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March 2017

We all know drift fishing is a powerful technique for catching all kinds of river fish, including steelhead. What if told you there is a way to make drift fishing even better – cover more water, and keep your gear in the “zone” longer? Well that is side drifting. This boat based fishing technique is quite popular with fishing guides and recreational fishermen because it flat out puts fish in ...[more]

I can remember the exact place and time it happened… My wife and I were fishing Lake Wenatchee for sockeye in our brand new Thunderjet. The fishing had been good but the dogs were letting us know that they needed a shore break. I scanned the shoreline and found what looked like the perfect spot to ground the bow and let the dogs hop out. I eased the boat on to shore and gave a little throttle t...[more]

Since 1997, first as WashingtonLakes.com and its sister sites for Oregon, Idaho and beyond and recently as Northwest Fishing Reports, Digital Anglers has been focused on providing up to date information on northwest sport fishing opportunities while providing a place for people to share everything they want to about the sport they love. With a large membership and loyal following, Northwest Fishin...[more]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bringing the outdoors, indoors (Spokane, WA | February, 2017) The weather is getting warmer and the days longer, which means two things; Spring is close and The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is closer! Starting Thursday, March 16th join us at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center for FOUR full days of fun for all. Cost of Admission: Adults: $10.0...[more]

February 2017

Sitting at the dinner table one Friday night my cell phone began ringing and the caller I.D. showed it was a fishing buddy of mine. I grabbed the phone and excused myself while my wife looked at me with a polite stare (in case she reads this article you know what I mean by “polite stare”) and I reassured her it would be a short conversation. As I answered the phone I wondered what he wanted. Our ...[more]

Lake Washington Perch Fishing Secrets During the winter months I tend to fish mostly for perch. I like how simple and relaxing it is. Plus it is great fishing to take kids and new fishermen too – plenty of action to keep them entertained, and lets them learn the basics of working a rod and reel, setting the hook, and other basic fishing skills. This article, however, will focus on fishing ...[more]

Felt-Soled wading boots are a terrific invention. The fabric can make a slippery log or rocky bottom feel easy to navigate, and can even make a long day of standing feel a bit easier. But as great as these boots are, their fabric-coated soles are a known cause of transmitting certain invasive species and diseases into different streams, severely impacting the creeks and the fish in them. Felt...[more]

Whether you’re new to fishing or an experienced pro, chances are you practice some form of catch-and-release fishing. Something that was once only popular in fly-fishing has now found its way into mainstream angling. The reasons for releasing fish vary: from anglers who like to fish but hate the taste, to anglers who practice strict conservation methods in the hope of sustaining a healthy fishery ...[more]

Washington State offers it all in the way of fishing, and it truly doesn’t matter if you prefer lakes, rivers, or the coast. While Washington lakes and rivers are often the most celebrated fishing venues, the marine waters of Washington offers an exciting brand of fishing that people from all over the world travel to partake in. Recently we were asked where the best spots to go for spectacular Wa...[more]

We can agree that our fish are in trouble. Every year we witness another set of disappointments. If it’s not another early closure, or reduced catch, or some other concession, we are losing the battle to improve our fisheries. I dare say, we are losing our fisheries altogether. As we spoke to hundreds of citizens at the recent Sportsmen show in Puyallup, one thing became very clear. A good m...[more]

Don’t put your rods away during the winter. The bass will still be biting, and it is one of the best times of the year to catch a trophy fish. A different approach is required during this season, but preparation and knowing fish behavior will ensure that you are able to catch bass all year long. Safety and Preparation One of the most important strategies for winter bass fishing has nothing t...[more]

Bank bound anglers have to watch boats go by, and as one of those formally stuck on the bank, I often thought about how I need to get a boat to become more “successful” on the water. For years I stood on the banks, hiked along the trails and stood on boulders just knowing that I could catch more fish if I just had a boat. Finally, after getting a drift boat and learning how to navigate rivers I wa...[more]