All articles by Tom Nelson

  • Go North, Young Man

    With the uncertainty of the salmon and halibut seasons established by WDFW, more anglers are looking north to British Columbia and Alaska. The recent sports shows had record reservations being made at lodges in B.C. and Alaska....

    • Posted February 24, 2019
  • Using Herring Strips and Teasers for Coho

    It’s become almost a lost art – the use of Herring Strips. Most anglers have forgotten how effective strips can be. A herring strip has flash and action and lets off a powerful scent trail. But, they...

    • Posted August 31, 2017
  • Salmon U Annual Outing!

    Annual Salmon University Trip Returns August 6th to 10th Since the seasons in Washington are so short and being scheduled after the salmon have passed through, it’s time to go elsewhere! More Washington anglers are heading to...

    • Posted June 4, 2017
  • SU Seminar – What to Expect

    What can you expect when you attend the 2016 Salmon University saltwater seminar on April 2 and 3 in Kent, Washington? First of all, QUALITY INSTRUCTORS! The Salmon University instructors are some of the most knowledgeable anglers...

    • Posted February 20, 2016
  • Drano and Beyond

    Each week one of the Salmon University experts answers reader questions in our “Ask a Pro” feature. This week’s questions are answered by Tom Nelson. Submit your own question here. Q: Are there good opportunities for Coho...

    • Posted February 19, 2016