How-to Guides

How to Catch Lake Whitefish in Washington State

Washington State has one of the most diverse fisheries in the country.  Even so, the majority of fishing pressure is on just a handful of popular gamefish species.  Walleye, bass, trout and panfish steal the show throughout most of the year, especially in the Columbia Basin.   The Columbia Basin […]

How to Find Crappie on a New Lake

I can’t think of anything more frustrating than going to a new lake and not finding fish.  With fish that seem easy to catch, such as crappie, getting skunked just adds insult to injury.   On a lake you know and fish often, finding crappie is straight forward.  Just go […]

Catch Bigger Trout with Trolling Flies: A Complete Guide

I’ve caught trout trolling with all sorts of tackle.  Everything from crankbaits, lake trolls, spoons and spinners.  But I’ve bagged some of my biggest trout by trolling flies.  I’m not the only one either.  Many anglers are going back to basics and taking advantage of the subtle, yet natural, presentation […]

Fishing for Tiger Trout: A Complete Guide

What’s not to like about tiger trout?  With a mean disposition, they will readily take your bait and once hooked up, tiger trout fight with all the fury of a charging rhino.  Not to mention, their stunning colors and vermiculated markings are a treat for your eyes.  It’s no wonder […]