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2017 Goes Down As One Of The Most Challenging Spring Chinook Seasons To Date

Posted April 28, 2017

Let me start this article by saying that the first person this summer that complains about it being too hot, should be tarred, feathered and drug through the streets...... I don't know what we did to tick Mother Nature off but at least all our little baby salmon are making it to the ocean at record pace. If there's food out there for them, we could be in for some great fishing in the coming ye2017ars. This 2017 main stem Columbia Spring Chinook Fishery is going to go down as one of the most challenging, temperamental, and toughest fisheries we've...

$25,000 in Prizes to Fish for Trout!

Posted April 24, 2017

  Trout fishing just upped the ante in Washington State.   The second Annual Statewide Fishing Derby began April 22. It will finish October 31st 2017.    There is over $25,000 in prizes available - 900 tagged prize trout are available which means the more you fish - the bigger chance you have at one of the many prizes.        Over 100 Lakes Statewide are involved in this Fishing Derby. View This List of Washington Lakes.   (2 County Examples Below)    Clark County   Battle Ground Lake, Klineline Pond, Lacamas Lake   Cowlitz County   Horseshoe Lake, Kress Lake, Lake...

The Quickest Way to Fillet a Kokanee

Posted April 17, 2017

Fillet a kokanee QUICK with this short tutorial video. In this video Marlin shows how he fillets kokanee. When you get back to the dock after a long day of fishing, you want to make sure you save as much time as possible during fillets - especially if you landed a lot of fish! Kokanee are typically on the smaller side but some can get larger - this technique works very well for getting the best possible kokanee fillets in the shortest amount of time.&t=1sRemember to use a sharp blade and use caution when filleting. The sharper the knife, the...

Fishing & Testing 3.5 Simon Spinners

Posted April 16, 2017

Spinner trolling for salmon - what a technique for massive takedowns and efficient action. We've had the absolute pleasure of testing out some of the first Simon 3.5 spinners made and boy did they put on a show for us. These spinners provide a flash that is deadly, especially when used in combination with a 360 degree or standard Shortbus Flasher. These spinners work very well in a classic trolling setup. The color selection is based on the colors that are proven salmon killers in many conditions and types of water. We have our favorites but we'll keep those a...

Walleye Jigging | Techniques & Tips to Hook More Walleye

Posted April 13, 2017

Walleye Jigging puts you on concentrated walleye in a big way. When you locate walleye, one of the absolute best methods to target them is by jigging for them. Jigging is straight up effective, even in deep water you can jig and hook up on walleye. When fish move to shallower sections, jigging can be a good way to quietly pick apart the water.In the video below TJ Hester goes over the walleye jig rig and discusses jigging in general.During cold water periods, jigging can be one of the best methods hands down. It can spark a reaction from lethargic...

WDFW has stocked more than 16 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide!

Posted April 13, 2017

WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 13, 2017Contact: Steve Thiesfeld, 360-902-2662Trout stocking crews active across Washington; Preparations continue for April 22 opening dayOLYMPIA–Trout stocking crews are working to plant fish throughout the state in preparation for April 22, when several hundred lowland lakes open for a six-month fishing season.Although many lakes are open year-round, the fourth Saturday in April marks the traditional start of the lowland lakes fishing season, when hundreds of thousands of anglers are expected to turn out to fish.WDFW fish hatchery crews have been stocking more...

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