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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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...

Apr 11, 2013 by Tom Nelson
Dirty Downrigger Trick: Silver Horde’s Rudder Flasher!

Now that "seminar season" is begrudgingly giving way to fishing season, I'm looking back on the most frequently asked questions I've heard after my  "Dirty Downrigger Tricks" PowerPoint presentations. I'm always looking for some new and interesting blog ideas and I believe a series of blogs answering these questions regarding controlled-depth trolling techniques may...

Oct 11, 2011 by Tom Nelson

It's been a while since we've seen a coho season around here with "legs" like this one. What am I talking about? Well, when a spawning run of salmon in these parts provides action and opportunity for three solid months... it has "legs" or the ability to run a long distance....

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...

Nov 22, 2010 by Tom Nelson
Marine Area 8-2: Home Water

The first place I ever used a downrigger was here in Possession Sound. Having grown up in this area, I've spent more than my fair share of time fishing these waters. Although portions of 8-2 are open during the summer, most notably the Tulalip "bubble" fishery outside of Tulalip Bay,...