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Mike Ainsworth

5 08, 2017

Puget Sound Salmon Much Better This Summer

2018-04-18T18:57:49-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth At the start of the season in July we were targeting resident coho, but couldn’t keep the king salmon off our lines. For those of you that fished North Puget Sound last year, you know this wasn’t the case. There weren’t many kings around last year. Fortunately, this summer has been different. [...]

Puget Sound Salmon Much Better This Summer2018-04-18T18:57:49-07:00
29 03, 2017

High Water Forcing Anglers to Run Plugs for Columbia Springers

2018-04-18T18:58:55-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth A reflection of high water and lots of snowmelt this week the Columbia River is a foot and a half above flood stage. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you have to forgo your spring king fishing. Meanwhile, you’ll likely have to alter your techniques to be successful. The springers are going to come [...]

High Water Forcing Anglers to Run Plugs for Columbia Springers2018-04-18T18:58:55-07:00
6 11, 2016

Learn A Quick & Easy Way To Preserve Cured Eggs

2018-04-18T18:59:35-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth There’s nothing worse that pulling eggs out of the freezer and them having freezer burn on them. Freezer burn is common when anglers throw eggs directly into a plastic bag and freeze them for storage. Here's a quick and easy way to help preserve your precious eggs. I have been curing salmon [...]

Learn A Quick & Easy Way To Preserve Cured Eggs2018-04-18T18:59:35-07:00
3 11, 2016

Traveling Classroom: Learn To Wrap Plugs With Tuna

2018-04-18T18:59:36-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth It’s been rainstorm after rainstorm after rain storm in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been fishing high water the last three days, but it is fishable. The fish do travel when the water is rising. They have a mission to get upstream and they are going to do it regardless of how high [...]

Traveling Classroom: Learn To Wrap Plugs With Tuna2018-04-18T18:59:36-07:00
10 08, 2016

Seattle’s Puget Sound Sporting Epic Flounder & Sand Dab Bite

2018-04-18T19:00:43-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer   In today’s society getting kids out on the water can be a chore. In many households fishing has been replaced by video games, constantly cell phone interaction and indoor activities. Meanwhile, for parents looking for a way to get kids hooked on fishing look no further than Puget Sound’s sand dab [...]

Seattle’s Puget Sound Sporting Epic Flounder & Sand Dab Bite2018-04-18T19:00:43-07:00
4 04, 2016

Change Cut Bait Colors on Demand with Fire Dye

2018-04-18T19:02:04-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth At the start of springer season, lower than normal water and clearer water than we’ve seen in the past few years on the Columbia River had me focused on running mostly Natural Fire Brine herring. The water is still clear. However, we’ve been catching them on blue herring and other colors daily. [...]

Change Cut Bait Colors on Demand with Fire Dye2018-04-18T19:02:04-07:00
27 03, 2016

It’s Columbia River Springer Time!!!

2018-04-18T19:02:10-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth Like in years past they are predicting a decent number of springers in the Columbia River system. On the other hand, every year the experts predict a good return and then we end up disappointed, often due to poor water conditions, which can make fishing a challenge. Meanwhile, we are having a [...]

It’s Columbia River Springer Time!!!2018-04-18T19:02:10-07:00
21 07, 2015

Puget Sound Crabbing Exceptional

2018-04-18T19:04:28-07:00

By Mike Ainsworth We are only a few weeks into crab season in Puget Sound and so far we’ve found a lot of full pots. We’re setting our pots on the way out of the marina before we fish and it’s been limits when we return. In fact, limits have come within the first couple [...]

Puget Sound Crabbing Exceptional2018-04-18T19:04:28-07:00
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