May 02, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Brook’s Top 5 Trout Lures

By Jason Brooks Nearly 2.3 million catchable sized trout have been recently planted in lakes all across Washington.  Now that opening day of the lowland lakes fishing season has passed the crowds are starting to subside but the fish are still readily biting. I spent this past weekend on one...

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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 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...

Sep 26, 2013 by Rob Endsley
New Kwikfish Colors That Rock!

Luhr Jensen came out with a handful of new color schemes for their ever-lethal Kwikfish last year that flat out tore up the coastal salmon for us last fall. The three K-15's on the left in the photo below worked great for both kings and silvers last fall and Luhr...

Sep 18, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Storm Introduces Self-Tuning Crank Bait

All I can say is...Finally! Storm's new Arashi crank bait could definitely be a game changer. The Arashi comes with a self-tuning eye that eliminates the need to gently bend the eye to the right or left to achieve the proper action. If you've ever done this you know how...

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Mar 13, 2013 by Duane Inglin
Beau Mac Floats, More Options Then Ever

I have been a big fan of Beau Mac Floats for years. For me, I'm sold on the quality and the variety of floats now offered by Beau Mac. I look for several things when I am looking for a quality float. First and foremost is durability. I don’t like fishing floats...

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Oct 04, 2012 by Rob Endsley
Tackle Review: Mustad Open Eye Siwash Hooks

I'd like to say Mustad's open eye siwash hooks are new, but they've actually been on the market for a few years now. I've tested them extensively the last two years on my salmon fishing trips and I can vouch for the sharpness and holding power of these hooks. They...

Feb 29, 2012 by Rob Endsley
Gear Review: Swivellock Oar Locks

I ran into Ron Reed at the Washington Sportsmans Show in Puyallup back in January and he was kind enough to hand me a set of his spiffy new oar locks to try out. Ron is the maker of Swivellock Oar Locks, an innovative driftboat oar lock that pivots, swivels,...