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Mooching and Drifting for salmon in the Columbia River’s Buoy 10 fishery!

Mooching and Drifting for salmon in the Columbia River’s Buoy 10 fishery!

Using lead weights to take your bait to the desired depth when fishing in the Buoy 10 area has really caught on with a huge number of salmon anglers in recent years. Lead's effectiveness and simplicity make it the preferred choice for many seasoned anglers and guides. This year's huge salmon run has allowed me to do some experimenting and I [...]

Best Fishing Gift Ideas for 2013 – New Products & Classic Winners

Best Fishing Gift Ideas for 2013 – New Products & Classic Winners

Here is a compilation of the best new fishing products that came out during 2013. This fishing gift list has items that are sure to please everyone from the novice to the most experienced angler!   In addition we've included some unique fishing items that we believe most anglers would love to have but don't typically [...]

Best Fishing Gifts 2012

Best Fishing Gifts 2012

What fishing gift do you get that special angler that has everything? Fishing gifts can be some of the hardest to buy, but we have compiled a list of some of our favorites and we think they will definitely be a big hit! We have done a ton of research and we believe the following list compiles some of the coolest and most unique fishing gifts for [...]

How to tie a Steelhead Yarn Ball or Puff Ball

How to tie a Steelhead Yarn Ball or Puff Ball

The Steelhead Yarn Ball (Yarnie) or Puff Ball as it is also commonly called, is a great alternative to using Corkies or Birdy Drifters when you're steelhead fishing. This rig can also be used for salmon and trout. This demonstration shows you exactly how to tie the special knot used for this rig, as well as how to create the yarn ball [...]

How to scale (descale) a fish

How to scale (descale) a fish

Removing the scales from a fishes skin, also known as 'scaling a fish' or 'descaling a fish' can be a difficult task if not performed properly.  A nice benefit of scale removal is that it also removes the fishes slime coat and with it much of the fishy smell.  Garden Hose Technique Fish such as salmon and trout have scales that can be [...]

Lacey DeWeert Sturgeon Fishing Video

Lacey DeWeert Sturgeon Fishing Video

Sturgeon Fishing Video | Astoria July 2011

Sturgeon Fishing Video | Astoria July 2011

Shimano Tekota 500 LC – Equipment Review

Shimano Tekota 500 LC – Equipment Review

The Shimano Tekota reel has been on the market for around a decade now and is one of the favorite reels of big water fishermen here in the NW. Even though this reel comes in a non line counter version you rarely see them in use, it's the line counter Tekota that everyone utilizes. I've used the Shimano Tekota 500 LC reel on my guide boat during [...]

Spring Chinook Video March 2011

Spring Chinook Video March 2011

Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing Tips and Techniques

Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing Tips and Techniques

Does the Willamette River's Multnomah Channel play a part in the lanes springers will be using to travel? Yes a very large percentage of the Willamette River Spring Chinook will take the Multnomah Channel route to get up into the main-stem Willamette. The Channel comes in about 15 miles downstream of the Willamette Mouth so it is the first strong [...]

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