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Hiking For Upland Birds
Hiking For Upland Birds
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 9/24/2021
The forest grouse season opened on September 15th and general upland bird seasons for chukar, quail and gray partridge (formerly known as Hungarian partridge or Huns before the PC police changed the name) opens October 2nd across Eastern Washington. Upland bird hunting, also known as going for a long walk with a dog and a gun, can be a rewarding day afield. All that’s needed is a shotgun, a ...
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Outdoors Roundup Sept 3-10
Outdoors Roundup Sept 3-10
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 9/12/2021
THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT September 03 to September 10, 2021 OUTDOORS ROUND UP FISHING REPORTS: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE: At Gorge Outfitters Supply in Rufus, Megan Eshleman reports anglers are catching Chinook salmon off the mouth of the Deschutes River but winds have kept anglers off the water for several days during the past week. Walleye fishing remains consistently good above the ...
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It's Humpy Time!
It's Humpy Time!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 9/7/2021
With some three million pink salmon flooding Puget Sound and entering tributary rivers right now, it is prime time to go fishing! Pink salmon return to Puget Sound every odd year and this is the best return we’ve seen in nearly ten years. The pinks are also known as humpies for the hump that forms on their back after they enter freshwater on their journey upstream to spawn. They generally run f...
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Crappie Crackdown!
Crappie Crackdown!
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 9/5/2021
It's the heat of the summer, and crappie fishing couldn't be hotter! As lakes begin to heat up, crappie come close to shore from the depths of their winter hideouts. These little panfish put up a good fight for their size, and they taste great too. Unlike trout, which don't bite as well when lakes heat up, crappie are right at home in warm water. They are eager biters from sun up to sun down, so n...
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Tempura Breaded Crappie
Tempura Breaded Crappie
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 9/5/2021
Tempura Breaded Crappie Crappie are truly the classic summer panfish. Whether you fry them whole or fillet them first, their tender white meat is always a summer highlight. They have large, thick bones that are easy to remove from fillets, or if you want to cook them whole, you can pull the meat off the bones once they're cooked. One you locate the school, crappie bite eagerly and it's easy to ...
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Crazy Crab Place
Crazy Crab Place
Author: Hillary Holman
Posted: 9/5/2021
The Crazy Crab Place Kennewick, Washington NW Good Eats! Hey Everybody! It’s me, Hillary again with another NW Good Eats. This month we move on up the Columbia to Tri Cities Washington. Many of you have driven through these towns making your way to the Coast, Hanford Reach or The Dalles. Kennewick is where this joint is. Kennewick is a usual stop for Rob and I to stretch our legs and grab...
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Columbia Rivers Upriver Brights
Columbia Rivers Upriver Brights
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 9/5/2021
The morning sky was getting light enough to tell itself from the distant mountains as we backed the boat down the ramp. Once we launched it was full throttle ahead as we crossed the Columbia to the mouth of the tributary river dumping in cooler water. Salmon making their way up the Columbia often dive into the cooler waters of tributaries or where that water mixes with the warmer water of the big ...
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Hanford reach Fall Chinook Bounty
Hanford reach Fall Chinook Bounty
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 9/5/2021
My reel was peeling line at a dizzying rate and it felt like I had a freight train attached on the other end. Without thinking I applied my thumb to the level line spool and pulled back with a loud “ouch!” “That’ll leave a mark” our guide Dave deadpanned. The fish was a good fifty yards behind our boat before I was able to slowly start to regain line. Foot by foot the strong chinook and I battled ...
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Toothy Monsters
Toothy Monsters
Author: Paul Lewis
Posted: 9/5/2021
Toothy Monsters: The mighty Atlantic Sheepshead For those who have read my recent articles, you know that when I’m not in our great PNW guiding for the myriad of species we have, I am blessed to travel the nation with my second job. Just like many of you, I travel with my rods and spend my off time exploring new and exotic species wherever I am located. In this month’s travels, I was in the ...
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Ten Kokanee Tips
Ten Kokanee Tips
Author: Randy Castello (Rseas)
Posted: 9/5/2021
My Twenty Cents Worth (2-cents per tip) or 10 Kokanee Tips I mulled this over for some time and thought that I would share some of my kokanee knowledge. First kokanee eat plankton. Their gills are specifically designed to filter plankton out of the water. Of all the kokanee that I have caught in my, I won’t say how many years of fishing for them. I have never found anything more than green goo ...
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Late Summer Smallmouth Bass Strategies
Late Summer Smallmouth Bass Strategies
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 9/5/2021
One of my favorite times of the year is late summer to early fall fishing for Smallmouth on the Pend Oreille River here in North Idaho. Over the past 10 years I have acquired a few new techniques that have greatly improved my catch rates. One of those new methods got me a 94 fish day on the river a few days ago, so I thought I would share some of my somewhat secret techniques I have learned over t...
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Washington Outdoors Report August 6th
Washington Outdoors Report August 6th
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 8/4/2021
Thanks to the covid pandemic people are recreating outdoors like never before and one of the most popular activities for outdoors enthusiasts whether they be novices or veterans is hiking! While some don’t mind crowded trails many of us hike into the wilderness to enjoy the solitude the experience can give us. With that in mind, here’s some ideas for hikes this summer that will get you away from...
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