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August 2018

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]

Although they develop their own attitudes, perceptions and philosophies over time, most children reflect the views and priorities of their parents. For modern hunters and anglers, few things are as satisfying to see from their sons and daughters, as a blossoming love of wildlife and desire to protect it. But although your children will likely follow in your footsteps to some degree without extr...[more]

Pulling onto the gravel bar next to a deep hole I noticed two guide boats already anchored up and taking the slot. The river was low and the fish were stacked up in the holes, or at least so we thought. Instead of trying to wrestle our way into the crowds I just dropped the oars and sat for a while, watching the anglers. It was like an assembly line of floats going down the river, everyone casting...[more]

July 2018

The month of July often finds us fishing the Upper Columbia River in the Brewster Pool for Sockeye Salmon. Columbia River Sockeye Salmon average between 19-24 inches. What they lack in size they more than make up on the dinner table. Columbia River Sockeye Salmon are some of the finest tasting fish that swim in the Columbia River, and at times they can also provide outstanding fishing action. When...[more]

The largest Salmon Derby on the Upper Columbia River is coming up soon, and there is still time to register at Brewster Salmon Derby. The Brewster King Salmon Derby will be held Aug. 3-5, and the odds of getting a wining fish are getting better every year. There are lots of ways to win for all ages, KING OF THE POOL wins $2000 and Adult FIRST PLACE wins $1500. THERE’s ALSO a CASH POT for Youth ...[more]

From the outside looking in, fishing may seem to be all about body counts and hard-pulling, big fish. But if you have spent a considerable number of years in the sport as I have, you may find that there is more to it that the casual observer may see. As a young man I lived within walking distance of the beach and when I was bored there was always a place to go fishing, whether you had someone t...[more]

The miles melted away as my phone played music fit for a road trip – Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Chuck Prophet and The Jayhawks were among a seemingly never-ending sound track that was perfect for our destination. How did my phone know just the right music to play? Ah, the age we live in! To either side Northwest Fishing Report’s Rob Holman and I soaked in tree-covered hills and glimpses of snowy ...[more]

Pulling up to the boat launch in the pre-dawn I noticed how warm the morning air was. It was going to be another hot July day in North-central Washington. Un-latching the tie down straps to the boat and making sure the plug was installed it was time to get out on the water before the sun came up. I had grown up here, near the small tourist town of Chelan, and the cool water from Lake Chelan ran do...[more]

Introductory Trolling tactics for Trout and Kokanee in Western Washington and around the State. Summertime: the time of year when vast amounts of Western Washington anglers are gearing up for their shot at a monster chinook, bright chrome steelhead, or early season coho. As fisherman chase salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Ocean, the Puget Sound, and a multitude of different rivers; lakes ar...[more]

June 2018

Walleye fishing on the Columbia River is a destination hot spot for anglers who seek this predatroy fish. In fact, most walleye anglers will tell you that if you can catch a walleye, you can catch just about any species of fish. Departments of Fish and Wildlife in Washington and Oregon, over the last two years, have lifted the limits while fishing the Lower Columbia. Studies are showing that wa...[more]

If you’re a serious Bass, Pike or Musky fisherman the one thing you don’t want to do it is have to hunt through your whole tackle box looking for a lure or bait you want. I’m going to show you guys how I keep my tackle organized that makes a huge difference in the amount of time it takes to find the right baits. First off the best way to store Bass tackle is in the clear plastic boxes that ar...[more]

Anglers in search of fishing grounds where you can find solitude, lots of fish, and breathtaking views are probably pretty frustrated as fisheries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are dwindling. Steelhead anglers are being pushed onto the few river systems that still have healthy runs of fish, and even at that the term “healthy run” seems to be confused with “dwindling run”. Salmon are being manag...[more]