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A Fly for Every Occasion
A Fly for Every Occasion
Author: Morgan Sherburne for Fix.com
Posted: 4/1/2018
It’s an iconic image that's featured amidst many people’s Northern cabin decor: a fishing lure featuring feathery tufts that represent the wings of an insect. This icon of fly fishing is a type of lure called a “dry fly.” Fly anglers use dry flies to imitate insects hatching on the top of rivers. The trout cannot resist. But that’s not the only way to fly fish and trout aren’t the only kind of ...
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Chelan Late Winter Kokanee
Chelan Late Winter Kokanee
Author: Rob Phillips
Posted: 3/1/2018
In the past three or four years one of the top lakes for kokanee in the Northwest has been Lake Chelan. The huge natural lake in North Central Washington has always had a naturally reproducing population of landlocked sockeye salmon, but in the past few years the average size of the salmon has grown considerably. While Chelan has always had a good kokanee fishery in late spring and summer,...
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Columbia Walleye River Techniques the Easy Way
Columbia Walleye River Techniques the Easy Way
Author: Kyle Jones
Posted: 3/1/2018
How to fish for Columbia River Walleye: The Easy Way! The Columbia River in Washington State and Oregon is one of the premier destination walleye fisheries in the United States. Anglers come from all around to target Walleye in the mighty Columbia River. The Columbia River is known, not only as a possible location for the next World Record Walleye, but also as a great place to catch unbelieva...
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Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show 2018
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show 2018
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 3/1/2018
The winter sportsman shows in Washington come to an end with the Big Horn Show in Spokane. It’s Washington’s second largest show, right behind the Puyallup Show. My wife JoAnn and I have made this show a yearly family event, bringing our dogs Diesel and Rudy along for a get-away. It always sets a small part of my soul free as we climb up and over Snoqualmie Pass, then down into the Columbia Go...
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Lower Columbia Springers at Kalama
Lower Columbia Springers at Kalama
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 3/1/2018
With the announcement of the lower Columbia Spring Chinook season starting March 1st, it’s officially springtime, regardless of what the calendar or thermometer says. Springers are one of the most prized of all of the Chinook runs as the fish are marbled with fat and oils as well as it’s our first chance at salmon. Boat ramps will be congested and popular fishing areas will be crowded but it is al...
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A New Twist on an Old Tube
A New Twist on an Old Tube
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 3/1/2018
If there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that Bass fishermen are always looking for new and better ways to put more and bigger fish in the boat. Whether that might be learning a new technique or trying out a new lure. Most bass fishermen are always trying to be a better angler and I too try to be the best I can be. I’m very much a “Think outside the box” kind of guy. So much so that some of my ...
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Clearwater B-Run Steelhead
Clearwater B-Run Steelhead
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 2/13/2018
The Clearwater River is putting out some BIG B-run steelhead this time of year! I just returned from our weekend Northwest Fishing Reports Members Adventure fishing with owner/operator Toby Wyatt of Reel Time fishing and guide Kyle Jones of Jones Sport Fishing (Kyle guide with Reel Time on the Clearwater). We had two days of fun fishing with members of NWFR and also our Fox partners from Spokane F...
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Bait Divers for Steelhead
Bait Divers for Steelhead
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 2/4/2018
The river had come up a few feet by the time our Sunday trip came around. I had been watching the river graph all week with the upcoming rainstorm hitting the coast. Luckily the rain was steady but not overwhelming and the river didn’t blow out. By the time we offloaded the drift boat the early morning was light enough to reveal that the water’s visibility would be around three feet and it was the...
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29th Annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show
29th Annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show
Author: Rob Holman - Press Release
Posted: 2/4/2018
29th ANNUAL CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW AT THE SUNDOME IN YAKIMA The 29th annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show is set to open the doors Friday, February 16th at the Yakima Valley SunDome and it runs through Sunday, February 18th. This always popular event brings area outdoor enthusiasts together, all under one roof, to see the latest in hunting and fishing gear, outdoor displays and ...
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Spring Columbia River Walleye Tournaments
Spring Columbia River Walleye Tournaments
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 2/1/2018
Walleye in the Pacific Northwest are a popular and sought after species to target. The culinary attributes of the walleye are second to none with a delicious white flakey meat. They have a good range and populations, especially east of the Cascade Mountains. Where they really shine for numbers and size, however, is in the Columbia River. With a reputation as the place to go for a shot at a trophy...
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Washington’s Nation of Trophy Trout
Washington’s Nation of Trophy Trout
Author: Tyler Hicks
Posted: 2/1/2018
Blown rivers, icy road condition, or cold temperatures often hamper our winter time fishing plans. Anglers often find a little more spare time in mid-winter and this provides a great opportunity to research and plan the year's upcoming adventures. One corner of the Pacific Northwest you should consider adding to your hit list is the Colville Indian Reservation located in the north-central region o...
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Esox Lucius, Standing up for the Proverbial Pike
Esox Lucius, Standing up for the Proverbial Pike
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 2/1/2018
One of my biggest loves in fishing right next to Bass fishing is catching Northern Pike. I don’t think this amazing game fish deserves all the negative publicity it has gotten in the last few years, so I’m here to stand up for the proverbial Pike! The Pike has many names from Northerns on the East coast, Jacks up in Canada, and also various nicknames like, Snot Rockets, Legless Gators, and To...
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