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Spring and Summer Pursuit of Kokanee: Two Big Words
Spring and Summer Pursuit of Kokanee: Two Big Words
Author: Gary Gordon
Posted: 4/6/2019
Sometimes you need to know more about stuff than rod, hooks, bait, corn, net and the smaller words we kokanee dudes know about. Let me introduce a couple of words that could make the difference between a fantastic day on the water and just a boat ride. The first word is “Daphnia.” Kokanee love Daphnia. Daphnia make up to 90% of a kokanee’s protein diet. Yes, your favorite kokanee lake has D...
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Tips for a Successful Fishing Trifecta at Westport
Tips for a Successful Fishing Trifecta at Westport
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 4/6/2019
Far on the western side of Washington State lies Westport, a fishing hub directly across Greys Harbor from Ocean Shores. It's difficult to experience all the wonders it has to offer for the avid fishermen in just one day. Luckily, there are several options for overnight stays, and it is worth it even if you do not plan to charter fish. Over the course of three days, my friends and I shared the Wes...
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Razor Clamming
Razor Clamming
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 4/6/2019
April means so many things to the angler and for once I am not writing about the lowland lakes trout opener in Washington state. This is because WDFW announced a few extra weekends of razor clam digging along the coast and let’s face it, there is a ton of information already out there on how to catch planter rainbows. So, this month instead of going on a traditional fishing trip, let’s go clamming...
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Early Season Trout Opener Prospects
Early Season Trout Opener Prospects
Author: Mike Carey and John Kruse
Posted: 3/9/2019
March 1st is a special date for anglers in Washington State. Those that are ready to brave still cold temperatures will make their way to central Washington to fish the early season opener trout lakes found in Grant County. There are also some early season lakes in the Spokane area, but for this article we’ll be focusing on Central Washington. This year we’ve had a snowy, cold winter and it...
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Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show
Author: Sponsored Content
Posted: 3/9/2019
The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is back at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center March 21st to March 24th, 2019 presented by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council and sponsored by Freedom RV and CAL Cars. During the four days at the show you will see an assortment of outdoor guides, outfitters and sporting products, along with entertainment and giveaway prizes for Ladies Night and Family Day...
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How Strong Is Your Favorite Knot?
How Strong Is Your Favorite Knot?
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 3/9/2019
There are probably hundreds of different fishing knots out there for joining lines and tying on a hook or snap, but to be a successful angler you really only need to learn about 5 good knots and the proper way to tie them to have supremacy over your aquatic foe on the water. Every fisherman has had a less than perfect knot fail and had their heart broken when the line snaps and a fish of a lifetim...
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Four Tips and Techniques for Winter Puget Sound Flounder Success
Four Tips and Techniques for Winter Puget Sound Flounder Success
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 3/9/2019
The Puget Sound flounder fishery is an often underutilized treasure. Most fishermen braving the harsh Northwestern waves and winds in the winter months search for larger game such as juvenile Chinook salmon (often known as blackmouths). Others spend countless hours lined up along piers jigging for those delicious market squid. But, for those looking to help beginners get hooked on fishing, or take...
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Last Chance March Steelhead
Last Chance March Steelhead
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 3/9/2019
When it comes to fishing in March the month often starts with cold temperatures and windy days. As the month progresses the days become longer and warmer. With increased daylight anglers start getting excited to get their boat out and hit a few local lakes or even out in the salt water with the ocean bottom fish opener. This leaves most rivers empty of fishing pressure. Winter steelhead anglers di...
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Ten Common Mistakes When Pursuing Kokanee
Ten Common Mistakes When Pursuing Kokanee
Author: Gary Gordon
Posted: 3/9/2019
A Kokanee University Mini-Series, Part 1 Before you know it, and basically in the nick of time, spring kokanee fishing will be here. Now is the time to start girting the mental game together for a great season. I put together what I consider to be the 10 most common mistakes and necessary correction factors to get right when pursuing our beloved kokanee. 1. Using the wrong gear....
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Heat Up Winter Smallies
Heat Up Winter Smallies
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 2/6/2019
Every so often a bass-fishing technique comes along that's amazingly simply, yet absolutely deadly when properly executed. Such is the case with the float n fly, the most innovative method for catching bass in clear, cold water to surface in years. I first heard about the Float n fly system back in the early 90’s. While it's especially potent on Smallmouth’s, it will catch Largemouth as well. And ...
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DIY Winter Fishing Projects
DIY Winter Fishing Projects
Author: Joe Overlock for Fix.com
Posted: 2/6/2019
Whether you’re a budget-conscious angler or just enjoy someone who enjoys DIY, here are four projects that are budget friendly and highly useful. All of the materials used here were readily available in one rather large chain store that shall remain nameless. In fact, if you already own a basic tool set (including a drill, tape measure, saw, and so on), then you can do all four of these projects f...
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Fishing Beads for Steelhead: Rigging the Bead
Fishing Beads for Steelhead: Rigging the Bead
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 2/6/2019
The idea of fishing a bead is to mimic a single dead egg that has come free from the gravel and is now being carried downstream. Large rainbow trout, char, whitefish, and other species feed on these protein packed snacks, but it is the steelhead angler that can benefit the most by learning how to fish beads. The majority of fishing beads are made of plastic with a few made of foam or soft rubb...
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