Dec 25, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Preliminary halibut dates set for 2018, but catch quota will likely be reduced

The preliminary halibut fishing dates for 2018 have been set, but catch quotas won’t be decided until late next month and it’s likely they could be lower than it had been in past seasons. “The (Pacific Fishery Management Council) adopted the 2018 halibut dates at the (Nov. 28-29) meeting, but...

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Dec 22, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Rifle Review: Kimber Mountain Ascent

by Jason Brooks Being a backcountry hunter for the past thirty-plus years I have learned that weight is everything. Over the years I have hunted far from the trailhead and in the early years I started with an all-steel Remington Model 141 Gamemaster chambered in 35 Remington and topped with...

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Dec 11, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Salmon fisheries recap finds ups and downs, and a sneak peek look ahead to 2018

By Mark Yuasa A look back at summer salmon fisheries showed a mash-up of surprises both good, bad and downright ugly. Salmon catches along the coast this past summer in general were decent for chinook, but mainly somewhat a mixed bag of success for coho. “At Neah Bay we saw...

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Dec 06, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Graybill’s Tips for Catching Lake Chelan Kokanee

By Dave Graybill We are blessed with many clear and calm days throughout the winter months here in Eastern Washington. That will encourage kokanee anglers to launch their boats to take advantage of the great kokanee fishing available to them on Lake Chelan. The good kokanee fishing in the winter...

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Dec 04, 2017 by Rob Endsley
How Much Should I Pay for a Scope?

By Wayne Van Zwoll Accuracy follows precise aim. But useless features are a money pit. Maybe you should spend less! Many of the biggest animals in B&C records fell to rifles with iron sights. Jim Jordan’s whitetail. John Plute’s elk. Zack Elbow’s Quebec-Labrador caribou, Ed Broder’s mule deer. You might...

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Dec 01, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Make This Now: Duck Banh Mi Sliders

By Julie Cyr Make This Now: Duck Banh Mi Sliders By Julie Cyr Banh Mi is, of course, a Vietnamese hybrid sandwich.  These field to table sliders are great for lunch or a casual dinner. Slaw: 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks 1 (4 inch) piece daikon radish, cut into...

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Nov 29, 2017 by Tom Nelson

Living in western Washington, you get used to being around people. Lots of people... That's not a good thing if you're a rifle hunter,.. bust your butt to get to the ridge top only to find more souls in blaze orange than you do game animals. Don't get me wrong, I love my...

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Nov 27, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Trout fishing better than dealing with shopping mall crowds, and update on Sunday’s Tengu Derby

While hordes of people will be hitting the shopping malls in the days to come, many others will opt out and head to a year-round lake to catch trout. “It’s going to be an exciting time to go trout fishing (and) certainly a much more wholesome activity than going to...

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Nov 22, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Zelus Insoles – Breathing Life into my Hunting Boots

By Rob Endsley I've spent countless time shopping for a new mid-elevation hunting boot and have yet to come up with a more comfortable boot than my Danner Pronghorns. My feet are accustomed to them and I've logged hundred's of miles in these boots with very few blisters. Instead of spending...

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Nov 21, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Catch More “B” Run Coho this Holiday Season

by Jason BrooksWith all of the rain predicted this week and warmer temperatures making for swollen rivers that means that the "B" run Coho will be arriving! Fish have been trickling in for the past few weeks, pushing in with the last of the chums. Now that the wet weather...

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