Photos and Story: Cold Water on the Yakima

Written by: Chuck Coolidge


The author with a Yakima rainbow on a cold November day.
Photos by Chuck Coolidge

What do you do when you’re upland bird hunting in Washington State but need to give the dogs a rest (this applies to your feet as well as the actual animals)? It’s an easy solution. Drive twenty minutes to the Yakima River, and experience the same amazing . . .

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Podcast: Top-Secret Steelhead Tips with Stefan Woodruff


Stefan Woodruff shows off a sweet steelhead.
Photo via Facebook

In this podcast Stefan Woodruff—senior guide with Ellensburg Angler in Washington State—reveals (some of) his secrets for catching steelhead, plus an overview of the steelhead . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Winter Trout in the Pacific Northwest

Written by: Stefan Woodruff, Ellensburg Angler


Winter fishing in the PNW involves going tiny with midges or going big with streamers.
Photo courtesy Ellensburg Angler

For most, winter fly fishing in the Pacific Northwest revolves around one species: winter steelhead. And while chasing chrome-bright fish in swollen coastal rivers can be a challenging and . . .

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Photo of the Day: Klickitat Steel


John Popich is all smiles as he prepares to release a healthy steelhead.
Photo by Jonny Boitano

Reader John Popich of Shoreline, Washington, sent in this great photo of a buck steelhead he landed on the Klickitat River in Eastern Washington. The Klickitat hosts some large . . .

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Meet the Winner of Our Fourth of July Giveaway!


Dan Nolten shows off a huge rainbow from eastern Washington.
Photo courtesy Dan Nolten

Our Fourth of July Made-in-the-USA Giveaway received more than 12,000 entries, and when I hit the button to reveal the randomly selected winner this morning, the name that popped out was. . .

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Photo of the Day: Scouting Trip Smallie Success


When your trout river is blown out, it's time to see if anything else is biting.
Photo by Mike Canady

Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler in Ellensburg, Washington, sent in this great photo of his fellow guide, Todd Fuchigami with a big fish and a big smile. The Yakima River was blown out, so. . .

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