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Tips For Winter Trout Fishing

January 2, 2021

Many people give up on fishing for trout during the winter.  I hear things like “it all fished out”, or “the fish don’t bite when its cold”.  Nothing can be further from the truth – winter can be a great time to fish but does require doing things differently than...

The Best Trailer Lights

November 29, 2020

I often launch my boat in the dark, and oddly like to see where I’m backing up to.  So some time ago I converted my trailer from a 4 pin wiring harness to a 7 pin, and ran an extra line through the trailer to add backup lights.  The details...

3D Printing A Downrigger Mount

November 4, 2020

Overview I recently got a 3D printer.  I had several reasons for getting it – like to play with a cool new technology – but I also had practical reasons like making things for fishing and for my boat  Starting off on this journey I didn’t know how well it...

Dig Your Limit of Razor Clam

October 31, 2020

Digging for razor clams is a fun winter tradition for many Washington families.  It is relatively easy, clams are often plentiful and tasty.  In this guide we’ll go over everything you need to know if you are going digging for the first time, or just looking for a few tips...

Trailer Swing Tongue Conversion

July 31, 2019

I’m fortunate in that I’m able to store my boat in the garage.  However, it is quite a tight fit, that requires positioning the boat just right, with the boat being positioned diagonally.  The reason is that the boat and trailer – end to end – is 24 feet long,...

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...

Dig Your Limit of Razor Clam

October 31, 2020

Digging for razor clams is a fun winter tradition for many Washington families.  It is relatively easy, clams are often...

Washington Sockeye Update – Late July 2019

July 30, 2019

This is my last update for the on the sockeye run for this year.  Even though fish are still showing...

2019 Washington Salmon Forecasts

July 7, 2019

Overview Another year and another set of salmon forecasts from the WDFW.  Generally speaking forecasts are down again.  No one...

2019 Washington Salmon Forecasts

July 7, 2019

Overview Another year and another set of salmon forecasts from the WDFW.  Generally speaking forecasts are down again.  No one...

2019 Washington Salmon Forecasts

July 7, 2019

Overview Another year and another set of salmon forecasts from the WDFW.  Generally speaking forecasts are down again.  No one...

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...

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...

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...

Tips For Winter Trout Fishing

January 2, 2021

Many people give up on fishing for trout during the winter.  I hear things like “it all fished out”, or...

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...