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The Sonic Baitfish for Salmon and Other Species
Since there are so many fish species that are caught on the Sonic Baitfish® (SBF) in September, this issue will cover just three of my favorite species.Coho (silver) salmon…Jig, cast or troll. Jig or cast (depending on water depth), a 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 or 3/4 SBF. To maximize flutter on the fall, fish the lightest SBF to effectively reach your target but still reach the depth you want without too much line angle. Vertical jig from any of the three attachments (nose, back or tail). The fish will...
Category: Tackle  Date: 9/26/2014  Author: Captain Pete Rosko for The Mack Attack
Hanford Reach and Wells Dam Chinook
Holly cow, it’s October! September sure flew by. It seems like fall used to be a slow time for fishing around here, but not any more. Summer run salmon fishing was hardly over before people were heading down to the Hanford Reach chasing fall salmon. There is still plenty of fall fishing down there ahead of us, and before we know it steelhead season will be open. I was in Hooked on Toys in Wenatchee the other day and there was a fish from the Hanford Reach on ice in a cooler and it was ...
Category: Rivers  Date: 9/26/2014  Author: Dave Graybill
High Mountain Lakes
Fall is in the air and with it anglers are flooding to the saltwater and rivers for salmon. Meanwhile, largely unnoticed, some of the finest recreational fishing opportunities in our State are just a day hike away. Imagine having a beautiful lake totally to yourself to fish, no shoulder to shoulder fisherman casting and crossing your lines, fighting for your spot. It's just you, the fish, and a whole lot of breath-taking scenery. Sounds good? It should. It’s the end of summer and the Alpine Lak...
Category: Lakes  Date: 9/26/2014  Author: Mike Carey
Fish Camp 2014 with Ed Iman
Another Epic Ed Iman Fish Camp in the rear view mirror...Every year guides, outdoor product reps, and media types meet at Peach Beach RV Camp at Maryhill, Washington to review new products coming to market, tackle test, fish, and generally have way too much fun than an angler can have in a four day stretch.This year, I was looking forward to camp because the Columbia River was experiencing a record run of Chinook Salmon, and last year we had an outstanding four days of fishing, so it wa...
Category: Tackle  Date: 9/23/2014  Author: Mike Carey
Fish Camp 2014
September is always a busy month for me and this year is no different. I have fished off the coast for tuna, returned to do some seminars on fall fishing and then traveled to the Columbia River Gorge for Fish Camp. I came back in time for Salmon Fest in Leavenworth and now I will be heading for the Oregon coast to fish for coho and kings. I am on the run and loving every minute of it. I have already reported on the tuna trip, and if you want to see what it was like go to my Fishing TV...
Category: Bass  Date: 9/22/2014  Author: Dave Graybill
Fall Chinook Tidal Wave Coming
The thunder storms that rolled through our region last week were bad news for anglers in many ways. It kept them off the water for a couple days for sure. Up north it cooled the water temperature in the Okanogan River and sockeye and king salmon that were held up in the Brewster Pool on the Columbia shot up into the Okanogan. The good news is that there is hot and clear weather coming and fishing will improve in the Pool very soon. There is plenty of good king fishing ahead for anglers ...
Category: Stories  Date: 8/26/2014  Author: Dave Graybill
Chinook Trolling Techniques A-Z
My name is Gregg… and I’m a Chinook-a-holic. Like many anglers that have felt the power of these drag peeling beasts, I am addicted. One simply cannot explain the feeling that you get when you have a Chinook on the end of your line. Fishing for these “Kings” of the sea can be simple and complex all at the same time. I have received many inquiries regarding what, when, where and how to fish for these amazing fish. Many anglers are quite secretive about their techniques, but this write up is to h...
Category: Saltwater  Date: 8/26/2014  Author: Gregg Fakkema
Is there a 10-Pounder out there for you? Part 4
The Columbia River is still kicking out its share of walleyes that weigh 10-pounds or more. But hold the phone! If you’re thinking of heading to the Columbia to get a big one there yourself there are a number of extremely important things to do before you ever leave home.In my last couple of columns I’ve told you part of what one of the Pacific Northwest’s most knowledgeable anglers has to say in that regard. His suggestions and advice can and will improve your chances.The walleye wizard ...
Category: Stories  Date: 8/26/2014  Author: Stan Fagerstrom for The Mack Attack
Lake Pateros - Brewster - Sockeye!
Like many of you, I’d read about this year’s banner return of sockeye to the Columbia River system, over 650,000 fish strong. New records of fish and generous limits awaited those traveling to Central Washington. The two primary locations to fish Central Washington for sockeye are Lake Wenatchee and Brewster, at the mouth of the Okanogan river. Each fishery has a generous limit of sockeye, but Brewster also offers a bonus – chinook salmon. Yup, while you’re fishing sockeye if you hook into a cl...
Category: Lakes  Date: 8/5/2014  Author: Mike Carey
Brewster/Wenatchee Sockeye On and Off
Fish are mean. They seem to know when you really want to catch them and turn their backs on you. I had my daughter over for a visit recently, and convinced her that she was going to go back home with a load of fresh sockeye. Well, the fish didn’t see it that way. The week started off good enough. Rollie Schmitten invited Doug Pendleton, from Plain, and me to join him for a morning of sockeye fishing on Lake Wenatchee. We were into fish almost immediately, and Doug, who had never caught...
Category: Stories  Date: 8/2/2014  Author: Dave Graybill
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