Our Super Trusty, Cheap, and Simple DIY Awning

Our Super Trusty, Cheap, and Simple DIY Awning

Several of our friends have asked us for instructions for our DIY awning, so here you go! Sorry for the mediocre photos – we wanted to get this out to a few friends before hunting season so we’re working with what we had – please 

The Lion, the Wolf, and the Moose – Part 4

The Lion, the Wolf, and the Moose – Part 4

If you haven’t read parts 1-3, you can find them here. You would think that after camping in super cold weather for three days we would be ready to head home with a truck load of meat. Instead, we dropped the meat off at a 

Seven Places to Kayak Fish in the Strait of Juan De Fuca

Seven Places to Kayak Fish in the Strait of Juan De Fuca

The last post I wrote about strategies for kayak halibut fishing received a lot of positive feedback so I decided to take it a step further. In the past couple of years we fished the Strait of Juan De Fuca fairly extensively, mostly by kayak 

Deep Zoom – Free Interactive Map for Tides and Currents

Deep Zoom – Free Interactive Map for Tides and Currents

If you’re planning on fishing out on the salt, it’s essential to have an understanding of the tides and tidal current, especially if you plan on fishing from a kayak. For studying tides and tidal current, we highly recommend checking out Deep Zoom. The main 

Catching Pacific Halibut from a Kayak: the Basics

Catching Pacific Halibut from a Kayak: the Basics

To get started, here’s a quick preview of what it looks like when a 30 lb halibut pulls on an A1 buoy. In my mind, this is the pinnacle of fishing in the Northwest. I know that other Northwest fishermen may not agree, but we 

Halibut Harpoon Setup for a Kayak

Halibut Harpoon Setup for a Kayak

I was giving my harpoon a good look-over today to make sure it is all in order because HALIBUT IS OPEN in Washington!!! I have been waiting since it closed last year for this. The weather has been bad, but it looks like it is 

A Brief Note About Hatchery Versus Wild Fish

A Brief Note About Hatchery Versus Wild Fish

For those of you who know western fish, you might be thinking “HAH! That’s a hatchery fish! It’s not WILD! That’s not wild food!” We would say that it is. It’s not a wild fish, but it is wild food. How does that work? For 

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Kayak Fishing

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Kayak Fishing

There is something special about being out there in silence. Without the sound of a motor, you can hear everything. Moving quietly and slowly, you become more observant of the places you fish. You are in charge of you, and no one else. When you 

Fly Fishing Versus Spin Fishing

Fly Fishing Versus Spin Fishing

When a lot of people think of fly fishing, they think of collared shirts and fancy vests, fancy rubber nets and fancy waders, fancy casting and catch-and-release fishing with barbless hooks. That’s how we used to think of it, anyway, until we learned that fly