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March 2018

With the announcement of the lower Columbia Spring Chinook season starting March 1st, it’s officially springtime, regardless of what the calendar or thermometer says. Springers are one of the most prized of all of the Chinook runs as the fish are marbled with fat and oils as well as it’s our first chance at salmon. Boat ramps will be congested and popular fishing areas will be crowded but it is al...[more]

If there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that Bass fishermen are always looking for new and better ways to put more and bigger fish in the boat. Whether that might be learning a new technique or trying out a new lure. Most bass fishermen are always trying to be a better angler and I too try to be the best I can be. I’m very much a “Think outside the box” kind of guy. So much so that some of my ...[more]

February 2018

The Clearwater River is putting out some BIG B-run steelhead this time of year! I just returned from our weekend Northwest Fishing Reports Members Adventure fishing with owner/operator Toby Wyatt of Reel Time fishing and guide Kyle Jones of Jones Sport Fishing (Kyle guide with Reel Time on the Clearwater). We had two days of fun fishing with members of NWFR and also our Fox partners from Spokane F...[more]

The river had come up a few feet by the time our Sunday trip came around. I had been watching the river graph all week with the upcoming rainstorm hitting the coast. Luckily the rain was steady but not overwhelming and the river didn’t blow out. By the time we offloaded the drift boat the early morning was light enough to reveal that the water’s visibility would be around three feet and it was the...[more]

29th ANNUAL CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW AT THE SUNDOME IN YAKIMA The 29th annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show is set to open the doors Friday, February 16th at the Yakima Valley SunDome and it runs through Sunday, February 18th. This always popular event brings area outdoor enthusiasts together, all under one roof, to see the latest in hunting and fishing gear, outdoor displays and ...[more]

Walleye in the Pacific Northwest are a popular and sought after species to target. The culinary attributes of the walleye are second to none with a delicious white flakey meat. They have a good range and populations, especially east of the Cascade Mountains. Where they really shine for numbers and size, however, is in the Columbia River. With a reputation as the place to go for a shot at a trophy...[more]

Blown rivers, icy road condition, or cold temperatures often hamper our winter time fishing plans. Anglers often find a little more spare time in mid-winter and this provides a great opportunity to research and plan the year's upcoming adventures. One corner of the Pacific Northwest you should consider adding to your hit list is the Colville Indian Reservation located in the north-central region o...[more]

One of my biggest loves in fishing right next to Bass fishing is catching Northern Pike. I don’t think this amazing game fish deserves all the negative publicity it has gotten in the last few years, so I’m here to stand up for the proverbial Pike! The Pike has many names from Northerns on the East coast, Jacks up in Canada, and also various nicknames like, Snot Rockets, Legless Gators, and To...[more]

More and more, fishing is becoming a sport defined by photography. We anglers love our photos, whether we want proof we actually did catch that big trophy trout, a positive way to enjoy an outdoor pastime while respecting the environment, or just bragging rights. Whether you are a sponsored fishing journalist who relies on pictures for a living and shoots with a powerful DSLR or a hobbyist with no...[more]

January 2018

For Immediate Release January 10, 2018 Mack's Lure Presents the Bi-Mart Kokanee Tank Mack's Lure Pro & Guide Staff will provide live demonstrations and seminars at the 2018 Sportsmen's Shows WENATCHEE, Wash. — Mack's Lure, Inc., manufacturer of the famous Wedding Ring®, Smile Blade®, Sling Blade™, Glo® Hooks and more, is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Bi-Mart Kokanee Tank ...[more]

Did you know that around 80 percent of all wild fish stocks are either fully exploited or in decline due to consumer demand from commercial fishing? With an ever-growing number of consumers on our planet, we are fast reaching a tipping point in finding ways to feed everyone. With that in mind, farming fish seems to be a more logical, ethical, and sustainable solution than commercial fishing if we ...[more]

One of the few bright spot of our long Pacific Northwest winters are Steelhead. Coastal anglers pass the short days chasing winter chrome while inland anglers brighten their day with cherry red and vibrant green fish that spent their summer making their way up the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Few fisheries are so deeply rooted in our culture and catching a Steelhead is almost certainly a rite of pas...[more]