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Atlas-Mike’s Rolls Out New Bait Products

Atlas-Mike’s, makers of scent and other fishing products, has rolled out a series of new bait brines, cures, dyes and more for steelhead, salmon and trout anglers.

Here are more details:

BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRIGHTENER 

  • UV Enhanced!
  • Adds Intense Shine to your Baits Instantly!
  • Catch More Fish!

UV enhanced, Atlas-Mike’s Brite & Tight Bait Brightener adds intense shine to your fresh baits and helps rejuvenate old or frozen baits. Bait Brightener works great on herring, sardines, anchovies, shad, minnows, alewife, eggs, prawns, etc.

19020-BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRIGHTENER 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190200

BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRINE

Preserves natural qualities and tightens bait scales!

  • Baits will look fresh, healthy and attractive to fish!
  • Toughens bait; stays on longer!
  • Revitalizes old or frozen baits!

Atlas-Mike’s Brite & Tight Bait Brine infuses your baits with powerful amino acids that magnify the smell and flavor of your baits – triggering more strikes! Preparing your fresh or frozen baits with our Special Formula Bait Brine is easy and effective! Excellent on herring, sardines, minnows, alewife, shrimp, prawns, chicken livers, etc…effective for all kinds of baits. Great cured baits every time.

18120 – BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRINE 20 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171181208

ATLAS-MIKE’S BORAX CURE

  • Cure Single Eggs or Egg Skeins!
  • Easy and Effective!
  • Special Formula that Locks in Fish Attracting Scents!

Atlas-Mike’s Borax Cure is great for curing eggs or egg skeins! Our special formula locks in fish attracting scents and creates eggs and clusters that milk in the water, improving your catch every time! Remember, the more cure, the drier your eggs! Great cured baits every time, so cure it right with Atlas-Mike’s Bait Cures and Catch More Fish!

 

65001 – ATLAS-MIKE’S BORAX CURE 24 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171650018

65041 – ATLAS-MIKE’S BORAX CURE 3 lb. Bag 4 ea./Case UPC 043171650414

ATLAS-MIKE’S ROCK SALT

  • Great for brining all types of bait!
  • Non-Iodized!
  • Perfect for Brining or Salting Baits!

Atlas-Mike’s Rock Salt is excellent on prawns, shrimp, herring, sardines, alewife, minnows, shiners, anchovies, chicken liver, etc…effective for all kinds of baits. Great cured baits every time!

 

18132 – ATLAS-MIKE’S ROCK SALT 32 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171181321

18140 – ATLAS-MIKE’S ROCK SALT 4 lb. Bag 4 ea./Case UPC 043171181406

ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM NITRITE

  • Technical Grade 99% Pure!
  • Cure Egg Skeins or Single Eggs!
  • Easy and Effective!

Atlas-Mike’s Sodium Nitrite is an anti-mold ingredient that works well in egg cures. Sets a deep natural reddish color into non-dyed salted eggs. Very effective in Shrimp and Prawn cures. Great cured baits every time, so cure it right with Atlas-Mike’s Bait Cures!

17132-ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM NITRITE 32 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171171322

ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM SULFITE

  • Technical Grade 99% Pure!
  • Cure Egg Skeins or Single Eggs!
  • Easy and Effective!

Atlas-Mike’s Sodium Sulfite is an excellent preservative that works well on salmon, trout, and steelhead eggs. It helps produce a heavy milking action egg. Especially effective for use in salmon cures. Great cured baits every time, so cure it right with Atlas-Mike’s Bait Cures and Catch More Fish!

16132-ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM SULFITE 32 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171161323

BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE

  • Bright Vibrant Colors!
  • Super Concentrated…won’t wash off!
  • UV Enhanced for greater visibility!

Atlas-Mike’s Brite & Tight Super Dye works great for most natural baits…herring, sardines, minnows, alewife, eggs, prawns, shrimp, anchovies, etc… Every angler is looking for an advantage. Spice up your baits with Brite & Tight Super Dye. Just add to your favorite bait cures or directly to bait…easy and effective. Available in four great fish catching colors: Hot Pink, Flame Red, Fl. Chartreuse and Vivid Blue.

 

19005-HOT PINK – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190057

19006-FLAME RED – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190064

19007-CHARTREUSE – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190071

19009-VIVID BLUE – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190095

ABOUT ATLAS-MIKE’S BAIT, INC.

Trout, Salmon and Steelhead anglers have been counting on Atlas-Mike’s to help fill their stringers for years. Atlas-Mike’s Bait, Inc. has been field testing, developing and marketing quality products to fishermen for over 80 years and are still going strong! Salmon eggs, floating trout baits, marshmallow baits, fish attractants, bait cures, and salmon/steelhead accessories have long been a part of their product line up. In addition to all the tried and true products, check out all the new items too. Every angler is looking for an edge; tip the odds in your favor with Atlas-Mike’s!

 

 

New 4-Inch Size of Popular Mag Lip Now Available

The popular diving, wiggling Mag Lip plug is now available in a new 4-inch size.  The new Mag Lip 4.0 is the latest member of the Mag Lip family and should be perfect for spring chinook salmon, trophy size steelhead, coho salmon and lake trout.

The new 4-inch Mag Lip features the unique “skip beat” action that
has become a must have with anglers.  Not only does the new plug have an enticing action, its unique design also makes the lure dive.  The 4.0 dives to 18 feet, and handles trolling or current speeds up to 4 m.p.h.  

Available in a variety of popular salmon and steelhead colors, each Mag Lip 4.0 is coated in a UV finish to make them even more visible and productive in low light and off-colored water.

For more information on the new Mag Lip 4.0 contact Yakima Bait Company at www.yakimabait.com

 

Nootka Marine Adventures – Portland Sportsman Show

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Here is your chance to meet the guides and staff of Nootka Marine Adventures – the largest fishing resort operator on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Drop by booth #1212 at the Portland Expo Centre from February 8th to 12th and find out where you can find the most consistent fishing on Vancouver Island.

 

Phone #: (250) 702 6309

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Eye-catching New Salmon Lure Launched At Sportsmen’s, Boat Shows

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM STEELHEAD UNIVERSITY

Silver Horde, Sportco/Outdoor Emporium and Steelhead University, all leaders in the Northwest Fishing Industry, announces the latest innovation in salmon spoons, “Two Face”. These new spoons will revolutionize salmon fishing and will be available exclusively at Sportco and Outdoor Emporium.

Terry Wiest said, “The sports fishing industry needed a spoon that closely resembles bait fish both in appearance and action”.  Working with Kelly Morrison of Silver Horde, they came up with a prototype and tested extensively.  “The features we needed were: fish catching colors on both sides of the spoon, scales, and eyes” said Wiest.

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“Talking with other leaders in the industry and with my own experience, the eyes were an important feature and you don’t find them along with color on both sides of the spoon anywhere else.”

Once the final product was designed, Gabe Miller of Sportco/Outdoor Emporium said, “I’m in! These things are crazy good and are going to be a huge success.”

The “Two Face” design will be available on both the Kingfisher “Lite” and Coho Killer.  “The colors we get the most requests for on all of our spoons are black, purple, and green, so we will offer the new spoons in those colors”, said Morrison, “and of course we will have sickle hooks on these spoons as well”.

The new spoons will be available late January 2017 during the Sportsman and Boat Shows.

 

Levi Morgan Back at Mathews

Ten-time Shooter of the Year, Levi Morgan, returns to Mathews’ Pro Staff more confident than ever.

levi-morgan“When you’re competing at this level, consistency is everything. I need to go into every tournament knowing my bow will hold its tune.” says Morgan. “That’s what I had with Mathews for 15 years. They make the best tuning, most accurate bows in the world.”

Born and raised in Rosman, North Carolina, Morgan began competing in archery tournaments at age six. Since first signing with Mathews at age 18, he has become one of the most decorated archers of all-time. His long list of accomplishments includes 8 World Championships, 40 National Championships, 10 Shooter of the Years, 3 Triple Crowns, and 10 World Records.

“I was super impressed with Mathews’ new target bows,” says Morgan, “I shot perfect scores on my first three rounds shooting the new TRX, which has made me more confident than ever going into this season.”

Morgan, and his wife Samantha, return to Mathews’ dominant Pro Staff just one month after 5 time World Cup Champion, Jesse Broadwater, also joined the team shooting the new TRX.

“Levi Morgan is the best 3D shooter of this century and we’re excited to have him back,” says Mathews Pro Staff Manager, Derek Phillips. “I think it speaks volumes to what we have created for our new target line. It’s catching a lot of attention from the best competitors in target archery.” The Morgans also return to Mathews’ Hunting Pro Staff, hosting the Sportsman Channel’s show, “Name the Game”.

On the hunting side, Morgan is shooting the new Halon 32, while Samantha is shooting the 2017 AVAIL, Mathews’ all-new women’s bow.

Follow Levi, Samantha and the rest of Team Mathews through the 2017 tournament season on Mathew’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Mathews Archery

Mathews Archery has been committed to elevating the archery experience for over 25 years. All Mathews bows are designed and built in Sparta, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and distributed through independent retailers around the world. Experience the full line of premier target and hunting bows at mathewsinc.com.

Harpers Tackle Celebrating 7 Years With Deals, Smoked Fish Contest

A fishing tackle shop just off the banks of Southwest Washington’s famed Lewis River is celebrating seven years in business with specials, free pizza Fridays and a smoked fish competition.

“We are doing games and prizes, and hosting a couple of vendors to do demos and giveaways,” says Janet Harper of Harpers Tackle and Outdoor in Woodland. “I have a lot of really big sales planned, so we are hoping for a huge turnout this year. We want to thank our customers for their continued support!”

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The day after Thanksgiving will feature Black Friday deals on Spin-N-Glos, Flying C Spinners, Sweepfire reels and much more, according to a flier.

And Saturday, Dec., 3, the shop will host a smoked salmon contest with a top prize of a $30 gift certificate to Harpers Tackle, and a hat and T-shirt.

To enter, bring in a good-sized chunk of your smoked salmon or steelhead by 7 p.m., Friday, Dec., 2.

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Customers and store staffers will taste each and select a favorite. A winner will be announced by 4 p.m. on Saturday, and prizes will also be awarded for second and third.

Harpers Tackle and Outdoors is located at 267 Millard Ave. in Woodland, just a couple hundred yards east up Highway 503 off Exit 21.

Ontario Knife Company Launches New Website

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM ONTARIO KNIFE COMPANY

Provides Information, Resources and the Ability to Shop for Products Online

Ontario Knife Company (OKC) is excited to announce the launch of its new website which features an updated design and a streamlined user experience, enabling visitors a comprehensive mobile-friendly resource for all of OKC’s knives, machetes, edged products and specialty tools. The new website supports the company’s mission of creating quality products and ways to continually provide access to both those products and information with a multitude of new features including maintenance education, third-party products reviews, news and more.

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“Our website now mirrors the advancements we made in recent years improving our manufacturing processes, quality, and new product development,” said Deneb Pirrone, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OKC. “The updated design aligns with the new look of our retail packaging and marketing creatives to provide customers with a consistent brand experience. The standardized design coupled with the site’s new UX makes it easier for customers to find – The Knife You Need When You Need a Knife.”

The main page of the new site allows visitors to easily navigate through the product categories of Home, Tools, Tactical, Survival and Hunting. This enables users to find the product or information they are looking for quickly and efficiently. Visitors can learn about the company, which employs advanced capabilities including a broad-spectrum of metal and plastic fabrication operations for OKC branded products as well as OEM manufacturing services. Additional content including knife maintenance recommendations and third party product reviews make the site a valuable resource of information both before and after a purchase of an OKC knife or tool.

Outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, campers, first responders, and chefs alike will find it a breeze to shop for their favorite OKC brands including Old Hickory, SPEC-PLUS, Agilite, Ontario Ranger, RAT, and Robeson. The improved shopping functionality of the site, along with thoughtful design, works to minimize the number of clicks making the shopping experience simple and straightforward. Visit the site at www.ontarioknife.com and see for yourself.

Founded in 1889, the Ontario Knife Company is an award-winning knife, cutlery, and tool manufacturer operating out of Upstate New York for over 125 years. OKC produces a wide range of tools, including cutlery and kitchenware, hunting and fishing knives, machetes, survival and rescue equipment, science and medical tools, and tactical knives. OKC has a long tradition of building knives and tools for the U.S. military, producing high quality equipment that has seen continuous service since WWII. In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces, OKC leverages a network of distributors, dealers, and major commercial retailers to sell its products nationwide and internationally to over 30 countries. OKC’s custom manufacturing division Jericho Tool®, advances capabilities including a broad-spectrum of injection molding, tool and die, and machining operations to provide white label and OEM manufacturing services for consumer and industrial goods. Collectively OKC’s product lines and manufacturing services reach the house wares, sporting goods, tactical, security, law enforcement & first responders, education, science & medical, and industrial & agricultural industries.

For more information about Ontario Knife Company and its industry-leading line of advanced knives, machetes, edged products and specialty tools, contact Ontario Knife Company at P.O. Box 145-26 Empire Street · Franklinville, NY 14737 · Telephone (716) 676-5527 · Or visit www.ontarioknife.com. The Ontario Knife Company is a subsidiary of publicly traded Servotronics Inc. (NYSE – SVT).

 

 

Nearly $50,000 Raised At NSIA’s Washington Banquet For Fisheries

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association is celebrating following a very successful banquet and fundraiser in Washington over the weekend. For the 17th year, more than 150 of Washington’s sportfishing industry leaders, advocates, and supporters of strong fisheries came together for an opportunity to build relationships with colleagues from around the state and raise important money that will go towards NSIA’s mission of enhancing fisheries across the Northwest.

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WASHINGTON MEMBERS OF THE NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GATHERED AT TWIN LAKES GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IN FEDERAL WAY FOR THE ORGANIZATION’S 17TH ANNUAL BANQUET. (NSIA)

Attendees joined NSIA at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club for a gourmet dinner and several raffles, auctions, and games. After dinner was served and all the auctions closed, those in attendance were successful at raising nearly $50,000 in support of NSIA, funds that will be used to advocate for restoring salmon and steelhead runs in important Washington rivers, increased fishing opportunities for all anglers, and to maintain the recreational fishing industry’s vital role in the region’s economy.

AMONG THE 150 WHO ATTENDED THE BANQUET WERE JOSH HUGHES OF MORTON AND ASSOCIATES, AND KELLY MORRISON OF SILVER HORDE, MAKERS OF TOP SALMON GEAR. (NSIA)

AMONG THE 150 WHO ATTENDED THE BANQUET WERE JOSH HUGHES OF MORTON AND ASSOCIATES, AND KELLY MORRISON OF SILVER HORDE, MAKERS OF TOP SALMON GEAR. (NSIA)

All the money raised would not have been possible without the dedicated work of all the volunteers, staff, and the banquet committee who put the event together, and a special recognition is in order for the event’s title sponsors, Sportco, Outdoor Emporium, and Cabela’s who donate significant staff time, products, and money to make the event a success.

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KILEY BREHM WAS HONORED WITH NSIA’S BUZZ RAMSEY FOOTSOLDIER AWARD, WHILE ASHLEY NICHOLE LEWIS DONATED A FISHING TRIP ON WASHINGTON’S CENTRAL COAST TO RAISE MONEY FOR NSIA. (NSIA)

Veterans of the sportfishing industry awarded Kiley Brehm, a rising leader in the industry and a sales representative for Don Coffey Company, with the Buzz Ramsey Footsoldier Award. The Buzz Ramsey Footsoldier Award is given each year to a person who has made outstanding contributions to enhancing Washington’s sportfishing industry, and Kiley has proven himself to be a strong industry member over the years by getting involved with important political causes and by organizing fundraising events.

NSIA VICE PRESIDENT GABE MILLER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LIZ HAMILTON VIE FOR ONE OF THE EVENING'S SILENT AUCTION OFFERINGS. NEARLY $50,000 WAS RAISED FOR SPORTFISHING ADVOCACY AND OPPORTUNITIES. (NSIA)

NSIA VICE PRESIDENT GABE MILLER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LIZ HAMILTON VIE FOR ONE OF THE EVENING’S SILENT AUCTION OFFERINGS. NEARLY $50,000 WAS RAISED FOR SPORTFISHING ADVOCACY AND OPPORTUNITIES. (NSIA)

Event attendees had the opportunity to participate in exciting auctions that included items such as guided fishing and hunting trips, vacation getaways, and one-of-a-kind pieces of outdoor themed artwork. Professional auctioneer and Washington duck hunting guide, Clint White, ran the auction and Seattle area ESPN radio star, Tom Nelson was the emcee.

A CONTESTANT TRIES TO TOSS A RING AROUND WINE BOTTLES, ONE OF SEVERAL FUN GAMES THAT ALSO HELPED RAISE FUNDS. (NSIA)

A CONTESTANT TRIES TO TOSS A RING AROUND WINE BOTTLES, ONE OF SEVERAL FUN GAMES THAT ALSO HELPED RAISE FUNDS. (NSIA)

Proceeds from the event benefit The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association which was founded in 1993 by a group of sport fishing industry business leaders who understood the need for a strong voice in the local, state, regional and federal governments. The NSIA is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and improvement of sport fisheries and the businesses dependent upon them.

AFTER SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS, RAFFLE WINNERS WERE AWARDED DOZENS OF JAM-PACKED TACKLE BOXES. (NSIA)

AFTER SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS, RAFFLE WINNERS WERE AWARDED DOZENS OF JAM-PACKED TACKLE BOXES. (NSIA)

NSIA’s 18th Annual Oregon Banquet is set for December 3rd at the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport Hotel. For tickets, contact NSIA at 503-631-8859.

Derby Series Grand Prize Boat A ‘Game Changer’ For Winning Angler

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION

Matt Griffin was trimming his kiwi plant during a coveted moment of sunshine last Sunday, Nov. 6, when he got a call that would change his life.

That call was from Tony Floor, Director of Fishing Affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA). Floor had good news: Griffin’s name had been randomly drawn from 4,500 anglers following the conclusion of the 2016 West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series to win the grand prize, a fully-equipped 22-foot Hewescraft aluminum boat with trailer valued at over $85,000. Griffin’s name was entered into the drawing after fishing in the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby in February.

 

NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR OF FISHING AFFAIRS TONY FLOOR (MIDDLE) WITH CLINT KIRRY, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & SALES (LEFT) AND ZACH ARNOLD OF WEST MARINE (RIGHT) IN FRONT OF MATT GRIFFIN’S 2016 GRAND PRIZE BOAT. (NMTA)

NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR OF FISHING AFFAIRS TONY FLOOR (MIDDLE) WITH CLINT KIRRY, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & SALES (LEFT) AND ZACH ARNOLD OF WEST MARINE (RIGHT) IN FRONT OF MATT GRIFFIN’S 2016 GRAND PRIZE BOAT. (NMTA)

Griffin, who doesn’t own a boat, stuttered, dropped to one knee, and smiled at his wife standing next to him. She was elated.

Griffin, who co-founded Combat Flip Flops in Kabul, Afghanistan and now lives in Issaquah, Wash., could hardly believe it. His fishing team, “Game Changer”, fished a number of derbies without a podium finish. This finish ends the streak – winning weight: 3,200 pounds.

“It’s the perfect Northwest adventure boat,” said Griffin.

The boat is the 13th grand prize boat, motor, and trailer package that has been given away since the Series was created in 2004. This year’s Hewescraft 220 OceanPro boat is powered by a 225-horsepower Mercury Verado and a 9.9-horsepower Mercury trolling motor, on an EZ Loader tandem axle trailer. The boat came fully-equipped with top-of-the-line extras including Lowrance electronics, Scotty Downriggers, and a Dual Electronics stereo.

“I can’t wait to see Matt out on the water in this boat,” said Floor, who coordinates the Series. “There is nothing I like more than giving away top-of-the-line fishing packages like this.”

 

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The West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series is a fishing promotion program directed by the NMTA that encourages boating and fishing in the Northwest. In 2016, the Series included 14 derbies throughout the region. For each derby an angler competes in, they get one entry into the drawing for the grand prize boat held at the final derby in the Series.

“The West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series continues to be one of our best promotions for getting people out on the water,” said NMTA President George Harris. “Even in a year with limited fishing opportunities, the excitement and passion for boating and fishing continues to grow.”

Griffin plans to fish the boat throughout the Northwest. When not in fishing tournaments, he plans to use it to explore and fish Lake Chelan, chase salmon throughout the Puget Sound, and possibly commute to Vancouver Island for a black bear hunt.

“This boat can do anything,” he said.

For more information on the West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series, visit www.NorthwestSalmonDerbySeries.com.