Trout Fishing Coming

Spring break is fast approaching.  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is stocking dozens of lakes in Western Washington with more than 250,000 rainbow trout ready to bite on your favorite bait or lure. Averaging 10-12 inches in length, WDFW will released fish into 47 year-round fishing lakes in Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pierce, Mason, Kitsap, Island, King…

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Salmon with Beer Braised Onions

I think the best salmon for this recipe is Coho.  However, I have used this recipe using; King, Pink and Chum salmon.  Yes, that is right, Chum salmon.  Chum is actually good for more than just smoking. 3 large onions, halved and thinly sliced 1/4 cup beer or water 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves (dried thyme will work,…

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Dressing for the Weather

  As a pro fishing guide I have clients from all over the USA and beyond who fish with me.  While we provide everything for clients to fish, they must be dressed for the weather.  We stress being prepared for the weather and dressing appropriately. Those who engage in outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest can experience varied weather…

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Technology and the Outdoors

The other day I was in the coffee shop real early in the morning before a hunt. I was on my tablet looking at the weather and river information.  A gentleman waiting for coffee said, “I have never seen that.” I asked what he was referring too.  He replied, “You just look out of place, dressed for hunting and…

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The Future of Fishing

We love fishing.  We care about what is going on with our fisheries, conservation, recovery, promotion of the sport and more.  Some of us are members of national organizations such as Bass Anglers Sportman Society (BASS), National Association of Charterboat Operators (NACO) and Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).  In fact there are over 37 national fishing organizations, which promote fishing…

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Gearing up for fall salmon – Already?

So much going on right now; Columbia River Springers, Cowlitz River Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, not to mention many anglers are gearing up for the lowland lake opener. So is it crazy to start thinking about the fall? Sure, we have a lot of fishing to do between now and 5 months from now, but consider this; it is a…

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