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Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Learn To Make The Scent Bomb That Catches More Halibut

By: Terry Wiest Halibut, lingcod and rockfish rely on their sense of smell to find food. Bait usually provides enough scent to catch them. Meanwhile, adding scent to the bait boosts action. Bottom fishing in Alaska I combined these concepts to create a homemade scent bomb which attracted all these species while we were anchored. [...]

Salmon Season Reopened: Eureka Salmon On the Chew

By: Gary Blasi This season has been whacky. We’ve never had a split season like this where we are allowed to catch salmon for two weeks and then it’s shut down for two weeks. And, we only have 61 days total to chase salmon. It’s been weird. While it doesn’t bother the salmon we can’t [...]

Sacramento River Rainbows Providing Epic Action in Nor Cal

By: Mike Bogue While portions of the Sacramento River opened to salmon fishing last weekend the bite is slow as we expected. Meanwhile, those of us targeting trout are experiencing excellent action near Red Bluff. On a normal day action is constant. Normal days are common this time year because the weather and flows tend [...]

Learn New Method, Catch More Blue Crabs

By: Chris Shaffer Blue crabbing season is in full swing from Florida to Long Island and while action is excellent in some coastal areas others are having to work harder to catch bushels of crabs as extreme summer heat sets in. When conditions get tough adding more scent to crab baits can aid in drawing [...]

Spicing Up Already Cured Eggs For Summer Steelhead

By: Todd Daniels This isn’t a great time of year for getting fresh eggs. Those of us chasing summer steelhead in the Northwest are likely using eggs from the fall or winter. In fact, all of my eggs were cured months ago in either BorX O Fire or Fire Cure. Finding fresh eggs is rare [...]

Learn The New No. 1 Coon Shrimp Recipe

By: Duane Inglin The Internet is littered with how to cure coon shrimp recipes. Some focus on recipes that are ready overnight, others take a few days, but the one I’ve been preaching for many years takes longer. I look for quality rather than a quick fix and something that will last for years when [...]

Virginia Beach Blue Crabs: Catching Them in the Heat

By: Chris Shaffer We’ve been monitoring websites from the piers in the greater Virginia Beach area for a few months now. Most advertised the best blue crabbing in ages. Not being local we flew to the East Coast to cash in on the action. Upon arrival they sang a different tune. “It’s been so hot [...]

Diver & Bait Catching Lots of McKenzie River Trout

By: Andy Martin Every other week, from mid-April through mid-September, the McKenzie River below Leaburg Dam is stocked with fat rainbows by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. This year, the popular Willamette Valley river will be planted with 40,000 rainbows, making it one of the heaviest stocked streams in the state. The upper [...]

Four Hot Bait Trolling Rigs For Ocean Salmon Fishing

By Andy Martin You can have the freshest bait, the sharpest hooks, the most expensive rods and the fastest boat. But if you can't get your anchovy or herring to spin properly, odds are you will come back to the dock with an empty fish box. Perhaps the biggest key to ocean salmon fishing is [...]

Egg Bite Shining on Alaska’s Nushagak River

By: Chris Shaffer Regardless of where you sit there’s always passengers talking about fishing when flying to Alaska or within the state. Flying on Alaska Air I was in seat 3A with jet service to Dillingham, Alaska, last week. The flight is fewer than an hour, but it didn’t take that long for the man [...]