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Name: Kyle Jones Date: July 21, 2016 Rating:
 
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We continue to have a great season chasing Summer Chinook on the Upper Columbia River. Today as well as the past few days our fish came trolling Superbaits behind Pro Troll and Leo Flashers. We got bit on three separate Superbaits today as well as a #5 copper custom spinner. Our winner Superbaits today were "Hotter Tomale" and "Rotten Banana" in the original series and the "Seahawk" in the cut plug miny 3.0. We have been stuffing our Superbaits with canned tuna packed in oil. We are often mixing our tuna with various scents such as Super Dipping Sauce, but today all but 2 of our bites came on tuna directly from the can.
We had a very good bite going this morning that really tapered off after the sun got high on the water, so if you are looking for success start early in the morning and fish hard until noon or so.

I still have dates open for this great Summer Fishery. July 26-31st are completely open for full boats. After the end of July I head out to the Oregon Coast at Astoria for Fall Chinook and Coho at the mouth of the Columbia River near Bouy 10. We still have available dates in Astoria as well so get in touch with us now and book your next salmon fishing trip.

Fishing the Columbia and Snake Rivers for Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon

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Name: Goldrigger1 Date: July 14, 2016 Rating:
 
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Three of us tried salmon below Wells Dam- very slow. Switched to walleye and we caught 1 great one on a crawdad crankbait. Didn't have my scale with me but looked to be 8 lbs. Close to 30" long. It made the trip a success.

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Name: Kyle Jones Date: July 11, 2016 Rating:
 
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We fished Sockeye yesterday at Wells Dam. This report would be a 5, but it took us a little longer to get our limit than I would have liked. We finished our sockeye limit by 9am, and then switched over to fish for Chinook for the rest of the day.

Our most productive sockeye setup was an 11 inch sling blade dodger, 12 inches of leader, Pink/chrome scale 1.1 inch smile blade, one 6mm red bead, to a #4 Gamakatsu Treble hook. We tipped this with our pink dyed coon shrimp. Or most productive depth was 15 feet on the line counter with 4 ounces of lead. We caught fish from 10-19 feet on the line counter, but 15 feet was by far our most productive depth. Hopefully this good sockeye bite will continue for a few weeks as the Thermal Barrier at the Brewster Pool sets back up.

After finishing our Sockeye trip we switched over to Chinook and went 1-3 in 3 hours fishing well after the sun had come up. On our designated Chinook trips we have been landing between 4 and 6 fish in a few hours in the morning. This area is really a fantastic Chinook fishery!

I have openings this week Thursday (14th) and Friday (15th) for full boats, and a single seat open on Saturday. We also have openings over the following 2 weeks, so give us a call at 208-861-0654 to set up your trips.

Fishing the Columbia and Snake Rivers for Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon

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Name: afk Date: July 10, 2016 Rating:
 
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We fished below Wells Dam. There were too many boats trying to fish one little area. There were a few guides working the area that normally fish Brewster... 4 of us managed to catch 3 fish. We missed a few hits. We picked them up with 3 different set ups. We tried all sizes of dodgers, leader lengths, colors and depths. Everybody was struggling. The highlight of the day was witnessing what looked to be a grandfather helping/coaching a young boy bring an unwilling fish to the net.

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Name: DonTalbotFishing Date: July 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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This report is a brag report about the last report I made on Lake Entiat. If you follow the procedure of changing out your scent bombs every 30 minutes, then you will increase your odds of catching more fish. This is the second time I entered the CCA Derby in the last 3 years in my boat. The funny thing is that the 1st time we caught the second largest fish and netted $1,750 and the guy the landed it on my boat is now a happy full time fishing guide. On Saturday the 18th I hooked the largest hatchery fish and landed it 24 pounds gutted. The fish pictured netted a nice fat $2000 check. The second place fish was 18 pounds by friends of mine that follow a few simple rules to catching big fish.

1) Big fish like to be left alone. If 15 pound fish are being caught in a hole, then move to the tail out a couple hundred yards away.
2) Big Fish need to be on the edge of fast water or deep most of the time. I am looking for resting big fish that are alone next to the bottom.
3) Big fish need smelling salts to wake them up. They are dead asleep. I put a powerful fresh scent on from my Scent Bomb every 20 to 30 minutes. I know the big fish water and will pound it with fresh scent over and over until that one big take down.
4) History says, "All my big fish have come withing 2 minutes of re-baiting my scent bombs

Tournament Results

1) July 18, 2015 - CCA $2,000 1st place winner
2) July 2013 - CCA $1,750 2nd Place winner
3) Sept 2012 - White Bluffs - Big Fish winner for the year for CCA
4) July 2012 - Wanapum Dam - 3rd Biggest Fish CCA derby for the year
5) Sept 2012 - White Bluffs - 2nd Biggest Fish CCA derby for the year

The same program applied for all the catches listed. Re-bait as often as you can and know where the big fish are being caught. If you have never caught a big fish and want to learn my secrets, then jump on board my guide boat for a day or two and you will be educated in person to all my tricks on how to catch more fish and pursue a dandy catch at the same time.

If you read the last article, then you know that I use a ton of Super Dipping Sauce in my tuna for the bomb and lure mix and I dip the lure with an extra load as well. This fish caught over the weekend wasn't on a big lure at all. I landed this fish on a mini cut plug from Brad's. See the last article to look at the exact lure that caught the winning fish.

That's all for now! Come and join me for an exciting day out on the water.

Don Talbot


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Name: DonTalbotFishing Date: July 10, 2015 Rating:
 
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This was a split full day guide trip. The warm up was Brewster for Sockeye and the second half of the trip was below Wells Dam for Kings. We already know that Brewster is on fire for Sockeye. We had 200 plus boats fighting for position to battle the sneaky Sockeye. We started at 5am and and the fishing was very good using MoneyMaker Limininators, size "o" Dodgers and a secret weapon a MoneyMaker Scent Bomb 10 to 14 inches in front of the Dodger filled with shrimped scented tuna fish and Sockeye Dipping Sauce. After catching our fill of Sockeye we went after the hatchery Chinook at noon below wells dam. I told my customers that two to three keepers would be the average in an afternoon at this one spot that has been producing. I am not giving away the spot directly, but a crafty fisherman can figure it out as beeing one of two spots below Wells Dam. I use MoneyMaker Scent Bombs to execute the most bites per hour. I use a variety of marinades with Tuna fish packed in oil. I like the Super Dipping Sauce original Salmon the best with Krill and garlic close behind. I will have 6 scent bombs in every batch ready to go as pictured. If I find a scent that is hot then I will switch 3/4 of the rods to that mixture. The Super Baits are kind of tricky to set up correctly so I am posting my leader set up and drill pattern to help you get more action. You can always take a tune up trip to get a better understanding about all the tricks that can be done to help the Super Baits spin better. My customers had a blast an claimed that it was the best fishing trip of their lives and that is hard to beat! I let my customers set all the hooks after they froze on the first take down. They were not use to seeing take downs on off the downrigger and all they could do is make that funny noise which means that the rod is going nuts. I turned around and hammered the barb less hook while they were still in shock! They hammer the rest and that made me as a guide coach very proud. We didn't lose any take downs!! All they could do at the end of the day was say how much fun they had out on the water!

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Name: afk Date: July 01, 2015 Rating:
 
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I fished from shore above Rocky Reach Dam. There were at least a dozen of us bankies. And, at least that many boats. Pretty quiet. From shore we were trying hootchies and shrimp under bobbers. The fish are passing thru. We could see them swim by! Getting their interest in anything was a different story. I did not nor did any of the others around me, see a net fly with the exception of one fish caught next to me. Most of the others were gone by 10:00. (The smart ones). Not me, I had the day off and I was gonna fish! I stuck with it trying different spots, colors and depths. Depending on the wind and or current, I fished 2 poles about 75% of the time. By 16:30 I was cooked and so were my shrimp.
Fish Dawg was looking for a net man this weekend up at Brewster. I jumped at the chance. I hope to give his net a workout!! Report to come.

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Name: Toby441103 Date: March 30, 2015 Rating:
 
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Had a real good time fishing below Wells dam. Using flat fish and squids in Blue or purple. We had consistent bites all day, but had a rough time getting anything into the boat. Back trolled for a couple miles below dam with a least one hard strike each pass. Decided to try a new hole after losing 5 Steelies when jumping 75-100 feet behind boat. Come 4:30 we dropped a orange Quickfish on one side and a purple flatfish on the other. As soon as the Quickfish hit 50 feet we had a strike but could not boat it. 10 minutes later had a hard strike on the flatfish. Whoopee, The first Steelie in the boat this year-5 lbs. Dropped the line back in and within 5 minutes had another in the net but only 16" so had to release. Great finnsh to the season.

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Name: Toby441103 Date: March 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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Got onto the water around 9am. Backtrolling for about a mile below dam. Used blue silver plugs for first trip down, tipped with shrimp, Caught 1 - 4# buck, Second trip down switched one pole to blue/silver flatfish, had four strong hits, last one broke the leader before I could pick it up. Went to blue pirate plug, Caught one more- a 2# Pikeminow. No action the rest of the day. Finally pulled out about 4 pm.

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Name: afk Date: July 14, 2013 Rating:
 
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Hit it at first light with 2 of my boys. Fished just above Rocky Reach Dam. Nothin' doing, not a bump. Standard dodger and hoochie tipped with shrimp. 9 other boats & a dozen or so bank fishers. Only saw one other fish caught. Saw only a few skipping on the surface around 07:30. Pulled off the water by 09:00. Beautiful day. Next time?

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