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FISHING THE WILD ALASKAN WATERS, EXCITING AND INTRIGUING

The wild?–it’s calling you. 
Let us probe the silent places, let us seek what luck betide us;
Let us journey to a lonely land I know.
There’s a whisper on the night-wind, there’s a star agleam to guide us,
And the wild is calling, calling . . . . let us go.”
― Robert W. Service

By Rick Fowler

Fishing new waters has always intrigued me.  There’s a unique excitement about casting into a river, lake or ocean for the first time, anxious to see just what I’ll haul up the first time my line goes tight.  This sense of euphoria and wonderment was very evident in a September 2015 excursion to Alaska. Continue reading FISHING THE WILD ALASKAN WATERS, EXCITING AND INTRIGUING

Sunday Series: the Most Extreme Fish Quiz

Sunday Series:  True Fish Stories of the World’s Strongest, Fastest and Most Challenging to Catch

 

By Debbie Kay

Fishermen are notorious for telling tales that inflate the sizes, weights and fighting prowess of the fish they’ve – supposedly – reeled in.  But what are the actual biggest, fastest and strongest fish out there?  If you’re looking for a challenge, here’s a quiz at some of the extreme fish around.

As per usual, let us know how you scored in the comments below, and send us a message or contact us on social media if there’s a topic you would like to see a future quiz on. Continue reading Sunday Series: the Most Extreme Fish Quiz

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Cold Weather Fishing is Good Fishing

“I’ll be really glad when I’ve had enough of this!”
Fred J Taylor, on Cold Weather Fishing

By Terry Otto

It was an offer I couldn’t refuse: A chance to spend the day steelheading with one of the best-known outdoorsmen in the Northwest?  It meant a day on world-class waters with a world-class host.  Great!  So, why the anxiety?

Let’s look at that invite phone call.  We talked about what I should bring and not bring, and the what and where of the trip.  Then I asked a totally logical question: “What’s the weather supposed to be like down there tomorrow?” Continue reading Cold Weather Fishing is Good Fishing

Monster Mystery Rainbow Trout(?)

Monster Mystery Rainbow Trout of Clearwater River

Robert Deen

One thing is certain.  Anglers have been pulling huge rainbow trout from the North Fork of Idaho’s Clearwater River, even fish that easily smash the 20 pound state record for rainbow trout.  But none have counted — mainly because any trout over 20 inches has to be released — and because no one seems completely certain just what these fish are.

A rainbow trout is a rainbow trout, right?  Maybe, except when it’s a steelhead, a hatchery triploid, a native rainbow, or a Kamloops – all of which are possibilities in the Clearwater — or maybe even something else. Continue reading Monster Mystery Rainbow Trout(?)

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Women who Fish: A Love Story

This Is A Love Story

by Debbie Kay

I suspect that many women imagine that they will be immaculately dressed and made up when they catch the eye of the man that they will someday marry.  For me, and I suppose other women who fish, it was the opposite.  During the first three months of getting to know my husband-to-be, I was covered in blood, slime and scales on a daily basis.  This was not a way to show off my “one of the guys” side, it women who fishwas simply my job.  As a marine biologist working as a Fisheries Observer in the Bering Sea, I handled (literal) tons of bycatch pulled up in large processing nets, and became intimately familiar with skull and stomach dissections of different species.  I was still girly in my own ways: Continue reading Women who Fish: A Love Story