Jan 30, 2018 by Jason Brooks
5 Tips for High Water Steelhead

5 TIP’S FOR HIGH WATER STEELHEAD by Jason Brooks Two weeks of rain and counting with more to come. It seems like our rivers and streams will never come back “into shape” and our winter steelhead season continues to dwindle down from months to weeks. Rain and high water makes...

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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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Jan 03, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Smoked Salmon – A Simple and Delicious Recipe

Smoking salmon can be as easy or difficult as you make it. By using the highest quality salmon, however, you can produce a very high quality smoked fish product using even the most basic recipe and ingredients. Don't be fooled into thinking the spawned out old boot that you just caught...

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Dec 12, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Early Winter Steelhead Have Arrived!

Early Winter Steelhead - They're Here! by Jason Brooks Reports of early winter run steelhead have been blowing up my phone lately. Most notably my buddy Ted Schuman of Winter Run Guide Service and has been teasing me with photos from a few recent trips. Ted has been concentrating on...

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Oct 19, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Luhr Jensen Tech Tip – Using the Jet Diver

Our good friend Carmen Macdonald at Luhr Jensen just produced a great video describing how to properly rig and use a Jet Diver. These divers are widely used in salmon and steelhead fisheries throughout the northwest, the Kenai River, and Alaska's Nushagak River. If you're serious about salmon and steelhead fishing...

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Sep 26, 2016 by Rob Endsley
It’s Here – Daiwa Lexa Line Counter!

By Rob Endsley Daiwa's new Lexa 300 line counter is a compact powerhouse that will put plenty of salmon, steelhead, and tuna in the boat here in the Pacific Northwest. With the Lexa's buttery smooth Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag anglers can finesse a big steelhead or walleye on light line or...

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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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Feb 12, 2016 by Jason Brooks
Keys to Successful Bank Steelheading

by Jason Brooks Bank bound anglers often feel they are at a hindrance to those floating buy in drift boats or having the wake of a jet sled slap the shores as they zoom by. But just because one is on foot doesn’t mean they are at a disadvantage as...

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Jan 15, 2016 by Jason Brooks
The Versatile Drift Boat

by Jason Brooks If you ask me what is the most versatile watercraft to pursuit salmon and steelhead I would have to say it’s the drift boat. With its distinctive up curved ends and flat bottom designed and built to float in skinny northwest rivers it also handles bigger waters...

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Jan 08, 2016 by Rob Endsley
Successful Steelhead Fishing

By Jason Brooks The cold days of January creates clear waters on the drop and for the steelhead angler it is time to hit the rivers. This time of year brings in fresh fish that are nickel sided and black backed ready to bite. Mixed in the bag are hatchery...

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