Dec 14, 2016 by Tom Nelson
Hippa Island: Helijets, Huge Chinook & Coho!

One of the enduring charms of hunting and fishing, one of the things that keeps you coming back year after year is that every now and then you experience something that is completely unexpected, out of the ordinary and inspiring. Now, if you have a trip that provides you one...

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Dec 12, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Early Winter Steelhead Have Arrived!

Early Winter Steelhead - They're Here! by Jason Brooks Reports of early winter run steelhead have been blowing up my phone lately. Most notably my buddy Ted Schuman of Winter Run Guide Service and has been teasing me with photos from a few recent trips. Ted has been concentrating on...

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Dec 08, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Using a Side Planer with Plugs

It's December 8th and we're getting a steady stream of hatchery steelhead reports pouring in from around Western Washington. A handful of the big name rivers that routinely pump out hatchery brats this time of year are doing just that. When it comes to hatchery brats we typically talk about jigs,...

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Dec 06, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Try this Ram Mount for Field Photos

I find myself hunting solo quite a bit and I'm always looking for a new gizmo to help capture the moment. Ram Mount's manufactures a slick X-Grip to hold a cell phone and a one inch ball adapter that will screw directly into a camera tripod, or in my case, the tripod from my Vortex spotting scope....

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Nov 29, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Daddy Daycare with Can Am, Camp Chef, and Grilled Cheese!

Yesterday I picked up our oldest daughter Ava from school with the Can Am Outlander 6 x 6 in tow and fully loaded with all the fixin's for an quick afternoon adventure into the woods of the Kitsap Peninsula. The mission at hand was to teach her five things about...

Nov 28, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Next Hunting Season Starts Now

Tips for Becoming a Successful Deer Hunter by Jason Brooks With most deer season’s winding down and and folks updating their social media sites with “success” photos some might find themselves asking, “How are certain people so successful and other’s only find a buck, any buck, every few years?”. I am...

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Nov 03, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Three Top Gear Combo’s for Puget Sound Winter Blackmouth

By Rob Endsley Winter blackmouth season is upon us here in Puget Sound and it's time to talk about a few lethal rigs to catch these immature king salmon. In the winter months the bait size in Puget Sound is generally a lot smaller than during the summer months and...

Nov 01, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Two Hunting Products That Have Helped Me Tag Out

By Rob Endsley Here's a couple of outstanding products that have helped my hunting tremendously the last few years: KUIU Binocular Harness A few years ago I started shopping around for a new binocular harness that was durable, easy to use, lightweight, and compact. I found that with KUIU's binocular...

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Oct 31, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Blacktail Success – Reading the Sign

By Rob Endsley Blacktails will drive you to madness! For starters they live in the dense jungle known as the Pacific Northwest rainforest. Chest-high salal brush, re-prod, salmonberry's, alder thickets, and some of the deepest, darkest pockets of timber you can imagine is what you'll find in blacktail country. And you...

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Oct 27, 2016 by Tom Nelson
One week, two tags!

As anyone who has hunted for big game in Washington can attest, filling your deer tag can be challenging. Notching your elk tag in Washington is even harder. Accomplishing both of these tasks in a week? That takes a pile of preparation, a realistic opportunity and to be completely honest, one...

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