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For the Love of Brown Trout
For the Love of Brown Trout
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 11/17/2020
I didn’t realize how much I missed catching brown trout until I hooked a 14-incher that immediately launched out of the water three feet into the air. Tough, hard fighting and beautifully colored, brown trout are a true treat to catch whether you hook them on the Jefferson River in Southwest Montana where I was catching them last week, or here in Washington State. My love affair with ...
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A Wild Thanksgiving
A Wild Thanksgiving
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 11/15/2020
Turkeys are running scared across the nation and for good reason, a lot of them are going to be consumed for dinner on November 26th! The vast majority of these Thanksgiving birds are store bought turkeys but have you considered some wild game alternatives? The first option of course is the wild turkey. Turkey season remains open through the end of December in Northeast Washington and harvest...
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Late “B” Run Coho
Late “B” Run Coho
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 11/7/2020
Now that the wet weather is here the late returning coho known as the “B” run will only get better once the rivers become fishable. The late run of silvers have been trickling in for the past few weeks, pushing in with the last of the chums. These fish will run into the new year and even a few rivers past Ground Hogs Day. But November is the prime month for B runs. Water conditions will dictate wh...
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Razor Clamming on Hold in Washington
Razor Clamming on Hold in Washington
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 11/7/2020
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced razor clam digs in Washington are closed through November 12th and it’s possible the closure could extend to December. The reasons are twofold. One of them has to do with domoic acid. It’s a toxin found in shellfish and at high levels can cause serious illness if you eat them. Razor clams near Long Beach (one of four razor clam dig...
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So You Want to Get a Boat
So You Want to Get a Boat
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 11/7/2020
You've gone fishing with friends and guides and have thought to yourself "I need to have a boat of my own." Such thoughts can be dangerous to your health - physical, mental, and financial. The path to boat ownership is treacherous and full of traps and missteps that will give you a greater appreciation of the old adage that boat stands for Break Out Another Thousand. Having been a boat owner f...
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Outdoor Roundup Nov 6-13
Outdoor Roundup Nov 6-13
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 11/7/2020
Wolf news, trout fishing, an update on razor clam closures and news from our state parks makes for an interesting round-up of outdoors news in Washington this week. WOLVES: On October 29th the U.S. Department of the Interior declared victory on the effort to recover Canadian gray wolves in the lower 48 states and removed them from the federal endangered species list. Nearly exterminated by th...
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Decoding Squid Jigs
Decoding Squid Jigs
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 11/7/2020
With salmon season winding down, many anglers like myself are starting to come out of the rivers and venture to the many piers around Puget Sound to jig for squid. During the winter months, thousands of California market squid show up in our waters for their yearly spawn. These squid live only 7-9 months, and usually average 4 to 12 inches long. The action heated up earlier than expected this year...
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Open water winter Pike fishing
Open water winter Pike fishing
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 11/7/2020
One of my favorite things to do all year is open water winter pike fishing. I have caught most of my really big fish during the cold water months of the year. Pike fishing during winter is all about location and the relationship between the Pike and their food. Knowing what the forage fish are for the Pike in your lake and their feeding and location habits is equally as important as learning the P...
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Kalama and Klickitat Rivers Producing Salmon
Kalama and Klickitat Rivers Producing Salmon
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 10/23/2020
Between fall hunting, fishing, bighorn sheep and news from our state parks there’s a lot to cover this week: HUNTING: There were no official deer check stations set up last weekend for the modern firearm opening of deer season in Northeast Washington due to Covid-19 concerns but checking with several Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers, Spokesperson Staci Lehman was...
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Learn to Adjust to Catch More Salmon
Learn to Adjust to Catch More Salmon
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 10/10/2020
Last month I spent four days on a coastal river fishing for fall chinook. The first day was on a Saturday the weekend before my family was coming to visit and go fishing. It was spent rowing down the river and fishing, but mostly re-learning the river. Anglers often don’t take the time to “learn” a river or fishery and waste their precious time, often not realizing until it is too late why they di...
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Blue Ribbon Trout and Plenty of Coho!
Blue Ribbon Trout and Plenty of Coho!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 10/10/2020
If you are looking for a high-quality stream fishing experience for trout, look no further than the Yakima River, Washington’s only Blue Ribbon trout stream. Flowing from Keechelus Lake near Snoqualmie Pass into the Snake River at the Tri-Cities, the river offers cold water fisheries in the upper river and warmwater fishing for bass, catfish and more in the lower section. The upper stretch...
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Bobber Down: Part 2
Bobber Down: Part 2
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 10/10/2020
Fall is officially here! Even though the weather has cooled off, the salmon fishing is at its hottest. The chinook run has mostly tapered off, but there are still thousands of coho pushing into rivers every day. This is the perfect time to give float fishing a try. Coho are aggressive fish and eager egg biters. In last month's article, we discussed techniques and strategies to optimize your bobber...
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