May 03, 2018 by Tom Nelson
Englefield Bay: Your annual angling trip of a lifetime!

To be completely honest, I cannot really recall how I became aware of the magnificent fishing in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) but I'm certain that I was a very young angler that was quite impressionable. However, the reverent tones that this incredible location inspired among the anglers that...

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Apr 12, 2018 by Rob Endsley
Kokanee and Walleye Head Up the Best Prospects for Spring

By Dave Graybill  A couple of years ago I said that Lake Chelan for kokanee and Banks Lake for walleye would share the spotlight for spring fishing in our region. Well, last year the fishing at both of these lakes was even better than I had anticipated. This year I...

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Dec 06, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Graybill’s Tips for Catching Lake Chelan Kokanee

By Dave Graybill We are blessed with many clear and calm days throughout the winter months here in Eastern Washington. That will encourage kokanee anglers to launch their boats to take advantage of the great kokanee fishing available to them on Lake Chelan. The good kokanee fishing in the winter...

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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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Sep 03, 2017 by Tom Nelson
Fall Anglers will be Busy With Kings and Walleye

By Dave Graybill Fall in North Central Washington is most often the favorite season for anglers in the region.  Our weather cools a bit and it makes it more appealing to be out on the water after the heat of summer.  While the weather is cooling there are a couple...

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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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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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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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