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The iTroll Trolling Revolution
The iTroll Trolling Revolution
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 5/2/2017
I listened to the trolling motor as it went into it’s programmed acceleration. Like clockwork the outside downrigger rod began to do a familiar “tap tap tap” as it signaled another kokanee on the other end. Pulling the rod out of the rod holder Alan reeled down and popped the release. “It’s not a bad fish” he noted. The rod doubled over as the kokanee gave some good head shakes. Alan slowly and st...
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Wade Right In
Wade Right In
Author: Charlie Robinton
Posted: 5/2/2017
A good pair of waders can be the difference between spending the day with boots full of mud or with dry toes. This article will offer answers to your questions about selecting the right waders to get the most out of your experience on the water. Choosing The Right Type of Waders For You There are several different wader designs available to anglers today, each with their own advantages and di...
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Take Advantage of the Smallmouth Spawn
Take Advantage of the Smallmouth Spawn
Author: Terry Otto for Anglers Club Magazine
Posted: 5/2/2017
Understand the stages of the smallmouth spawn, and you’ll catch more bass this spring. Springtime smallmouth bass are here one day and gone the next as they migrate from their winter haunts to their spawning areas. Understanding the stages of the smallmouth spawn, and how the fish behave in each of those stages, is key if you want to catch them all season long. The three stages are the pre-s...
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Chelan Kokanee Red Hot!
Chelan Kokanee Red Hot!
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 5/2/2017
The fishing at Lake Chelan for kokanee is red hot! If you’re interested in getting some shiny 11-15” silver bullets now is the time to go. I arrived on Thursday evening and met up with site members Fish Dawg and his daughter, Fish Princess, Downriggeral (Alan Hanna of ifishsolutions.com) and they filled me in on where to go and what techniques to use. To paraphrase my guide friend Anton Jones -...
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Upcoming Member Adventures
Upcoming Member Adventures
Author: Rob Holman
Posted: 5/2/2017
Awesome trips planned for this year Last June, Northwest Fishing Reports had the opportunity to invite members to join us as we fished and filmed with Reel Obsessions in the village of Zeballos on Vancouver Island, BC. Everyone had a great time and we produced 3 amazing adventure videos for our TV show and publishing online. We did it again for Tuna out of Ilwaco, Wa. Another great trip! This w...
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Lake Chelan Kokanee Tips 2017
Lake Chelan Kokanee Tips 2017
Author: Lance Merz
Posted: 4/26/2017
Hi guys, Lance Merz here. I want to apologize for not being at the Lake Chelan get together this year. I always love coming to this event because I have met so many great people these past three years in attendance. Unfortunately, I will be giving a Kokanee Seminar in the Portland area that day and everything is locked in. I wanted to take a few minutes to help in your successes (if you nee...
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Back to Trout Basics
Back to Trout Basics
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 3/30/2017
There’s something about trout fishing that always gets me excited. Maybe it’s the fact it’s a sign of Spring and after this past long and wet winter I am ready for some sunshine. But mostly I get excited for the lowland lakes trout opener because it reminds me of my youth. Like most other anglers I learned to fish by heading to the local lakes and fishing for trout on the opener and the following ...
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Preparing tuna for Salmon
Preparing tuna for Salmon
Author: Kyle Jones
Posted: 3/30/2017
How to Prepare Canned Tuna for Salmon Fishing Many salmon anglers have come to realize the effectiveness of canned tuna as a bait source for salmon fishing. Canned tuna, especially packed in oil, has many uses as a salmon bait. It is often wrapped in mesh to form tuna balls, wrapped onto plugs, stuffed in Super Baits, or added to eggs as a flavor enhancer, and because canned tuna is sold in ...
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Youth Outdoors Unlimited
Youth Outdoors Unlimited
Author: Rob Holman
Posted: 3/29/2017
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the founders of Youth Outdoors Unlimited for several years and it’s been awesome to watch this organization work! The team at YOU is tireless when it comes to their mission of providing outdoor adventures for young people that truly appreciate it. At the core of what we do at Northwest Fishing Reports it’s a passion for our sport and by an extension the greater out...
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Select the Right Fishing Rod
Select the Right Fishing Rod
Author: Mike Cork for Fix.com
Posted: 3/26/2017
Having the proper equipment is as important in fishing as it is in any sport. With a wide range of bait options and techniques, rod manufacturers have developed rods to cast specific baits farther and more accurately. They’ve also balanced these capabilities with other factors to give the angler an advantage over a hooked bass. A truly effective fisherman or woman can now pick the perfect tool. Th...
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Steelhead Side Drifiting 101
Steelhead Side Drifiting 101
Author: Nathan Nesbit of GoneFishingNW.com
Posted: 3/25/2017
We all know drift fishing is a powerful technique for catching all kinds of river fish, including steelhead. What if told you there is a way to make drift fishing even better – cover more water, and keep your gear in the “zone” longer? Well that is side drifting. This boat based fishing technique is quite popular with fishing guides and recreational fishermen because it flat out puts fish in ...
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Prop Repair and Selection
Prop Repair and Selection
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 3/24/2017
I can remember the exact place and time it happened… My wife and I were fishing Lake Wenatchee for sockeye in our brand new Thunderjet. The fishing had been good but the dogs were letting us know that they needed a shore break. I scanned the shoreline and found what looked like the perfect spot to ground the bow and let the dogs hop out. I eased the boat on to shore and gave a little throttle t...
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