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Bait Divers for Steelhead
Bait Divers for Steelhead
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 2/4/2018
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...
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29th Annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show
29th Annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show
Author: Rob Holman - Press Release
Posted: 2/4/2018
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 ...
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Spring Columbia River Walleye Tournaments
Spring Columbia River Walleye Tournaments
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 2/1/2018
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...
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Washington’s Nation of Trophy Trout
Washington’s Nation of Trophy Trout
Author: Tyler Hicks
Posted: 2/1/2018
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...
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Esox Lucius, Standing up for the Proverbial Pike
Esox Lucius, Standing up for the Proverbial Pike
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 2/1/2018
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...
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Fishing for the Perfect Photo
Fishing for the Perfect Photo
Author: Jack Scrine for Fix.com
Posted: 2/1/2018
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...
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Mack's Lure Presents the Bi-Mart Kokanee Tank
Mack's Lure Presents the Bi-Mart Kokanee Tank
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 1/11/2018
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 ...
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Fish Farming Environmental Impacts
Fish Farming Environmental Impacts
Author: Joe Overlock for Fix.com
Posted: 1/5/2018
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 ...
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Steelhead - Sometimes Less is More
Steelhead - Sometimes Less is More
Author: Tyler Hicks
Posted: 1/5/2018
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...
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January Steelhead Techniques
January Steelhead Techniques
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 1/5/2018
January can be a tough month for the angler. The daylight is still short and the weather can be everything from freezing rain, snow, ice, or sunny and even a bit warm towards the end of the month. Our rivers run full and this can make it both easy and hard to catch steelhead. Let’s look at some of the ways that we can catch one of our most revered winter fish. High water is more of a norm than...
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Cold Water Bass Cranking
Cold Water Bass Cranking
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 1/5/2018
Winter crank baiting can be very productive for a variety of Species From bass to Pike and even Crappies. The most import part of fishing a bait in the winter, no matter want kind of bait is it is, is for it to suspend or nearly suspend, even if it was not designed from the factory to do so. I will add weight by either larger hooks or suspend lead dots to make the bait work properly. I do thi...
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25th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen's Show
25th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen's Show
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 1/5/2018
The 2018 Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show will open the doors of the TRAC Expo facility in Pasco on January 19, 20 & 21. Being the first show of the season in the Pacific Northwest, this popular event is the perfect place for the entire family to check out what’s new in outdoor gear, learn at one of the many free seminars, or just take in all the things to see and do. This is the 25th year of the ann...
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