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Newby Salmon Adventure
You take a farm-grown Iowa boy, teach him how to fish, and you have the makings of a fishing machine. I recently was on a business trip to Richmond, British Columbia to do some warranty work on an RV. Of course I was excited to go here for a couple of reasons. The scenery is second to none, and the opportunity at a chance to fish these great waters is excellent.When I arrived in Richmond, I was greeted with great hospitality. I was dealing directly with the owner of the RV. After some commu...
Category: Stories  Date: 12/1/2016  Author: David Lampe for The Mack Attack
   
Bobber Dogging Primer
What is Boober Dogging?Over the last few years, we have seen the technique of bobber dogging grow in popularity across the Pacific Northwest for salmon and steelhead. However, anglers on the East side of the Cascades are just now starting to give this system a try. Dry siders can greatly benefit from adding this technique to their arsenals! The first question a lot of anglers typically have is, “What is bobber dogging?” Bobber dogging is a special technique similar to drift f...
Category: Rivers  Date: 12/1/2016  Author: Jacob Murden
   
Beading Winter Steelhead
We arrive to the river bank with one conspicuous thought in mind: to catch fish. Adding to the ambiguity of float fishing for winter steelhead. are the many offerings that an angler may choose to suspend beneath the surface. Akin to a hot knife to room-temperature butter, we’ll be exposing the core and nuances of angling’s most natural style of presentation, while exploring the art of how to catch winter steelhead with beads. GearFor summer steelhead, I’ve found none more consist...
Category: Bass  Date: 11/6/2016  Author: Ryan Hung, Reel Priorities
   
Fish Now, Not Later
I was inside my grandparent’s truck as the rain continued to pour down wondering if it would ever stop and my grandfather and I could start fishing. The wipers screeched across the windshield as the heater blared keeping the windows from fogging up. I was about eight years old at the time and this was when my grandfather taught me the most valuable lesson any fisherman could ever learn. He turned to me and said, “You can’t catch a fish with your hook out of the water.” Of course he was meaning ...
Category: Stories  Date: 11/6/2016  Author: Jason Brooks
   
5 Great Fall Bass Lures
As the Waters Start to Cool, the Fishing Starts to Heat-up.After months spent trying to tempt stubborn summer bass into biting, the arrival of fall is well-received by most southern anglers. Whereas summer bass are content to keep a low profile and snatch up just enough food to remain healthy, autumn bass chase baitfish like it’s their last day on Earth.Abandoning their finicky ways, fall bass begin feeding heavily in order to put on extra reserves to sustain them through the lon...
Category: Bass  Date: 11/4/2016  Author: Ben Team for AnglersClub.com
   
Maximizing the Flash
With many anglers nowadays employing advanced electronics, line counter reels, and any number of depth control devices, precisely presenting lures in the strike zone is a fairly simple task for open water trollers. Presenting each individual lure precisely is a good way to boat a lot of fish ... sometimes. Many times, however, it is how your lures work together that makes all the difference. For open water fish especially (i.e. trout, salmon, walleye), anglers can optimize the visual and au...
Category: Tackle  Date: 11/4/2016  Author: John Littlefield for The Mack Attack
   
Fall into Fishing
For the second year the WDFW is putting on their “Fall Into Fishing” program. If you are unfamiliar with this program it involves a fall round of planting trout in lakes around the state to fuel fall trout fishing. The number of fish planted is considerably less than the spring plants, but the average size is significantly larger. New Fish, Ready To Be CaughtBefore you rush out the door, take the time to get prepared. You first stop should be the Category: Trout  Date: 11/4/2016  Author: Nathan Nesbit of GoneFishingNW.com
   
My First Pheasant
This is not a fishing report, but it’s still pretty cool (if you’re into pheasants).I got to spend three wonderful days of pheasant hunting with my son Matthew in the beautiful Montana outdoors, outside of Great Falls. We hunted on both public land and some private farm land. The long weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon) had a mix of so-so weather to glorious weather, long and short hikes, a two hour ordeal of Matt’s car being stuck in the mud, and hunting ranging from seeing no pheasant to Matt’s Britt...
Category: Stories  Date: 11/1/2016  Author: Mike Carey
   
NWFR Cast & Blast Adventure
We’re excited to announce a fantastic Northwest Fishing Reports adventure available to members only!Last year we did a “Cast and Blast” trip with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures on the Potholes Reservoir. Well, Shelby and Mar Don Resort have come up with a great package deal that we are offering to our NWFR members only. Even better, we’ll be filming this adventure for NWFR so participants may be part of a future video.Here are the details:We arrive at Mar Don Sunday, Octobe...
Category: Lakes  Date: 10/6/2016  Author: Mike Carey
   
Steelhead Hardware Primer
With each cast I let the green Stee-Lee swing a little lower through the tailout. When the spoon wobbled through the area where I expected the strike to come I tensed, but I still wasn’t ready for it. The rod bucked and plunged, and the fish tried hard to run out of the hole, stopping just short.The big, wild steelhead had inhaled the lure, but I had switched the treble hooks out for a single hook, so I released the big hen without hurting her. Category: Tackle  Date: 10/1/2016  Author: By Terry Otto for Anglers Club Magazine
   
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