“The Outdoor Line” Kokanee Interview Mar 5, 2016

In case you missed it.  I was on The Outdoor Line with Tom Nelson and Rob Endsley on March 5th.  We talked about Kokanee fishing our Western Washington lakes.  Look for Kokanee to Heat up in the next 2-3 weeks.  It totally depends on how consecutive days of sunshine we can get. Listen Now The Outdoor Line is the…

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Kokanee Update

I wanted to follow-up to some of the Kokanee seminars I did early this year by talking about Kokanee fishing on Lake Stevens.  It is not uncommon at Kokanee seminars for anglers to comment, “I catch Kokanee on other lakes, but Lake Stevens frustrates me.”  I get it.  I have experienced this frustration.  Believe me.  I am ardent in…

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Low Water Issues

Well as many of you are finding out, we are having a water ‘shortage’ issue on some of our Pacific Northwest rivers.  The bottom line, we did not get the mountain snowfall this past winter we should have gotten and we now have low water issues.  Rivers, such as the Skykomish are not dam controlled rivers and are dependent…

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Sportfishing in Jeopardy

Sportfishing in Washington State is in Jeopardy!  It is time to stand up for what is right and let the WDFW Commissioners know something has to change!  Take Action Now!  We could have world class fishing her in Western Washington, but apparently sportfishing anglers are the only group with conservation in mind. For those of you who do not…

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Low Water Research

Low water research is essential if you fish Pacific Northwest rivers. Regardless of your whether you fish from the bank or a boat, getting out on the river when the water is low at least a couple times per year will pay dividends when you are fishing.  Whether you are new to fishing Pacific Northwest rivers or you just…

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Eggs for Mid-Season Coho

We are in the mid-season of Coho on our Pacific Northwest rivers.  Like most, you have been fishing a variety of methods to put Silver Salmon in the boat; pulling plugs, backtrolling kwikfish, drift fishing Dick Nite Spoons, not to mention drift fishing cheaters Beau Mac Cheaters and yarn. What do you do when these Coho start getting lock-jaw? …

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