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21 03, 2018

Lake Chelan Early Spring Kokanee Update


  By: Brad Wagner A milder than average winter and spring like conditions in North Central Washington are paving the way for good kokanee fishing on Lake Chelan. Even when rivers in Western Washington are blown out conditions remain consistent for trollers vying to catch kokanee up here. This season has been good to us. [...]

Lake Chelan Early Spring Kokanee Update2018-04-18T18:56:20-07:00
9 06, 2016

Icicle River Springers Returning to North Central Washington


By: Brad Wagner In North Central Washington the Icicle River’s springer fishing is a big deal. It marks the first of our salmon fisheries that opens. It’s one of our fisheries that have been consistent for a long time and it’s a cool fishery. It’s a small river where you can catch big salmon and [...]

Icicle River Springers Returning to North Central Washington2018-04-18T19:01:25-07:00
21 02, 2016

Upper Columbia Steelhead Action Now in Central Washington


By: Brad Wagner As winter sets in and water temperatures drop in North Central Washington steelhead flock from the tributaries of the Upper Columbia River to the warmer water of the main stem Columbia River. The Columbia River is open from the Highway 173 Bridge in Brewster to 400 feet below Chief Joseph  Dam, and also [...]

Upper Columbia Steelhead Action Now in Central Washington2018-04-18T19:02:40-07:00
8 10, 2015

Hanford Reach Bite Continues to Impress


By: Brad Wagner Many people think that when Buoy 10 ends the masses stop fishing for Chinook. However, we’ve had great fishing further upstream on the Columbia for more than a month and action should remain status quo through late October with more and more fish coming in. The fishing is getting better and better [...]

Hanford Reach Bite Continues to Impress2018-04-18T19:03:25-07:00
10 08, 2015

Learn To Cure Shrimp Like A Pro


Salmon season has been gangbusters for us in the Pacific Northwest this year and while we’ve been using shrimp for as long as I can remember the brines we use are improving annually. I’ve tinkered with my formula again this summer and have come up with a recipe that saves me time, while also producing [...]

Learn To Cure Shrimp Like A Pro2018-04-18T19:04:15-07:00
2 07, 2015

Last Chance For Lake Chelan Kokanee


By: Brad Wagner Sockeye season opened Wednesday here in the Wenatchee area and our kokanee on Lake Chelan are starting to be ignored. However, the kokanee will still fish good for another few weeks and there won’t be much pressure. Most of the guys are going to bounce over to the Columbia River and fish [...]

Last Chance For Lake Chelan Kokanee2018-04-18T19:04:41-07:00

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