Fish Camp 2020 - Salmon flys on the Blackfoot River
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Bill Matthews Outdoor Blog
We put in on the North Fork of the Blackfoot River. This is a gorgeous section of crystal clear water.
- Jul 1, 2020
Washington Salmon,Rockfish & Crab
As I was unhooking my fish, Gabe was already hooked up and brought in another beautiful Ling. The action stayed steady for the next 30 minu
- Jun 11, 2020
Kokanee, the land locked cousin of Sockeye Salmon, and one of the best eating fish on the planet.
- Jun 10, 2020
First day trolling in the new Hobie PA12 360
I landed my first ever kayak Kokanee!!! It was a glorious moment of victory for me!
- Jun 9, 2020
Shad Fest 2020!
June is the month for migrating shad in the Columbia river, so I left work around 4:00 today, and headed up to Bonneville Dam
- Jun 8, 2020
Willamette River Salmon & Sturgeon
We decided that we would fish salmon in the morning and then go after sturgeon in the afternoon.
- May 11, 2020
Putting the Trokar TK2 Pro “V” to the test on a Wild Spring Chinook
The Trokar TK2 V got a true test on this fish and it passed with flying colors! It was a wild salmon (not hatchery) so we released it safely
- May 6, 2020
Cinco De Mayo Smallmouth Fishing
It is Cinco Da Mayo and there is reason to celebrate!! Fishing is open again!!!
- May 3, 2020
NEW BOOMERANG PROGRIP KAYAK ACCESSORY
The ProGrip is an easy to use, heavy duty retractor that as been designed to attach to your paddle, fishing rod or any other cylindrical ob
- Apr 14, 2020
Mesquite Grilled Halibut
Looking for an incredible way to cook up a piece of Halibut? Try this recipe on your charcoal grill
- Apr 12, 2020
Wild Pacific Salmon Dip
Wild Pacific Salmon Dip is the perfect dish for your next party. It is easy to make and tastes incredible! Here is the recipe I use.
- Apr 12, 2020
The Boomerang Snip
The boomerang snip is a line cutter, but not just any line cutter, it is the king of all line cutters!
- Apr 10, 2020
Pautzke Fire Gel
Pautzke has sourced the best scents to combine with their gel, giving your lure an amazingly realistic scent that can match the food source
- Apr 2, 2020
Quarantine Beer Tasting - Backwoods Brewing Company
The first stop on the BMO Quarantine Beer Tasting Tour is Backwoods Brewing Company out of Carson Washington.
- Mar 22, 2020
Take a balanced (leach) approach to fly fishing
I saw a reddish green balanced leach that I had purchased from the Reno Fly shop a few months ago and it looked promising so I tied it on
- Feb 12, 2020
Opakapaka tacos make an amazing dinner, here is the recipe we used. Be sure to try this next time you are in Hawaii.
- Feb 7, 2020
Bottom fishing in Maui, Hawaii
It did not take long for the bite to turn on. On our first drift I caught a nice Pink Snapper, known as a Opakapaka in Hawaii- This is an ab
- Oct 18, 2019
Queets River Kings ( and Coho)
Once again I fished with Friend Mark Sapda and guide Robert Thomas on the Queets river, located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State
- Oct 15, 2019
Fresh caught Pacific NW Salmon paired with Acorn Squash.
One of my favorite fall dinner recipes is fresh caught Pacific NW Salmon paired with Acorn squash. Here is how I make it.
- Oct 12, 2019
Finally I adjusted my septs to about 16” and boom - this was the magic depth. I caught crappie on almost every cast for at least an hour and
- Oct 9, 2019
Oct 8 Rainbows in the Cascades
I headed up into the Cascades this afternoon looking for some fall trout fishing. I had a game plan all mapped out to try several different
- Oct 5, 2019
Oct 4, 2019: Deschutes River, Oregon
It was a brisk morning with temps in the low 40’s, so the boat ride up the river was more refreshing than usual! On the way up river, we spo
- Sep 20, 2019
Salmon & Smallmouth in the same day!
As luck would have it, we got our limit of salmon pretty early, so we had plenty of time to go chase Smallmouth.
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