Fishing in the Pacific Northwest

nwjig paterol car cleaned upNot a lot to post with all the closures and restrictions we have seen this past 2 years. We have developed a new product targeting trollers for coho (when it’s open) and chinook.

It is a variation on a tube fly that can be used with a single or dual hook setup using 25-40 pound test leaders.

Visit the store to see the various selection under Salmon Trolling Flies.

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WebSite Issues Resolved

To all STORE/Order NOW Customers,

We were down for a few days with some technical issues on the site.


Hope you are able to get orders in without difficulty now.


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Steehead Collectible Photos

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Summer Runs

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Three’s A Crowd

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Great Colors

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Coho Time

Local fishing buddy with a twitched  up coho off our island. don coho

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Fall Coho Twitching Time

After a rather dry fall in the Pacific Northwest…………. we are finally getting our fall coho arrivals here in the islands. A bit on the smaller side in general this season, but still a blast to fish for.ralph coho9 2015
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I’m not the only one Coho Fishing

While fishing for coho in the San Juan Islands we sometimes run into some rather ominous fishing competition. This is not a zoomed out photo, but rather  a hungry and curious orca whale moving in on the coho salmon we are trolling for off San Juan island. A joy to photograph and watch………… but the fishing is usually pretty spotty after they arrive in an area.


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New Jig Believer

Twitching Jigs do the trick.

Here is a recent NW Jig lure client who tried a bit of twitching for coho this year in addition to his typical methods from past excursions.

He and his group found mixing it up with some ” twitching”  rounded out their arsenal.

Thanks for the feedback.NWJIG BLOG CLIENT MITCH

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Summer Kings are here in Puget Sound

As summer has arrived in Puget Sound we are seeing early runs of pink salmon nearly a month early. This fish grabbed a small spoon in adjacent  Anacortes Wa waters this morning at first light.  Northwest Jigs pink salmon lures are working well for these aggressive  pink salmon. I am running specials on these lures when purchased in larger quantities. See the store for this offer.

Summer Kings have arrived

Summer Kings have arrived

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Wild Fish on the Coast of WA

The wild steelhead have arrived on the Olympic Penisula rivers. On a recent outing here is some of what we are getting. Remember we have to hold wild fish partly in the water prior to release (WA Rules). These fish were caught on side-drifted eggs, not NW Jigs this timRalph Sthd w John2 2015Ralph Sthd w John1Ralph Duc sthd 2015e due to high/fast water conditions.

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Hatchery Chinook Fishery Continues STRONG

Ralph Jan 2014 BMThe week of great weather continues in Puget Sound allowing the strong winter blackmouth fishing to continue. The waters of Puget Sound have been as calm as anyone could ask for this time of year. Many boaters are getting out to enjoy the excellent winter blackmouth fishing.

Small presentation continues to be the ticket for success.

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