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Westport Jetty Lings
Back when gas was cheap, and I had free weekends, I grew up fishing the Jetty for ling cod. I have family on a cranberry farm in Grayland, so we had a great excuse to spend a lot of time out on the coast. I’ll never forget the day that I hooked my first ling from the rocks on the jetty. I was a small child, we were bouncing 1 oz. lead head jigs off the bottom, with motor oil colored rubber squids. It was sunny out, the wind wasn’t bad, and the tide was changing. I had been casting maybe a total...
Category: Saltwater  Date: 3/27/2015  Author: Nate Treat
   
Wanapum Reservoir Filling, Chelan Trout Derby
I spent some time last week at the Annual Big Horn Show in Spokane. It was my first time at the show and was very impressed. I got to meet a lot of new people in the outdoor industry. On my way to the show I got a call from Olympia, telling me that I had been appointed to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission. The letter from Jay Inslee is in the mail. Governor Inslee also appointed Kim Thorburn, of Spokane, to fill a vacant eastern Washington position. Thorburn ha...
Category: Lakes  Date: 3/25/2015  Author: Dave Graybill
   
Columbia Chinook Fishing is Getting Rolling
During last weekend’s Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, a lot of people were talking about the Washington Department of Fish Columbia River salmon forecast. It was a hot topic among fishing guides and angler’s alike.The forecast numbers, which come from the WDFW and treaty Indian tribes, calls for over 900,000 fall chinook. Nearly 626,000 are expected to be the highly sought after “upriver brights”, headed for areas above Bonneville. If predictions are realized it would be the third largest ...
Category: Rivers  Date: 3/25/2015  Author: Rob Holman
   
Early Season Kokanee Fishing
This time of year gets me going. I attend a lot of Sportsmen’s Shows throughout the Pacific Northwest and all I do is talk about fishing; but instead of talking about it, I want to go out and do it! One of my favorites is to fish for that elusive fish called Kokanee (sometimes called “Silvers”). Fishing for these tasty treats during this time of year can be daunting, frustrating, and all out confusing. It’s kind of like patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time; more so during t...
Category: Lakes  Date: 3/24/2015  Author: Lance Merz
   
Columbia River Closes to Spring Chinook
Portland, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) in cooperation with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have reached a joint decision to close the Columbia River to fishing for spring Chinook salmon. Jim Unsworth, director of WDFW, stated in an email to the AP this morning that these actions were necessary to ensure that the quota allotted to the pinnipeds of the Columbia River is met. During the 2014 North of Falcon season setting process negotia...
Category: Stories  Date: 3/24/2015  Author: Nate Treat
   
Columbia Basin Lakes
With daylight lingering a few hours past dinnertime and sunshine warming our afternoons March can be a very frustrating month. For those of us that would rather be outdoors casting a line or toting a gun instead of munching down nachos watching college basketball March can be downright depressing unless you like to go trout fishing. Yes, trout fishing and though the general statewide opener is several Saturday’s away the lakes around the small town of Quincy open on March 1st. There are 16 lake...
Category: Lakes  Date: 2/27/2015  Author: Jason Brooks
   
Wenatchee Steelhead and Burke Lakes
The good news for steelhead anglers is that the Wenatchee River has been open for steelhead fishing has been expanded. The new area of the Wenatchee now open to steelhead fishing is from the Icicle River Road Bridge to 400 feet below Tumwater Dam. It has been a few years since anglers have been able to fish this section and boy are people excited. This stretch in the scenic Tumwater Canyon is a delight to fish. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined that opening this ...
Category: General  Date: 2/26/2015  Author: Dave Graybill
   
Big Horn Outdoors Show 2015
A long time favorite Spokane tradition is just weeks away. The 55th annual "Big Horn Show" will be held at the Spokane Fairgrounds March 19-22 this year. One of the best values for family fun around, admission to the show is good for all four days of the event, with adults just $10.Established in 1960, the Big Horn Show is one of the oldest and longest continually operated sports and recreation shows in the United States. Exhibitors from around the country to exhibit all kinds of outdoor ad...
Category: General  Date: 2/24/2015  Author: Rob Holman
   
Quincy Lake at a Glance
It's Spring and the early season low land lake opener is almost here. Quincy lake in the Quincy W.R.A. is a popular destination for anglers, and has delivered good rainbow trout fishing consistently over the years. As you can see from our historical data reports graph (based on fishing reports from anglers of this site)early spring is peak time to fish Quincy.At 20 feet maximum depth, Quincy is not a deep lake and warms up quickly. On the west side of the lake is a concrete slat ramp and pa...
Category: Lakes  Date: 2/23/2015  Author: Mike Carey
   
Planer Board Fishing
Planer boards have been most commonly associated with fishing big water for salmon and lake trout with outrigger masts and releases clipped on the planer board line. Now with growing popularity of inline planer boards it very easy to spread your lines away from the boat when fishing for other species. I use them a lot when trolling Mack’s Lure crawler harnesses.They attach to your line by a simple pinch pad fitting, and they can be added to, or removed from, your line in seconds. They are i...
Category: Tackle  Date: 2/23/2015  Author: Bryan Youness for The Mack Attack
   
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