Jul 17, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Destination Villa del Palmar at Loreto, Mexico

The Baja Peninsula of Mexico is home to Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Swordfish, Roosterfish, Grouper, Cabrera and many other species that anglers often include on their ultimate fishing “bucket list” but the Dorado with its deep blue and bright green colors, unique rounded head and long dorsal fin is what...

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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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Jan 15, 2016 by Jason Brooks
The Versatile Drift Boat

by Jason Brooks If you ask me what is the most versatile watercraft to pursuit salmon and steelhead I would have to say it’s the drift boat. With its distinctive up curved ends and flat bottom designed and built to float in skinny northwest rivers it also handles bigger waters...

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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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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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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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Dec 19, 2014 by Tom Nelson
Evinrude E-Tec: The Next Generation!

I've been running Evinrudes for well over a decade and honestly thought that the final word, the final step in the evolution of the two-stroke outboard engine was the transition from a carburated Variable Ratio Oiling engine to a fuel injected E-Tec with pinpoint oil injection and incredibly low emissions. I couldn't have...

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Oct 25, 2014 by Tom Nelson
The Four Cornerstones of Winter Chinook Success!

It’s 0640 Saturday morning, we’re between segments on the Radio Show and Rob Endsley’s pen is just flying across his show sheet. “Well, if you don’t write it, I will…now what is the fourth blackmouth point?” Rob says. Some of the best “stuff” happens in between segments while the microphones...

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Jun 25, 2014 by Tom Nelson
Sitka 2014 Great White: NORTH!

This year's edition of The Outdoor Line's annual Sitka trip was a very special one. We had some Alaska "first-timers", (I was going to say "Greenhorns" but...) some of our wives made the trip for the first time in several years and 2014 marked the Alaskan arrival of the 710...

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Mar 11, 2014 by Tom Nelson
Anchor System Academics

The ability to quickly, effectively and safely anchor your boat is a fundamental aspect of seamanship that will help you catch more fish, enjoy a restful time on your vessel and most importantly, keep all aboard safe and sound in the event of a grounding or complete power failure. My...

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