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Guide Reveals His Top West Coast Egg Cure

By: Bob Kratzer Fall salmon season is in full swing. I cure a lot of eggs this time of year. This includes eggs for the rest of salmon season and the upcoming steelhead and springer seasons. Each season I continue to pursue the best way to cure quality eggs and do so in a timely [...]

Guide Reveals His Top West Coast Egg Cure2018-11-07T16:55:53+00:00

Try This Bait: Catch More Trout, Salmon & Steelhead

By: Mike Ainsworth When our rivers were low and clear, and the fish had lockjaw a few weeks ago I had to adjust my techniques to get bites. This was during a time when salmon were being stubborn and weren’t reacting to traditional techniques and baits. To attempt to lure salmon into feeding I started [...]

Try This Bait: Catch More Trout, Salmon & Steelhead2018-11-06T17:54:29+00:00

This Salmon Egg Cure Is Easy as 1, 2, 3

By: Mike Ainsworth It’s fall again and that means egg fishing and curing time. While there are many complex cures that do work here is a simple, yet effective way to cure eggs to target kings, coho or steelhead. Even though this cure is simple it catches fish and can be used by veteran and [...]

This Salmon Egg Cure Is Easy as 1, 2, 32018-10-12T14:25:35+00:00

Learn to Make Durable Bait: For Bobber & Egg Fishing

By: Big Duane Inglin It’s salmon season on the West Coast and many anglers will be using a bobber and eggs to catch fish. Properly cured and well-scented eggs can entice even the most finicky of biters. In this blog I’m going to focus on how to cure the perfect piece of roe for bobber [...]

Learn to Make Durable Bait: For Bobber & Egg Fishing2018-10-12T09:28:06+00:00

Hanford Reach Still Open to Salmon Fishing

By: Toby Wyatt While most of the Columbia River is closed to salmon fishing the Hanford Reach is still open and producing decent numbers of Chinook. In a normal year we have at least a two fish limit, but this year with low numbers of salmon returning we only have a one-fish limit. So far, [...]

Hanford Reach Still Open to Salmon Fishing2018-10-01T20:40:50+00:00

Puget Sound Coho Providing Anglers Opportunity

By: Mike Ainsworth Chinook retention has expired for the year in Puget Sound. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of coho around for anglers to target. I’m expecting this fishery to persist through September and am basing this around the number of coho still holding in the straits. Due to the lack of rain we’ve had reports [...]

Puget Sound Coho Providing Anglers Opportunity2018-09-13T15:45:32+00:00

How to Make Perfect Bait For Coastal Oregon Salmon

By: Kyle Buschelman The Buoy 10 madness has passed. Many of us Oregon guides now migrate back to our home coastal estuaries to intercept Chinook and coho. This is my favorite time of year. Meanwhile, due to the Internet and social media competition is real in all of our fisheries. I need to an ace in [...]

How to Make Perfect Bait For Coastal Oregon Salmon2018-09-05T20:15:35+00:00

Michigan Showing Off Excellent Salmon Bite

By: Kyle McClelland It’s been a great year for salmon on Lake Michigan. We’ve had good numbers and the size of the fish is the best I’ve seen in more than decade. All ports across the lake have been fishing excellent at times throughout spring and summer. The remainder of August should provide excellent fishing [...]

Michigan Showing Off Excellent Salmon Bite2018-08-21T14:37:42+00:00

Learn About Top Baits For August Great Lakes Salmon

By: Kyle McClelland When we first started trolling for salmon in the big lake in May, June and July we ran mostly spoons and flasher flies. However, as the mature kings start to stage in front of their home rivers it’s time to switch to a more aggressive presentation of meat rigs, plugs and big [...]

Learn About Top Baits For August Great Lakes Salmon2018-08-19T16:03:42+00:00

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