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How to Make a Scent Bomb to Catch more Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish

How to Make a Scent Bomb to Catch more Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish

By: Terry Wiest Halibut, lingcod and rockfish rely on their sense of smell to find food. Bait usually provides enough scent to catch them. Meanwhile, adding scent to the bait boosts action. Bottom fishing in Alaska I combined these concepts to create a homemade scent bomb which attracted all these species while we were anchored.

Fire Cracker Kings – Ocean Salmon Fishing

FireCracker Kings! Traditionally I’ve always marked July 4th as the “unofficial” opening to my ocean salmon season.  From Neah Bay, down through La Push and into Westport, thousands of migrating Chinook salmon will be on the salmon highway looking to get fat and get to their destination (mostly the Columbia River) during the month of

Early Westport Kings

Early Westport Chinook – by Terry Wiest Westport is one of my favorite fisheries.  For early Chinook it can’t be beat.  The “early” season generally opens in mid to late June and from the get go can be incredible. Techniques for these fish typically varies from your summer and fall ocean fishing, but get it

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