owner of Salmon/Steelhead University is well known throughout
the Northwest as the "Dean of Saltwater Fishing". He has taught
over 5,000 students through private seminars and many of the areas
Tom is the featured
saltwater expert at the Seattle Boat Show, and has had a long career
speaking at many other fishing and boating venues on the west coast.
He has written many articles for various NW outdoor publications.
Tom has helped
develop and test fishing gear for tackle manufacturers such as Scotty,
Pro-Troll and Silver Horde Tackle. He has developed many of the
techniques and lures used by West Coast anglers.
Tom with a small
group of friends founded Puget Sound Anglers (PSA), which has become
the largest sports fishing organization in Washington State.
Tom's boat, a 24'
North River Seahawk O/S named Salmon University, is one of
the most recognized boats on Puget Sound and in British Columbia.
Wiest, Salmon/Steelhead University Webmaster and Host of Steelhead
University is a native of Washington where he grew up fishing
the Cedar and Green Rivers and Puget Sound with his dad.
avid fisherman, you will find Terry fishing all over the Northwest
during all times of the year for steelhead, salmon, lingcod and
is past-president of the South King County Chapter of the Puget
Sound Anglers, and continues to manage their Salmon Derby held in
August every year.
has written articles published in many of the northwest major sportsmen's
publications and is also featured in the book "Pro Tactics for Salmon
recently, Terry is the author of "Steelhead University" and "Float-Fishing for Salmon and Steelhead" published
by Amato Books.
been in the sporting goods retail business for over 45 years, most
recently the resident fishing expert at Sportco in Fife. He has
recently retired to Eastern Washington where he plans to fish and
perhaps guide on Potholes Lakes.
Tom is an avid salmon and walleye fisherman. He is also an expert
on crabbing and shrimping.
Tom is an active member of Puget Sound Anglers, CCA and the Western
Walleye Club. He is very involved with improving fishing opportunities
in the Northwest where he serves on the Puget Sound Recreational
Advisory Committee, Northwest Marine Trade Association Fishing Committee,
and the Inland Warm Water Advisory Committee.
Tom is a regular contributor to various Newspapers for local fishing
is a freelance outdoor writer / photographer / speaker specializing
in Pacific Northwest fishing, hunting and boating subjects. Since
beginning his career more than 30 years ago, he has had over 1,000
articles and photos published in more than two-dozen regional and
Rudnick also is a book author. His first book, Washington Fishing,
is the most comprehensive angling guide ever written about the states
freshwater and saltwater angling opportunities, and is now in its
fourth edition. He also co-authored How to Catch Trophy Halibut,
the complete guide to recreational halibut fishing along the entire
West Coast. Both Washington Fishing and How to Catch Trophy
Halibut have received excellence awards from the Northwest Outdoor
Writers Association. A third book, Washington Boating and Water
Sports, was published in the spring of 2000.
An enthusiastic and entertaining speaker, Rudnick has given more
than 200 slideshows and seminars on a variety of freshwater and
saltwater angling topics not only throughout the Pacific Northwest
but to audiences in California, Utah, Colorado and Texas.
Rudnick is now the youth Sportfishing coordinator for Washingtons
Department of Fish and Wildlife, responsible for organizing fishing
events and activities for kids throughout the state. He also works
part-time in the Boating Program at Washington State Parks, where
he produces boating safety messages for radio, television and print
media and gives slide-show presentations and lectures on water safety
to boating organizations and fishing clubs.
Besides his more than two-dozen awards for writing and photography,
Rudnick has received the national Silver Trout Award for Communications
from Trout Unlimited and the Ken McLeod Journalism Award from the
King County Outdoor Sports Council.
Hughes is our expert on fishing the Columbia River and it's
tributaries for Spring and Fall Chinook and trophy Sturgeon! From
keeper sturgeon in the lower Columbia to huge over-sized sturgeon
near the Bonneville Damn, Josh has nearly 15 years of experience
landing these great eating and fighting fish. Josh is a former guide
in Alaska and currently represents Scotty in the Northwest.
Josh is well rounded in all types of fishing and is more than willing
to share his skills.
Warren was introduced to salmon fishing in the Puget Sound when
he was a young kid. As his passion for fishing the saltwater grew,
he started fishing the ocean and hasn't looked back. For years he
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. Anthony doesn't
just fish for fun, he fishes to help stop hunger. You can find him
on the team "Bad To The Bone" which fishes the Oregon Tuna Classic
charity tournament. The success of the OTC spawned the first ever
Washington Tuna Classic last fall and Anthony joined team Radius
sponsored by Salmon University for this inaugural Washington event
out of Westport.
other fishery is as demanding on the gear and crew as Albacore fishing.
In this seminar you will learn how to find the fish, different fishing
techniques, proper care of the tuna and most importantly, how to
get to the tuna grounds and back safely.
Lanier began Salmon fishing out of Whidbey Island's Cornet Bay
in the early 80's. It did not take long before he discovered that
this was his true passion in life. He was first introduced to Washington
Ocean Fishing off the coast of Neah Bay in the mid 80's and fell
in love with the pristine beauty of the Washington Coast and the
realization that nothing fights quite like an Ocean Salmon!
2007, after a phenomenal summer in the waters off Westport, Kevin
became completely addicted to coastal Salmon fishing and decided
to moor his boat in Westport full time. In the past five years he
has honed his skills and become quite successful fishing the waters
off the coast. He also enjoys fishing for Halibut, Tuna and Rockfish.
is very involved in enhancing and protecting our Coastal Salmon
fishery. He and "Team Fishin' Luhrs" participate in the yearly Washington
Tuna Classic. Many pounds of fish from this event are donated to
the local food bank. Kevin also spends many hours sharing his experiences
to help others gain more enjoyment and success from their fishing
this seminar Kevin will share his experience and the secrets he
has learned to help you land more Ocean Salmon. He will share his
knowledge of specific techniques, what gear to use, and what to
look for while fishing off shore. You will also learn what it takes
to safely navigate the shallow bars leading to the ocean and return
to port safely.