Jan 30, 2018 by Jason Brooks
5 Tips for High Water Steelhead

5 TIP’S FOR HIGH WATER STEELHEAD by Jason Brooks Two weeks of rain and counting with more to come. It seems like our rivers and streams will never come back “into shape” and our winter steelhead season continues to dwindle down from months to weeks. Rain and high water makes...

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Feb 10, 2017 by Jason Brooks
5 Quick Tips for Trophy Steelhead

by Jason Brooks Big wild steelhead are starting to show in our Northwest rivers. This means it’s time to go fishing folks. Here are five quick tips to make your trip better. Upsize your gear - Once you set the hook and realize you have a big steelhead it’s nice to know you...

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Dec 12, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Early Winter Steelhead Have Arrived!

Early Winter Steelhead - They're Here! by Jason Brooks Reports of early winter run steelhead have been blowing up my phone lately. Most notably my buddy Ted Schuman of Winter Run Guide Service and has been teasing me with photos from a few recent trips. Ted has been concentrating on...

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Dec 08, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Using a Side Planer with Plugs

It's December 8th and we're getting a steady stream of hatchery steelhead reports pouring in from around Western Washington. A handful of the big name rivers that routinely pump out hatchery brats this time of year are doing just that. When it comes to hatchery brats we typically talk about jigs,...

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Oct 19, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Luhr Jensen Tech Tip – Using the Jet Diver

Our good friend Carmen Macdonald at Luhr Jensen just produced a great video describing how to properly rig and use a Jet Diver. These divers are widely used in salmon and steelhead fisheries throughout the northwest, the Kenai River, and Alaska's Nushagak River. If you're serious about salmon and steelhead fishing...

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Feb 29, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Brooks Top Three Winter Steelhead Scents

By Jason Brooks Winter steelhead is one of the most popular fisheries in the northwest, mostly because we start catching them around Thanksgiving and continue clear into springtime. It is the longest run timing of any or our anadromous fisheries and gives anglers the most opportunity at catching fish. With...

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by Rob Endsley
River Cooking with a Camp Chef Stryker Series Stove

Today I had the pleasure of taking northwest outdoor writer Jason Brooks and his son Ryan steelhead fishing on a local river. It's February here in Washington and we are in the middle of the wettest winter in history. Today it would clear up just long enough for us to...

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Feb 26, 2016 by Jason Brooks
5 Tips for Catching Trophy Steelhead

 By Jason Brooks With longer days and warmer weather the winter steelheader knows this is the time of year for big fish to arrive in our rivers. Those that might have not caught a truly large steelhead will learn a few lessons as soon as they hook the fish. Unfortunately...

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Feb 12, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Keys to Successful Bank Steelheading

by Jason Brooks Bank bound anglers often feel they are at a hindrance to those floating buy in drift boats or having the wake of a jet sled slap the shores as they zoom by. But just because one is on foot doesn’t mean they are at a disadvantage as...

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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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