Keith Robbins, owner of A Spot Tail Salmon in Seattle, will provide tips and secrets on how to catch salmon with one of the oldest techniques that was first used by the Japanese Americans in Elliott Bay and Puget Sound way before and right after World War II. Robbins is one of the last fishing guides to strictly use this way of catching salmon in Puget Sound. Feeling the “bite” with your salmon rod in hand as the fish takes your bait is one of the most exciting ways to hook a fish.
Capturing a piece of the big and mighty run of Chinook, aka King, salmon off the coast can be an equally big and mighty challenge for many fishing enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest. With miles upon miles of water to cover, changing ocean conditions, and varying feeding and migratory patterns of both salmon and the baitfish they are chasing, success in this fishery can be challenging. Tune in to this seminar to hear from Raymarine and Defiance Boats Pro Staffer Captain Tommy Donlin as he breaks down this fishery for you to have succcess.
Typically done near shorelines and in very shallow water, fishing both top-water and sinking flies with both floating and sinking lines, this is an experience like no other! Join Captain Keith Robbins and his Puget Sound fishing experience of over 50 years as he goes through what it takes to catch sea-run cutthroat trout on the saltwater. He’ll cover places to be, tactics, strategies, tackle, and more. Don’t miss hearing about this unique fishery.
Brad Hole, Outdoor Emporium Northwest Regional Member of the Hobie Fishing Team and founder of www.kayakfishingwashington.com, has spent countless days perfecting how to catch fish from a kayak, which has gained in popularity as anglers are finding out this “new school” way to fish from pedal powered models to paddle kayaks with customizable decks for attaching fish finders, rod holders and a variety of different accessories. He’ll share his tips on how to catch everything from trout, salmon and bass to monster-sized sturgeon as well as filling a pot with Dungeness crab.
Captain Del Stephens travels the west coast ruining marriages and bank accounts one tuna seminar after another.
The deep – sea version of fishing remedies — peddled by a man called Tuna Dog — has anglers ditching their salmon gear and conventional boats for stout rods, heavy lines and big boats that can run 50 miles offshore to partake in the Northwest’s fastest growing salty adventure.
Teaching people a whole new line of bad habits – all it takes is one albacore feeding frenzy – with screaming reels and a bloody boat deck – to turn any anglers curiosity into an addiction and when they get hooked — it’s welcome to the Dark Side. The Dark Side is coming to the Seattle Boat Show.Tune in for Part 3 – Advanced Albacore Techniques.
It’s the Puget Sound Sound Gold Rush! In Spring and Summer, anxious anglers drop shrimp pots into the deep and dark depths of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the coast in search of Puget Sound Spot Shrimp, aka Puget Sound Gold. These herds of sweet and succulent fare graze throughout our local waters year-round, but the seasons can be brief, in some areas only one day in a year! Tune in to this seminar to make sure you’re geared up to make the most of the shrimping season, your family and guests will thank you later!
“If you don’t know, don’t go” is a phrase commonly associated with fishing for the elusive lingcod in Puget Sound. Nick Kester, All Star Fishing Charter Captain, is a familiar face around Puget Sound who has a vast knowledge of local marine fisheries and where you can most commonly find lingcod in Puget Sound. Tune in to this seminar to listen to Nick talk gear, locations, timing, and tips for a successful day of lingcod fishing from your boat on Puget Sound.
In the first week of August, Austin, owner of Austin’s Northwest Adventures, moves his fishing operation down to Buoy 10 in Astoria, Oregon to fish for the millions of fall kings and Coho salmon that are moving up the Columbia River to spawn in all the tributaries throughout the Columbia River and Snake River systems. He will stay down at Buoy 10 until the season closes around the first week in September. At that point, Austin follows the fish up the Columbia River from about mid-September until about mid-October. Austin will share his tips and tricks from fishing this high action fishery over the years in this information-packed seminar. Don’t miss this bite!
Central Puget Sound. The liquid land of opportunity. There are few places you can enjoy fresh bounty year-round within a major metropolis, Seattle. This is also the land that Gary Krein, All Star Charters, has been fishing for over 50 years and chartering full-time since 1984. Tune in to hear from the “Mayor of Possession Bar” himself as he talks about locations, techniques, and gear that it takes to have a successful salmon fishing trip on Central Puget Sound.
Tommy Donlin, Defiance Boats and Raymarine Pro Staff Captain has a wealth of knowledge on coastal and offshore fishing action. As a tournament Captain since 2010, his aggressive pursuit of halibut, lingcod, salmon and tuna have led to refined and highly effective tactics. The Washington tuna fishery is world class with absolutely wide-open bites that will surely lead to sore arms. Join him, as he shares in great detail, his systematic and successful approach to fishing that will be sure to put fish on your boat.