Pursuing Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout

An avid angler, seminar host, and writer, Tom Johannesen has had over 200 works published in a plethora of Outdoor Magazines. From his home base in Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada, he explores his home waters and beyond. Introduction Over the past four decades I have pursued numerous species of fish with a fly rod and […]

Finding High Water Steelhead Success

The month of January and the early part of February on the Olympic Peninsula and the Pacific Northwest in general is typically the wettest periods of rain for the region. During these times, many river systems are unfishable for weeks. Only a few short windows of high but fishable levels are available. This can be […]

Five Common Stillwater Fishing Mistakes

Part of the fuel that drives my stillwater fishing passion is the time I spend guiding or with students through my seminars or stillwater schools. From this time and experience on the water, I have watched both my clients and students struggle with several presentation challenges.Listed below are the five most coming stillwater fishing presentation […]

Fish Naked – Cut Plug Fishing With Big Coast

Remember the Cut Plug! Want to have more fun on the water? Fish naked. That’s right! Strip away every bit of extra tackle and you’re bound to have more fun on the water. While the proliferation of downriggers has no doubt opened up a much greater variety of techniques like flasher-fly/hoochie and flasher-spoon combos, they’ve […]

Escaping From It All – Dry Fly Fishing The Upper Dean River

Staycation Season Every year in early August, I find myself heading North in search of quality trout fishing on the Upper Dean River in the West Chilcotin region of BC. This year has been a year like no other with a pandemic looming around us, but I still kept my plans and made the ten-hour […]

Fall Lake Fishing – Brian Chan’s Dream Season

There are literally thousands upon thousands of small productive trout lakes scattered throughout parts of the world and they are becoming increasingly popular fisheries in western Canadian provinces and American states. Fall lake fishing in particular provides an escape from often crowded western streams and tailwaters. The water in many stillwaters is nutrient rich and […]

Xcalak Bonefish Round 2

When I wrote my first article on bonefish fishing in Xcalak, Mexico, I mentioned that I was currently planning another trip back to pursue bonefish once again. Now that I’ve been home from that trip for over a year, I figured it was time to share the outcome of that fishing excursion. Getting There On […]