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October 2018

The Pacific Northwest is known for its rainy season which usually begins in mid-October and doesn’t seem to stop until May. Anglers also know that the rain brings fish into the rivers but can make it difficult to fish for them. Stained water that is rising and pushing into back eddy’s, sloughs, creeks and making it hard to fish. Unless you know how to fish the high water and then you don’t mind th...[more]

Anglers enjoy a pretty neat luxury, which few other outdoor enthusiasts can: Rainy weather won’t necessarily ruin your day. In fact, rain can often improve your chances of catching fish, in a number of different ways. The next time you notice dark clouds rolling in, grab your fishing gear and head out to your favorite fishing spot ( and take your kids with you ). If you employ the nine tips a...[more]

Have you ever spent most of the day trolling or casting for an uncooperative fish, only to end up with little or nothing to show for it? Then, to add insult to injury, some “wise” person consoles with the phrase “well, that’s why they call it fishing, not catching.” We all know that fishing is a fantastic way to get out and enjoy a day on the water, but sometimes it is just nice to go catching...[more]

September 2018

White House Calling -yeah right! Friday June 29,2018, started out like it usually does, I was busy getting ready for the 4th of July Parade that I was the coordinator for with the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. I received a phone call and caller ID said unknown number, well I usually let the machine pick up those calls but since I was getting calls from people asking about the parade I answer...[more]

September is a special time for me. Like the change in the weather, I can feel a change in myself, a pent up anticipation that has slowly been building over the summer and like clockwork bursts forth in full bloom. It’s coho time in Puget Sound! Yes, this is a great time of the year to be a salmon angler in Puget Sound, if the runs are strong and the fishing is open. Last year was unique in tha...[more]

The Saga of the Well-Schooled Kokanee Continues... One year later KOKANEE and DUDE meet back up. KOKANEE is enjoying one his favorite on-line books “The Role of Expectation in Fishing – How to Stay Focused.” KOKANEE: Well I see you are a bit older. Do I see some whiskers among that peach fuzz? DUDE: Yeah. I see you are getting a bit long in the tooth yourself. KOKANEE: Thanks for not noti...[more]

The Smallmouth Bass is one of the most exciting fish to catch that swims. Whether it be on a Crankbait , topwater. Soft plastic or a jerkbait Smallies can really put up a battle. Here are the ten best Smallies lures ever made #10 The Rebel Pop R Nothing in fishing is more thrilling then having a big Smallmouth Bass blowing up on a topwater lure. This is one lure that I love to fish f...[more]

Carp have long been a popular gamefish in Europe and parts of Asia, but they’ve largely been ignored by North American anglers. However, this is beginning to change, and many US-based anglers are beginning to open their eyes to the fun these fish provide. However, fishing for carp is quite different than fishing for bass, bluegill and trout (although it does have a few similarities to catfish...[more]

One of the most exciting moments for an angler is to see a float go under the surface and after a hard hookset the battle erupts with a huge fall Chinook. Float fishing is one of the most productive and easy ways to fish for fall kings. If you are a novice or even a seasoned float fishing angler there is always room to learn and here are some tips and techniques I have learned over the past twenty...[more]

August 2018

“Fish Fish Fish!!!” That port rod had been getting hit the whole trip and it was once again bouncing. Pop, the line released from the clip and line went peeling off with the scream of the reel clicker. “Whose turn is it?” We’d had enough bites and fish that it was getting hard to know whose turn it was rotating through the four anglers. Rob Frawley of had his fish detecting skil...[more]

Some have names like Blue, Blankenship, Cougar, Cramer and Flatiron. Others don’t have a name at all. But for anglers who might be willing to hike a few miles, and who want to get away from the heat of the cities, fishing one of these high mountain lakes, many in the William O. Douglas Wilderness in central Cascades, should be in for some productive fishing. The Department of Fish and Wildlif...[more]

As the summer is slipping away, it is hard not to get excited for the beginning of the Fall King Salmon run up the Columbia River. As we speak, Fall kings are staging at the mouth of the Columbia River and from Astoria to the Hanford Reach, anglers will have many opportunities to catch these fish as they travel to their spawning grounds. In this article, I want to focus on 1 main rigging tha...[more]