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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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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Nov 03, 2014 by Tom Nelson
The 2014 Bayside Marine Salmon Derby!

The 23rd edition of the Bayside Derby coincided with the Saturday, November one Marine Area 8 & 9 opener which meant that I had to figure out a way to slide out of the final hour of The Outdoor Line Radio Show in order to hit the water by daylight! Fortunately,...

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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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Mar 02, 2014 by Tom Nelson
The 2014 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. I await the salmon forecast numbers like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. Hello, my name is Tom and I am a "salmon sicko". After watching the...

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Aug 28, 2013 by Tom Nelson
Looking Back On An Awesome August!

The word "awesome" has become a bit overused these days but I'm having a tough time coming up with words to describe a month that included the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Puget Sound,the San Juan Islands and a couple of days fishing with our heroic wounded servicemen. The first major...

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Jul 30, 2013 by Tom Nelson
The Inaugural Harbor Marine Salmon Tournament!

It's not often you get to participate in an event "first" in the fishing world... Add the fact that the "first" in question is the newest stop on the prestigious Northwest Salmon Derby Series with a new tournament format and it's no wonder why over 100 anglers and ten teams...

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Jul 16, 2013 by Tom Nelson
Marine Area 9? Fishin’ just FINE!!!

It's hard to find the words to describe what awaited anglers at Midchannel Bank on the 2013 Marine Area 9 & 10 selective chinook opener... With reports from the earlier opening areas -namely Sekiu, Port Angeles and the San Juans ranging from solid to white hot, I know I wasn't...

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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 21, 2013 by Tom Nelson
De-mystifying Cannon Downrigger’s Bottom Track Feature

Somehow, the three words “looking forward to" this summer’s salmon season just doesn't cut it… Obviously this feeling is shared among a few members of our Forums as I’ve been getting a bit of verbal “heat” over the lack of a new downrigger tech blog. So, as a clear indication...

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