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Hook More Fish
Many anglers with expensive gear in the right place and time leave fishless because they haven’t learned or practiced finer points of Pacific Northwest fishing. Below are suggestions.Use a New-ish File and Sharp HookWorn or rusty files work, but not as well, and they take away valuable fishing time. A new file can turn a hook from dull to razor in a few strokes.A related issue happens when an angler snags, even temporarily, and fails to check the hook point. With a magnifying gla...
Category: General  Date: 7/31/2016  Author: Scott T. Starbuck
   
How to Catch Perch
Here in the Pacific Northwest it seems like salmon and steelhead get all the glory. I've only met a few people who fish for yellow perch, and many of them talk about it in whispers - like they are afraid to admit it in public.However, perch fishing can be a lot of fun, and they are quite tasty. It is a great way to get kids into fishing. In this article I'll go cover everything you need to know to go out and catch tons of perch.This article is focused on fishing from a boat, but much o...
Category: General  Date: 7/31/2016  Author: Nathan Nesbit of GoneFishingNW.com
   
Steelhead/Salmon Bass Lures
It’s a wonderment to me how someone comes up with a lure design for fishing, especially some of the salmon and steelhead baits. Pink worms, black jigs, orange plugs, rubber hoochies, and so on makes me think that some junior college dropout drank too much beer one night with his high school buddies and soon they were playing pranks on each other while fishing the next morning. “Hey Joe, try this pink worm, trust me, steelhead will bite it…” a snicker by the helpful prankster just before Joe’s r...
Category: Tackle  Date: 7/29/2016  Author: Jason Brooks
   
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
   
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