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BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS Trout! We’d found an unnamed blue spot high in the Cascades on an old map.  The closest trail in was about a mile from the lake, from there it was a bushwhack.  Google Earth had confirmed the location so we set out...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS Second-Season Springers Good news! The return of spring chinook has exceeded the pre-season forecast and expectation.  The Columbia has re-opened and is expected to stay open clear through June 22nd.   That’s great news!We wish it was longer but for now that extension...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS SpringERS The magic, majesty and lore of the Northwest’s most iconic fish, the spring chinook, cannot be overstated.  They are singularly unique in so many ways.“Springers” as they’re often referred to, are arguably the best eating salmon on the planet.  The only...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS Spring Into The Outdoors It’s spring and we’re getting regular reminders that things will be warming up and drying up as we barrel towards summer outdoor recreation.  Here’s 10 solid outdoor opportunities to get you started early.Spring Chinook. This is the #1...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS WELCOMING WINTER! Now that winter is upon us (not officially but soon…the 21st to be exact) it’s a good time to look ahead.Steelhead have been caught in the Wilson. The North Fork of the Nehalem and Necanicum are good December bets. The...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS Autumn Opps How have you done squeezing every bit of fishing and hunting opportunity you could find out of 2021? It's been quite a year. Of course, COVID kept things plenty weird. Near 120° heat in June punctuated how volatile our weather...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS September’s The Month September just may be the best month of the year for outdoor recreation.  So much to do and only 30 days to get it all done.We’ll roll into September on a wave of silvers.  Coho fishing has been exceptional...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS There’s More Than Salmon In August No doubt about it, salmon, Chinook salmon, are the headliners for August.  They’re being caught across the Northwest but the stronghold is the Buoy 10 fishery out of Astoria, Warrenton, Hammond, Chinook and Illwaco in the...

BACK TO FULL BLOG LISTINGS ARE YOU READY FOR JUNE? It’s been a tough springer season so far. Some of you started early, trying to lay claim to the “first springer of the year”, others took advantage of an open Columbia and made March their month and...