All posts by Sam Morstan

Rig of the Month– A simple Catfishing setup!

This simple Catfish jig could be a great start to your season, sure to keep your line buzzing.

First, you’ll need an egg sinker on the end of your line, a classic catfisher companion, and a favorite for live bait. It’ll be great for catching these alleged bottomfeeders (Apparently, there is some debate about whether or not catfish are true bottomfeeders). Whether or not Catfish really sink to the bottom or choose to look up for their meals, I’m not inclined to doubt what works.

Next, you’ll need a barrel swivel, because the part after is gonna be monofilament line, and you don’t want tangles or twists weakening or damaging the line.

A few inches of monofilament line (Ok, about two feet of it, at least 20lb line), and you can add on your hook. We prefer a Gamakatsu Shiner hook, anywhere from 2/0 to 5/0, so you can keep your live baits, well, live! They’re strong, too.

This setup should get you catching cats in no time, and without getting to complicated in our rigging. Now go get some cats! (And report back on whether you find them at the bottom or elsewhere, would you? Now I’m curious.)

A Hell’s Of A Rifle

NEW BROWNING, PLUS WINCHESTER XPC, RUGER GP100 IN .44 SPECIAL IMPRESS AT S.H.O.T.

By Dave Workman

Media Day at the Range once again preceded the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, and it gave outdoor and gun writers – including yours truly – the opportunity to press a lot of triggers.

One experience I won’t soon forget is the all-too-brief time I spent at the Browning display because the centerpiece of that exhibit was a brand-new entry in the X-Bolt family they call the Hell’s Canyon Long Range rifle. It’s a gem.

The author also was able to put a couple rounds through Winchester’s XPC bolt-action tactical rifle. He reports that with a suppressor attached, the .308 Winchester round sounded more like a .22 rimfire. (DAVE WORKMAN)

Keep in mind, this is the 100th anniversary of the famous Browning Automatic Rifle, and the company chose the occasion to introduce a BAR Safari model, a handsome self-loader chambered in .30-06 Sprg. Only 100 of these guns were made to commemorate this centennial anniversary, and they’re likely all gone by now. So, for the people who want a rifle to shoot rather than admire in a display case, the Hell’s Canyon Long Range is just the ticket.

Browning chambers this rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 22-inch barrel, .270 WSM and .300 WSM with a 23-inch barrel, and 26 Nosler, 7mm Rem. Mag., 28 Nosler and 300 Win. Mag. with a 26-inch barrel. MSRP on the Hell’s Canyon ranges from $1,229.99 to $1,299.99.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, for starters, from a sandbag rest at 200 yards, I hit everything I shot at, including a small steel plate. Since an elk, deer, moose, goat, sheep, caribou, black or brown bear are much larger, I’d say that at double the distance, they’re all in big trouble. Translation, this rifle was dead-bang accurate, and it had been fired by at least a few other people before I got my grubby little hands on it.

Winchester’s new 20-gauge Long Beard XR load should be on dealer shelves in plenty of time for spring turkey hunting. General season opens March 25, with youth hunting opportunities beforehand, and this might make a good shell for smaller-framed gobbler gunners. (WINCHESTER)

The sample gun I fired was chambered in .300 Win. Magnum.  Thanks to modern recoil pad technology and materials, this baby is a delight to shoot. I was wearing a lightweight nylon jacket and felt recoil was no different than with my own ’06.

Browning put some eye-catching cosmetics into this model. It’s got a burnt bronze Cerakote finish that is unlike anything I’ve seen before. It wears a fluted heavy sporter contour barrel, and the composite stock is finished in A-TACS AU camo with Dura-Touch armor coating. The grip has a palm swell and gripping surfaces are textured, which is important to anyone who hunts in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, North Idaho or Western Montana, and especially in Southeast Alaska.

While the other cartridges are dandies, especially the 26 and 28 Nosler, I think the .300 Win. Mag and 7mm Rem. Mag are probably the two most popular long-range big game cartridges now in common use in North America. I like that .30-caliber pill for any number of reasons, and being a handloader, if this was my rifle I’d already be tinkering at the loading bench with a good supply of Hodgdon powder and an assortment of 180- to 220-grain bullets from Nosler, Hornady, Barnes, Speer and Sierra.
ANOTHER ENTRY THAT impressed the hell out of me is Ruger’s brand new GP100 in .44 Special. I’ve never owned a .44 Special, or even a .44 Magnum for that matter. I’m a fanatic for the .41 Magnum, and I have a couple of Ruger single-actions in .45 Colt.

That said, when I cut loose with the GP100, which is all stainless steel with a Hogue Monogrip, adjustable rear sight, smooth double action and crisp single-action, I was impressed. The .44 Special can be handloaded to fairly stout levels for defense against bears and other predators. The fiveround GP100 no doubt will handle factory and recommended handloads, and I happily discovered that it is also a comfortable and accurate shooter. You can find several good loads in the various loading manuals.

With any luck I’ll round one of these wheelguns up for a more extensive test and evaluation. With a 2.75-inch full shroud barrel, this will make a terrific trail gun for backpackers – frankly, it’s a revolver that will be right at home in the backcountry. If you’re a fisherman who hits rivers in bear country, this could be a perfect handgun because it’s just about impervious to wet conditions.

I ALSO HAD the chance to shoot Winchester’s new XPC rifle, a hot little bolt-action with a tactical stock, steel receiver wearing a Permacote black finish, button-rifled free-floating barrel and a Cerakote-finished machined alloy chassis frame.

The one I fired was fitted with a suppressor, and chambered in .308 Winchester. It was a kick in the pants to shoot, with a good crisp trigger and was very quiet. For hunting in areas that might have seen human encroachment, or for gun ranges that are now falling victim to suburban sprawl, suppressors might be the answer.

There is legislation before Congress called the Hearing Protection Act that would remove suppressors from the red tape that currently includes registration, background check and payment of a $200 tax under the National Firearms Act of 1934.
LAST BUT CERTAINLY not least, Winchester Ammunition has introduced what it calls a “ground breaking Long Beard XR” load in 20 gauge, just in time for spring turkey season. This new 3-inch magnum comes with either No. 5 or No. 6 shot and it is packaged ten rounds per box.

Author Dave Workman had a chance to shoot Browning’s new Hell’s Canyon Long Range Rifle in .300 Win. Magnum at January’s SHOT Show, and he found it to be deadly accurate. (DAVE WORKMAN)

So, what makes this stuff so hot? This new entry in the Long Beard XR family features Shot-Lok technology. Shot-Lok is injected into the hull with the lead shot and it then hardens, keeping pellets in place until the shot is fired. At that point, the Shot-Lok fractures into what Winchester calls a “micro-buffer” that prevents the shot from deforming, so that when it exits the muzzle, it maintains its shape to create a uniform pattern. The result, provided you do your part, is a tom in the bag.

Over the past few years, I have grown increasingly fond of 20-gauge shotguns, even though I have hunted since my teens with a 12-gauge Beretta S/S double barrel that has put more grouse and pheasants in my cooler than I can remember. CS
Editor’s note: Dave Workman is a longtime gun writer and a columnist for California Sportsman’s big brother magazine, Northwest Sportsman.

The Closer You Get

FINDING PEACE WITH SHORT-RANGE PRECISION HUNTING

Brittany Boddington 

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about where I stand on hunting and shooting from long distances, although I usually tend to stay out of these matters, because I figure that everyone has her or his own reasons to hunt.

People always have their own driving motivations and passions, and hunting is a personal experience. It is rooted in being alone in the wild and connecting to Mother Nature. This can be done no matter what weapon you choose to hunt with or how far you choose to shoot from, but for me hunting is all about the stalk and getting up close and personal with animals in their natural habitat. Bowhunters often criticize rifle hunters because they don’t get as close to the animal they are stalking before they are able to take a shot, but the same is now happening with traditional hunters and a technique that some in our sport are calling precision hunting.

For Boddington, getting close on her first bow hunt was very exhilarating. She says she finally understood all the hype about archery. This rusa deer in Australia was taken at 25 yards with a Bowtech Heartbreaker set at 48 pounds draw weight. (BRITTANY BODDINGTON)

I HONESTLY HAVEN’T MADE up my mind on how exactly I feel about the new wave of long-distance shooters as hunters. I agree that hunters should be able to take long shots here and there when the conditions demand it; in some cases, a long shot may be your only shot. Open plains, for one.

I have taken animals out to around 500 yards when I’ve run out of cover and conditions were calm enough for me to feel comfortable with the shot. I certainly do not go looking for animals to shoot at 500 or more yards, but then again, the rifles and scopes I am using are sighted to shoot well at around 200 yards because that was where I put them when I sighted them in at the range.

I always try to close the gap and to get as close as possible. This is probably because I am a decent shot but my accuracy increases as the target gets closer, as is the case with most people. I also like to see the animal up close, and I enjoy the challenge of staying still as a statue when the animal looks my way, and then moving ever so slowly to get just a little bit closer and shorten the range.

It is always a gamble to take that step or move to the next tree for a better shot. You have to weigh the likelihood of the animal running with the advantage you gain by moving in. I like to hear them breathing and see where their eyes are looking. I like to be able to smell them as I sneak in closer and closer. These little details are lost when you start shooting from long distances.

Sometimes, long distances are required to take a shot. This hartebeest in Mozambique was taken at 475 yards. Boddington had no options but to take the shot or give up since her party had run out of cover on the edge of a floodplain. She knows that other hunters prefer to shoot from this far out but she likes getting significantly closer; “my hunt … revolves around the animal,” she says. (BRITTANY BODDINGTON)

THERE’S SO MUCH TECHNOLOGY being released these days in relation to long-distance shooting. Scopes are more powerful and more versatile than ever. The best way to really experience everything these rifle/scope combinations have to offer is to shoot targets or animals at long distance.

It takes skill and practice to take an animal at 1,000 yards. I can understand that it must give the shooter some serious satisfaction to take long shots like that and be successful. I only worry about what happens when a shot at that many yards goes slightly awry. What will the result be when whatever species you’re shooting at is hit poorly and a follow-up shot is needed but the brush or landscape will not allow it? It seems like a perfect scenario for inexperienced long-distance shooters to end up wounding suffering animals.

Author Brittany Boddington has hunted in a variety of situations, sometimes when a longer shot is required to harvest big game. But it’s her preference to get as close to the animals she hunts as she can, though she understands that what some in the industry are calling precision hunting is all the rage now. (BRITTANY BODDINGTON)

 

Hunting for me is about the experience. Guns are the tools of my trade, but my hunt does not revolve around my tools; it revolves around the animal. I can understand the skill and the allure of long-distance shooting and precision hunting, but I think it is safe to say that it is not for me. CS
Editor’s note: Brittany Boddington is a Los Angeles-based hunter, adventurer and journalist. For more, go to brittanyboddington.com or facebook.com/brittanyboddington.

ARSC announces Costa Rica expansion!

Merry and I would like to officially announce that we are the new owners of the Sportfishing operation Pelagic Pursuits Costa Rica and the 31′ Luhrs Go Fish.  The boat is located at the world renowned Los Suenos Marina and Resort near Jaco, Costa Rica on the central pacific coast.
We now offer Offshore fishing for Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Stripe Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and Wahoo. If Inshore fishing is your game then you’ll love the Rooster fish, Cubera, Grouper, Jacks, Snook, and Tarpon.
Together with Captain Randall, mates Luis and Abrancy, we plan to offer our clients, friends, and family the same quality of experience we’re known for in the PNW! You can also expect to see and use the best products from Okuma, Raymarine, Tuf-line, P-line, and more.
Dedicated to customer service, reliable charter boats, friendly crew, and CATCHING FISH, we plan to bring our charter fishing experience to the table in Costa Rica!
Getting there is easy!  Most major airlines (including Alaska Airlines) fly to San Jose International Airport (SJO).  From there the drive SW to the Jaco area is less than 90 minutes on modern highways.  Rental cars are inexpensive as are transfers if you prefer not to rent a car.  Transfers, lodging and fishing can all be reserved through Merry or myself.
What about All Rivers & Saltwater Charters???  Everything will be business as usual at ARSC with plans only to continue and improve our 13 year charter service in Washington State!  Merry and I will be in Washington State May-October, managing ARSC on the ground, and travel back and forth every other month to Costa Rica November-April.  We will always be available via email, and phone 365 days a year.

Take a look at this HD Video of one of our Offshore fishing trips!

The Go Fish!

Over the next year the Go Fish will get quite a make-over.  To name just a few things on the list:

  • – Install the full compliment of Raymarine Electronics, including high power CHIRP Sonar, and a large display.
  • – Outfit the boat with new Okuma fishing rods & reels, and many other cutting edge products.
  • – Re-upholster the cockpit bolsters, tower seat cushions, and client seating area.
  • – Have on-hand mission critical back-up parts that will reduce down time when break-downs occur.
 

Pricing:

  • Year-Round, Full-Day Offshore or Inshore…$1350, 4 ppl, $50 add’l for a fifth person, 5 max.
  • Year-Round, Half-Day Inshore…$1150, 4 ppl, $50 add’l for a fifth person, 5 max.
  • Full-Day Tortuga Island, no fishing, $1150, 4 ppl, $50 add’l passengers, 6 max.
  • Half-Day, Tortuga Island, no fishing, $1050, 4 ppl, $50 add’l passengers, 6 max.
  • Sunset Cruise, $300 (max 6 passengers)
  • *Peak Season Charter, December 24thJanuary 4th, Add $100 per trip. 
  • *Don’t forget fishing licenses (purchased at the dock for $), and gratuities for crew, 20% is customary and the guys really work for you to earn it.
“We look forward to getting you out fishing again!”
Mark & Merry Coleman – Pelagic Pursuits Costa Rica
“Go Fish”, Los Suenos Marina, Slip 12, Herradura, Puntarenas, CR
+506-4001-8430 (CR) (Let it ring)
info@pelagicpursuitscr.com (We respond FAST!)

Tactical Tailor’s new Rogue line available

PACK RAIN COVER

Tactical Tailor’s Pack Rain Cover is a water resistant cover that envelopes the pack in order to help keep water from soaking through to your gear, keeping rain and snow away from pack openings and zippers with water resistant 330D fabric with a DWR coating.
This cover comes in 4 sizes, Small to XL and in colors Coyote Brown, Multicam, and Atacs Snow Camo, perfect for ever changing, and unpredictable, weather conditions and environments.

ROGUE PLATE CARRIER

The Rogue plate carrier is a light-weight low profile carrier, designed with the utmost efficiency, and functionality factored in. This highly adaptable plate carrier can be used in Low Vis body armor situations, but with the additions of other Rogue products this carrier can be quickly converted into a direct action carrier.
ROGUE IFAK POUCH

This is a small bleeder kit designed to be light and small, but still offering the ability to carry lifesaving equipment. This pouch is sized to hold basic wound management items like gauze, 10-gauge needle, chest seal, and a small combat dressing. It weighs only 0.20 lbs.

ROGUE 5.56 MAGAZINE POUCH

The new 5.56 magazine pouches have revolutionized a staple product at TT. The new pouches have a stiff opening for ease of inserting the magazine, and the elastic compression ensures the magazine stays put until needed.

ROGUE ADAPATABLE CHEST RIG

The new Rogue Adaptable Chest Rig takes minimalist and adds versatility. The chest rig makes a great standalone range chest rig, or RECCE chest rig.

• Eight columns for pouches.

• Laser cut Rubberized Nylon with MOLLE channels for light-weight strength.

• Two inch shoulder straps with cable management built in.

• Built in Map Compartment.

• Chest rig can be mounted on the Rogue plate carrier with the hook back as a cummerbund flap.

• Removable loop and air mesh panel to protect your shirt from the hook back.

Can be used with the Rogue Skeletonized MOLLE Webbing when the plate carrier is not needed, but additional pouches are.

WEIGHT: 0.80 LBS

Tactical Tailor’s Rise to Success

From the mind of Logan D Coffey, Tactical Tailor was founded in 2008. The legacy continues to live on through his brother Justin, after his tragic death in a car accident. Here’s a brief history of Logan and his company.

In late 1991, Logan went straight from highschool to the US Army Infantry. Even in the first week of training, he could see that the army-issued gear was uncomfortable and impractical, and found that the gear issued was virtually the same as it had been back in the Vietnam War. He made it his personal mission to modify and improve that gear.

Within a few years, Logan had a veritable collection of industrial sewing machine parts and fabrics, and he had become the guy to go to for fixing up or modifying military gear.

At the end of his second enlistment, he decided it was time to leave and make his modification business his full-time job. In 1998, Tactical Tailor began in a two-bedroom house and a few-thousand-dollar loan. He was able to repay it in only six months.

In time the work grew out of its two-bedroom grass roots, but didn’t quite make enough for him to afford both a warehouse and a home, so he built a room to sleep in within his warehouse.
He hired ex-military and retired military and military spouses to sew as his business grew, and he expanded again in 2002, then once more in 2005.

Now his work is known to military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he’s even been invited to the Pentagon several times.

The company motto is simple. “Do what’s right because it’s right.” That includes being made in the USA, for those who defend the USA, making quality gear and providing quality jobs.

Posted with permission from Tactical Tailor.

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!

 

 

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.

October Brag Board

Trent Brooks, Gibran White and Walter Mass pose with a nice haul of salmon. (NOOTKA MARINE ADVENTURE )

Trent Brooks, Gibran White and Walter Mass pose with a nice haul of salmon. (NOOTKA MARINE ADVENTURE )

Catching this beautiful 78-pound halibut on July 20 was a family affair for these Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club guests. (RIVERS INLET)

Catching this beautiful 78-pound halibut on July 20 was a family affair for these Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club guests. (RIVERS INLET)

Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club fishing lodge owner’s son Kieran and his monster 30-pound lingcod, caught on July 25. (RIVERS INLET)

Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club fishing lodge owner’s son Kieran and his monster 30-pound lingcod, caught on July 25. (RIVERS INLET)

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Wayne Chung’s annual fishing trip to Vancouver Island yielded this pair of yelloweye rockfish, some of the best-eating white-meated fish in the ocean! Chung brings his own boat from California. (WESTVIEW MARINA AND LODGE)

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Trent Brooks, Gibran White and Walter Mass pose with a nice haul of salmon. (NOOTKA MARINE ADVENTURE )

Lingcod aren’t pretty, but they are pretty tasty! James Lyngen of  Tri-Cities,Wash., and three buddies fished on one of Westview Marina’s charters and limited on lings, kings, silvers and halibut during their three-day fishing trip in Tahsis. (WESTVIEW MARINA AND LODGE)

Lingcod aren’t pretty, but they are pretty tasty! James Lyngen of Tri-Cities,Wash., and three buddies fished on one of Westview Marina’s charters and limited on lings, kings, silvers and halibut during their three-day fishing trip in Tahsis. (WESTVIEW MARINA AND LODGE)

Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club owner Simon and his wife Stephanie with a trophy “tyee,” a Chinook of 30 pounds or more, caught August 5. (RIVERS INLET)

Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club owner Simon and his wife Stephanie with a trophy “tyee,” a Chinook of 30 pounds or more, caught August 5. (RIVERS INLET)

Jacques and Suzanne Ouellet teamed up to land this very nice 45 ½-pound Chinook. (OLE’S HAKAI PASS)

Jacques and Suzanne Ouellet teamed up to land this very nice 45 ½-pound Chinook. (OLE’S HAKAI PASS)

Bob Stanford with his 34-pound king caught at Ferrer Point, at the mouth of Esperanza Inlet, in the first week of July. The inlet sits on the “Salmon Highway,” along the west side of Vancouver Island, past which British Columbia-, Washington- and Oregonbound kings and coho pass. (WESTVIEW MARINA AND LODGE)

Bob Stanford with his 34-pound king caught at Ferrer Point, at the mouth of Esperanza Inlet, in the first week of July. The inlet sits on the “Salmon Highway,” along the west side of Vancouver Island, past which British Columbia-, Washington- and Oregonbound kings and coho pass. (WESTVIEW MARINA AND LODGE)

Father and son Doug and Butch O’Donnell hoist 42- and 36-pound Chinook. (DUNCANBY LODGE)

Father and son Doug and Butch O’Donnell hoist 42- and 36-pound Chinook. (DUNCANBY LODGE)