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November 2018

A simple as a piece of yarn can help you improve your fishing. Not knowing exactly sure who or how someone thought about adding something so simple to their hook came about but “yarnies” are a very effective fishing lure. Of course being anglers we can take something so simple and make it very confusing and convoluted; so here is the lowdown on using a piece of yarn to catch more fish. Before y...[more]

If you haven’t had your fill of fall fishing you might want to check out one of the ponds or lakes in Central Washington. While many lakes around the state are now closed to fishing, virtually all of the lakes in Yakima and Kittitas County are still open for fishing. And, while most have not received any newly stocked trout, most still have a few fish swimming around in them, and this time of yea...[more]

This time of year is one of my favorites for catching some giant brown footballs, and one of my favorite baits to use is the Spinnerbait. But I think too many anglers are missing out on this opportunity. Like many of the smallmouth pros, I realized that most fishermen overlook the obvious, a smallmouth isn't a largemouth. They mistakenly view the smallmouth as simply a color variation of the large...[more]

Anglers know fishing has its seasons. We follow various fisheries, enjoying certain times of year for one type of fishing, looking forward to other opportunities with the progression of the year. Springtime trout and walleye transition to springer fishing, transitioning to summer chinook, fall coho, and so it goes. The changing of the leaves to bright reds and oranges signals for me a traditi...[more]

October 2018

This year I had the opportunity to attend Fish Camp up on the Columbia River. Fish Camp is a media event where several media types are invited from around the country. The event takes place at Peach Beach Camp Park in Goldendale Washington along the famed Columbia River. The goal every year is to get up and spend some time with a variety of media folks and talk about and demo new products while...[more]

I’m cheap. Well, OK, maybe I’m being too harsh. I’m – frugal. Especially when it comes to things I can do myself for a fraction of the cost of buying it. When it comes to fishing I like to save money on items I can make in order to spend the money on things I can’t. With that in mind, I present to you several fishing items that I make rather than buy. Bottomfish Lures Anyone that bottom...[more]

The Pacific Northwest is known for its rainy season which usually begins in mid-October and doesn’t seem to stop until May. Anglers also know that the rain brings fish into the rivers but can make it difficult to fish for them. Stained water that is rising and pushing into back eddy’s, sloughs, creeks and making it hard to fish. Unless you know how to fish the high water and then you don’t mind th...[more]

Anglers enjoy a pretty neat luxury, which few other outdoor enthusiasts can: Rainy weather won’t necessarily ruin your day. In fact, rain can often improve your chances of catching fish, in a number of different ways. The next time you notice dark clouds rolling in, grab your fishing gear and head out to your favorite fishing spot ( and take your kids with you ). If you employ the nine tips a...[more]

Have you ever spent most of the day trolling or casting for an uncooperative fish, only to end up with little or nothing to show for it? Then, to add insult to injury, some “wise” person consoles with the phrase “well, that’s why they call it fishing, not catching.” We all know that fishing is a fantastic way to get out and enjoy a day on the water, but sometimes it is just nice to go catching...[more]

September 2018

White House Calling -yeah right! Friday June 29,2018, started out like it usually does, I was busy getting ready for the 4th of July Parade that I was the coordinator for with the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. I received a phone call and caller ID said unknown number, well I usually let the machine pick up those calls but since I was getting calls from people asking about the parade I answer...[more]

September is a special time for me. Like the change in the weather, I can feel a change in myself, a pent up anticipation that has slowly been building over the summer and like clockwork bursts forth in full bloom. It’s coho time in Puget Sound! Yes, this is a great time of the year to be a salmon angler in Puget Sound, if the runs are strong and the fishing is open. Last year was unique in tha...[more]

The Saga of the Well-Schooled Kokanee Continues... One year later KOKANEE and DUDE meet back up. KOKANEE is enjoying one his favorite on-line books “The Role of Expectation in Fishing – How to Stay Focused.” KOKANEE: Well I see you are a bit older. Do I see some whiskers among that peach fuzz? DUDE: Yeah. I see you are getting a bit long in the tooth yourself. KOKANEE: Thanks for not noti...[more]