Apr 02, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Halibut sport quotas set and season starts May 11, and salmon season process meeting is Tuesday

The halibut catch quotas were finalized this past week, and anglers can start making plans to pursue these hard-fighting bottom dwellers when the season gets underway on May 11 off the coast and open areas of Puget Sound. “The catch quota of 1.19-million pounds (for sport, tribal and non-tribal commercial...

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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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Apr 20, 2017 by Rob Endsley
How to Rig the Gibb’s Hali Hawg

Adding a Gibb's Hali Hawg grub to your halibut rig can make a big difference when you hit the water in search of flatties this spring. They swim, wiggle, glow, and give an added measure of attraction when you're ringing the dinner bell on the ocean floor. In this Gibb's Delta...

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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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Jun 18, 2015 by Tom Nelson
Sitka 2015: Adjustments

Every year of our annual sojourn to southeast Alaska, I seek a pattern, a clue or a theme to the location and distribution of fish that may lead to an understanding or "edge", eventually guiding us to a successful season. We've all read -with varying degrees of interest and concern-...

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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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Jun 18, 2013 by Tom Nelson
Sitka 2013: Huskies vs. Cougars!

Our annual Sitka "sojourn" took on a decidedly competitive theme this year. Why?...Well, when you have a Husky and a Cougar on the boat, despite the fact they were Seattle Seahawk teammates... you're going to have issues but, ..we'll get back to that later. Fortunately, catching fish would not be...

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May 18, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Northwest Outdoor Report

Sol Duc Picking Up for Springers Bill Myer from Anglers Guide Service in Forks says he’s been hooking a few nice spring Chinook on the Sol Duc river every day and the fishing appears to be picking up. Myer said most of his springers have been in the 8 to...

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