Apr 08, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Catch More Springers in High Water!

by Jason Brooks With record high water and water clarity the color of mud it's been hard to get excited about spring Chinook fishing. That is until you realize that it's already mid-April and the fish are in the river. Regardless of the water conditions this is our chance to...

Jan 10, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Green Sinkers’n Cut Plug Herring

All that dad and I brought with us blackmouth fishing on Puget Sound today were our mooching rods, some sinkers, and a couple dozen fresh herring from Narrows Marina. Reports of rock solid winter blackmouth fishing in Area 10 have been trickling in to the Outdoor Line for the last...

Aug 05, 2012 by Duane Inglin
The Secret To The Sound

Add Green To Your Diet! By Chris Shaffer | 08/05/2012 Those of us fortunate to know Pautzke pro staffer and Outdoor Line co-host Duane Inglin on a personal level know nothing excites him more than being in “The Bait Lab” which has taken over a portion of his garage. Knowing...

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Mar 23, 2012 by Duane Inglin
Dual Colored Herring

Every year there is a lot of effort put into creating new and innovative color/attractants. At times I think these are more for the fishermen then they are for the fish. That being said, with creativity and innovation comes new and exciting opportunities. How many options are currently on the...

May 22, 2011 by Tom Nelson
Cool Spring, Hot Springers!

This year's much anticipated Columbia River spring chinook run has been a mirror image of our "spring" weather: underwhelming at best. April was a near bust for both the sun and the springers as low water temperatures slowed the early running chinook's accent up the Columbia to a mere crawl....

Mar 15, 2011 by Tom Nelson
March Madness

March. Schizophrenic as an ax murderer with a side job as an ER Doctor. One day you're basking in spring-like temps, flat calm waters and the next you're trying to catch your hat before it blows off your head as the wind knocks foam off of the whitecaps. So, when...

May 31, 2010 by Tom Nelson
A new Downrigger “Spin” on Herring!

With chinook fisheries opening up in Puget Sound, out on the coast and going strong in British Columbia and Alaska, a technique refresher is definitely in order. Known as the "remote" or "dummy flasher" rig, this downrigger setup is a great way to reap all the fish attraction benefits of...

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May 28, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Brine Your Way to Salmon Success!

With saltwater salmon fishing firing up along the West Coast now is a good time to talk about herring brines.  Brining herring before fishing it helps to toughen it up and can produce a more vibrant and shiny herring that catch more fish.  If your herring is soft and mushy...