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The Politics of Fish, Fishing and Boating
The Politics of Fish, Fishing and Boating
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 2/21/2020
The States of Washington and Oregon have taken a number of actions in the last week that will affect both our fish populations and those who fish for them. Here’s a brief rundown of the four issues at the forefront this week: GILLNETS TO REMAIN IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER IN 2020: The Directors of the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife released a joint announcement on Valentines...
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Early Season Hike in Lakes and More
Early Season Hike in Lakes and More
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 2/14/2020
EARLY SEASON HIKES, FISHING AND MORE The mild weather we are seeing in Washington this month may signal the end of winter and an opportunity to get outside to hike or fish. Here are a few suggestions about where to do both in Central and Eastern Washington: HIKING: The recent spring like weather and melting snow have got some (myself included) thinking about early spring hikes. One gre...
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31st Annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show
31st Annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show
Author: Sponsored Content
Posted: 2/10/2020
31st ANNUAL CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW AT THE SUNDOME IN YAKIMA The 31st annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show is set to open the doors Friday, February 14th at the Yakima Valley SunDome and runs through Sunday, February 16th. The Dome will once again be full of quality exhibits, displays, and presentations with lots of things to see and do for the entire family. Everything from hunt...
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A Year of Learning Southeast Washington Fishing
A Year of Learning Southeast Washington Fishing
Author: Thomas Butler
Posted: 2/8/2020
I grew up in North Seattle in the 60’s and 70’s. I bet we spent almost 300 days a year fishing sometimes. We would grab our rods after school and head to “the creek”. Otherwise we would take our bikes and go to the log boom or the slough, Green Lake or the arboretum. We knew all the creeks that fed the Northwest end of Lake Washington by heart. There weren’t many days we didn’t catch rainbows, sil...
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Drop Shotting for Eelpout (AKA Burbot)
Drop Shotting for Eelpout (AKA Burbot)
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 2/8/2020
Whether you call them Eelpout, Lota lota, Fresh water Ling, Kust, or the Kootenai River Leopard. The Burbot is a popular winter time pursuit of many anglers, although somewhat of a Frankenfish. It looks a little like a cross between a Eel and a Snakehead. Even though it won’t win any prize for the prettiest fish in the water, they are prized for their table fare. Burbot are a predator fish a...
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Mastering the Art of Float Fishing for Winter Steelhead
Mastering the Art of Float Fishing for Winter Steelhead
Author: Andrew Moravec
Posted: 2/8/2020
What is bobber fishing for Winter Steelhead? Great question, thanks for asking! This technique uses an enticing presentation, such as a jig, bead, yarn or some form of bait and is rigged below a float/bobber. This is one of the best Winter Steelhead fishing techniques. It is beloved by experienced and beginner Steelhead fishermen alike. It is easy to learn and has amazing versatility. If you want ...
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Coastal Crab Snaring
Coastal Crab Snaring
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 2/8/2020
During the winter months when our poles are hung up until next season, it can be a challenge for us Puget Sound anglers to find fishing opportunities. Fish such as bluegill and flounder move into deeper waters, and salmon runs are done for the year. So what's a bored angler to do? Luckily, crabbing is open along the Washington coast year round. It is a versatile activity that you can enjoy with th...
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High Water Steelhead
High Water Steelhead
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 2/8/2020
When it comes to winter steelhead fishing it seems that just when the run of fish show up so do the winter rains. Storms pushing in from the Pacific ocean and flooding our favorite rivers and streams. The fish don’t mind the wet weather as it allows them to navigate easier so the angler shouldn’t mind the rain either. But high water tends to make for difficult fishing unless you know where the ste...
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X-SERIES SALMON AND STEELHEAD RODS FOR 2020
X-SERIES SALMON AND STEELHEAD RODS FOR 2020
Author: Sponsored Content
Posted: 2/8/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2019 OKUMA RELEASES X-SERIES SALMON AND STEELHEAD RODS FOR 2020 NEW Okuma X-Series Salmon and Steelhead Rods are feature packed, feather light and ultra strong. ONTARIO, Calif.: The Okuma X-Series Salmon and Steelhead rods are specially designed for Salmon and Steelhead fishing. The X-Series rods were designed to target the serious, technically minded a...
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Fishing, Politics, and A Big Show
Fishing, Politics, and A Big Show
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/31/2020
This week we’ll share the latest fishing reports from around the state, check in with the legislature about a bill of interest to outdoors enthusiasts who use our state parks and with Ed Sullivan in mind, tell you about “a really big show!” FISHING REPORTS: STEELHEAD: Steelhead fishing has picked up in several Olympic Peninsula streams. The problem at this time of year is rain, especiall...
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The Washington Outdoors Report
The Washington Outdoors Report
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/16/2020
FISHING: Steelhead fishing has been slow this winter throughout the state to include rivers in Southwest Washington and the Olympic Peninsula that usually see good runs this month. The Skagit River is also not opening this year for a catch and release season due to low numbers of returning fish. There are some bright spots though. One is the Bogachiel River on the Olympic Peninsula wher...
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Three Suggestions for Summer Get-aways
Three Suggestions for Summer Get-aways
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/10/2020
Believe it or not, now is the time to plan for your summer getaway and an outdoors vacation east of the Cascade Crest can be relaxing and fun. Here are a few destinations you may not have considered: TWIN LAKES – FERRY COUNTY/COLVILLE TRIBAL RESERVATION Want to experience a Canadian resort fishing experience without crossing the border? Head to the Twin Lakes in the Colville Tribal Reser...
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