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Fresh fish are always good for a headline or two, and this year's winter steelhead season should garner its share of them. Here are the hotspots you'll want to try.Pacific Northwest Steelhead Forecast

Pacific Northwest Steelhead Forecast

Fresh fish are always good for a headline or two, and this year's winter steelhead season

How does a combination of sun, scenery and topflight smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing sound after a long winter's layoff?Banks Lake Bass

Banks Lake Bass

How does a combination of sun, scenery and topflight smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing

David Williams

Can a steelheader on the bank outfish a drift-boater? Not usually. But at certain times, it's more productive to be in the water rather than on it.  (December 2008)Wading Vs. Floating

Wading Vs. Floating

Can a steelheader on the bank outfish a drift-boater? Not usually. But at certain times, it's

Guides lay out their experience and tips to catch hatchery and wild chromers on the Siuslaw and Siletz rivers.Oregon's Mid-Coast Steelhead Hotspots

Oregon's Mid-Coast Steelhead Hotspots

Guides lay out their experience and tips to catch hatchery and wild chromers on the Siuslaw

If you've tired of competing with other fishermen, check out these Washington creeks and rivers for a good shot at going it alone when the runs peak.Low-Key Steelhead Hotspots

Low-Key Steelhead Hotspots

If you've tired of competing with other fishermen, check out these Washington creeks and

Merriam's turkeys didn't take well in most parts of Oregon, but the high mountain country of the Strawberry, Blue and Wallowa ranges have proven to be stubborn exceptions. (March 2006)Oregon's Mountain Gobblers

Oregon's Mountain Gobblers

Merriam's turkeys didn't take well in most parts of Oregon, but the high mountain country of

Over the past few years, springer action has been relatively productive in many Pacific Northwest rivers, but Oregon's McKenzie River has been sizzling. (May 2006)McKenzie's Spring-Run Salmon

McKenzie's Spring-Run Salmon

Over the past few years, springer action has been relatively productive in many Pacific

At the mouth of the Methow River sits the tiny hamlet of Pateros, whose population swells to boomtown proportions every December because of all the steelhead anglers who go there. (December 2005)Pateros Metalheads

Pateros Metalheads

At the mouth of the Methow River sits the tiny hamlet of Pateros, whose population swells to

Dave Graybill

Some of the best walleye fishing in North America can be found in the mighty Columbia River, and especially at a place called the Preacher's Eddy. (June 2006)The Preacher's Eye

The Preacher's Eye

Some of the best walleye fishing in North America can be found in the mighty Columbia River,

Voracious trout prowl the banks of these three Central Oregon reservoirs. If you're planning on making a withdrawal, these tips and techniques are worth their weight in gold.  (March 2007)Bank On It!

Bank On It!

Voracious trout prowl the banks of these three Central Oregon reservoirs. If you're planning

River road washouts cut down on the number of anglers who invade this celebrated stretch of the Olympic Peninsula. A walk -- rather than a drive -- through this park means solitude and steelhead. (March 2007)Don’t Quit The Queets

Don't Quit The Queets

River road washouts cut down on the number of anglers who invade this celebrated stretch of

City slickers have golden opportunities for great trout-fishing action around the Emerald City. Try Green Lake, Angle Lake and Lake Washington for a shot at rainbow and cutthroat trout right now. (April 2007)3 Top Trout Waters Around Seattle

3 Top Trout Waters Around Seattle

City slickers have golden opportunities for great trout-fishing action around the Emerald

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