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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...

Selecting a Kayak for Salmon Fishing | Guest Article

Posted 5 years ago

When I first started salmon and steelhead fishing, I - like many new anglers, was bound to the bank...Kayak fishing is one of the most exhilarating ways to fight a fish!Written by Tyler Hicks - Guest Article ... For a time this was tolerable, but I found myself increasingly looking and longing to fish the next pool or tailout below. I was convinced that more, bigger, and brighter fish lay beyond the reach of my cast. More pragmatically, I desired to explore and fish in solitude. A boat was what I needed and a boat is what I could not...

Rigging Coon Shrimp for Steelhead

Posted 5 years ago

One of our favorite way to fish for Steelhead in "The Big River" aka. the Columbia River, is with coon-shrimp and spin-glo. Both summer and winter Steelhead love this deadly combination. When presented properly, coon shrimp and spin-glo can be one of the most effective ways to target migratory Steelhead. Steelhead are not the only fish that love coon shrimp though. Chinook, coho and sockeye are known to snap at them as well.Watch below how to rig up a coon shrimp properly.Subscribe for more tips and techniques.

Stnchy Fish Attractants - Overview

Posted 5 years ago

Stnchy Fish Attractants are an excellent Made-in-the-U.S.A. product. Created by Leon Stamps (aka. Getyo Barzup) they are a gelatin/malleable type scent ideal for applying to lures like Kwikfish during salmon season, or for putting on your plastics when bass fishing, not to mention a variety of other uses. Check out Stnchy today and like them on FB -> had the chance to sit down with fellow Fishing Addict Leon Stamps and get a little insight from him on his new products. Q1. Leon, tell us a little bit about you and your scent line - Stnchy. When did you start...

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