Holiday Gift Ideas from NWFR

by Mike Carey, December 16, 2019

It’s Christmas, a time of giving and sharing with our loved ones. For the anglers in your life there are lots of options for gift giving. Our yearly Christmas List has some great ideas for you to consider for the angler in your life – or yourself!

The older I get the more I appreciate comfort. I love to get out in the fresh air and go fishing but come winter it’s more important than ever to keep comfortable. A good base layer from Greys Harbor Unders is just the ticket to keep you fishing on those cold winter days.

What better way to spend a winter day than fishing for steelhead with a guide that knows the water like the back of his hand? Scott Crawford of Chrome Inc will get you on those silver bright winter steelhead we all are in search of!

Just in case you “only” catch 15-20 pound wild steelhead but still are craving some quality seafood, check out Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing. Freshly frozen, vacuum sealed and delivered to your door. They handle the fish like you would for the best quality you can ask for.

Next summer will come sooner than you can imagine. NWFR has some favorite destinations for you to mark on your calendar. Reel Obsession Sportfishing is a day’s drive and ferry ride from Puget Sound and puts you on some of the premier fishing locations off of Vancouver Island. If you want to go the Alaska route, we highly recommend Anderson Lodge Alaska for a combination self-guided and charter all-inclusive fishing adventure. Two great fishing destinations you owe it to yourself to check out!

In the gear department, we have several companies that have amazing and essential products to improve your days on the water. Okuma offers a wide variety of rods and reels for whatever type of fishing you’re into. Luresafe is a Made in Washington small business that has the ultimate solutions to store your dodgers, flashers, and other gear. Worksharp is there at the end of the day to keep those filet knives sharp so you get the best filets possible from your catch. Dutch Fork Custom Lures offers unique and innovative trolling blades and more. Dutch Fork Lures are proven in the Midwest on Lake Erie and will soon be a staple in the Pacific Northwest for walleye anglers.

And at the end of the day of targeting Lahontan cutthroat trout on Omak Lake or fishing for salmon at Brewster… treat yourself to a quality stay with Best Western Omak Inn. Don’t forget to ask for the NWFR discount!

From the crew at NWFR, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mike Carey, Editor

Northwest Fishing Reports


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