December 30, 2019

Steelheads occupy a special place in fishing lore by anglers focused on the quest for silver fish. Sometimes referred to as sea-run rainbow trout, grey ghosts, chrome torpedoes, iron heads, or simply trout, these iconic fish are...

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...

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...

January 23, 2019

It was co-worker Jarod Higginbotham who turned me onto the Two-Timing Steelhead Rig when he hooked two fat steelheads, in just a few casts, on this double rig suspended under a float while drifting his outfit through a pool wher...

August 14, 2018

This year, the area extending from the Buoy 10 navigation marker to Tongue Point, at the Columbia River mouth, opens to salmon fishing August 1 and extends through August 24 for chinook, with a one per day chinook, fin-clipped c...

April 3, 2018

This is one of our favorite salmon recipes, and works with steelhead too.

The first thing you will need is two to three pounds of boneless, skinless fillets; we like these cut in strips about 6 to 8 inches long (so they will fit...

March 6, 2018

This is one of our favorite ways to prepare salmon but works with any medium to large size fish, say of seven pounds or more. The best cut for this is a side fillet taken from the tail section/half of the fish because this area...

March 5, 2018

Although not the only way to catch a quick limit of trout, the popularity of still-fishing dough bait on lakes and reservoirs is undeniable; especially in states having put n’ take fisheries for catchable-size trout. Here, you w...

May 20, 2017

The salinity of Pyramid Lake (approximately 1/6th that of sea water) is what Lahontan Cutthroat Trout evolved to thrive in and the water that can produce trophy-size fish exceeding 20 pounds. It’s the size and number of fish pro...

April 27, 2017

"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 – especially those stocked by states having hatchery trout pr...

February 8, 2017

         

      Float fishing for steelhead is similar to the drift fishing method in that you cast out, across and slightly upstream, pick up any slack line, and allow your float and jig suspended below it to...

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