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July 2017

Nutritionists, doctors, and other health experts all agree that seafood can form an integral part of any balanced diet. Fresh fish in particular is both delicious to eat and highly beneficial to our well-being. In addition to a broad range of essential vitamins and minerals, many fish also contain high levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids – substances that boost the human metabolism and t...[more]

Hoodsport, WA-Downriggers set with arching rods and the Olympic Mountains in the background. Sounds great and it really is a beautiful place to fish but for anglers without a boat then they are just out of fish, Skokomish River stock fish anyway. Next month thousands of bank bound anglers would normally head to the “Skok”. Though it has seen its share of controversy over the recent years with news...[more]

Fly anglers are full of ingenuity, and the most successful fishermen are constantly experimenting with different rigs and techniques to put more trout on the end of the line. Meanwhile, modern equipment, leaders, terminal tackle, and flies have enabled anglers to push the envelope of what is possible. These days, it’s common for anglers to fish up to three flies on the end of their leader instead ...[more]

June 2017

Its’ hard to beat enjoying a summer’s day out on Puget Sound. With the recent conflicts and confusion over salmon season’s and a lack of setting rules for fisheries this past spring I got to thinking about other options besides salmon. With last years predicted low returns of Coho, closures and even non-existent fisheries that were once traditions in the Sound it’s hard to imagine a summer out boa...[more]

If you hang out around a marina, boat launch or other places where fishermen are with their boats you’ll notice that just about every boat is equipped with a fish finder. It is considered an essential piece of equipment, but for most people it is a waste of money because it doesn’t help them catch more fish. The reasons for this are many. Why Your Fish Finder Is A Waste Of Money Lets exami...[more]

I was fishing for a few years before I tried out my first plastic crawfish. Once I did, I felt stupid for not doing so sooner. They catch bass. Period. Exclamation point! A lot of anglers go craw-wild in the spring, but then forget about them for the rest of the year. This is a mistake, as they remain productive throughout the year. They may not be the best lure for the dead of winter or while ...[more]

I had the privilege of fishing the 2017 Yale Kokanee event “The Fallen Outdoors” with my friend Robbie (first mate) and three vets, Chris, Jason, and Misty. For those of you not familiar with this awesome organization, The Fallen Outdoors matches up vets with outdoors people for fishing and hunting trips. It’s a volunteer group started by three vets in 2009 on a top of a remote outpost in Afghanis...[more]

Some new products are truly unique, for example, Wiggle Fins. These products create and define new methods and fishing techniques. Other products take a great idea, refine it and make it better. In this category falls a new kokanee fly produced by Arctic Fox Trolling Flies. I had the opportunity to recently tackle test this product on Lake Conconully and came away very impressed. It’s going to be...[more]

The land locked king salmon fishery in Lake Oroville has been a tough one to figure out. They are a cold water fish that stays down deep for most of the season. Shore based anglers rarely can reach them and boat fishermen have a tough time finding the correct combination of depth, speed and lure. The story of the cold water fishery in Lake Oroville goes back to the completion of the dam in the ...[more]

Reports are pouring in regarding great fishing up in Okanagon County. The area offers lots of recreation opportunities including ATV riding, hiking, and of course fishing. There are many campgrounds and RV parks around the area, but for those looking to just head out and get in some great kokanee fishing, Okanagon Valley Guide Service and the Best Western Plus Peppertree Inn at Omak have put to...[more]

May 2017

May brings on one of my favorite fisheries, but it is not one where you use a hook, line, and rod to reel in the catch. Instead, baits are in the form of canned cat food, tuna fish, and pellets that resemble dried dog food. Rope is needed, not monofilament lines, and the net is a metal box made of 1 inch mesh. Yes, May is the beginning of shrimp season! Puget Sound offers a very good shrimp fis...[more]

I listened to the trolling motor as it went into it’s programmed acceleration. Like clockwork the outside downrigger rod began to do a familiar “tap tap tap” as it signaled another kokanee on the other end. Pulling the rod out of the rod holder Alan reeled down and popped the release. “It’s not a bad fish” he noted. The rod doubled over as the kokanee gave some good head shakes. Alan slowly and st...[more]