May 22, 2011 by Rob Tobeck
NW Bass Lake Washington Qualifer

In years with normal springtime temperatures, the middle of May would represent nonstop action for bass. There is no better time of year to target big bass in shallow water.  It's no wonder that even the average weekend warrior has to feel they have a chance of winning when fishing a bass tourney...

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by Tom Nelson
Cool Spring, Hot Springers!

This year's much anticipated Columbia River spring chinook run has been a mirror image of our "spring" weather: underwhelming at best. April was a near bust for both the sun and the springers as low water temperatures slowed the early running chinook's accent up the Columbia to a mere crawl....

by Rob Endsley
Washington’s Freshwater Bonefish

Pacific Northwest anglers looking for something new should turn their attention to the carp of Eastern Washington. That’s right, I said CARP! I’ve hooked these things incidentally while fishing for trout and smallies on the Snake River years ago and either got spooled or came close to it every single...

May 13, 2011 by Rob Tobeck
It’s May, Get Outside!

Even though mother nature may not realize it, the calendar does say May and for me, May is when it really gets fun living here in the NW.  Gone are the dark and rainy days of winter spent out on the water in less than desirable conditions. May for me,...

May 10, 2011 by Rob Endsley
What’s in a Boat Name?

BoatUS Releases Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 10, 2011 - What's in boat name? It's hard to deny taking a guess at the meaning of a name painted across a boat's transom - it can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. But...

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May 05, 2011 by Guest
Building a Custom Smokehouse

BY RAY GOMBISKI. Smoking fish and game has forever been a pastime of the American sportsman. Smoking can be traced thorough out American history from the Native Americans to George Washington’s home at Mt Vernon. Today, smoking has become a cherished part of the outdoor experience. The modern smokehouse has...

May 02, 2011 by Tom Nelson
(Not too far) North to Nootka!

It's not too often that a fishing fanatic like myself gets the opportunity to see the birth of a destination fishing resort. Add the fact that this destination is designed to be affordable, accessible, available to anglers with or without their own boats and it becomes a once-in-a-lifetime event! When I...