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Why Salmon & Steelhead Are Disappearing | Part 2 - Dams

Posted March 22, 2017

Hydroelectric DamsPerhaps the most definitive barrier to fish migration and spawning is an actual barrier. Hydroelectric dams are beneficial to human development, but devastating to fish populations. Many dams have been built with zero allowances for fish passage. This completely cuts off all spawning and rearing habitat above the dam and changes the natural flow and substrate distribution of a river.Some dams upstream in the Columbia River did not have fish passage. This destroyed populations such as the famous "June-Hog" Chinook Salmon that migrated to the upper reaches of the Columbia. These fish were genetically built and adapted so that they...

Why Salmon & Steelhead are Disappearing - Part I - Spawning Streams

Posted March 18, 2017

There are so many hurdles facing salmon and steelhead, it's a wonder there are any left. Though they are a resilient species, they are not invincible. History shows us that great abundance was the norm before fish populations started getting decimated, river by river.Photo : Jon Mueller This is Part I in a series that will detail multiple factors.All photos used by permission submitted by members of the Fishing Addicts FB GroupLewis and Clark talked about the great salmon runs they encountered when headed west. There was talk of the fish being so thick that you could walk across the...

How to Setup & Troll Walleye Effectively

Posted February 20, 2017

The bottom-walker trolling setup is without a doubt one of the most popular and effective rigs used to target walleye. Whether you are a midwest angler, fishing Minnesota, Wisconsin and Lake Erie tributaries, or a Pacific Northwest Walleye Hound you'll find this rig is highly applicable.Walleye Trolling TutorialsIn the videos below we go over a number of factors for setting up for Walleye trolling. We focus on the bottom-walker technique as this is an excellent way to start fishing walleye, and certain times of year will get you the most bites.To learn how to rig the bottom-walker setup, watch this tutorial...

What's Happening in 2017 for Spring Chinook | Forecast

Posted February 17, 2017

The 2017 Spring Chinook Season Predications/Forecast in Columbia RiverThe Columbia River Spring Chinook Run is likely the most anticipated fishery in the Columbia River basin. Though the fall fishery usually has much higher numbers bound for many more rivers, the famous "Springer" is the most delicious of salmon, arguably in the world. Spring chinook also stay bright for much longer than their fall counterparts, based on the fact that they are meant to stay in the rivers for a much longer time before spawning. The first reported spring chinook was caught in mid-February this year. This is typical of the pilot...

Cameron Gives Away Springer Secrets and The Addicts Talk PDX Sportsman's Show!

Posted February 07, 2017

Listen as the Addicts spill the beans on Springer tactics and planning for the chinook run. Cameron Black, Marlin Lefever, Lucas Holmgren and the song-worthy Josh Handy discuss the 2017 Portland Sportsmans Show, talk about largemouth and smallmouth bass in the Columbia and east-side and west-side walleye.Whether you want to hear about bait prep, water temps and how they affect springers or just listen to us rage on internet trolls, the Addicted Fishing Podcast will keep you entertained. Listen on iTunes Listen to our Northwest Fishing Show and please subscribe and leave comments!Stay Addicted everyone!https://addicted.fishingListen on iTunes  -  Listen on Google...

Win the Ultimate Steelhead Package at the PDX Sportsman's Show!

Posted February 07, 2017

Valued at over $1,500 - Incredible Steelhead Fishing Prize PackWin a 2 Man Guided Raft Trip w/ Cameron Black (Gone Catchin' Guide Service)Okuma 9'9" Guide Select Pro Bobber RodOkuma Inspira Spinning ReelP-line XTCB 8 Braid 30 Lb Test20 LB P-line Tactical FluorocarbonFull line of Pro Cure Addicted Fishing ScentsJigs, Floats, Weights and more from Hawken FishingMultiple worm patterns from Mad River ManufacturingBeads from Brad Killer Fishing Gear.NO Purchase Necessary to enter! Just stop by the Fishing Addicts NW booth and fill out a raffle ticket to be entered.Stop By and See the AddictsPortland Sportsmans Show - EXPO Center PDXFeb 8th...

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