Oct 06, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Catch More Salmon in Low Water

by Jason Brooks With a dry summer and now a fall that is extending the dry season our rivers are extremely low. But even with the skinny water the salmon need to get to the spawning grounds and are entering with each new tide. What might seem like lock-jawed fish...

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Jul 21, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Columbia River Catch and Release Sturgeon

by Jason Brooks The lower Columbia river that separates Oregon and Washington is a super-highway for salmon and steelhead. As fall runs approach most anglers set up and wait to intercept fish. A single take-down makes everyone on board excited but what if there was another fishery where you can...

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May 02, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Brook’s Top 5 Trout Lures

By Jason Brooks Nearly 2.3 million catchable sized trout have been recently planted in lakes all across Washington.  Now that opening day of the lowland lakes fishing season has passed the crowds are starting to subside but the fish are still readily biting. I spent this past weekend on one...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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Jun 25, 2014 by Tom Nelson
Sitka 2014 Great White: NORTH!

This year's edition of The Outdoor Line's annual Sitka trip was a very special one. We had some Alaska "first-timers", (I was going to say "Greenhorns" but...) some of our wives made the trip for the first time in several years and 2014 marked the Alaskan arrival of the 710...

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