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My Top Five Summertime Bass Techniques
My Top Five Summertime Bass Techniques
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 7/16/2021
If there is one thing that comes to mind about my love of summertime fishing, it’s TOPWATER BABY!!!! That will be the first tactic I will cover here, but first some general info that will help you find summertime fish. One thing you have to remember is after the spawn is over bass in most lakes will move off the beds and join 1 of 2 distinctly different groups. You have a group of fish that wil...
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Summer Saltwater Shore Fishing for Salmon
Summer Saltwater Shore Fishing for Salmon
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 7/16/2021
Every odd year in the state of Washington, something amazing happens. Hundreds of thousands of pink salmon will be flooding our shores to make their biannual migration to their spawning grounds. They are the most plentiful salmon in our state, and every angler in the Northwest looks forward to their return. Pinks are also called humpies because the males grow a large hump on their back as they nea...
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Smallmouth Tactics in a Southern Swamp
Smallmouth Tactics in a Southern Swamp
Author: Paul Lewis
Posted: 7/16/2021
As some of you know, I am blessed with my second line of work (aside from guiding) to travel the nation and spend time in areas vastly different from the Pacific Northwest waters I call home. Currently, I am in Charleston, South Carolina, and being that it is the tail end of spring I have been dying for a spawning Smallmouth bass trip. You know, once in a while we all have the need to practice ou...
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Summer Kokanee
Summer Kokanee
Author: Randy Castello (Rseas)
Posted: 7/2/2021
Summertime Kokanee? With this assignment I found myself asking what do I do different for summertime kokanee? After a brief meshing of gears in my otherwise empty skull I came to the conclusion that generally I don’t do anything different. As we are about to explore, I do make some subtle changes to my overall approach. So you have decided to spend a summer Saturday fishing for kokanee, now wh...
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Outdoors Roundup - Columbia Sockeye and More
Outdoors Roundup - Columbia Sockeye and More
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/29/2021
SNOQUALMIE PASS WILDLIFE CROSSINGS – Those multi-million-dollar wildlife crossings under and over Interstate 90 (east of Snoqualmie Pass), are getting some good use by area wildlife and reducing traffic collisions. The Washington State Department of Transportation posted a tweet on their Snoqualmie Pass Twitter page showing video of deer, elk and other animals using the crossings day and night. ...
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It's Top-water Time for Bass!
It's Top-water Time for Bass!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/29/2021
If you are an angler, there are few things more awesome than watching a bass erupt out of the water and smash your lure. Topwater fishing is primarily a summertime affair and it’s the favorite style of fishing for many because of the shot of adrenaline that occurs every time you get a strike. Let’s run through some topwater bass fishing basics and talk about some lures you can use to hook into ...
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Kokanee Fish Tacos? You've got to be kidding!
Kokanee Fish Tacos? You've got to be kidding!
Author: Randy Castello (Rseas)
Posted: 6/29/2021
I am not, I have two ways that I make kokanee fish tacos. I may have had a recipe at some point but over the years and after having made hundreds of fish tacos they just come to be. One of my favorite foods is street tacos and both the following recipes are simple, delicious and you eat them with your fingers, in my mind a requirement for any street food. My preference is to eat them on warm corn ...
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Saltwater Coho
Saltwater Coho
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 6/29/2021
It might only be July and coho are far from most anglers minds but resident fish have been biting for a while now. Marine Area 10, the waters out front of Seattle and Bremerton, are becoming a coho primer hotspot the past few years. The smaller fish that mill around in Puget Sound feeding on anchovies, herring, shrimp, squid and anything else they can find. Resident coho are fun to catch but it is...
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How to Really Pre-Fish a Bass Lake!
How to Really Pre-Fish a Bass Lake!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/24/2021
I was lucky enough to spend a week in Fort Worth, Texas this month covering the Bassmaster Classic, an annual event put on by B.A.S.S. called the “Super Bowl of Bass Fishing”. This year’s three-day tournament took place at Lake Ray Roberts, a reservoir built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1980’s. The lake, with over 29,000 acres of water, has brush piles in the deep water for habitat...
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Members Hot Reports for June
Members Hot Reports for June
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 6/7/2021
Welcome to our new monthly featured, Members Hot Reports. Each month we’ll look back at some of the great reports members of NWFR have posted. It’s a great way for you to see what locations are heating up and find some new places to fish and explore you may not have heard about. While you’re at it we encourage you to sign up at Northwestfishingreports.com and start posting reports. Every week we a...
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Planer Boards 101
Planer Boards 101
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 6/6/2021
I'll never forget the first time I saw planer boards. We were in the Cowlitz River, wading up to our chests in freezing cold water and casting our corky/yarn setups all day with no bites. With cold legs and sore arms, we began the long journey back to the truck. On our way back, we saw 3 fishermen sitting around a fire with their feet up and downing beers. 4 beautiful, chrome king salmon graced th...
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Pre-Season Fishing and Boating Preparation 101
Pre-Season Fishing and Boating Preparation 101
Author: Randy Castello (Rseas)
Posted: 6/6/2021
With the standard forecast of sunny weekdays and rainy weekends a fisherman may be nervously cussing out the weather man. If so your energy would be better spent getting ready for this year’s kokanee wars. Spend the time making sure everything is tip-top condition. Check out your boat, gear, tackle and develop a game plan for keeping the smoker filled with the delectable mini salmon. Following are...
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