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Vancouver Island Fishing Wrap Up!
Vancouver Island Fishing Wrap Up!
Author: Sponsored Content
Posted: 12/18/2018
There has been a lot of talk in the news about the decline in our southern resident killer whales. The science shows the downward trend over the past 40 years, but historically the population is no different than it was 50 years ago. Blame is being placed on the decline of the Chinook Salmon stocks up and down the coast. With that said, Area 25 where our lodge is located, is one of the only areas ...
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Twelve Days of Christmas Gift Ideas
Twelve Days of Christmas Gift Ideas
Author: NWFR Staff
Posted: 12/12/2018
The winds are blowing, the first snow is threatening, and your rod guides are freezing up. There’s not a fish in sight and much as you love getting out, that warm crackling fire is calling your name. Not to mention your laptop computer as you search out the perfect gifts for your fellow anglers – or yourself. Your spouse is asking you “what do you want”, right? Well, if you’re running out of ideas...
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The Slide Technique
The Slide Technique
Author: Scott T Starbuck
Posted: 12/2/2018
When winter steelhead run, the main thing is to keep your lure in the strike zone as long as possible, as many times as possible so that sooner or later, you will hook a chrome fish. The past two seasons, I learned to bead fish with good results. It has been common for me to find fish while nearby anglers go fish-less. The difference is “The Slide Technique” by which I mean using a THILL TURBO M...
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Red-Tail Surf Perch
Red-Tail Surf Perch
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 12/2/2018
When salmon and steelhead closures seem to be more the norm than the exception, anglers can be forgiven for thinking their favorite pastime is in its terminal gasps. With opportunities seemingly closing left and right, it’s easy to get despondent at times like these. If you’re feeling that way too then perhaps it’s time to take a break from “big game” fishing and return to your roots. Remember whe...
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D.I.Y. Pike/Musky Lure Tackle Box for Under $10
D.I.Y. Pike/Musky Lure Tackle Box for Under $10
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 12/2/2018
Here is a great way to store your larger baits without dumping a load of cash on one of those fancy Musky tackle boxes. This size of box if you were to go out and buy it would be well over 100 bucks. All you need for this is a Portable File storage box and 2 sheets of foam board. I got my File box from Staples for just over 6 bucks (you can find them at Wally world as well), and the 2 ...
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What Are the Best Times of Day to Go Fishing?
What Are the Best Times of Day to Go Fishing?
Author: Ben Team for Outdoor Empire
Posted: 12/2/2018
Deciding on the best time to load up your fishing gear and hit the water is a big decision for many anglers. You don’t want to spend hours trying to get a bite when the fish are not actively feeding; you want to go when you’re most likely to catch fish. There are a variety of factors that will influence the behavior of your target fish, and there aren’t many hard-and-fast rules regarding the ...
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Modern Fishing Diaries
Modern Fishing Diaries
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 12/2/2018
I can remember it was August 11th when a co-worker took me out on Puget Sound. I caught my first salmon in the salt after moving to the Tacoma area over 20 years ago now. For some reason that date stuck in my mind. We fished out in front of Gig Harbor where I caught a 10-pound Chinook after chasing Coho near Pt. Evan’s by the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Those are the only details I remember but it suff...
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November Clearwater Steelhead
November Clearwater Steelhead
Author: Kyle Jones
Posted: 11/9/2018
When most people think of November they see Thanksgiving, Turkey, Football, and all the family events that surround the beginning of the Holiday Season. So, while most are decorating houses with fall spirit and making their Thanksgiving day plans, our minds become solely focused on the big, brawling, summer Steelhead that call Idaho’s Clearwater River home. Idaho’s Clearwater River is a special...
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How to make and fish Yarnies
How to make and fish Yarnies
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 11/9/2018
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...
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Late Season Trout Fishing Yakima
Late Season Trout Fishing Yakima
Author: Rob Phillips
Posted: 11/1/2018
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...
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Bladed Baits for Bronzebacks
Bladed Baits for Bronzebacks
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 11/1/2018
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...
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Hunting and Fishing - so Very Alike...
Hunting and Fishing - so Very Alike...
Author: Michael Carey
Posted: 11/1/2018
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...
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