Yakima Bait Company Blog © 2019/2020

October 14, 2019

     For the inshore saltwater angler, redfish are among the most rewarding gamefish that swim. They can be caught under a broad range of conditions, including under extreme cold or heat, and in clear or stained water.

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September 30, 2019

As the nights become cooler and the rains begin to fall, Salmon begin their upward migration to the waters where they were born in hopes of creating future generations.  These crisp Fall days also push anglers off the big open w...

September 3, 2019

Although the timing varies by region and river system, this is the month many Northwest, BC, Alaskan and Great Lake anglers start thinking about targeting coho salmon as they begin their run toward the river habitat or hatchery...

September 3, 2019

For over 20 years, I spent a month or more at a time chasing winter steelhead on the Oregon Coast, taking outdoor writers, fishing tackle buyers and industry VIP’s fishing. Since I worked for a fishing tackle company that made s...

July 23, 2019

With a combined run of nearly a million chinook and coho salmon returning to the Columbia River mouth this August and September: forecast by state agencies to include 340,000 chinook and 600,000 coho, it might be time for you to...

June 30, 2019

     The Rooster Tail was one of the first artificial lures I ever used as a kid. The shiny little bait accounted for many a Rock Bass, Bluegill and Crappie from the many streams and farm ponds around my home in Southern Ohio. A...

May 31, 2019

Back when I started fishing professionally over 30 years ago, walleye fishing was a little different. Yes, there were walleye way back then and no they did not swim with dinosaurs!

            One of the presentations that routin...

May 1, 2019

Made for a family of 4



Here’s what you’re need.

1. Four eggs
1b. This is were you can variate by choosing your cheese of choice
2. One pound of cooked crab meat
3. One pound of grilled or streamed prawns
4. Red and green bell...

May 1, 2019

Who does not love and appreciate a lake full of bright, hard fighting wonderfully delicious landlocked sockeye salmon? Out West we call them kokanee, or silver “trout”, by any name when May comes around it’s prime time for light...

March 27, 2019

Spring greens and sharp cheddar cheese sandwiches.

First thing first - keep in mind, all ingredients can be improvised or substituted for others.

Now let’s go - “Winter in my UpperLeftUSA kitchen!”

As always fresh is best - b...

March 27, 2019

April means Opening Day for trout anglers. Lakes are starting to warm, trout are becoming active and anglers are there for this exciting time. Choices for taking trout are many- dough baits, spinners, spoons, plugs and good old...

February 22, 2019

Winter in my UpperLeftUSA kitchen.

Start with fresh winter steelhead of quality blackmouth salmon for this winter version.

Recipe depends on the amount of people you’ll be feeding.

Let’s go ( lots of people will tell you fresh...

February 22, 2019

"Still-Fishing" (also known as dead-sticking or plunking) dough bait for trout is a popular and productive method for catching trout from lakes, reservoirs and rivers, many of which are frequently stocked with hatchery trout. It...

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