Fishing Archive

  • Here’s the situation. You’re sneaking through shoulder-high amber willow bushes, placed sporadically on top of an undercut bank, fly rod held high in your hand, and brown trout effortlessly moving in and out like cars on the Interstate. The fish are only two feet below […]

    Fly Fishing The German Brown Run

    Here’s the situation. You’re sneaking through shoulder-high amber willow bushes, placed sporadically on top of an undercut bank, fly rod held high in your hand, and brown trout effortlessly moving in and out like cars on the Interstate. The fish are only two feet below […]

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  • The time of year has arrived when salmon fisherman anticipate fresh Spring Chinook. Heavy snow melt begins to drain into the Columbia River basin while the weather constantly threatens rain, snow, sleet, hail and sunshine. Fisherman clean their favorite gear and prepare their boats for what promises to be another banner year! […]

    Springer Fever

    The time of year has arrived when salmon fisherman anticipate fresh Spring Chinook. Heavy snow melt begins to drain into the Columbia River basin while the weather constantly threatens rain, snow, sleet, hail and sunshine. Fisherman clean their favorite gear and prepare their boats for what promises to be another banner year! […]

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  • I traveled up to the Columbia River this weekend to film a little springer (spring Chinook salmon) action with fellow Pursue The Outdoors field staff member Troy Neimann and several friends. I hooked up with Jeff and Doug on one boat with camera in hand to […]

    Salmon Fishing on the Columbia River

    I traveled up to the Columbia River this weekend to film a little springer (spring Chinook salmon) action with fellow Pursue The Outdoors field staff member Troy Neimann and several friends. I hooked up with Jeff and Doug on one boat with camera in hand to […]

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  • “TGIF” came as we prepared the kids for another day of Sage Rat hunting with a little trout fishing in the afternoon. The weather had been moderate with rain showers over the past week so we were doing a little sunshine dance hoping for light wind with […]

    Easter Combo

    “TGIF” came as we prepared the kids for another day of Sage Rat hunting with a little trout fishing in the afternoon. The weather had been moderate with rain showers over the past week so we were doing a little sunshine dance hoping for light wind with […]

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  • Spring weather systems are pushing through raising river levels allowing late winter steelhead to push upstream. If you get the chance, get out and experience some late winter chrome! My buddy Todd and I got a final chance to take Andrew his son on a coastal steelhead […]

    Steelhead Wrap Up 2009

    Spring weather systems are pushing through raising river levels allowing late winter steelhead to push upstream. If you get the chance, get out and experience some late winter chrome! My buddy Todd and I got a final chance to take Andrew his son on a coastal steelhead […]

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  • A few weeks had passed since our last trip with little or no rain while the river levels began to fall. Water clarity began to decrease the bite as fish became spooked and weary serching out favorite hiding spots. Good thing as the bank account started to dip from all the outdoor activities. Time to […]

    Winter Steelhead – Part 2

    A few weeks had passed since our last trip with little or no rain while the river levels began to fall. Water clarity began to decrease the bite as fish became spooked and weary serching out favorite hiding spots. Good thing as the bank account started to dip from all the outdoor activities. Time to […]

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  • I have been called a great many number of things by a greater number of people regarding my somewhat excessive indulgence in all things Hunting.  Driven was one of the more flattering terms.  Obsessed was in there.  Ain’t right.  Lost his mind.  Out of control.  […]

    First Cast: A Try With The Fly

    I have been called a great many number of things by a greater number of people regarding my somewhat excessive indulgence in all things Hunting.  Driven was one of the more flattering terms.  Obsessed was in there.  Ain’t right.  Lost his mind.  Out of control.  […]

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  •     Yet another Northwest winter is upon us.  Dark and rainy days, wind, snow, chilling temperatures and even some more rain…….and of course……STEELHEAD!!!     Although I’ve seen my fair share of better years for winter Steelhead fishing, there is still Steelhead to be had in […]

    Low, Cold Water Steelhead

        Yet another Northwest winter is upon us.  Dark and rainy days, wind, snow, chilling temperatures and even some more rain…….and of course……STEELHEAD!!!     Although I’ve seen my fair share of better years for winter Steelhead fishing, there is still Steelhead to be had in […]

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  • Winter’s here – the rivers are calling! Grab your favorite steelhead rod, tackle and bait for a chance at some of the Northwest’s best fighting fish.  Nothing like breaking away from work for a couple days to enjoy the sights while taking in fresh air fishing for […]

    Winter Chrome Steelhead

    Winter’s here – the rivers are calling! Grab your favorite steelhead rod, tackle and bait for a chance at some of the Northwest’s best fighting fish.  Nothing like breaking away from work for a couple days to enjoy the sights while taking in fresh air fishing for […]

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  • Had a buddy call last weekend to do something fun so we chose to head east and look for trout action while the weather was nice. Jeff decided to drive over from Portland and bring his daughter for what promised to be another banner day fishing! Jeff not knowing what the […]

    Fall Trout Fishing

    Had a buddy call last weekend to do something fun so we chose to head east and look for trout action while the weather was nice. Jeff decided to drive over from Portland and bring his daughter for what promised to be another banner day fishing! Jeff not knowing what the […]

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