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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Nov 03, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Three Top Gear Combo’s for Puget Sound Winter Blackmouth

By Rob Endsley Winter blackmouth season is upon us here in Puget Sound and it's time to talk about a few lethal rigs to catch these immature king salmon. In the winter months the bait size in Puget Sound is generally a lot smaller than during the summer months and...

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Mar 22, 2015 by Rob Endsley
Rigging and Fishing Yarnies for Steelhead

It's March 22nd here in Wet-stern Washington and I've been beating this yarnie horse for quite a while now. In the right conditions (low and clear) they flat out get the job done for winter steelhead and they are so, so, so easy to rig up. I just transferred over...

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Mar 14, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Gearing Up for an Alaska Charter Season

It's March 13th and while I should be thinking about steelhead fishing or something "current" my mind is already preoccupied with all the little things that could make my life easier on the boat this summer in Southeast Alaska. If you didn't already know I own and operate Prince of...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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