May 03, 2018 by Tom Nelson
Englefield Bay: Your annual angling trip of a lifetime!

To be completely honest, I cannot really recall how I became aware 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...

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Nov 29, 2017 by Tom Nelson
MONTANA!

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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Sep 03, 2017 by Tom Nelson
Fall Anglers will be Busy With Kings and Walleye

By Dave Graybill Fall in North Central Washington is most often the favorite season for anglers in the region.  Our weather cools a bit and it makes it more appealing to be out on the water after the heat of summer.  While the weather is cooling there are a couple...

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Feb 28, 2017 by Tom Nelson
The 2017 Salmon Forecasts!

A sure sign of spring after a long winter is the annual arrival of our salmon forecasts and the "North of Falcon" meetings. Interest in the season setting process has never been higher due to last year's lack of agreement between the State and Tribal co-managers. This delay in agreement virtually...

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Feb 17, 2017 by Tom Nelson
Seven Ways To Get Your Salmon Season Off to a Swift Start!

By Tom Nelson Well, "show season" aka "winter" is fast fading in the rear view mirror and after several full days of seeing the latest and greatest the fishing industry 2017 has to offer, I've boiled down the vast array of choices to these top of the line items that...

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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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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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Aug 30, 2016 by Tom Nelson
The Washington Tuna Classic 2016

Tuna fishing is a little like getting bit by a tick: It gets under your skin and you hope you don't get the "disease"... If it weren't for my former on-air partner, Seattle Seahawk Pro-Bowler Robbie Tobeck and SaltPatrol.com's John Keizer, my tuna condition would likely have not progressed from...

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Jul 08, 2016 by Tom Nelson
Englefield Again: Provin’ it!

After our unbelievable first trip to WestCoast Resorts Englefield Bay last year, my son Matt and I could not wait to get back up there. In fact, we were so fired up about our amazing experience that we put a 710 ESPN Listener trip together so we could share the Englefield...

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May 03, 2016 by Tom Nelson
Defiance Bait Tank Installation

After his Seattle Boat Show tuna seminar, Defiance Marine Pro-staffer Tommy "Cornfed" Donlin stuck his big 'ol head into my boat which was on display at the show. "Where are you gonna put your live bait Nelly?" "How about this transom fishbox? I should be able to make it flow..."...

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