tennis ball, I am consumed by visions of shimmering chrome Rainbows breaking...

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Jun 21, 2010 by Rob Endsley
Mustad Surestrike Scent Capsule

I've ran magnum hoochies on some of my meat rigs for halibut fishing for a number of years and they work great. The problem with these big hoochies is that they are big enough to totally cover the hook, so spacers in the form of big, glow-in-the-dark Corky's are necessary...

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by Rob Tobeck
Fishing with the Prince of Wales

I can already hear it.  Of course he's going to say something nice about fishing with Robbo up in Craig, Alaska.  After all, Robbo's his buddy, fellow blogger, and co-host on The Outdoor Line.   Well yea, all true, but the truth of the matter is that Robbo has it dialed!!...

Jun 20, 2010 by Tom Nelson
Sitka 2010 Part II

The second half of our Sitka adventure featured some new faces, new places and a couple complete surprises! After the weekend storm that left us looking for inside areas to fish, the "deck had been shuffled" with regard to the migrating chinooks distribution along South East Alaska's coastline. Our challenge...

by Rob Endsley
Reading the Ocean

Eric Vanhofwegen with a chrome Southeast Alaska chinook he caught underneath a flock of diving birds. Bird Activity Weren’t they a band back in the 60’s?  And now they eat fish, go figure. Watching bird behavior on the saltwater can be a good indicator of what’s going on below the...

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Jun 12, 2010 by Tom Nelson
Sitka 2010: Great fishing, weather permitting…

The annual pilgrimage to Southeast Alaska is an event that my friends and I look forward to each and every year. You never know what you're going to get on the fish or weather front and this season held many surprises on both accounts! Our first day was sunny and...

by Rob Endsley
Alive and Well in Craig, Alaska

It's been a whirlwind since I left Washington on May 24th for my annual journey to Southeast Alaska where I run saltwater charters for the summer. The drive north this year was easy and thankfully uneventful. I did run into some wildlife along the way, including this good sized black...

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Jun 11, 2010 by Rob Tobeck
Commercials and Tribes Continue to Harvest All Year Long

I've always heard stories about what the fishing used to be like in Puget Sound.  Plenty of salmon to be caught, true cod and rockfish were plentiful, and prized dungeness crab were able to be harvested recreationally all year long.  Whatever happened to the good ole days?  Well I think I...