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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Oct 02, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Issaquah’s Beaver Lake fall trout plants start this month along with other lake options to catch fish

By Mark Yuasa This is an exciting time for anglers as fishing holes are less crowded and water temperatures begin to cool-off creating an autumn trout fishing bonanza in some lakes. Many in the greater Seattle region set their sights on a particular east side lake that will see some...

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Sep 04, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor receive top billing for autumn salmon fishing

By Mark Yuasa Now that ocean salmon fisheries have concluded, it’s time for anglers to shift attention to estuaries and lower tributaries as fish migrate upstream heading into autumn. One area garnering plenty of notice lately is Willapa Bay where a king forecast of 36,805 (32,674 are of hatchery origin)...

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Jul 05, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Graybill’s Central Washington Fishing Update

by Dave Graybill I had a fantastic week of fishing. My adventures included another trip to Banks Lake for walleye, spending opening day of salmon season with Shane Magnuson at Chelan Falls, and even an afternoon at Evergreen Reservoir for smallmouth bass. I spent Tuesday at Banks Lake with Lars...

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Oct 27, 2016 by Tom Nelson
One week, two tags!

As anyone who has hunted for big game in Washington can attest, filling your deer tag can be challenging. Notching your elk tag in Washington is even harder. Accomplishing both of these tasks in a week? That takes a pile of preparation, a realistic opportunity and to be completely honest, one...

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Aug 30, 2016 by Tom Nelson
The Washington Tuna Classic 2016

Tuna fishing is a little like getting bit by a tick: It gets under your skin and you hope you don't get the "disease"... If it weren't for my former on-air partner, Seattle Seahawk Pro-Bowler Robbie Tobeck and SaltPatrol.com's John Keizer, my tuna condition would likely have not progressed from...

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Jul 17, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Destination Villa del Palmar at Loreto, Mexico

The Baja Peninsula of Mexico is home to Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Swordfish, Roosterfish, Grouper, Cabrera and many other species that anglers often include on their ultimate fishing “bucket list” but the Dorado with its deep blue and bright green colors, unique rounded head and long dorsal fin is what...

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Oct 15, 2013 by jdarr
New Driftboat – Tricked to the Hilt

By Josiah Darr. When it comes to drift boats there are a fairly endless number of options and accessories available if you have the money and are willing to spend it. Do you want a metal boat? Fiberglass? Maybe a classic wooden boat? Willie and Koffler make great aluminum boats...

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Oct 07, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Blacktail Scouting With Our 2 Year Old

It kind of sounds like an oxymoron when you first read it. Scouting with a 2 year old...really??? She isn't actually two yet, but at 20 months she's close enough. This is our third trip into the woods now and I'll admit the first two were a little rough. On...

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May 28, 2013 by Tom Nelson
We’ve Seen Forecasts…Now, Let’s See Some Kings!!!

With a damp, dreary Memorial Day weekend in the rear view window, it's time to look north for the first indications of our actual chinook returns. So why do we look north and what are we looking for? GREAT QUESTION!!! To answer that question, let's have a quick review of...

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