TNTom Nelson is the publisher of Known throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Dean of Saltwater Fishing,” he has helped develop and test tackle and gear for Scotty, Pro-Troll and Silver Horde, is a regular speaker at area sports shows, has taught thousands of students how to fish during his classes at western Washington community colleges, and is a co-founder of the Puget Sound Anglers. See all articles by Tom Nelson.

Contributor (Bass)

Mike has been bass fishing since he was old enough to hold a fishing rod. He’s a bass fishing writer, and a current member of B.A.S.S., American Bass Anglers, and Bass Life Associates. When he’s not fishing or writing, you can catch him on the forum at See all articles by Mike Cork.

Feature Writer, Area Reporter (Lake Washington)

gavinMark Gavin is a dedicated salmon and steelhead fisherman covering the Northwest and British Columbia. A member of the Pro-Troll pro staff, he is a popular seminar speaker on where and how to catch salmon and steelhead. See articles by Mark Gavin.

Contributor (Tuna), Area Reporter (Westport, Wash.)

KEVINKevin Lanier is the owner of KC Sportfishing Charters out of Westport, WA (425-328-8558). He and his wife Cyndi also own Dockside Art, Gifts, and Tackle. They offer a wide variety of tackle, fishing gear, fresh bait and ice. See all articles by Kevin Lanier.


Feature Writer, Area Reporter (Grant County, Wash.)

POLTom Pollack is the resident fishing expert at Sportco. An avid salmon and walleye fisherman, Pollack is also an expert on crabbing and shrimping. When not on the water, Pollack serves on the Puget Sound Recreational Advisory Committee, the Northwest Marine Trade Association Fishing Committee, and the Inland Warm Water Advisory Committee. See all articles by Tom Pollack.


Feature Writer

Terry Rudnick is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer specializing in Pacific Northwest hunting, fishing, and boating. He is the author of the seminal volume “Washington Fishing,” and co-author of the award-winning books “How to Catch Trophy Halibut” and “Washington Boating and Water Sports.” Rudnick has received more than two-dozen awards for his writing and photography, including the Silver Trout Award and the Ken McLeod Journalism Award. See all articles by Terry Rudnick.

Anthony WARREN
Contributor (Cuisine)

warrenFor years Anthony Warren has been fishing out of Ilwaco for salmon and bottom fish. When the craze for Albacore Tuna fishing hit the sport fishing fleet, Anthony was right there chasing these longfins. You can find him on the team “Bad To The Bone” which fishes the Oregon Tuna Classic charity tournament. See all articles by Anthony Warren.