All articles by Terry Rudnick

  • Review: TICA “Downrigger Special”

    Like many Northwest salmon fishermen, I no-doubt have a lot more fishing tackle than I really need to do the job, but I try not to let that stop me from adding to my arsenal every time...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
  • Tease Up a Halibut

    Halibut fishermen in Washington, Oregon and northern California are at the southern end of the Pacific halibut’s range, and experts in the field estimate that folks down here are fishing on only about two percent of the...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
  • How Deep for Halibut?

    “How deep do I have to fish?” It’s one of the most frequently asked questions from anglers just getting into the halibut-fishing game. The first answer that comes to mind is, “As deep as necessary.” That’s not...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
  • Chasing the Birds

    Waking up at 4 a.m. to the sounds of pounding rain, creaking docks and small boats banging together, my fishing partner and I talked briefly about going back to bed, but this would be our last full...

    • Posted January 8, 2016
  • Choose the Right Hook for the Job

    Back in the steelhead-fishing hey-day of the early seventies, I spent a lot more time fishing our Northwest Rivers than I spent on the salt water. I was addicted to winter steelhead fishing, sometimes quitting my job...

    • Posted October 26, 2015