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Dungeness Crab – Crab Fishing – How to catch Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crab – Crab Fishing – How to catch Dungeness Crab

  Crabbing is a lot of fun and an inexpensive and rewarding way for the whole family to get out and enjoy a day on the water with the added reward of catching a great meal! This article focuses on crab fishing for Dungeness crab but could be applied to harvest other types of crab, make sure you check your local regulations before heading to [...]

How to catch Kokanee – Lake Merwin Reservoir

How to catch Kokanee – Lake Merwin Reservoir

How to catch Kokanee at Lake Merwin Lake Merwin Reservoir is part of the Lewis River drainage and can be accessed via Hwy 503 that runs through Woodland, WA. Lake Merwin has two access points for boaters,  Speelyai Bay and Cresap Bay.  Speelyai Bay is the first boat launch that you come to as you drive up Highway 503. Driving directions to [...]

Questions for the guide? Answers from the past year!

Questions for the guide? Answers from the past year!

I always tell customers that I'm not just their fishing guide when I'm on the water; I let them know that it's OK to call or email me when they have fishing or boating questions.  I've answered a few "relationship" questions too! So if you have a question that you've been wondering about, email me here and let me know.  I will get back to you [...]

How to become a fishing guide?

How to become a fishing guide?

Interested in becoming a fishing guide? This article talks about some of the requirements and things you should consider before making your leap. The process for becoming a fishing guide is complex in many states, with a variety of requirements, but in other states it can be very easy with only a few steps that need to be followed. First you're [...]

8 reasons to use fluorocarbon line and leader!

8 reasons to use fluorocarbon line and leader!

// // It used to be that anglers just had one decision to make when buying fishing line and that was determining how strong their line needed to be.  “Hmmm do I need 6 pound or 8 pound?” Nowadays it’s a little tougher, there are lines that promise to do everything but clean and cook the fish!  Tougher, smoother, more visible, [...]

Fishing for Lake Washington Cutthroat Trout

Fishing for Lake Washington Cutthroat Trout

// // Guest Article by Pro-Guide Chris Snyder Steelhead is the only item on the menu for most winter fisherman but not for me! Let me introduce you to winter Cutthroat Trout  fishing on Lake Washington! I was fortunate enough to learn this fishery a few years ago and I have not looked back since. This is a great fishery that not many [...]

Tiller versus Steering Wheel? Which is right for you? Part 2

Tiller versus Steering Wheel? Which is right for you? Part 2

Last week we went into detail about the advantages and disadvantages of forward helm steering wheel equipped boats, this week we're going to take a look at the pros and cons of tiller handle boats. Tiller handle open boats are considered to be the most versatile platform available for fishing the Northwest's inland waters, from Black Mouth [...]

Tiller versus Steering Wheel? Which is right for you? Part 1

Tiller versus Steering Wheel?  Which is right for you? Part 1

// // So you're in the market for a new boat? There are a lot of decisions to be made when buying that new boat and some of this can be a little intimidating. You need to figure out how much you're going to spend, whether you're going to buy new or used, what length, hull material etc. Just the process of researching all of these things can [...]

Top 5 things I focus on when the fishing is tough.

Top 5 things I focus on when the fishing is tough.

// // Fishing isn't always easy and tough days happen to the best of us! The five things listed here will help you salvage those tough days and help to ensure they are less likely to occur in the future! 1. Have fun!  When the fishing is tough, it's even more important to have fun. For many this is hard to pull off.  Individuals that [...]

Columbia River Crabbing – How To Catch Crab on the Columbia

Columbia River Crabbing – How To Catch Crab on the Columbia

Ask your questions here in our Crabbing, Lobstering & Shellfish Forum! As fall happens upon the fishermen of October and our salmon fishing is winding down … the lower Columbia River’s crabbing action is in full swing! Guest Article by Captain Mike Barksdale In this article I will give up some helpful tips that will definitely [...]

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