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April 2018

Few memories last as long as those surrounding your first fishing trip ( family’s first RV trip maybe? ). You probably still remember the sights, sounds and smiles of the occasion vividly, and you probably look back on the outing fondly. Now, so many years later, it is time to introduce your children to angling. You certainly don’t have to do anything fancy to introduce children to the sport, b...[more]

If you have read my articles before, you know I am the mad scientist of fishing and I love creating new things and lures. I’ve invented more baits than a lot of guys have ever fished with. I like to not only create my own unique baits, but change and improve baits made by others. Here lately I have been doing a lot of repainting of some of my old lures because I either didn’t like the color of the...[more]

Most trout anglers in the Evergreen state wait for the last Saturday of April which is the general Lowland Lakes opener. But there is no need to wait as there are plenty of lakes to fish right now. One thing the angler needs to remember when fishing early in Spring is that the gear and how to fish for trout might be a little different than later in the month and especially later in Spring and Summ...[more]

It’s an iconic image that's featured amidst many people’s Northern cabin decor: a fishing lure featuring feathery tufts that represent the wings of an insect. This icon of fly fishing is a type of lure called a “dry fly.” Fly anglers use dry flies to imitate insects hatching on the top of rivers. The trout cannot resist. But that’s not the only way to fly fish and trout aren’t the only kind of ...[more]

March 2018

In the past three or four years one of the top lakes for kokanee in the Northwest has been Lake Chelan. The huge natural lake in North Central Washington has always had a naturally reproducing population of landlocked sockeye salmon, but in the past few years the average size of the salmon has grown considerably. While Chelan has always had a good kokanee fishery in late spring and summer,...[more]

How to fish for Columbia River Walleye: The Easy Way! The Columbia River in Washington State and Oregon is one of the premier destination walleye fisheries in the United States. Anglers come from all around to target Walleye in the mighty Columbia River. The Columbia River is known, not only as a possible location for the next World Record Walleye, but also as a great place to catch unbelieva...[more]

The winter sportsman shows in Washington come to an end with the Big Horn Show in Spokane. It’s Washington’s second largest show, right behind the Puyallup Show. My wife JoAnn and I have made this show a yearly family event, bringing our dogs Diesel and Rudy along for a get-away. It always sets a small part of my soul free as we climb up and over Snoqualmie Pass, then down into the Columbia Go...[more]

With the announcement of the lower Columbia Spring Chinook season starting March 1st, it’s officially springtime, regardless of what the calendar or thermometer says. Springers are one of the most prized of all of the Chinook runs as the fish are marbled with fat and oils as well as it’s our first chance at salmon. Boat ramps will be congested and popular fishing areas will be crowded but it is al...[more]

If there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that Bass fishermen are always looking for new and better ways to put more and bigger fish in the boat. Whether that might be learning a new technique or trying out a new lure. Most bass fishermen are always trying to be a better angler and I too try to be the best I can be. I’m very much a “Think outside the box” kind of guy. So much so that some of my ...[more]

February 2018

The Clearwater River is putting out some BIG B-run steelhead this time of year! I just returned from our weekend Northwest Fishing Reports Members Adventure fishing with owner/operator Toby Wyatt of Reel Time fishing and guide Kyle Jones of Jones Sport Fishing (Kyle guide with Reel Time on the Clearwater). We had two days of fun fishing with members of NWFR and also our Fox partners from Spokane F...[more]

The river had come up a few feet by the time our Sunday trip came around. I had been watching the river graph all week with the upcoming rainstorm hitting the coast. Luckily the rain was steady but not overwhelming and the river didn’t blow out. By the time we offloaded the drift boat the early morning was light enough to reveal that the water’s visibility would be around three feet and it was the...[more]

29th ANNUAL CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW AT THE SUNDOME IN YAKIMA The 29th annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show is set to open the doors Friday, February 16th at the Yakima Valley SunDome and it runs through Sunday, February 18th. This always popular event brings area outdoor enthusiasts together, all under one roof, to see the latest in hunting and fishing gear, outdoor displays and ...[more]