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  • oregon bass marlin
    Marlin’s Largemouth Bass Primer

    Marlin Lefever shares his most consistent tactics for catching bass. Spring, Summer, Fall…largemouth bass act different during different seasons and stages of the spawn. Some baits do produce consistently over others during the many seasons.  The first...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • columbia river shad fishing
    Columbia River Shad Takedowns

    The Columbia River Shad run provides fantastic action and enjoyment, especially on light gear. In the video below, Gone Catchin’ Guide Service gets into multiple shad on kokanee rods and has all sorts of fun with the...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • beckman nets
    2017 Goes Down As One Of The Most Challenging Spring Chinook Seasons To Date

    Let me start this article by saying that the first person this summer that complains about it being too hot, should be tarred, feathered and drug through the streets……  I don’t know what we did to tick...

    • Posted April 28, 2017
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  • trout fishing addicts northwest
    $25,000 in Prizes to Fish for Trout!

    Trout fishing just upped the ante in Washington State. The second Annual Statewide Fishing Derby began April 22. It will finish October 31st 2017.  There is over $25,000 in prizes available – 900 tagged prize trout are available...

    • Posted April 24, 2017
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  • giant walleye columbia
    Giant 16lb. Walleye Release Columbia River

    MASSIVE Columbia River Walleye caught and released by TJ Hester. The Columbia is host to some giant trophy walleye. TJ fishes for them nearly year-round. This particular beast was caught in February. 16 lbs of Columbia River...

    • Posted April 23, 2017
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  • kokaneelimits
    The Quickest Way to Fillet a Kokanee

    Fillet a kokanee QUICK with this short tutorial video. In this video Marlin shows how he fillets kokanee. When you get back to the dock after a long day of fishing, you want to make sure you...

    • Posted April 17, 2017
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  • simon spinners fishing addicts northwest
    Fishing & Testing 3.5 Simon Spinners

    Spinner trolling for salmon – what a technique for massive takedowns and efficient action. We’ve had the absolute pleasure of testing out some of the first Simon 3.5 spinners made and boy did they put on a...

    • Posted April 17, 2017
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  • giant walleye columbia river
    Walleye Jigging | Techniques & Tips to Hook More Walleye

    Walleye Jigging puts you on concentrated walleye in a big way. When you locate walleye, one of the absolute best methods to target them is by jigging for them. Jigging is straight up effective, even in deep...

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • WDFW has stocked more than 16 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide!

    WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 April 13, 2017 Contact: Steve Thiesfeld, 360-902-2662 Trout stocking crews active across Washington; Preparations continue for April 22 opening day...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • springerfishing chinook salmon cameron black
    Herring on Anchor – Chinook Salmon Technique Explained

    Anchor fishing for spring, summer and fall chinook salmon is a tried and true way to target moving chinook. Boats all over drop anchor and prepare their presentations hoping for migratory salmon. Anchor fishing for salmon often involves...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Columbia River Springer Fishing Extension 2017

    The exciting news has hit the the Pacific Northwest! The Columbia River gets a Spring Chinook Salmon Fishery Extension per the meeting from Washington and Oregon today. The fishery thus far has been hit or miss with...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Spring Chinook Bobber Down!

    A special video from WRY Outdoor Media, this is a video of Cameron and Marlin raft fishing for Spring Chinook.  We often fish for Spring Chinook either float fishing or drift fishing eggs, sand shrimp and coon...

    • Posted April 7, 2017
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  • washington coon shrimp plug
    Wrapping Salmon Plugs with Coonshrimp or Prawn

    We highly recommend wrapping salmon plugs with bait to add the extra edge on triggering a bite. The action of the plug must still be tuned properly while being wrapped with bait. By using the proper baits...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • lonnyfish
    Prepping the Killerfish Salmon Plug

    This tutorial video covers how to prep the Brad’s “Killerfish” salmon plug. When you get a Killerfish, they usually fish great right out of the package. Anchor up in your boat and get the rods ready, when you...

    • Posted March 27, 2017
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  • jerry shipe fishing trolling
    Salmon Trolling Setup | Rigging for Salmon Fishing

    Salmon are taken on the troll in huge numbers every year. Salmon trolling is a very popular technique for a few reasons, a major one is that you can cover a broad area and range of water...

    • Posted March 24, 2017
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  • spawning salmon stream
    Why Salmon & Steelhead are Disappearing – Part I – Spawning Streams

    There are so many hurdles facing salmon and steelhead, it’s a wonder there are any left. Though they are a resilient species, they are not invincible. History shows us that great abundance was the norm before fish...

    • Posted March 19, 2017
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  • springer wild chinook
    What Makes Spring Chinook Different? | Fish Species

    Spring Chinook, as defined in the Columbia River region, are often regarded as the best-tasting salmon in the world. The fishery is a highly anticipated time that brings multitudes of anglers to both boat and bank, to...

    • Posted March 18, 2017
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  • columbia river walleye
    How to Setup & Troll Walleye Effectively

    The bottom-walker trolling setup is without a doubt one of the most popular and effective rigs used to target walleye. Whether you are a midwest angler, fishing Minnesota, Wisconsin and Lake Erie tributaries, or a Pacific Northwest...

    • Posted February 20, 2017
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  • spring chinook giant
    What’s Happening in 2017 for Spring Chinook | Forecast

    The 2017 Spring Chinook Season Predications/Forecast in Columbia River The Columbia River Spring Chinook Run is likely the most anticipated fishery in the Columbia River basin. Though the fall fishery usually has much higher numbers bound for...

    • Posted February 17, 2017
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  • spring chinook columbia
    Cameron Gives Away Springer Secrets and The Addicts Talk PDX Sportsman’s Show!

    Listen as the Addicts spill the beans on Springer tactics and planning for the chinook run. Cameron Black, Marlin Lefever, Lucas Holmgren and the song-worthy Josh Handy discuss the 2017 Portland Sportsmans Show, talk about largemouth and...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • steelhead fishing addicts
    Win the Ultimate Steelhead Package at the PDX Sportsman’s Show!

    Valued at over $1,500 – Incredible Steelhead Fishing Prize Pack Win a 2 Man Guided Raft Trip w/ Cameron Black (Gone Catchin’ Guide Service) Okuma 9’9″ Guide Select Pro Bobber Rod Okuma Inspira Spinning Reel P-line XTCB...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • steelhead gillnet damage
    Getting Gillnets OFF of the Mainstem Columbia

    The Columbia River The Columbia River is one of the last remaining inland rivers in the United States that still allows commercial gill-netting. Over the past years, the Columbia River has been ripe with debate over whether or not...

    • Posted February 3, 2017
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  • big bass dreams
    The Addicts Fish w/ Big Bass Dreams!

    Big Bass Dreams has achieved international awareness through their fantastic media featuring pursuit of big largemouth and smallmouth bass. Coming to Washington State, they looked to partner with Fishing Addicts Northwest due to our love for trophy...

    • Posted January 30, 2017
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  • addicted podcast
    A Podcast for Anglers & Fishing Addicts!

    We all love talking fishing. Listen on iTunes  –  Listen on Google Play  –  Listen on Podbay (Please Subscribe & Leave a Review!) Whether it is day-dreaming about fishing during the day, or researching new techniques at night,...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • landing net steelhead
    USA Hand-Made Landing Nets Only $129.99 | Steelhead, Salmon, Trout

    All NEW Addicted Product out now. The ADDICTED Landing Net USA hand-crafted landing nets for safely landing and handling salmon, steelhead, trout and other fish species.  Order today and get your last name stamped into the wood...

    • Posted January 12, 2017
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  • steelhead fishing
    Hot Fishing in Cold Weather | Walleye, Steelhead, Rafting and Wading

    EPISODE II Jan 2017 The Addicted Fishing Podcast talking Walleye and Steelhead fishing in cold weather, among other Fishing interests. Discussing : The endless possibilities of the Columbia River fisheries. Rafting and wading essential knowledge.  Listen Now...

    • Posted January 12, 2017
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  • columbia river walleye
    Walleye Jig Fishing Techniques in Cold Water & Conditions

    Walleye Jig Fishing Techniques in Cold Water & Conditions TJ Hester of fishes Walleye year round on the Columbia River. He fishes for Columbia River Walleye using trolling, jig and blade-bait techniques. His techniques are built...

    • Posted January 8, 2017
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  • big-tiger-muskie
    Merwin Reservoir Washington | Tiger Muskie on Swimbait

    It’s no secret that there are some large tiger muskie up in some of the reservoir areas of Columbia basin rivers and tributaries. Planted to filter out pike-minnow (squawfish), they are an excellent opportunity. Tiger Muskie exist in many...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • steelhead fishing
    Early Testing of the Winter Chrome Blend

    Fishing Addicts Northwest has been developing the Addicted blend of scent for many seasons by honing in our top producing scent factors. Coupled with Pro-Cure, the Addicted scents have been very successful. The Addicted Winter Chrome Blend...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • addicted fishing podcast
    What’s up with the Addicts? | Addicted Fishing Podcast Ep. 1

    Winter Fishing & What’s Up With The Addicts! Addicted Fishing Podcast Ep. 1 The Addicted Fishing Podcast is here! In the pilot episode of our fishing podcast – we talk about winter fishing opportunities for steelhead, new...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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    Easily Store Pre-Tied Leaders

    If you’d like an easy, cheap and efficient way to store fishing leaders – watch this video where Cameron Black discusses how you can do this using basic materials. Gaining efficiency tips will help your odds in...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • steelhead fly fishing
    Oregon & Washington Steelhead Fly Fishing

    The rivers of Oregon and Washington hold impressive, resilient fish. Despite tough habitat conditions and constant fishing pressure, there is still opportunity to find both summer and winter steelhead – year round. Fly fishing for steelhead, whether...

    • Posted December 10, 2016
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  • Winter Chrome – New Addicted Apparel & Scents Available

    Addicted ‘Winter Chrome ‘ A steelheaders blood pumps when the elements meet their addiction. The search for chrome steelhead in rainfall, snow, sleet or ice conditions can be very rewarding. As fish don’t wait for us to...

    • Posted December 9, 2016
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  • steelheadfishing
    Tune Plugs and Hook Up More

    Salmon and steelhead plug fishing has been and remains popular for intercepting and hooking salmon and steelhead. Whether you’re fishing a stationary position or back-trolling in a river current – a properly tuned plug is ESSENTIAL to maximizing...

    • Posted December 9, 2016
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  • cameron kokanee
    Late Fall & Early Winter Kokanee Fishing

    The advent of late fall and winter often brings some excellent kokanee prospects on lakes in Washington. Yale, Stevens, Chelan and many other areas offer the opportunity to get into kokanee on a consistent basis. Watch as Cameron...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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  • winter steelhead lonny
    We’re ADDICTED to Winter Steelhead. See why

    Steelhead fishing is a style of fishing that requires movement and adaptation to changing stream and river conditions.  In the video below, we are steelhead fishing primarily in tributaries and small-mid size rivers. Bank tactics can often...

    • Posted December 3, 2016
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  • coho salmon twitching
    Twitch-Insanity! 4 Videos about “Twitching” Coho Salmon

    What is it about twitching jigs for coho (silver) salmon? Why is this one of the fastest exploding Northwest methods? Pure coverage of water with a fun, involved technique quickly has made this technique very popular in...

    • Posted November 26, 2016
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  • crappie rig lucas
    One of the Top Freshwater Bait Rigs EVER!

    If you fish lakes, ponds or even for surf perch, you should be using this rig! Built to present two baits at once “The Crappie Rig” is an expert way to do that, with minimal snagging.  In...

    • Posted November 26, 2016
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  • steelhead jump fishing addicts
    Addicted Scents – Proven, Deadly Salmon & Steelhead Scents

    Fishing scents are an interesting and fascinating factor.  Different blends and types scents achieve success in freshwater & saltwater fisheries. They are one of the variables of fishing that is difficult to detect in a distant angler....

    • Posted November 23, 2016
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  • fillet your catch fishing salmon coho
    The BEST Way to Fillet a Salmon or Steelhead

    Preserving and preparing your catch with efficiency helps at the end of a long day. When you get home from a long day of fishing whether on the bank or boat, it’s nice to have some tricks...

    • Posted November 23, 2016
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