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Washington's Lingcod
Washington's Lingcod
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 5/7/2018
May can be a tough month for anglers that are waiting for the summer salmon season and yet have already filled their trout desires. But those that are near Puget Sound can target another great eating fish that can be a bit of a challenge. Lingcod season opens in May with a one fish per day slot limit. The toothy cod has to be between 26 and 36 inches. This is what makes this fishery so tricky. ...
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Yakima River Smallmouth Bass
Yakima River Smallmouth Bass
Author: Rob Phillips
Posted: 5/7/2018
Over the past couple decades the Yakima River has become known as one of the Northwest’s premier trout rivers. Anglers from all over travel to the Yakima and fish the waters from Cle Elum to Yakima. Many times of the year it is catch-and-release flyfishing at its best. But the Yakima is more than just a quality trout fishing river. The lower portion of the Yakima, between Horn Rapids Dam near B...
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The Boob Tube Rig
The Boob Tube Rig
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 5/7/2018
Move over Alabama rig here is another innovation to bass fishing that could possibly change fishing forever. From the inventor of the Fish-N-Fool knot comes; "The Boob Tube rig". Here is a new way to fish a tube that I came up with that has turned into a killer technique, See below for the required parts. Use any make of tube you like but larger tubes that will trap the most air work the b...
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Taking Kids on Their First Fishing Trip
Taking Kids on Their First Fishing Trip
Author: Patrick Morrow for Outdoor Empire
Posted: 4/1/2018
Few memories last as long as those surrounding your first fishing trip ( family’s first RV trip maybe? ). You probably still remember the sights, sounds and smiles of the occasion vividly, and you probably look back on the outing fondly. Now, so many years later, it is time to introduce your children to angling. You certainly don’t have to do anything fancy to introduce children to the sport, b...
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Creating Custom Foil Baits
Creating Custom Foil Baits
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 4/1/2018
If you have read my articles before, you know I am the mad scientist of fishing and I love creating new things and lures. I’ve invented more baits than a lot of guys have ever fished with. I like to not only create my own unique baits, but change and improve baits made by others. Here lately I have been doing a lot of repainting of some of my old lures because I either didn’t like the color of the...
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April Early Trout
April Early Trout
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 4/1/2018
Most trout anglers in the Evergreen state wait for the last Saturday of April which is the general Lowland Lakes opener. But there is no need to wait as there are plenty of lakes to fish right now. One thing the angler needs to remember when fishing early in Spring is that the gear and how to fish for trout might be a little different than later in the month and especially later in Spring and Summ...
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A Fly for Every Occasion
A Fly for Every Occasion
Author: Morgan Sherburne for Fix.com
Posted: 4/1/2018
It’s an iconic image that's featured amidst many people’s Northern cabin decor: a fishing lure featuring feathery tufts that represent the wings of an insect. This icon of fly fishing is a type of lure called a “dry fly.” Fly anglers use dry flies to imitate insects hatching on the top of rivers. The trout cannot resist. But that’s not the only way to fly fish and trout aren’t the only kind of ...
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Chelan Late Winter Kokanee
Chelan Late Winter Kokanee
Author: Rob Phillips
Posted: 3/1/2018
In the past three or four years one of the top lakes for kokanee in the Northwest has been Lake Chelan. The huge natural lake in North Central Washington has always had a naturally reproducing population of landlocked sockeye salmon, but in the past few years the average size of the salmon has grown considerably. While Chelan has always had a good kokanee fishery in late spring and summer,...
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Columbia Walleye River Techniques the Easy Way
Columbia Walleye River Techniques the Easy Way
Author: Kyle Jones
Posted: 3/1/2018
How to fish for Columbia River Walleye: The Easy Way! The Columbia River in Washington State and Oregon is one of the premier destination walleye fisheries in the United States. Anglers come from all around to target Walleye in the mighty Columbia River. The Columbia River is known, not only as a possible location for the next World Record Walleye, but also as a great place to catch unbelieva...
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Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show 2018
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show 2018
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 3/1/2018
The winter sportsman shows in Washington come to an end with the Big Horn Show in Spokane. It’s Washington’s second largest show, right behind the Puyallup Show. My wife JoAnn and I have made this show a yearly family event, bringing our dogs Diesel and Rudy along for a get-away. It always sets a small part of my soul free as we climb up and over Snoqualmie Pass, then down into the Columbia Go...
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Lower Columbia Springers at Kalama
Lower Columbia Springers at Kalama
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 3/1/2018
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...
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A New Twist on an Old Tube
A New Twist on an Old Tube
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 3/1/2018
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 ...
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