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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Oregon’s Trask Boasting Big Run

We are slowing coming to the tail end of the run here on the Oregon Coast. We’ve had fish coming in the Trask River since September, but this run will last through mid December, at least. Conservatively, this fall’s run is 25 percent better than last year. We aren’t seeing larger fish, but we are [...]

Learn To Tie Spawn Like A Canadian

By Josh Choronzey | 11/25/2014 The first key to good cured eggs is the egg itself. It’s important to know that very immature eggs in the skein may not cure that well if you scrape them off the membrane.  These young eggs will break apart and look like creamed corn.  Also, ripe/loose eggs are very [...]

From The Bait Lab: Egg Storage 101

By Duane Inglin | 11/24/2014 Pautzke’s Ask A Mixologist forum has become a staple in the trout, salmon and steelhead industry. We receive emails daily (many of which are forwarded to me) from anglers throughout North America. One of the most common questions we field references egg storage. I can associate well. As salmon and [...]

A Guide Secret To Getting More Out of Jigs

By Bob Kratzer | 11/19/2014 More than 27 years ago while twitching small marabou jigs for trophy rainbows in a small stream in Alaska I ran into a problem. The silver salmon that were also in the stream liked the jigs better than the rainbows. This technique yielded an epic silver bite, one that improved [...]

Rogue Steelhead Back In The Game

By Steven Theel | 11/10/2014 November 1st is my favorite day of the year in Southern Oregon. It marks the re-opening of the Upper Rogue to the use of bait after being flies only for the last two months. November is also the peak month for summer steelhead and coho salmon returning to the upper [...]

Clearer Water Improving Salmon River Steelie Bite

By Homer Brown | 11/09/2014 On the Salmon River here in Idaho we’ve had a warm fall. Historically when this happens the steelhead blast through until they hit cooler water and ultimately slow down. Fortunately, conditions have changed in the past two weeks, which has lent a hand to an improved steelhead bite. Roughly, two [...]

Mix Cures For The Perfect Egg

By Duane Inglin | 11/03/2014 During fall salmon season on the West Coast, everybody is normally using Red or Pink FireCure to cure eggs, which means the fish are always seeing red or pink eggs. These eggs are the mainstay in the Northwest. Meanwhile, oftentimes if you show them something different it could be a [...]