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Head to the Beach
Text and Photo by Patrick Murray

There is no better place for Texas speckled trout fishermen to be than on the summertime beachfront. Warm tides, abundant baitfish and regularly accommodative wind and water conditions can combine for electric results.

Spike It
By Capt. Dave Lear

Shallow water anchor systems hold craft quietly in place for better casting opportunities.

In shallow inshore depths where noise and pressure waves can alert wary fish, the ability to hold the boat’s position quietly is paramount. Dropping a conventional anchor overboard is impractical and time-consuming. A push pole or manual pin is difficult to use in hard sand or shell. Hydraulic or electric/mechanical shallow water anchor systems are viable alternatives however.

Gallery Feature – Jessica Haydahl
For the last seven years Jessica has built a reputation as a seasoned billfish and offshore photographer, mostly taking photos in and around the Pacific waters of Panama and now state-side.

Hidden Gem of the North Cascades
Text by Tyler Comeau, Photo by Justin Zakariassen

Idyllic Baker Lake offers a model for fishery management in the Pacific Northwest.
Nestled in the shadows of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan, Baker Lake is a blue gem amidst the green forests of the North Cascades.

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