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Promise Keeper Spinner
I decided to try something a little different fishing this spring. Usually, I’ll use a wide variety of lures to catch trout and bass from the lakes I visit from April into June but this year I decided to use one “Go-To” lure. My choice, the Mack’s Lure Promise Keeper® Spinner. It’s long been a favorite of mine fishing alpine lakes in the Cascade Mountains during the summer months. The slim profile allows me to cast it further than similar sized spinners and the Smile Blade® spins at very slow s...
Category: Tackle  Date: 7/26/2016  Author: John Kruse
Essentials of Fly Fishing
Great fishing holes and hot spots can be easy to find when you live in the trout rich Pacific Northwest. However, just finding a good location on the river is only the start. Once you find yourself standing at the water’s edge, what’s next? Take a moment to read the water.Locating the fish can be pretty easy if you know where to look. Fish are creatures of habit and the one thing that never changes in their daily routine is the search for food. The food may change from day to day or ev...
Category: Trout  Date: 7/26/2016  Author: Gerry Frederick for Anglers Club Magazine
Taking Better Fishing Photos
We all like to hear our buddies fishing stories but without pictures no words can do justice in relating the experiences. After hearing about the “20 pound steelhead” or “50 pound Chinook” our first reply is “Let’s see the pictures” and of course when our fishing partner starts back peddling about not having a camera or the batteries were dead we dismiss the exaggeration as nothing more than a tall tale. The fact that we have access to extremely small, lightweight cameras including those that a...
Category: Stories  Date: 7/4/2016  Author: Jason Brooks
Knowing the Water
Fishing a new body of water of which you’re not used to can be intimidating at best. There may be particular lakes and rivers that you have “dialed in” where you know what to use to catch more fish; but fishing a new lake or river has its own challenges in and of itself.In previous articles and seminars that I teach, I emphasize to my fellow anglers to use the tools available to find out as much information you can about a new area. There are numerous on-line fishing forums such as Northw...
Category: Lakes  Date: 7/3/2016  Author: Lance Merz for The Mack Attack
Getting Started Fly Fishing
Now that fly-fishing has become fairly mainstream it is enjoying a rather large influx of beginners each season. These newcomers are getting younger and the percentage of ladies increases every year. It is believed by some in the fly fishing world that ladies compile the largest group of newcomers to the sport.I guess it’s not just your father’s sport anymore. I started fly fishing in the early 70’s because it seemed to me that the fly fisherman were catching more fish than I was and they p...
Category: Trout  Date: 6/30/2016  Author: Gerry Frederick for Anglers Club Magazine
Fishing Destination Zeballos
The scream of the reel as the broad shouldered king salmon took another run was music to my ears. The single action reel handles spun dangerously around as I got my hand out of the way just in time. They don’t call them knuckle busters for nothing and I had learned that painful lesson earlier in the day. That said, it was a lesson gladly accepted because it meant the fishing action was hot – and indeed it was. Our boat’s fish hold was steadily filling up with the bounty of the ocean in this rem...
Category: Saltwater  Date: 6/28/2016  Author: Mike Carey
Upper Columbia Sockeye!
As the blanket of darkness starts to lift on the mighty Columbia River I can make out the faint shapes of boats trolling just outside the mouth of the Okanogan River. I grin and look at my group of four guys “Ready for an action packed day of catching Sockeye?” I get the usual answer thumbs up and “hell yeah’s!” I ease the boat into position and drop the first bait down to 19ft, as I start to grab the second rod to bait it up, the first goes off “Fish On”! Category: Rivers  Date: 6/27/2016  Author: Adam Hocking of Steel Dreams Guide Service
The Best Trout Fishing Lures
If you walk into a tackle shop you will be bombarded with what looks like a billion different lures in many different colors. How do you know which ones will catch fish, not just fishermen?This article covers the best 10 lures I've used when fishing for trout. These lures can be used from boat or shore, and will catch fish year round.Of course even the best lures aren't going to product fish if you are fishing the wrong places. The Understanding Stillwater Trout guide on gonefishingn...
Category: Trout  Date: 6/26/2016  Author: Nathan Nesbit of
Destination - Conconully!
“Conconully, that tiny town nestled in a mountain valley on the sunny side of Washington's North Cascades, bounded by two lakes, and embraced by state and national forests -- is waiting for you. It is a unique community in the heart of Okanogan County and the welcome mat is always out!”Thus starts the Conconully Chamber of Commerce web site. JoAnn and I had been looking forward for months to our Memorial Weekend get-away to Liar’s Cove Resort in Conconully. As we drove our final miles, clim...
Category: Bass  Date: 6/1/2016  Author: Mike Carey
June's Summer Steelhead
June marks the kick off of the summer steelhead season. Most rivers will still be running cold and a little high from snow runoff but by the end of the month they should be in shape. Other rivers, like the Cowlitz will be prime, as well as some of the coastal rivers that drain the short distance to the Pacific Ocean as the Olympic Mountains rid their snow early. One of the many draws of the summer run steelhead is the fact that the days are long and much warmer making for a pleasant time to be ...
Category: Rivers  Date: 6/1/2016  Author: Jason Brooks
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