With two Chinook and coho maps, a host of big game previews and a delicious recipe, September’s Northwest Sportsman serves up a late-summer smorgasbord of red- and orange-meated goodness.
The issue also touches on crabbing, tuna fishing, steelheading, Bonneville brights, and upland bird hunting across its 162 pages, and should be to subscribers and select newsstands later this week.
We get your kids ready for some kayak fishing, go chase Dolly Vardens, parse through Portland’s coho ops, and see what the sundering of Condit Dam has done to steelhead and salmon fishing at the mouth of the White Salmon River, once one of the best places in the Columbia Gorge to fish for either.
We also dive into Washington wolf management — how will the state’s big game herds be protected from excessive predation?
And since no issue of Northwest Sportsman is complete without the offbeat, we’ve got Jambo’s “oddball” tactics for Puget Sound coho, a Columbia bassin’ technique that yields a bite every 12 minutes, the resurfacing of the Washington state spearfishing team — yes, we have a team, they went to the nationals — and The World’s Unluckiest Cougar.
IMAGE CREDITS: MAIN: MATT NESBIT’S 2011 9X8 BLUE MOUNTAINS BULL (CHADWICK ANDERSON); INSET: CRAIG MOSTUL AND A NICE UPRIVER BRIGHT CAUGHT AT THE OAK TREE HOLE (BUZZ RAMSEY)