Staff Directory and Bio's
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| Fishing Advisors
| Dave Vedder
Vedder is a writer, photographer, author and lecturer. Dave’s
numerous articles and books have helped Dale’s family have enjoyable
outdoor experiences as much as any fishing educatorHe is a
native Washingtonian and alumni of the Central Washington University.
Dave's first fishing trips were when his mom and dad took him salmon
fishing while still in diapers. His love of the sport began early and
grows every year. His passion for fishing has taken him from Africa to
Alaska and from The Marshall Island to Cuba. His primary fishing
interests are steelhead, salmon, trout and pacific bottom fish, but
Dave will travel anywhere on the globe where Adventure Angling are to
writing is regularly featured in Western Outdoors, Western
Angler, Salt Water Sportsman and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He has
written more than 250 outdoor articles and a handful of angling humor
articles. In 1997 he designed the Dave Vedder signature series of steel
head rod sold by Lamiglas Inc.
is the past President of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association
and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Dave's
writing and photography achievements include an award for excellence by
the Outdoor Writers of America in the category of Ethics in the
Outdoors. He has won many awards for photography and writing from the
Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.
1993 he wrote Steelhead Float Fishing published by Amato
Publications. In 1995 along with Drew Harthorn co-authored Steelheading
With Floats , also published by Amato Publications. Dave's photography
has been featured on more than twenty magazine covers and his photos
are often featured in advertisements, books and a variety of other
Order Dave's books or
native of North Central Washington, Dave Graybill has fished this
region for more than 40 years. He's also explored beyond, angling west
to the WA coast, south to Oregon, east to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming,
Colorado…and around the Western Hemisphere, from Alaska and Canada to
Mexico and Hawaii. For decades Dave has written for Hunting and
Fishing News in Seattle, and provided features for Northwest
Sport Fishing; Salmon, Trout, Steelheader; Washington-Oregon Fish and
Game; North American Sportsman; FishMonitor.com; WashingtonLakes.com;
pen is more active than ever these days. His columns appear in
each issue of four Eastern Washington weekly newspapers -- The
Leavenworth Echo, Cashmere Valley Record, Lake Chelan Mirror, and The
Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune, as well as in Friday editions of
two daylies, Wenatchee World and the Columbia Basin Herald,
and online at LakeChelanOnlineNews.com.
his words and wisdom haven't reached you in print, perhaps they have
via airwaves. Dave provides “Outdoor Insider” reports to nine radio
stations in Eastern Washington and Seattle: on ESPN Radio 900-AM;
KKRV-FM, 104.7 in the Wenatchee market; KNCW-FM, in Omak; ESPN Radio
1020-AM and KWIQ-FM 100.3 in Moses Lake, broadcasting to North Central
Washington; and KEYG-FM, which covers a vast region in the eastern part
of the State. KXA-FM in Kittitas County has added Dave's reports, as
has KEYG-AM in Grand Coulee and KVI-AM 570 in Seattle, covering Puget
Sound. Listeners outside this broad network can read or hear his audio
reports, features, articles, and other outdoor information by logging
on to FishingMagician.com.
More than half a million a month already do just that.
soon find out why. Dave's knowledge of his territory is simply
encyclopedic, including not only famed venues like the Columbia, but
waters off beaten tracks, brimming with fish of many species, which
he'll pursue with all kinds of tackle.
For the record: Dave's
sponsored by Valley Tractor and Boats and Smoker Craft, and is provided
the use of Smoker Craft boats to do research for his reports, also by
Cascade Auto Center and Chevrolet, which loans him a 2005 Chevy Tahoe
to pull his "research vessel..."
| Dale Dorcas
and founder of The Fishing Coaches, a non-profit group
President and founder of The Homequest Fund, a
Getting my little nephew into his first fish (a 16”
about 200' from his back yard.
of Kings landed that were 50 pounds or bigger:
2 (not counting my "50 pounder" mentioned in Dean’s
fish: 11 foot long sturgeon
(caught doing Catching Scenario ID#45).
Biggest coho: 18 lbs
(caught doing Catching Scenario ID#325, but using a
Biggest Rainbow trout hooked: 7-8 lbs., estimated
(hooked doing Catching Scenario ID#29).
Biggest Rainbow Trout landed: 5 1/2 pounds
(caught doing Catching Scenario ID#29).
Biggest Largemouth Bass: 5 pounds.
|| Many years ago, hearing my Mom’s excited “I caught one!
I caught one!” as she hooked one 12 inch trout after another, fishing
with my Dad (currently, is Catching Scenario ID#266).
and co-founder of Integrated
Having a tarpon take the snook that I was fighting!
sockeye: 12 lbs
|| I bet Dale that if one of us caught a 50 pound King that
day that the other guy would buy him dinner. Dale landed what we were
convinced was a 50 pounder. Then we actually weighed it and it was 47
pounds….Dale will never hear the end of the story of that “50 pound”
King (Fishing Catching ID#387).
(fishing with Dale, while doing Catching Scenario ID#144).
Biggest Bull Trout:
|| 13 lbs, which towed him and his partner around in their
inflatable canoe (We have this as Catching Scenario ID#266).
CEO, Integrated Management Systems. Dean
graduated #1in Economics and in the top 1% of his class from the U.S.
Naval Academy. After spending five years as a commissioned officer in
the Navy, Dean founded Integrated Management Systems (IMS), a Business
Process Outsourcing firm specializing in distribution. Under his
leadership IMS was awarded as one of Washington State’s fastest growing
companies in 1999 and again in 2007. Dean is recognized as a leading
expert in designing effective Pay for Performance incentive systems for
labor intensive operations. In 2002 he graduated from the three-year
Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at the Harvard Business
School. In addition to his professional and academic successes, Dean
was also a National Motorcycle Champion and a national caliber rower.
Fishing Tactician and Editor of the Fishing Coaches "System": Dale
person you can complain to if you don’t catch lots of fish by your
4th trip to one of our fishing scenarios!
Physics, M.Ed. Science Education
Owner of Skywise Unlimited
Eastern Brook Trout (even if it is really a
| Bookkeeping/Payroll: Mary
| CPA: John Zaremba
| Quickbooks, Misc.
Accounting Consultant: Kris Freeberg
| Graphic/Artistic Design
& Consulting: Karma Stephens
Game plans, Adobe Indesign Suite consultant etc.
| Database Designing &
Consulting: Joanna Littlefield
| Legal: J. Kamrar, C. Lackey
employment, tax-exempt status, etc.
| Legal (copyright law): R.
| Fishing Equipment Manager:
sq. ft. at our Headquarters)