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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

GoPro Steelhead Fishing

GoPro Steelhead Fishing!

Hey everyone, got the GoPro Camera and get to capture a bobber down on a native steelhead! Check it out!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wobbler Rig For Salmon

Hey everyone, Just made a quick rigging setup for wobblers.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

2013 Oregon trout Stocking Schedule

2013 Oregon Trout Stocking Schedule

Hey guys if you were interested on getting some trout this year in Oregon, check out the ODFW stocking schedule. This will help you fish better and fish at the right times. Also ODFW's fishing resource will let you know all the up to date fishing reports for each week by fishing zone.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Eagle Creek Fishing Report, January 4th 2012

Went to eagle creek today, and wound up with a entire bunch of nothing! The water was looking amazing steelhead green, but no fish to be seen or caught. No fish were being caught by any of the other anglers out there today as well. Fishing pressure was pretty light, saw about 3 other fisherman. Started at Bonnie Lure park and met up with a friend that had walked all the way down to the Clackamas mouth with no previal. We then headed over to eagle fern, and walked up and down and saw absolutely nothing even with the amazing steelhead green water. Well maybe next time!
Tight Lines.

Oh and if your a Washington Fisherman or fish in washington at all, check out www.WashingtonFishingForum.com and join. Its a brand new forum so there aren't really any post, so any posts will help get this forum on it's feet and hopefully grow into a great fishing community.

Oh and also, State Trooper out and checking licenses. So make sure you get yours for the new year!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Homemade Rod Holder

Al righty everyone,
    Just about had it with rod holder made of rocks and balance, so I went out to The Home Depot and grab myself some supplies to fashion myself my own homemade bank rod holder. I went out and bought myself one 3 foot “U-post” (post for fencing), 2 hose claps, and one 2 Foot PVC Pipe. All together it all cost about 9 dollars.

             For my rod holder, I cut the PVC pipe in half as well as I could with a saw.

Then I grabbed the “U-post” and put one half of the PVC pipe on the end with the two metal wings. On the top of the wings I placed one of the Hose claps and then under the wings as well, and tightened with a screwdriver.

Make Sure to leave half an inch of post above the PVC so you can hammer it into the ground without damaging the PVC.

Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon Season

All righty everyone,
    I can't wait for this Springer season to get into full swing, mostly talking as a bank angler.  It is always a waiting game for us but this years run is suppose to be as great, if not better as last years springer fest on the willamette. I am very excited, getting all my gear ready to go so I don't waste any time out on the bank. Remember some of these tips so that you don't get stuck tying leaders all damn day!
1. Get all hooks sharp! Remember, you want to make any chance count and a sharp hook is essential to hooking your fish!.
2. Clean those lures! Check Bob Toman: Cleaning Tip on how to clean you lures.
3. Get those leaders tied and ready. You don't to be looking down while everyone around you is getting a better chance at catching one of these babies.
4. Organize you tackle box so you are not fumbling around trying to find a lure that you want.

    I have made these mistakes many times before and have definitely learned my lesson. I hate it when I'm sitting there tying a leader up and someone next to me says, "FISH ON!" These kind of things can get you very angry and might make you want to just up and leave.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Drift Fishing Tip

Drift Fishing Tip: Bobber Style Drifting Lures

     Lets talk about bobber lures that we can drift when drift fishing in order to catch steelhead and salmon.

     The first option I will always go to is the yarn and corky set up. It is a proven method that is inexpensive and very easy to rig. Check Drift Fishing Setup and Method for the rigging.
Many times you will want to use a smaller corky for steelhead and a larger one for salmon. The main rule of thumb is that you want you corky to fit in the gap of your hook like this....

     Salmon Love Spin'n Glos so my next option will be spin'n glos. Spin'n Glos offer an extra attractive value because of the flash and vibration the lure emits when it is spinning through the water. You can add this to a corky rig or have two spin'n glos on one rig for a bigger presentation(usually more for Salmon). Just remember that you will want to add a bead in between the spin'n glo and the hook to make sure it spins and doesn't get caught on the hook or knot.

The two methods are going to make your lures float off the bottom to allow for fish to see and attack your lure. Try making any combinations you can think of such as:

2.Corkie and yarn
3.Corkie and Spin'n Glo
4. Spin'n Glo
5. Spin'n Glo and yarn
6.Spin'n Glo and Spin'n Glo

The possibilities are endless!!!!
Go ahead and try some of these combinations if your usually drift method isn't quite getting those fish to bite.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Bob Toman: Fishing Tip. Salmon Trout Steelheader Magazine

      So I just picked up a copy of the new April Salmon Trout Steelheader(SST) Magazine today. I was checking through it and seeing if there is any tips that I was able to get out of it. There is an article about Master Oregon Guide, Bob Toman, talking about one lure that has caught him 200 Fish.

-His 200 Fish lure is a custom painted Flatfish Plug.

     He explains some key components on how to keep a lure "Hot", and the one tip that I wanted to point out is cleaning your lures.
     Now I know this is a concept that has been talked about over and over again. People are always talking about how to get rid of human scent from lures, and the most common thing I have heard is to use WD-40. The problem with WD-40 is that many people don't want to add all of the toxic chemicals from WD-40 into the water and potentially pollute the water source.
     In Salmon Trout Steelheader Magazine, according to Bob Toman, "Cleanliness is next to godliness"(April 2011, SST Magazine, Buzalsky) What Bob Toman does to remove unwanted scents from his lures is to "clean them with regular Crest toothpaste, Lemon Joy, or Dawn Dishwashing Liquid with a soft bristle brush."(Buzalsky).

      Now next time you plan on going out, go ahead and give this technique a try and see how your next fishing trip goes. Hopefully you will get a lot more chances to land some big fish. I am definitely going to take Bob Toman's advice, and clean my lures very well before talking them out.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Trout Still Fishing Rig

Trout Still Fishing Rig

Here is a short video on the setup of this rig!

The entire list of things you need for this rig:


Monday, March 28, 2011

Bobber and Jig Rig for Steelhead.

Bobber and Jig Rig for Steelhead:

And Here is a video explaining the image a little more in Depth 
Thanks for Watching!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Salmon Steelhead Plunking Rig


Some of the most popular Plunking Lures:


Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011 Salmon / Steelhead Dam Passage Count

2011 Salmon/Steelhead Dam Passage Count:

Hey everyone looks like the springer season is kicking off, with a few confirmed catches on the willamette and on the columbia. If your interested in catching some nice Spring Chinook, make sure to check the counts out to know when you best shot is for catching one of these bad boys.
The count also include all Steelhead that have passed as well.

Steelhead Drift Fishing Rig Setup

Steelhead Drift Fishing Rig Setup:

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Drift Fishing:

The main idea of drift fishing from the bank is to make an extremely natural looking presentation, that floats  near the bottom and at the speed of the river. The way this rig works, is by having a heavy enough lead weight that will take your offering down to the bottom of the river, and bounce along the bottom. Now it is important that you don't have too much weight in that it will just sink and stay. This will create a unnatural presentation, and will cause a ton of snags and lost gear. You will want to adjust you lead piece according to how fast or slow the river is, and you want to get the lead to bounce about every 1 to 1.5 second along the bottom.

Cast upstream far enough so when the lure is in front of you, it is near the bottom and in the strike zone. Let your lure go through the "drift" until it has swung  downstream and then retrieve and cast again. Make sure to cover the water by starting closer to the bank, and work your way every cast to the farthest part of the fish holding water. I usually like to do this and then move down the bank and do the same thing, so that you cover as much water as possible and have the opportunity of finding fish that you otherwise wouldn't if you just stayed in one spot.

With  a corkie used as the lure, it causes the hook to float off the bottom in the fishes striking zone. The added yarn can simulate a sac of fish eggs, and you can easily add any store bought scent. The material of the yarn will hold that scent cast after cast. Another added benefit to having yarn is that when a fish mouths your lure, the yarn has a chance to get tangled and stuck in the fish's teeth, giving you an even better chance of detecting, and setting that hook.

The hardest part of drift fishing is going to be detecting the bite. It's very hard because you will be constantly feeling your gear hitting the bottom, and many beginner anglers will think it is a bite.


Another indicator is if your line suddenly STOPS or if your line starts going off the intended path.
And try and keep as little slack as possible in your line when fishing this technique because you do not want a fish to bite and then it take too long for you to reel up and set the hook. 

Steelhead are very fickle and you never want to pass up a chance to hook one!

Plunking Kwikfish for Salmon and Steelhead

     This is the Kwikfish that I caught my first steelhead on at Bonneville dam.
It was a nice native steelhead, and the fish absolutely pounded the lure. Lurh Jensen has made a proven lure that works perfect for steelhead and salmon, and I will always have this lure in my arsenal.
The chartreuse and silver finish has been by far my most productive color combination when it comes to Kwikfish.

     With this lure you can add some sardines or tuna to the belly of it to add a very attractive scent for the fish. It also makes the lure more lifelike. Just get some of your favorite bait and attach it with stretchy thread around the Kwikfish. Make sure you do not use too much bait to mess up the normal action of the lure.

     For Steelhead I will use the size K15x size Kwikfish and smaller.
     For Salmon I will Use K15x Kwikfish and Bigger.

     Since I do not have a boat I had to plunk this bad boy into the fast current on the Columbia river by Bonneville Dam.

The Setup is pretty simple.

     I like 40 to 60 pound Braided Mainline. You will then attach a three way swivel to the main line, ( I just use a Palomar knot) and then 12 to 24 inch 15 to 20 lb. weight line with a good hunk of lead to hold the lure down... 8oz lead pyramid weight or bigger is the norm.
Then I attach the lure to the last end of the three way swivel with a 48 to 60" inch leader of 15 to 20lb for Steelhead and 20 lb. or higher test line for Salmon.

This works for me and I hope it works for you.

     By the way there are many things people can plunk from the bank including spin n' glos, spinner, live bait including prawns. Try and experiment and hopefully catch some fish!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011 Oregon Trout Stocking Schedule

Hey guys if you were interested on getting some trout this year in Oregon, check out the ODFW stocking schedule. This will help you fish better and fish at the right times. Also ODFW's fishing resource will let you know all the up to date fishing reports for each week by fishing zone.

So with this rig the entire point is to have the hook floating high enough for a trout to see it, and eat the heck out of it. Now if you don't want to spend too much money, marshmallows can be a great bait for the cost. It floats really well, and it also disperses in the water so trout can smell it from a ways away.
       But if you want to go with an almost sure proof bait, go with Berkley Powerbait for trout. They come in little cylinder tubes and come pre-molded in balls or a blob of the stuff where you can mold it yourself.This is what it looks like at the store, these are old versions, but they look just like these. The green color(chartreuse) is by far the most popular color used. There is also a product called Gulp, it is by Berkley and it claims to have a better catch rate. You can try it out, but sometimes the most simple stuff is the best. Here is a pic of the Gulp Product....

So what you do is grab this bait and mold it around your hook so that it covers the hook, and once you have it on, check if it floats in the water. If it doesn't, go ahead and mold some more on the hook.

 Now I think that the very best product from Berkley that I have used is the Salmon eggs. With these it is very easy to slip them on a hook and wont fall off as easy as the molded baits. The hooks i use are normal size 10 or 12 and they are from Eagle Claw, Lazer Sharp, or Gamakatsu. You can use either an Egg hook, or a treble hook. they both work great and do the job.

This is the Egg Hook

 This is the Treble Hook

The last two pieces to the rig are the egg sinker and bead. There isn't any specific brand that works best but they look like this at the store.

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                                          These three are going to be the best
                                          Because they are easy to cast and
                                          Can hold the line down. 1/4oz 1/2oz 3/4oz

Friday, February 11, 2011

Using Spinners to Catch Salmon, Steelhead and Trout.

When fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout in Rivers, Spinners are really effective
There are three ways to use spinners.

1.     Cast Upstream:
 Cast upstream and basically retrieve the spinner back to yourself. Reel fast and keep the blade spinning near the bottom.

2.     Out and Across:
 Let it swing through the drift. You might let it sink a little and then pull on the rod to get the blade working again, and then let it swing through the holding water.

     3.   Downstream Casting:
This technique is terrific for wide tail outs.
Let your spinner swing through the tail out water and, in some cases, you will have a extremely slow retrieve speed, or even no retrieve at all depending on how fast the current is pulling the spinner.

Anyone can enhance his or her spinners by tipping it.
You can tip it with:
     Power bait trout worm.
     Or any other bait you like to use when fishing for these species.
Tipping your lures will enhance your catch rate because it adds a tad bit more action, and most importantly, it will add scent that will attract more fish.

Most anglers will use 8lb to 10lb when fishing for steelhead, and for trout, people will use 6-pound test line.

You can even use fire line, which works well on a spinning reel
It lays good and cast good. It doesn’t twist up as much either.

 And remember, don’t get into a rigid retrieve mode, keep rod flexible and let the current dictate the speed of your retrieve.
Also, Salmon, Steelhead and trout, will all lie on or near the bottom so keep that spinner around this area to maximize the amount of fish you will catch.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fishing Apparel

Hey fellow fisherman,
You all can get some fishing apparel here, there is also a apron for cooking, and duffle bags to bring all your stuff out fishing with you.
FishthatwontQuit Fishing Apparel
Check It out.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some cool fishing Rods I came across....

Hey everyone i was browsing amazon for fishing gear and came across these awesome looking travel rods.

Okuma VS-605-20 Voyager Spinning Travel Kit
Daiwa Mini System Minispin Ultralight Spinning Reel and Rod Combo in Hard Carry Case 
Shakespeare Medium Action Excursion Soft Case Kit Combo (6-Feet 6-Inch)
Okuma NT-FS-707-420 Nomad Travel Kits (Blue, 110/6)

They all come in a case and wont take up room in your car while your on the road. And it looks easy to carry to your favorite fishing spot without smacking tree and srubs with your rod in your hand. Check em out..... might be great christmas gifts for some fisherman.