How-to Guides

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Tip-up Ice Fishing

Once considered a lazy form of fishing, tip-up ice fishing is fast becoming a key tactic among amateur and professional anglers alike.  Tip-ups are a powerful tool for combing large areas to find trophy fish.   If you ever thought of adding tip-ups to your repertoire of angling skills, now […]

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 […]