The title pretty much says it. I don't, presently, subscribe to any, other than Gray's Sporting Journal, which has coverage of fishing topics. Anywho, just curious.
Truth!Used to live by the Fishing and Hunting news back in the day.
/Yeah, I too came here but in 86, caught my first steelhead in my neighbors funny lookin drift boat (I was a rookie and he just needed some ballast and a turnaround vehicle). A 17.5# hatchery fish on the Poooyallup River kept me fishing here for over 30 years & now I’m ready to leave cuz WDFW can’t manage themselves out of a wet paper bag!!!
At one time I probably stood next to ya, those are my old stomping grounds.The Fishing & Hunting News. Man, I miss that rag! We used to call it the "National Enquirer of the hunting and fishing world". All the "40 lb boy catches 50 lb fish" stories were wild. But it did get me motivated to get out and fish.
I subscribed to STS for quite a few years too.
Caught my first steelhead in the Green River on a Mepps spinner. Used to spend a lot of time at the Barrier Dam too. Great memories.
Yeah, but salmon used to go up Schooner Creek, if I'm not mistaken! You had a chance of hooking into a real salmon. 25#-30# in those days.my 1st Salmon.. I think.. was off the dock at Mo's on Slietz bay.. was maybe 4 inches long and hit a spinner about as big as it was.
I remember the first time I fished the Cowlitz with a guide, we put in at the blue creek launch before first light, motor down towards the mouth and saw all the lanterns through the fog. The people (I wouldn’t call them fishermen) were standing elbow to elbow, three deep and fish were hung in the trees like Christmas ornaments.Oh, the 80s were an awesome time there. Barrier Dam and Blue Creek. Then things started turning to "combat fishing" and I quit.
No reports are truly accurate....by the time YOU/WE get there! You put in your time, (Wow, that sounds like another thread going now having to do with joining a firearm forum/group!), and after awhile you don't need reports. That was part of the great fun of fishing salmon/steelhead! Learning the nuances of water height and color, weather, lure colors and sizes. Using the old noggin in deciding where to go, when to go where and what to use.^^^ These two.
But I found F&H news to be faking it.... their reports steadily declined in accuracy.