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Seattle – Jeff Head Winter Blackmouth
Seattle – Jeff Head Winter Blackmouth
Author: Andrew Moravec
Posted: 1/5/2020
Editor’s Note – NWFR welcomes our newest writer, Andrew Moravec. This blackmouth article is from Andrew’s RipTideFish.com fishing blog, January 2019. Seattle – Jeff Head Winter Blackmouth We headed across the Sound at the break of dawn. The morning was calm, and the weather forecast looked good. Winter Blackmouth fishing has been very good. I was pretty excited to get out on Evan’s boat and ...
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27th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show
27th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show
Author: Sponsored Content
Posted: 1/5/2020
January, 2020 For more information contact: For Immediate Release Merle or Bev Shuyler @ 509-952-1014 27th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show The 2020 Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show will once again return to the HAPO Center in Pasco on January 17, 18 and 19. This is the first show if its kind in the Pacific Northwest and is the perfect place to bring the entire family to take in all the ...
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Holiday Gift Ideas from NWFR
Holiday Gift Ideas from NWFR
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 12/16/2019
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 kee...
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The Squiding Agenda
The Squiding Agenda
Author: Fix.com
Posted: 12/9/2019
Catching squid is one of my favorite forms of light-tackle saltwater fishing. It presents a unique challenge involving cool and different gear, plus the results are delicious and fun. Though a boat will often dominate the photographs you see of squid anglers, you can have just as much fun catching them from the shore. The following article will cover some basic techniques for catching squid, the r...
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Carp Fishing
Carp Fishing
Author: Sean Ward
Posted: 12/9/2019
New to carp fishing? Don’t worry! This fish is not one of the most difficult in the world to catch, and with a little bit of practice and time, you’ll be handling these fish like a seasoned professional. This guide to carp fishing for beginners can help you get started. Know Your Fish The carp is one of the most exciting - yet also one of the most frustrating! - fish species to go after...
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Fall and Winter Whitefish
Fall and Winter Whitefish
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 12/9/2019
Call them the Rodney Dangerfield’s of the Pacific Northwest. The whitefish, whether it be the mountain whitefish found in streams or the lake whitefish found in Eastern Washington reservoirs and the Columbia River, are fish that like Rodney, “Don’t get no respect”. It’s a shame, because in the steelhead-salmon-trout centric state of Washington, we are overlooking a fine gamefish that tastes good...
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Guide to Drift Boats
Guide to Drift Boats
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 12/9/2019
It is hard to beat a slow float down a northwest river and the drift boat is one of the best ways to get down the waterways where we like to fish. From low water summertime steelhead, Fall Chinook and Coho to winter run steelies, the drift boat is as about as versatile as the fish we seek. Keep in mind there are several factors when it comes to rowing a drift boat. When you decide to buy one you n...
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Solunar Surf Perch
Solunar Surf Perch
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 12/9/2019
No matter what you fish for, every fisherman seeks a way to get the edge and catch more fish. Pattern recognition is in human nature. Some fishermen have a lucky hat we were wearing when we caught our personal best salmon, for instance. Others look to the tides or moon for guidance. I first heard of the solunar theory several years ago while trolling for mackinaw and rainbow trout in Deer Lake. Re...
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Jigging Up Cold Water Pike
Jigging Up Cold Water Pike
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 12/9/2019
Pack away your ice fishing tip-ups. Grab a jigging rod in one hand, a box of lures in the other and set off for a day of pike action. No bait necessary. Whether you’re fishing out of a boat or on the ice, jigging for winter Pike can be a very productive method of catching some toothy critters. With a basic understanding of the movement of pike throughout the winter season and a few simple jigg...
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Black Friday Isn't Just For Shopping!
Black Friday Isn't Just For Shopping!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 11/29/2019
THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT November 22 – November 29, 2019 BLACK FRIDAY IS FOR FISHING Tens of thousands of one to three-pound trout, primarily rainbows averaging 15-inches or longer, are being stocked in lakes all over the state. This gives you a great reason so skip a hectic trip to a big box store or mall on Black Friday and instead, head out for a relaxing day on the water to c...
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November Means Chums!
November Means Chums!
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 11/4/2019
Last November I took a friend and my son down a coastal river for some fishing. The friend moved to the Pacific Northwest from Texas and had never caught a salmon before. He was an avid angler and whitewater rafter so being on a river was no big deal to him but catching his first salmon turned out to be one of the best experiences he had while floating down a river. Pulling into a backwater slough...
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Chum Secrets
Chum Secrets
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 11/4/2019
When asked to identify the types of Pacific salmon, most Northwesterners can readily name the feisty coho, the red sockeye, the plentiful pink, and, of course, the mighty chinook salmon. Fewer can name the chum, or dog, salmon. The lesser known fifth species of Pacific salmon gets its place in the spotlight starting in November. This is the least pressured salmon run in the state, but those who kn...
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