We’re kicking off the 2019 trade show season with the Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup WA January 23rd – 27th, then following that up with the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in Portland February 6-10th and finally finishing it off with the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show in Redmond OR (Bend) February 28th – March 3rd.
If you’re in the area come see us!
Booth 940 in Puyullup
Booth 1353 in Portland
Booth 165 in Redmond
Ooooh yeah, we’ll have show specials at the booth so stop by and we’ll show you what’s so hot right now.
Winter steelhead season is in full swing in the PNW, and even though Puget Sound rivers are closed down across Washington state now the opportunities continue throughout the area. From BC to California, March and April hold promise for big hard fighting winter steelhead.
Steelhead season has already been pretty good to us here. A few fish here and through spread thoughout a few fishless days (ok, quite a few fishless days) has been the norm.
We explored some new water.
We swung flies. We fished float rods and spoons too.
We saw a few fish.
We’re looking forward to a good rest of the season.
With huge areas of eastern Washington burning, smoke and ash piled up on us as we continued to cast and cast and cast in the search of a solid tug.
More than once.
Not all were huge
We’ve said it before, but whether you’re an experienced musky chaser, or are over your 10,000 casts without a fish it would never be a bad idea to get in touch with Musky Dave of Warmwater Rambler guide service. He will put you on fish.
Ash on the tents
The glow from Stickpin
Back on the westside – just had to stop off for a quick dolly.
The winter of 2014-15 brought challenging fishing conditions to the Pacific Northwest. Warm wet weather early saw most of the areas usual snow fall as rain, which led to more blown out rivers than normal, and then a switch to dry warm weather turned the rivers low and clear. To get their steelhead fix, the DRYFT crew was forced to not only range farther abroad and visit locations from the coast of Oregon up to BC, but also to employ a broad range of tactics- from getting a little dirty during low clear flows to swinging overly large intruders in colored up water. This is Winter Wandering for steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.
It’s that time of the year when fishing options can be scarce around the country, but steelhead and bull trout are starting to fill our northwest rivers. So whether you’re on the west coast or elsewhere, get out there and #seekandexplore some new water.