Feb 28, 2011 by Tom Nelson
The 2011 Salmon Forecasts!!!

I know, I've got it bad... I await the salmon forecast numbers like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. Hello, my name is Tom and I am a "salmon sicko". After watching the numbers for a number of years (never mind how many...) I've found that you can "call some shots"...

Feb 24, 2011 by Rob Endsley
Seven Things I dislike About Nature

I know, I know, you'll give me the ol' "you've got to take the good with the bad and accept everything in nature" drovel that I would expect from all of you that love the outdoors as much as I do. Shoot! I've even said it ma'self. If there's a...

Feb 23, 2011 by Rob Tobeck
2011 Columbia River Fall Chinook Preseason Forecasts!!

This is just a preseason forecast but if they are as accurate as they were last year then we are in for another great year of chinook salmon fishing in the ocean and on the Columbia.  I can't wait to get this season started.  COLUMBIA RIVER FALL CHINOOK 2011 PRESEASON FORECASTS...

Feb 22, 2011 by Tom Nelson
Double Derby Weekend!

Formerly known as "Presidents Day", this national holiday has been hijacked by local salmon anglers and derby organizers! The Hot Plug and Olympic Peninsula Salmon derbies offered over $30,000 in cash and prizes during one of the best winter chinook or "blackmouth" seasons in recent memory, which certainly added up to a memorable...

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Smart phone, dumb guy and a two handed Spey Rod

BY ROBERT STRONG. “How  tough could it be?” I said to myself as I slid my credit card across the counter to the girl at the fly shop.  After all I’ve been fly fishing since the age of 13 and I can double haul a large Wooly Bugger with the...

Feb 13, 2011 by Guest
Expo Aftermath, Trying to Figure it All Out

The fly-fishing section of the International Sportsman’s Expo in Sacramento was an entire building complete with casting pond and corner stage for presentations by experts. Since my buddy Nate was too overwhelmed to ask questions about upgrading his eight-weight fly-rod, I assisted. I asked a Sage rep what he had...

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Feb 10, 2011 by Rob Tobeck
Legislative Update

I was able to attend the hearing for SB 5669 today and I couldn't have been more proud to be associated with all of my recreational angling brothers and sisters.  We showed up in big numbers, big enough in fact that we couldn't fit everyone in the room and many...

Feb 06, 2011 by Tom Nelson
Roche Harbor Rundown!

The third stop on the 2011 Northwest Salmon Derby Series was the Roche Harbor Invitational and I have to say that it is one of the best run events that I have ever had the pleasure of participating in! Start to finish from the location, to the wonderful Roche Harbor...