Sep 23, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Adventures Without “Reservations”…

My first taste of the annual lower Columbia salmon bonanza known as Buoy 10 was over a decade ago and ever since, the challenge of this huge river mouth fishery has captivated a part of my thoughts and, an increasing part of my fishing plans! After a season of deep...

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Sep 06, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Coho Know How!

Last season was a tough one for big coho in local waters but hot on the heels of a large pink salmon run is a very solid showing of chunky coho salmon! With the Edmonds and Everett Coho Derby looming in the coming weeks, let's brush up on some silver...

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Aug 02, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Setting Your Crab Gear Up For Success!

One of the most underrated aspects of life in the Great Northwest is harvesting and enjoying Dungeness crab with friends and family. This wonderful tasty privilege comes with a responsibility to fish your crab pots in a way that prevents gear loss and a wastage of this valuable aquatic resource....

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Jul 06, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Engle”field” Of Dreams

I cannot really recall the first time I heard of the magnificent fishing in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) but I'm certain that I was a very young angler that was quite impressionable. However, the reverent tones that this incredible location inspired among the anglers that I deeply respected...

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Jun 18, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Sitka 2015: Adjustments

Every year of our annual sojourn to southeast Alaska, I seek a pattern, a clue or a theme to the location and distribution of fish that may lead to an understanding or "edge", eventually guiding us to a successful season. We've all read -with varying degrees of interest and concern-...

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Apr 17, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Openin’ day 2015 Top Ten Tips!

If there is a more popular fishing "rite of passage" than the lowland lakes trout opener, I sure don't know what it is! The Nelson Clan at Perrygin Lake in Okanogan County a few seasons ago... I would venture to guess that more "first fish" are caught on this final...

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Apr 14, 2015 by Rob Endsley
Options for Securing Your Boat Trailer

Here in Washington state we have a huge problem with scum sucking varmints stealing boats, outboard motors, and marine electronics. Washington regularly ranks in the top 3 nationwide for property crimes and as much as we like to think our boats and cherished marine equipment are safe while they're on...

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Mar 29, 2015 by Rob Endsley
Recharge Your Electronic Gadgets off the Grid – Brunton Sustain 2

The latest gizmo to catch my eye is the Brunton Sustain 2 portable power pack that allows you to put a charge into your cell phone, gps, or digital camera off the grid. This particular model seems particularly handy for the fisherman or hunter because it's waterproof and has a...

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Mar 22, 2015 by Rob Endsley
Rigging and Fishing Yarnies for Steelhead

It's March 22nd here in Wet-stern Washington and I've been beating this yarnie horse for quite a while now. In the right conditions (low and clear) they flat out get the job done for winter steelhead and they are so, so, so easy to rig up. I just transferred over...

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Mar 13, 2015 by Rob Endsley
Gear Up for Summer with Lowrance and Simrad Rebates!

Simrad and Lowrance are offering some incredible rebates on marine electronics thru the end of the month. With summer just around the corner now is the time upgrade your electronics with these great deals. This rebate offer only lasts until the end of March...so ya better get on it! CLICK...

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