5 Lessons Learned from The Hunger Games

5 Lessons Learned from The Hunger Games

What does the current popularity of the movie, The Hunger Games, and preceding book series of the same title tell us about our culture and values? Both the Hunger Games movie and books have some important lessons for us all. Actually, these messages are critical for our society today. Why? “We are at risk of [...]

Reason’s Why You Should Visit Idaho, ‘The Wilderness State’ for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Reason’s Why You Should Visit Idaho, ‘The Wilderness State’ for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Idaho offers some of the most diverse fishing, hunting and outdoor adventure opportunities in the world. Yes, there are a lot of other great places to go experience the outdoors in the US and abroad, but Idaho is a best kept secret…and it’s a lot more than just potatoes! Over the years, I have been fortunate [...]

Fishing for the Prehistoric Sturgeon on the Snake River in Idaho

Fishing for the Prehistoric Sturgeon on the Snake River in Idaho

The other day I was invited to go fishing for sturgeon on the famous Snake River in Hagerman, Idaho. My good friend and B&B pro staffer and hunting consultant Cory Glauner from Gothunts.com and WebDog Service treated us to an amazing Sturgeon fishing trip. We started out at Silver Creek Outfitters in Sun Valley where [...]

Wading for Bonefish

by Deneki At Andros South and most other bonefishing destinations out there, there are two distinct ways to target bonefish – wading and poling. Wading for bonefish is pretty simple – you’re on foot, walking on a shallow tidal flat, looking for bonefish and casting to them.

Dolly Varden

A really fishy dude and a really chrome Dolly. Photo: Cameron Miller Besides the salmon and the leopard rainbows that are usually targeted while fishing in Alaska, we have a whole lot of fun fishing for Dolly Varden. Dolly Varden and Arctic Char are really closely related in this part of Alaska. So closely related, [...]

Wear Sunglasses When You Fish

This is why you ALWAYS wear sunglasses fishing. It’s up to you whether the lenses are glass or plastic, but I would say plastic is safer.

Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

When it comes to picking out sunglasses to wear for fishing, you wont find a more highly recommended brand than Costa Del Mar. These polarized glasses are made specifically for fishermen to enhance vision and fish spotting capabilities. The nice thing about Coast Del Mar glasses is that you dont have to sacrifice style for [...]

Do You Stand Out? Why Outdoorsmen & Women Should use Social Media

Do You Stand Out? Why Outdoorsmen & Women Should use Social Media

People using social networks will grow from 14 million in 2007 to 600 million in 2012. In the field hunters and anglers do our best not to be seen. We wear camouflage to conceal ourselves. But in the real world of  fast paced business and cutting edge change, outdoorsmen and women cannot hide in the shadows…Lets face it, we [...]

Bonneville salmon counts still down

s biologists in Oregon and Washington prepare to meet today, or sometime this week, and sharply reduce the forecast for the 2009 spring chinook run, they had hoped for good numbers from Saturday and Sunday at Bonneville Dam’s counting windows.

Sockeye numbers reach highest level in decades

Sockeye numbers reach highest level in decades

As of Tuesday morning, 386 sockeye salmon had arrived at one of two fish traps near the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery along the upper Salmon River northwest of Ketchum, fisheries officials reported yesterday afternoon. In all, a total of 42 sockeye arrived in the Sawtooth Valley on Tuesday.

Comments sought on sturgeon management plan

Comments sought on sturgeon management plan

Photo courtesy of Idaho Department of Fish and Game Jerry Chapman shows off his catch”a large white sturgeon”hooked on the Snake River near Hagerman. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comment on a new draft management plan that seeks to increase the range and numbers of the game fish in the [...]

Service Proposes to Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

Service Proposes to Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposal to add one national wildlife refuge to the list of areas open for hunting during the 2008-09 season and increase hunting opportunities at six other refuges.

West Coast lawmakers vow to save the salmon

West Coast lawmakers vow to save the salmon

WASHINGTON ” West Coast lawmakers are protesting a plan by the Bush administration to take $70 million from the $170 million approved in the farm bill as disaster relief for the Pacific Coast salmon-fishing industry. Bush’s budget office says the money is needed to pay for higher-than-expected costs of the 2010 census. After the reduction, [...]

Salmon update: The run is coming late, but it’s coming

Salmon anglers, be patient. There’s still good fishing ahead when the rivers come down, and fish are just starting to arrive at the Rapid River Hatchery near Riggins. Seventy-one salmon had returned to the hatchery on Thursday. The run is later than last year because of this year’s high, cold, murky water, caused by a [...]

Northwest Sportsman — Winds of change for spring chinook

by ROB PHILLIPS For The Yakima Herald-Republic The much-anticipated Yakima River spring salmon fishing season was announced late last week, but as you may have seen or heard, this year’s season will be a little different from some in the past. Yes, the season, which opens on May 1, and runs through May 31, will [...]