Sekiu Fishing Report – August 2018

September 2, 2018

Recently a friend invited me to spend a couple days with him at Sekiu (pronounced as “CQ”). For those that haven’t heard of Sekiu before, it is a little town (official population 27) located at the northern shore of Washington’s Olympic Pennisula.  It is roughly half way between the city...

2018 Sockeye Salmon Forecast

2018 Washington Salmon Return Forecast

July 15, 2018

Sorry for the delay in getting this out.  My life has been quite busy lately, but things are getting back to normal now. Last year’s salmon season was disappointing for many.  Low returns, conflicts over tribal netting, made it a season that, from what I’ve heard, lead to lower than...

Best Guide To Sidedrift For Salmon

June 18, 2017

Many anglers get their start salmon fishing on the banks of the river drift fishing.  This is because drift fishing is a very effective technique since it keeps your bait close to bottom where the fish are. Side drifting is more than drift fishing from a boat – it allows...

Best Guide To Sidedrift For Steelhead

March 21, 2017

We all know drift fishing is a powerful technique for catching all kinds of river fish, including steelhead.  What if told you there is a way to make drift fishing even better – cover more water, and keep your gear in the “zone” longer?  Well that is side drifting. This...

Lake Washington Perch Fishing Secrets

February 6, 2017

During the winter months I tend to fish mostly for perch.  I like how simple and relaxing it is.  Plus it is great fishing to take kids and new fishermen too – plenty of action to keep them entertained, and lets them learn the basics of working a rod and...

The Best How To Guide for Coho Salmon River Fishing

September 30, 2016

Every fall coho salmon return to our Washington rivers.  This fish are more numerous than their larger cousins, the chinook, and can be quite aggressive at time.  They are a very popular salmon to fish for and catch. This guide covers the basics on how to catch these fish once...

Sekiu Fishing Report – August 2018

September 2, 2018

Recently a friend invited me to spend a couple days with him at Sekiu (pronounced as “CQ”). For those that...

Best Guide To Sidedrift For Steelhead

March 21, 2017

We all know drift fishing is a powerful technique for catching all kinds of river fish, including steelhead.  What if...

2018 Sockeye Salmon Forecast

2018 Washington Salmon Return Forecast

July 15, 2018

Sorry for the delay in getting this out.  My life has been quite busy lately, but things are getting back...

Duwamish River Access

September 9, 2015

The Duwamish river is the last bit of the Green river before it empties into the Sound.  Running through an...

Lake Washington Perch Fishing Secrets

February 6, 2017

During the winter months I tend to fish mostly for perch.  I like how simple and relaxing it is.  Plus...

Washington Sockeye Update – Early August 2018

August 4, 2018

Its now August and we are well past the peak for this year’s sockeye return.  Even though there are still...

The Best Kokanee Leader Rig Storage

February 27, 2018

I have yet to meet a serious kokanee fisherman which didn’t like collecting kokanee tackle almost as much as using...

2017 Lowland Lakes Opening Day Fishing Report

May 11, 2017

Many of the lakes in eastern Washington are closed half the year.  The WDFW prepares these lakes during the spring...

2018 Sockeye Salmon Forecast

2018 Washington Salmon Return Forecast

July 15, 2018

Sorry for the delay in getting this out.  My life has been quite busy lately, but things are getting back...

Puget Sound Crabbing July 2016

August 12, 2016

When I tell my wife that I’m going fishing, I usually get a resigned “Ok, dear.”  But when I tell...

How Long Can I Run My Electric Trolling Motor

March 5, 2018

A question I see get asked often online is “How long will my electric trolling motor last?” or some variation...

Creating a Custom Fish Skeleton Sticker Dodger

May 3, 2017

All the custom dodger making I’ve been doing has made me wonder what fun dodgers I could create that were...