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Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Fishing Under the Eaves of Primordial, Moss-Covered Old Growth Forests

by Terry Otto

When a brawling native steelhead of more than fifteen pounds grabs your offering viscously, and then peels off 50 or 60 yards of line before vaulting into the air, it can almost stop your heart.  When all of this happens under the eaves of primordial, moss-covered old-growth forests, it’s a phenomenal, singular experience.  But, that is what Olympic Peninsula steelhead angling is all about. Continue reading Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

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Catching Black Bullhead in Hot Weather

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Washington State offers tons of different species of fish to catch. The go-to catch is salmon of course, but there are other species out

Catching Black Bullhead
photo credit NPS

there that can be just as much fun for the sport fisherman. Among those, some of the most dramatic action with a fish on the hook comes from the black bullhead. Continue reading Catching Black Bullhead in Hot Weather

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The Snohomish County Fishing’s Five C’s – 4th of July Fishing Opportunities

Snohomish County is a mecca for those looking for a place to catch a meal or do some sport fishing. A virtual land of lakes, this Washington county sports over 40 “official” lakes and tons of other places where one can toss in a line. Snohomish County LakesWe have been profiling Snohomish County fishing and will get to all of these lakes eventually, but for now you should know about the five C’s: Continue reading Snohomish County Fishing 4th of July

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Drano Lake Spring Chinook

Drano Lake Spring Chinook

By Terry Otto

Drano Lake Spring Chinook
photo credit Garth Wyatt

Drano Lake captures the cold, fertile waters of the Little White Salmon River on the Washington side of the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Situated at the mouth of the river is the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery, Continue reading Drano Lake Spring Chinook

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Trout Sight Fishing

By Larry Dunbar

“If you can see them you can’t catch them.” Sage advice from decades ago, when my father was teaching me to fish with a hand-me-down bamboo fly rod. This advice left me confused on my first of many visits to Central Washington’s Rocky Ford Creek. I went with my friend and master angler Clarence Hein to do some trout sight fishing. Trout sight fishing was totally at odds with what I had always believed about catching trout. Continue reading Trout Sight Fishing