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I live and grew up fishing in Florida, and it’s a thrill each and every time I fish. I recently vacationed in upper reaches of the Northwest at the base of the breathtaking landscape of Olympic National Park. It’s surrounded by the Olympic rain forest, and is known for the outdoor filming of the movie Twilight - La Push, WA. 

Published in Pacific Northwest
Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:47

Keeping it Clean

Oregon, this weekend, joins its neighboring states of Washington and Idaho with mandatory boat inspection stations.  Kayaks are not exempt from these inspections which seak out possible invasive species that include quagga mussels, eurasian milfoil, and more.  Failure to stop will get you pulled over, and ticketed by the state patrol.  Let's take a look at common trouble areas on kayaks and how to deal with them.

Published in How To Paddling

The Cape Disappointment Dungie Tournament & Crab feast

Date: July 24th
Location: Waikiki Beach (Cape Disappointment, WA)
Tourney times: 6AM launch 12PM weigh in
12 crab limit with a minimum size limit of 5 3/4" (Dungeness)
Entry fee: $20 per team
Prizes: Folding crab traps and accessories from Promar

Published in Tournaments
Friday, 02 April 2010 19:37

Springtime Updates

If there's one thing I learned while fishing the Georgia Kayak Tournament Trail at Lake Harding this month, it's this:

It's hard to fish muddy water.

Published in Pacific Northwest
Thursday, 04 March 2010 12:15

Things are picking up

Slowly but surely the Spring Chinook season is picking up.  This is the first week in several that I've not been able to get on the water, and I'm dieing to be in the mix now.

Until monday, most anglers have been targetting the Willamette River because permanant regulations allow for salmon fishing 7 days a week.  Angler efforts have picked up daily.  One day I was out in my kayak trolling along with 8 other boats, the next day it was 12 other boats.  A week later I saw 24 boats.  Some trolling, some on the hook.

Published in Pacific Northwest

The Columbia River Compact (comprised of representatives from Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife offices, tribes, etc) met today to nail down the 2010 seasons for Spring Chinook (springer) and white sturgeon on the Columbia River.  Many recreational, tribal, and commercial interests were present, as well as myself.  The States started with the proposed guidelines based on catch and population statistics.  Testimony was heard from all the interest groups.  And, finally, a decision was made.

Published in Pacific Northwest
Monday, 11 January 2010 13:11

Whatever you need to float your boat...

The Boat Show, The Boat Show, You gotta do The Boat Show
Whatever you need to float your boat is there for you to see.

That was the radio jingle for the boat show when I was a kid. Must have been a good jingle for me to remember it so well 20 years later.

The boat and outdoor show season is BACK in action for 2010, and here's where you can find your local shows

Published in Pacific Northwest
Monday, 28 December 2009 10:44

Quagga, Zebra, and Milfoil, oh my!

Invasive clams, mussels, snails and vegetation like milfoil are a scourge to freshwater fishing everywhere.  The State of Washington does random checkpoints throughout the year to look over boats, canoes and kayaks entering the state to inspect them for these invasive invertebrates.

Published in Pacific Northwest

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