Jan 16, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Fish Blades for Early Potholes Walleye

Potholes Reservoir is currently locked up with more ice than the lakes seen in quite a few years. It's been awful chilly in Eastern Washington since early December and that bout of cold weather continues to this day. So why are we talking about walleye then? The second the ice comes off...

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Dec 22, 2012 by Rob Endsley
Northwest Outdoor Report

Last Clam Dig of 2012 Scheduled The tradition of digging razor clams on New Year’s Eve continues as WDFW just tentatively scheduled the last razor clam dig of 2012 for December 28th thru the 31st on the Washington Coast. Twin Harbors Beach will open on the 28th and then Twin...

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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...

Aug 30, 2011 by Rob Tobeck
Catch a Big Fish and Win a Million!!

My boys and I always talk about catching record fish and how cool that would be.  Mustad has now come up with a million reasons to go out and do more than talk.  Mustad is having their Hook A Million contest.  Catch an IGFA all tackle world record on a...

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Aug 19, 2011 by Rob Endsley
Choosing the Right Bait Hook

Are you tired of wondering if you still have bait after every microscopic bite or even worse, losing fish after fish because your may have selected the wrong bait hook. Check out these hook designs for a little help on selecting the correct bait hook the next time you go...

Apr 13, 2011 by Rob Endsley
Prepping for the Trout Opener

Approximately 300,000 anglers will swarm the lowland lakes of Western Washington for "opening day" on April 30th, the largest attendance of any opening day here in Washington. Hundreds of thousands of rainbow trout ranging from pan-fryer sized eight to twelve inchers to the coveted and beefy triploids are pumped into...

Jan 20, 2011 by Tom Nelson
Hookin’ up on the “Hoochie Hook”!

Marine Area 9 opened up on Sunday January 16th and the weather forecast was calling for south winds 10-20kts. Instead of pushing the forecast I decided to stay home and watch the Seahawks playoff game. In retrospect, it would have been less painful to ride whitecaps in a cartopper. Monday...

Jun 21, 2010 by Rob Endsley
Mustad Surestrike Scent Capsule

I've ran magnum hoochies on some of my meat rigs for halibut fishing for a number of years and they work great. The problem with these big hoochies is that they are big enough to totally cover the hook, so spacers in the form of big, glow-in-the-dark Corky's are necessary...

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Jul 08, 2009 by Rob Endsley
Droppin’ the “Hammer”!

When we're not mooching for ocean fresh salmon here in Craig, Alaska we're banging the ocean floor for halibut, ling cod, yelloweye, and whatever else happens to climb on. Jigging is by far my favorite technique for catching halibut and bottomfish because it creates a commotion down below that fish...