May 28, 2013 by Tom Nelson
We’ve Seen Forecasts…Now, Let’s See Some Kings!!!

With a damp, dreary Memorial Day weekend in the rear view window, it's time to look north for the first indications of our actual chinook returns. So why do we look north and what are we looking for? GREAT QUESTION!!! To answer that question, let's have a quick review of...

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May 21, 2013 by Tom Nelson
De-mystifying Cannon Downrigger’s Bottom Track Feature

Somehow, the three words “looking forward to" this summer’s salmon season just doesn't cut it… Obviously this feeling is shared among a few members of our Forums as I’ve been getting a bit of verbal “heat” over the lack of a new downrigger tech blog. So, as a clear indication...

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May 18, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Northwest Outdoor Report

Sol Duc Picking Up for Springers Bill Myer from Anglers Guide Service in Forks says he’s been hooking a few nice spring Chinook on the Sol Duc river every day and the fishing appears to be picking up. Myer said most of his springers have been in the 8 to...

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May 17, 2013 by Rob Endsley
KIRO’s Upshaw to Join the Outdoor Line on Saturday

We'll have Ron Upshaw from KIRO's popular "Ron and Don" show on the Outdoor Line tomorrow morning to chat with us about his recent fishing trip to Louisiana. Ron fished the flats for redfish, black drum, and seatrout by day and then bow-fished for redfish by night. That's a FULL...

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May 15, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Luhr Jensen Releases New Flasher Colors for 2013

I just got my grubby little hands on the new Coyote flashers that Luhr Jensen just released for the upcoming 2013 salmon season and they look pretty schnazzy. I hate to admit it but I've kind of grown fond of trolling for Chinook in Southeast Alaska and none of these...

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May 11, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Northwest Outdoor Report

Kokanee Bite Taking off on Lake Samish Kevin John at Holiday Sports in Burlington says the kokanee bite on Lake Samish has been heating up the last few days. He’s talked to several anglers who have been limits of kokanee up to 17 inches on the lake. The hot rig...

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May 10, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Summer Steelhead – North Fork Strategies

By Dennis Dickson As the oldest flyfishing stream in the country, The North Fork of the Stilly is steeped in tradition, known for its wild summer steelhead of Deer Creek. This is a passionate subject for me. Not only was I fortunate enough to fish this river as a youth,...

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May 04, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Northwest Outdoor Report

Opening Day Catches Good Despite Weather Despite cool and windy weather in many parts of the state, anglers had a lot of success reeling in large trout on the trout opener last weekend. From creel checks conducted at 98 lakes around the state WDFW estimates that anglers caught an average...

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