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3 tips for Low-Clear Water Steelhead Fishing

Posted 5 years ago

Steelhead & Salmon fishing is a constant adaptation of tactics. In this tutorial, we are going to talk about three ways that you can step up your float fishing game in low & clear water. Many tactics such as drift fishing and plug pulling are not ideal in light, low clear situations. As bank steelhead fishermen, we have found that light presentations of bobber & jig are deadly.The first change you must make is to your leader. A floating braid mainline is still fine under most conditions but it is essential to have light leader. Fish can see pretty well...

Incredible coho salmon fishing!

Posted 5 years ago

When coho salmon first arrive in the river from the ocean, they are aggressive and territorial. Saltwater coho are known for following/eating fast baits and fighting acrobatically. When they decide to enter the estuary and then move into tidewater they're primed to make the journey upriver to spawn. If you can get a twitching jig falling in front of a coho, there's a good chance they will react to it!In this video we display coho salmon fishing at it's best! You'll see underwater footage of fish, some great drone shots courtesy of Cameron Black ( and all the best fishing...

Easy Egg Loop Trick

Posted 5 years ago

Keeping salmon eggs (roe) on the hook can be a little tricky. Eggs can be sloppy and tend to fall out of the egg loop if not prepared correctly. In this tutorial video, Cameron shows us how he adds an extra twist in his egg loop to keep his salmon eggs fishing longer. Take your egg loop loose end, pull it out and pinch. Then, add another twist and pull it around a different part of the egg. This will create a harness for your egg presentation to sit in. Check out the video for an example:Salmon eggs (or steelhead...

Epic 2014 Fall Coho Returns | By the Numbers

Posted 5 years ago

The Fall of 2014 has produced some of the best Coho Salmon fishing in recent years for Columbia River and OR/WA Coastal anglers. In todays guest article, author Kevin Gray gives an overview of 2014's coho run. Guide/Author Kevin Gray with a Client SW Washington Tributaries - Hatchery Trap CountsCowlitz: 49,909 adultsKalama: 21,588 adultsLewis: 43,967 adultsNW Oregon Tributaries & Columbia River - Hatchery Trap Counts and Dam CountsBig Creek: 18,278 adults (Highest return since 1967!)Eagle Creek: 14,525 adultsN.Fork Dam (Clackamas): 7,350 adultsSandy: 14,024 adults Bonneville Hatchery: 21,108 adultsBonneville Dam: 277,217 adultsWillamette Falls: 17,908 adultsHow do these numbers compare to last year?...

Float Fishing for Big Steelhead! Part 1

Posted 5 years ago

After the fall chinook, coho and chum salmon have nearly come and gone in the Pacific Northwest, winter steelhead enter the tributaries to make their way to their spawning gravel or respective hatchery. Watch as floats drain for steelhead!We like to fish for winter steelhead with a lot of different tactics. We'll swing spoons and spinners, drift bait and plug fish them, but we find ourselves float fishing almost every time out! When it comes to winter steelhead we like to fish rabbit fur jigs and marabou bead jigs, not to mention the deadly pink worm!Get stocked up on your...

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