Future of Fishing

Future of fishing is at stake. We need to take action today. 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). …

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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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Columbia River Springer “Go to Baits”

Columbia River Springers are here.  So what baits and lures should you use to get into these spring time Chinook salmon? Well I can tell you what I will use. As always, I make sure I have lots of gear and I am ready to switch gears at any time, however I have a few go to methods for…

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Balancing Your Fishing Gear

Balancing your fishing gear is important to being successful and enjoying your day on the water. As a full time sport fishing guide, I fish with a lot of people from all over the country.  Occasionally, I receive comments about the setups and gear we are using when fishing for steelhead and salmon. Statements like “This barrel swivel seems…

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Reading Water

Reading water seems like a daunting task.  What are the fishing experts and writers talking about?  At some point in our fishing endeavors, we have all started with the concept of reading water.  Depending on how it is explained, we either understand the information quickly or we continue to struggle. I hope to explain the most important aspects of…

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Waterfowl – Are You Ready?

Waterfowl general season is just a few days away.  Are you ready?  Have you really gone through all of your gear?  If not, it is time to check your gear now.  If you don’t, inevitably you will forget something. It is easy to prepare for big game hunting, as it usually requires several or more days in the field….

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