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  • Outdoor Report 9/21

    Clients of FMO Pro Staff guide Josiah Darr with a great haul from the Columbia River which should remain hot for quite a few more weeks Clients of FMO Pro Staff guide Josiah Darr with a great haul from the Columbia River which should remain hot for quite a few more weeks

    Salmon fishing on the Columbia River has been amazing the last few days.  Folks targeting fall chinook have been having great success trolling as well as anchoring.  A majority of those that are trolling have been using 360 flashers with either small size 3.5 spinners, Brads Super Baits, Brads Cut Plugs or a Yakima Bait Spin-n-Glo.  These fishermen are predominantly targeting chinook on the incoming tide, once the tide switches a good portion of the fleet are dropping the anchor and fishing wobblers or spinners.  Both tides have been producing fish, it is mainly your preferred way of targeting these fish that determines what time you need to show up to the launch.  The closer you get to Bonneville Dam the tactics typically change a little bit.  While trolling the 360 flashers as mentioned above is still preferred by most, some prefer to anchor or backtroll Kwikfish typically in sizes 15 or 16.  The current can really get ripping up there so bring your “A” game.  Once above Bonneville a lot of fishermen will start to target the mouths of tributaries, while some will continue to troll others will be hover fishing bait.  Having good bait is a must in these fisheries and having a variety of scents can really pay off.

    Within the next few weeks there will be plenty of coho around to target.  They will readily bite spinners and Super Baits fished behind 360 flashers, as well as bait.  These fish can come into the river in big pushes and the action can be fast and furious.  From the mouth of the Cowlitz all the way to Bonneville Dam can be productive when targeting coho.

    Tillamook has started to fish better the last few days as well.  Fish are being caught consistently from the bubble, just outside the jaws, up to the Ghost Hole.  Most fish have been caught on herring, but as more fish begin to push into the upper bay the spinner bite will start to take off.

    Local trout fishing has begun to improve with the cooler evenings, as the water temperatures start to drop in the lakes the trout will start to bite better.  Bait will still be one of the most productive techniques, however, small flatfish, Rooster Tails or a slow trolled fly will also produce well.

    The recent rains and snow in higher elevations, should help the archery hunters in the field for the final weekend of Oregon general bow season which runs through Sunday Sept 24th. It is also going to help the rifle hunters heading into the field for the buck opener on September 30th.

    As always be sure to check your local regulations and be safe out there.

    Sep 21, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 9/14

    FMO employees Kimberly and Gwen show off some Columbia River Chinook caught above Bonneville while fishing with Josh Cooper of Cousin’s Rods. FMO employees Kimberly and Gwen show off some Columbia River Chinook caught above Bonneville while fishing with Josh Cooper of Cousin’s Rods.

    The whole lower Columbia River has been on a roll this week.  The fishermen down in Longview all the way to Bonneville Dam have been having great success.  Down in the Longview, Rainer area, most fishermen are anchoring with wobblers.  The typical set up is 5x5, five foot leader and five foot dropper length.  From the reports we are getting, it sounds like the majority of wobblers have been producing; Simon, Clancy’s and Brad’s being the top producers.  We are also hearing that herring, anise and sardine scents have been the most productive lately, but bringing multiple combinations of scent can pay off on certain days.  On the low slack and incoming tides, a lot of fishermen have been switching over to trolling 360° flashers, with small 3.5 size spinners or Brad’s Cut Plugs.  As you work your way up river, the outgoing tides do not run as hard and you will see fishermen trolling on both incoming and outgoing tides.  Again, the 360° flashers have been the biggest craze the last few years, but don't hesitate to stick on some traditional triangle shape flashers and troll with those.  Sometimes, the fish want to see something different, and that maybe what it takes.

    As you get into the Bonneville Dam section of the river, people will still be trolling.  The current runs all day long up there, and a traditional way of catching fish is to anchor or backtroll Kwikfish.  Most folks like to use sizes 15 and 16 Kwikfish, but Mag Lips, whether the 4.5 size or the larger Hawgnose, are a good choice too.  The larger plugs do well in the heavy currents that Bonneville Dam can provide.

    Astoria has also been very good for coho this week.  We had lots of reports of early limits and some really nice size coho in the mix.  Having both bait and spinners are a must down there, this time of year.  As a rule, the coho like to be higher in the water column so don't be afraid to run rods shallow, even as shallow as 15 feet on the line counter.  Anchovies and herring will both have their days, so again, it pays to have a good variety on hand down in Astoria.

    Tillamook has started to produce this last week as well.  Some very nice chinook have been caught along with some dandy coho.  Herring has been the big producer but as fish start to push into the upper bay, the spinner bite will definitely take off.

    General season archery elk has been going on in the coast range and our reports are that there have been some big bulls killed.  With this next week’s weather forecast showing some rain, things should only keep getting better.

    Be sure to check local regulations before heading out. Good luck and be safe.

    Sep 14, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 9/7

    The Steelhead Kid with a nice Labor Day Chinook caught from the Deschutes River. The Steelhead Kid with a nice Labor Day Chinook caught from the Deschutes River

    The chinook retention below Tongue Point, on the Columbia, ended with a bang this week. The reports from our Prostaff were, most of the morning was fast paced with chinook bites, and after they caught their limits of chinook they switched over to targeting coho. Some folks would stumble into a pile of coho and others would struggle to find that batch of fish that would push in each tide set. Those that had the best success were fishing a mixture of bait and spinners, with bait being the most popular option. As more and more coho show up you will see spinners play a big role in folk’s success. Even though chinook retention below Tongue Point is currently closed, that doesn't mean that it's not worth going down for coho. The first few weeks of September can be some of the most phenomenal days of coho fishing that the Columbia has to offer. Spinners and bait all have their spot in your arsenal when it comes to catching these little chrome fish. Try targeting the schools of coho a little higher in the water column; a lot of folks will stagger their rods anywhere from 20-35 feet on the line counters. If you’re not seeing action, then try and move to find them. When there are coho around, multiple people will typically be hooking up.

    Chinook retention is still open above Tongue Point and the first few weeks of September are typically some of the most productive. On the outgoing tide people are typically fishing wobblers on anchor. Over the years, this has been one of the most widely used techniques when targeting these fall chinook. All types of wobblers will work, with Simon, Alvin, Brad’s and Clancy's being among the top producers. If you’re unable to capitalize on the outgoing tide, don't worry. The last few years the 360° flasher craze has really changed the way a lot of people fish, especially on incoming tides. People will fish these flashers with small 3.5 spinners, Brad’s Super Baits, anchovies or herring. Again, people will typically be fishing these suspended in the water column. Most folks will have their line counters set anywhere between 30-45 feet. As you head up closer to Bonneville Dam a lot of folks switch their wobblers out for Kwikfish. The water tends to run a lot harder up near the dam and Kwikfish will be a much better option. Also, folks are starting to run the 360° flashers up there as well. Finding softer current seams will be imperative when using these flashers.

    Tributary coho fishing will be starting up any day now. These fish can be caught a number of ways. Such as casting spinners, plugs or spoons, bobber fishing eggs, Brad’s or jigs, and one of the newest trends is to catch them on twitching jigs. Swing by any of our three locations, the tackle staff will be more than happy to assist in getting you dialed in for these scrappy little chrome rockets.

    As water temperatures begin to cool, look for smallmouth bass fishing to improve in the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, as fish begin to feel the urgency to pig-out prior to the long winter ahead. Crankbaits, spinner baits and plastics will all catch fish this time of year, and larger baits like the Keitech Swimbait will start to perform again. After a summer of active feeding, some of the biggest bass of the year are caught in the fall.

    Catch and release sturgeon is also a great option this time of year. It is always a great fishery to get younger anglers into the outdoors; with consistent action and the ability to set the hook themselves.

    Last weekend marked the opening of Dove and Forest Grouse (Blue and Ruffed) seasons in Oregon and Washington. September Goose season opens on Saturday 9/9 in most areas of the two states.

    Before heading out make sure to check local regulations. Good luck and be safe!

    Sep 07, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 8/31

    FMO Pro Staff Guide Chris Vertopoulos showing off a hog upriver bright his client caught recently at Buoy 10 FMO Pro Staff Guide Chris Vertopoulos showing off a hog upriver bright his client caught recently at Buoy 10

    The reports coming in from our ProStaff guides, are that chinook fishing has been very good with a good portion of the fleet still fishing bait.  Anchovies and herring have been working equally well, depending on who you talk to.  Also, there are certain guides that try to primarily fish spinners, but have been forced to fish bait most of the year; that changed this weekend as well.  The guys that like to fish hardware have been doing just as well as the bait guys.  Some folks are running the smaller 3.5-4.5 size spinners with or without hoochies, and others are using the traditional larger sizes like 5.5-7 with or without hoochies as well.  Whatever your favorite technique is, go for it!  Coho have been in the mix too.  A lot of fishermen have been opting to come in and get some breakfast after catching their boat limit of chinook.  However, those that stay out and try to target coho have had good results.  They have found the coho are primarily a bit higher in the water column, and reports are that spinners and anchovies have been the go-to baits.

    The uptick in chinook fishing at Astoria, also means more fish have been pushing upriver.  Over the weekend, we started to see an influx of chinook going over Bonneville Dam, which made the wobbler and trolling bites pick up.  Wobbler fishing the outgoing tide with your favorite type of wobbler has been yielding good results, as well as trolling 360° flashers with either Brad’s Cut Plug, Brad’s Super Baits or various brands of 3.5 spinners.  Look for this bite to steadily improve as we enter September.

    Bonneville Dam has also started to see a rise in the amount of fish being caught.  Those that like to run Kwikfish; this is the place to be.  Although, it is a place where having experience anchoring is a must.  The closer you are to the dam the stronger the current gets, so if you have any questions about anchoring, head into one of our locations and our staff will help dial you in.

    Tillamook and Nehalem bay have both started to see their first few fall chinook show up.  Both locations are great options as we enter September because they will have fresh chinook and coho entering the bay daily.  Herring and spinners dominate these two fisheries.  Always bring both with you, as the fish can change their minds daily.

    Locally, coho will begin to enter the rivers any day.  So be prepared to throw hardware at the first few because they will be aggressive!  Once more fish show up, eggs, twitching jigs, spoons and spinners are all going to work.  Again, having multiple techniques available will be paramount as these fish will become very picky as they school up in bigger numbers.

    Trout fishing remains consistent with local stocking schedules available online.  Plunking bait on the bottom and casting spinners close to shore, are both go-to methods.  Look to fish bait on the bottom especially during the heat of the day; fish will go deeper to avoid the heat and added sunlight.

    Catch and release sturgeon fishing is still phenomenal.  With all the salmon around sturgeon get over looked.  However, if it is one of those days where the salmon are not cooperating, don't forget about the sturgeon.

    Sep 01, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 8/24

    Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor, Buzz Ramsey with a nice buoy 10 chinook caught post eclipse

    Astoria salmon fishing has stayed consistent through this past week.  We all expected to have lots of silvers push up river on the big tides, but they never seemed to show up in huge numbers.  When the silvers do show up, which should be any day now, it will be a fast and furious bite.  These little chrome bullets will eat just about anything when they first enter fresh water, but herring, anchovies and spinners will be the top producers.  They tend to push in on a good size incoming tide, and will hang around for high slack before shooting upriver.

    Even though the coho haven't shown up in great numbers yet, chinook fishing has still been good.  This last week the big tides seemed to push a good number of chinook up river but, a fresh push of chinook were right behind them.  Our ProStaff guides reported that, on the incoming tide the chinook and coho really keyed in on anchovies or smaller herring.  Then as the tide slacked and started to go back out, the fish seemed to switch over to a herring bite.  Although, there are fishermen that religiously fish spinners down in Astoria, and they are having great days as well.  Typically, Astoria is known for people fishing larger trolling spinners in sizes 5-6.5 and even 7's, at times.  However, with the new 360° flasher craze, there have been a lot of people trying the smaller 3.5 size spinners. That is what worked well last fall and this past spring up in the Portland areas.  Those folks using the smaller spinners are offering fish something a little different, and some days they are filling their fish box's faster than the bait guys.  When fishing Astoria, it pays to have several different techniques aboard, and the willingness to switch it up.

    Up the river a little further the wobbler is just getting going.  Everyday the bite seems to be improving as more and more chinook enter the river.  Those that don't want to sit on anchor have the option of trolling either a regular triangle flasher, or a 360° flasher with a spinner behind it.  Mixing up the colors and sizes on your spinners can really pay off some days, especially if the fish have been in the same general area for a while.  The Bonneville Dam anchor and backtrolling fishery is just starting as well.  These folks will typically fish Kwikfish, Flatfish, Killerfish or Mag Lips. Whether you prefer backtrolling, or anchoring, Bonneville is a great option; as it has lots of different areas to fish, for both techniques.

    Tributary coho will start to get better in the next few weeks as well. Typically, the lower Columbia Washington streams will see the first big pushes of coho. A lot of those rivers have two runs of coho, the “A” run coming in early and the “B” run coming later in October or November.  The Lewis and Cowlitz are both great options in Washington.  More locally the Sandy and Clackamas will have coho starting to trickle in any day. Spinners, spoons, plugs, eggs and jigs are all very effective techniques to use when targeting these coho.  They can get lock-jaw from time to time so it's good to bring a variety of baits with you, just in case you run into some stubborn ones.

    Trout fishing remains a great option as most lakes will continue to get stocked into the fall. A lot of times they will get stacked with a nicer grade of fish as well.  Fishing bait on the bottom or casting spinners along the shoreline are still great options for these guys.

    Oregon archery season opens this Saturday the 26th. Because of dry, hot weather locally, be sure to check for fire restrictions before heading into the woods.

    Be sure to check the local regulations before heading out and, as always, be safe.

    Aug 25, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 8/17

    Fisherman's Marine and Outdoor, Danielle Paige recently caught this nice Chinook in the Columbia River fishing with FMO Prostaff Pat Able

    Astoria is rocking and rolling, lots of chinook have started to pour into the river over the last few days. Fishermen are making the most of it; both below and above the bridge have been producing fish.  We are still waiting on the first big push of silvers to enter the river.  When that happens, things could get hectic down there.  So far, it sounds like people are catching fish on spinners, herring, anchovies and Super Baits.  With herring and anchovies being the top producers.  Most people are reporting catching fish close to the bottom, if not dragging the bottom.  Both triangle flashers and 360° flashers have been producing fish. It can pay big time to have both, as the fish can change their mind at the drop of a hat. Always remember to check your tides and watch the wind forecasts.  Astoria’s weather can rear its ugly head at a moment’s notice; you want to be prepared.

    We had reports that the Cowlitz area started to produce some fish this week.  In that area of the river most folks either anchor on an outgoing tide and fish wobblers, or troll spinners on the slack and incoming tide.  Either way it is a very productive section of the river, and it really starts going by the third or fourth week of August.

    Bottom fishing has still been good out of virtually all the ports up and down the coast line.  Most fishermen have been using shrimp flies and or curly tail grubs to target a wide variety of bottom fish.  Tuna fishing has also been good out of many of the ports.  The weather has been an issue at times but when the ocean has laid down, folks have been catching them trolling, jigging and fishing live bait.

    This is also a great time of year to target tributary summer steelhead.  The water will be starting to cool down, due to overnight lows getting cooler, and the steelhead will be there snapping. Spinners, spoons, drift gear, or bobber and jig are all productive this time of year.  Early morning and late evening are still some of the better times to target these late run summer fish.

    Check local regulations before heading out. Good luck and be safe!

    Aug 17, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 8/10

    Chinook trying to avoid the net at B10 Chinook trying to avoid the net at B10

    Fall chinook and coho fishing for the Buoy 10 / Astoria fishery, started off with a bang!  Last week we had a big tide set so it slowed the fishing down just a little.  The ocean is still pumping out limits for those headed out there though.  The coho have been on the bigger side and are munching on just about any sort of bait you put in front of them.  Herring and anchovies are typically the go-to baits, but there are days that a hoochie spinner, or Super Bait will be the deal breaker.  We had great reports all week of new coho and chinook entering the river. Look for this next week to really get going.  We have small tide exchanges this week so the chinook fishing will pick right back up.  Brined herring and fresh anchovies have been some of the best baits, but there are fishermen that religiously fish spinners and are doing very well on them.  Size 6 1/2 is one of the more popular spinner sizes.  Although, there are times that the smaller spinners like 3.5 or 4 will really get the bite going.

    As the chinook start working their way up river, the bite in the Cowlitz / St. Helens area will get going first.  Most people tend to anchor and run out wobblers or spinners on an outgoing tide. As the tide starts to flip around and slack up, the new rage is to troll 360° flashers with either small size 3.5 spinners or Brad’s Super Baits or Cut Plugs.  Stuffing the Super Baits with canned tuna or Pro Cure's new Fish Nip Tuna blend is still the most popular scent, but herring, anchovy or sardines are all great options.  You can bring along a few of your favorite scents as well.  As the fish move up the river below the dam, Bonneville will start to become productive.  Most people will target the chinook either backtrolling Kwikfish or anchoring Kwikfish.  The current can be extreme at times, so please anchor with caution.

    Bottom fishing remains stellar as does the crabbing.  Most folks are getting their black bass, without a problem, on either shrimp flies or curly tail grubs.  Crabbing has been phenomenal with lots of big males.  Most folks are using shad, or salmon / tuna carcasses for bait.  However, they will eat just about anything.

    Trout fishing remains consistent with the best times to target them being in the early morning and late evening.  Plunking bait on the bottom has still been the most consistent way to catch them.

    Before heading out always check the regulations. Good luck and be safe!

    Aug 10, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report for 8/3

    fishermans, fisherman's marine and outdoor B 10 opens up with bang!

    Outdoor Report 8/3

    Salmon fishing opened below the Astoria-Megler Bridge on Tuesday, and it sure didn't disappoint!  We had reports flying in about how good of an opener it was.  A large part of the fleet reported catching boat limits of chinook, while the rest still got in on the action.  It sounded like most people were catching their chinook on brined herring or anchovies; others caught fish on spinners.  Most people were trolling triangle flashers in front of their bait; orange being one of the most productive colors.  There were also some that used 360° flashers with spinners and bait. They did especially well on high and low slack. The lack of current really allowed the flashers to work their magic.

    As we move into next week we should start to see a few good pushes of early coho.  These fish like to chase bait on big incoming tides and are very willing to bite once you find where they are in the water column.  Chinook fishing should also continue to improve as the week progresses. Remember to always pay close attention to the wind and weather down there.  It can change in an instant and you should always be prepared for the worst.

    Continuing up the Columbia; chinook fishing has been consistent with most anglers still opting for Kwikfish in shallower water.  However, as August progresses the Columbia will continue to rise in temperature. Most anglers will switch to fishing wobblers or spinners in water ranging from 30-55 feet deep.  Also, on the incoming high and low slack parts of the tide, a lot of people have started switching to trolling 360° flashers with Brad’s Super Baits, Brad’s Cut Plugs or small size 3.5 spinners.  The 360° flashers are the new game changer for the trolling guys, especially when the current slows down.

    Smallmouth fishermen continue to catch good numbers of fish in both the Willamette and Columbia.  With the weather being so hot lately, most fishermen are starting at sunrise, to try and catch a few before it gets too hot.  Soft plastics have been the most productive bait. However, never forget about throwing spinner baits through shallow coves, especially first thing in the morning.  Aggressive smallmouth will attack those with a vengeance!

    Trout and Kokanee fishing have also been good as of late.  Again, most folks are starting at sun up to try and beat the heat.  Fishing bait on the bottom has been far and away the most productive technique for trout. While the Kokanee guys, that are doing the best, are still trolling for them.

    Bottom fishing remains excellent up and down the coast, but the wind can sometimes be an issue.  Always pay attention to the water and wind while you are out there.  If you see a sudden change it is best to pack up and come in.  We all know conditions can change in a hurry.

    Crabbing has also been excellent, primarily along the north coast.  As we get more into September the crab will really start to plump up. With the kind of numbers, we have been seeing lately, crabbing should remain stellar.

    Check local regulations before heading out. Good luck and as always, stay safe.

    Aug 03, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 7/27

    fishermans, fisherman's marine and outdoor FMO vendor friends, Dan and Jason showing off a nice B10 Chinook from last season.

    Locally, salmon fishing has continued to be productive for those that are willing to put in the time and find the traveling lanes.  Spinners, wobblers, Kwikfish and Mag Lips have been among the top producing baits.  As the water temperature continues to rise in the next few weeks, look for the hardware bite to really take off.  Wobblers and spinners will soon be the go-to baits.  Up towards Bonneville however, where the water is running a lot harder and the temperatures stay at a little more manageable, most fishermen will stick with Kwikfish and Mag Lips.

    Buoy 10 is just about here!  The first week Astoria is open we have a great tide set, below the bridge.  Be sure to get down there when you can as we have more coho predicted than last year and plenty of fall chinook to go around.  Herring, anchovies, spinners and Super Baits are among the top producing baits in Astoria.  It really pays to have a few options with you, as the fish can seem to key in on different baits at any given time.  Flashers are a huge plus to have in Astoria. The fish will be moving fast and having something with flash can really help draw fish to your bait.  Anymore it is split about 50/50 between the guys fishing lead and the guys fishing divers.  Again, having both can be an advantage. Especially on a ripping incoming tide, and you want to keep your baits down in the zone, divers will work wonders in scenarios like that.  Something else to make sure you have with you, are weed guards for your bead chain swivels.  There are times when the tide will bring in lots of seaweed and ensuring your bead chains are turning will help you save lots of tangles.  Another great tip is to keep a cooler with ice on your boat for your catch.  These fish come in and the water is quite warm, so it's best to bleed your fish and then get it cooled down as soon as possible, ensuring the best meat quality.

    Crabbing at the beach has been great for those that have been able to make it out.  Lots of folks like to use shad or chicken as bait and have been doing quite well.

    Bottom fishing has stayed consistent with most folks being able get their limits with ease.  Always check the ocean forecast before you head out, but when the water has permitted, it's been fast action.

    Tuna fishing has been good for most of those that have been able to make it out.  Lots of boats are still trolling clones or X-raps to find their fish.  However, there are also some boats that have been jigging and fishing live bait, and they have been doing well also.

    Catch and release sturgeon fishing has also been amazing.  Even though there isn't currently an open season for retention on these prehistoric creatures, they are still tons of fun to catch.  Sandshrimp, herring and anchovies have all been working well lately, especially if you can get fresh bait!

    Before heading out, be sure to check local regulations.

    Good luck, have fun and be safe!

    Jul 28, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report
  • Outdoor Report 7/20

    fishermans, fisherman's marine and outdoor Fisherman's crew Marissa, Amber and Emile--some of the coolest people you could hope to meet--getting it done on the Deschutes River this past Monday!

    Summer steelhead are being caught in decent numbers on the Columbia River, as well as summer chinook.  Just last week, in the lower river, a few more summer steelhead showed up in the catch rate. Folks plunking from the bank or boats that were anchored relatively shallow, found some keeper steelhead.  Most reports were of people catching fish on coon-stripe shrimp with Spin-n-Glos.  Although, as you transitioned up the river, getting closer to Bonneville, it seemed like small spinners and small orange plugs started to level out the playing field.  We had reports of success with small 2.5 - 3.5 Mag Lips, u-20 Flatfish, k-11's and some people, fishing really shallow, caught fish on hot orange Wiggle Warts.  Those targeting summer chinook haven't been doing to shabby either.  We have had steady reports of fresh fish entering the river daily with some of the best bites being at the beginning and end of the outgoing tide.  Kwikfish, Mag Lips, flatfish and spinners have been taking most of the catch. However, a few persistent anglers have been doing well fishing wobblers. The chinook fishery will only continue to get better as we head into August, which is when the masses head to Astoria.  It will be the right time to cash in on some of the best chinook and coho fishing the west coast has to offer.  The Buoy 10 fishery opens on the 1st of August. With reports of decent numbers of chinook in the ocean already, this year should be another very productive year down there.

    Small mouth and Walleye are still biting very well in the gorge.  Soft plastics as well as searching type baits, such as lipless crankbaits, have been what most folks are catching the bass with.  Those fishing for Walleye have been finding the most success with trolling a worm harness.

    Kokanee and trout fishing have remained consistent fisheries this year.  Check your local stocking schedules and you should be able to find loads of willing trout, especially from the lakes that have been stocked most recently.  Power bait or worms plunked on the bottom will be your best bet this time of year.

    Always check local regulations before heading out, good luck and be safe!

    Jul 21, 2017 | by FMO STAFF, Weekly FMO report