How-to Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Kokanee Ice Fishing

It’s funny how some things don’t seem possible until someone shows you that it is.  That was the case for me when a buddy asked me to go ice fishing for kokanee salmon.  Come again?   Kokanee has long been one of my favorite open water game fish.  Whether it […]

How to Cut an Ice Fishing Hole Without an Auger

Eight inches of ice was all that stood between me and the fish.  Armed with just an axe, I was determined to cut through to the water below.  With each blow to the ice, I was keenly aware that this was probably not the smartest thing I’ve ever done. When […]

The Ultimate Guide to Puget Sound Squid Fishing

Each night in the fall and winter, hundreds of anglers pack the local piers of the Puget Sound.  What are they fishing for?  Squid!  If you like calamari, then grab your gear and join in the fun of catching your share of the abundant Puget Sound Market Squid. They’re not […]

The Ultimate Guide to Jigging for Kokanee

Ask most anglers what’s the best way to catch kokanee, and 9 out of 10 will say trolling.  While I tend to agree most of the time, there are times when it’s all about jigging. The fast action of jigging is, hands down, the most thrilling way to fill a […]

Kokanee Trolling Setup: Everything you need to know

Kokanee fishing has certainly gained popularity in recent years and for good reason.  Pound for pound, they are some of the hardest fighting fish in freshwater.  It doesn’t hurt that they are down right delicious too!   By far, the most successful method of catching kokanee is trolling.  When I […]