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Lake Chelan Kokanee In Full Swing

By: Brad Wagner As our cold, snowy North Central Washington winter fades to a blustery spring Lake Chelan’s kokanee fishery is heating up as fast as the air. While we have been making the cold, long boat ride up lake the fish are starting their annual migration down lake to follow the food. Fortunately, those [...]

Learn to Cure/Fish Coon Shrimp for PNW Springers

By: Terry Wiest The Springers are coming! Meanwhile, the Columbia River is high and dirty. Therefore, many anglers will be looking for smaller water alternatives. On the other hand, to approach smaller water alternative tactics need to be employed, which we’ll cover in this blog. In the Northwest we have several alternatives to the Columbia [...]

High Water Forcing Anglers to Run Plugs for Columbia Springers

By: Mike Ainsworth A reflection of high water and lots of snowmelt this week the Columbia River is a foot and a half above flood stage. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you have to forgo your spring king fishing. Meanwhile, you’ll likely have to alter your techniques to be successful. The springers are going to come [...]

Cowlitz Steelhead off to Slow Start – But Big Ones Around

By: Todd Daniels The Cowlitz River is the only place in Washington that has hatchery steelhead now. That’s it. Essentially, it’s a ghost town everywhere else. This being said the season has started off on the slower side. However, the numbers of steelhead returning are picking up daily. The good thing is, this year the [...]

Snohomish River System Now Open At Least Through the Month

By: Todd Daniels After expecting historic low numbers we’re fortunate to have the experts miss on this one and there’s lots of coho in the Snohomish system. The fish showed up. The numbers are way, way, way over preseason forecasts. The hatchery has plenty of fish and is at or near escapement already, Sunset Falls [...]

Anglers Working Harder For Hanford Reach Salmon

By: Toby Wyatt Considering they predicted one million salmon and we only got 500,000 across Bonneville the run wasn’t what we expected. It never reached potential. On the bright side, however, with the time we are putting in we are still catching fish daily. We haven’t had any days where we got skunked. Last year [...]

Washington’s Snohomish Coho: Limited Season Opens Today

By: Todd Daniels For the last year we’ve been hearing about expected historical low returns of coho in Puget Sound. However, the forecast was wrong and we’re seeing fishable numbers of these feisty silvers in many of our Puget Sound rivers. Fortunately for us living in the Central Puget Sound the decision was made yesterday [...]

Anglers Working Harder At Buoy 10 This Summer

By: Pat Abel They’ve predicted 940,000 Chinook down here at Buoy 10, but I’m not seeing it. Buoy 10 is tougher this year than it’s been, but I am getting fish daily and some dandies. On the other hand it hasn’t been easy like it’s been the past few years. I’ve had to work my [...]

Astoria Offshore Salmon Bite Kicking Into High Gear

By: Mike Barksdale With Buoy 10 still slow to kick off and anglers having to work hard for bites in the Columbia River I’m running offshore and finding fair to good action daily. Action has been consistent offshore with a mixture of Chinook and mostly coho showing. The coho we are seeing are much larger [...]

Seattle’s Puget Sound Sporting Epic Flounder & Sand Dab Bite

By: Chris Shaffer   In today’s society getting kids out on the water can be a chore. In many households fishing has been replaced by video games, constantly cell phone interaction and indoor activities. Meanwhile, for parents looking for a way to get kids hooked on fishing look no further than Puget Sound’s sand dab [...]