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Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Western NY Streams: Salmon Update

By: Isaac Zettle Salmon have been running in the creeks of Western New York for a while now and after spending a week fishing here it’s clear that salmon fishing is way better than it has been for several years. This week we saw and caught more fish, larger fish and salmon that were in [...]

Test Complete: Fire Dye Works On Saltwater Baits

By: Chris Shaffer For more than a year anglers have asked if Fire Dye works on live saltwater baits. Unfortunately, we hadn’t been able to answer that question. Our lab and field-testing has been preformed on freshwater species. Meanwhile, on a recent trip to North Carolina to film episodes of Pautzke Outdoors for catfish on [...]

Learn to Cure the Perfect Coastal Salmon Egg

By: Kyle Buschelman In the fall when coastal Chinook are available my success is a reflection of how good my bait is. Quality eggs and arming myself with multiple cures filled with different bite stimulants is the main ingredient to success. Using Fire Cure as the base I have three-to-four different cures in my boat [...]

Curing Epic Eggs For Sacramento River Salmon

By: Jeff Goodwin There are many techniques that are used to catch Sacramento River salmon, but dragging, hovering and back bouncing roe through holding water is at the top of the list, especially in the upper reaches of the Sacramento River where salmon season should be good through October. These egg fishing techniques have standout [...]

New York Tributaries Have Salmon Now

By: Andy Bliss After Tropical Storm Nate hammered the region with heavy rain Monday all Lake Ontario tributaries are running high and have salmon. The salmon run on the Lake Ontario tributaries is in full swing. This year is going to go down as one of the best salmon seasons in New York in a [...]

Learn to Mix Cure & Water: For the Perfect Great Lakes Egg

By: Ted Kessler It seems that every year I find something new when it comes to curing my eggs for fall salmon. I’ve gone from shake and bake cures where you put the eggs in a bag and shake Fire Cure on them to other methods such as brines, but this year I’ve started to [...]

Sacramento River in Heart of Salmon Season

By: Mike Bogue Back in the spring forecasters expected a poor salmon run on the Sacramento River. However, there’s been fair number of fish in the Upper Sacramento River since August and we’ve been catching fish daily since. Fishing hasn’t been red hot for everyone. Meanwhile, anglers are catching fish daily. I expect this pattern [...]

Expedite Your Egg Cure With a Wet Brine

By: Duane Inglin The availability of Chinook and coho eggs can be plentiful in the fall and curing them is an easy process. Using a gallon Ziploc and BorX O Fire or Fire Cure there are numerous cures that many of us have written about for years. This is my favorite method when I’m only [...]

Get Awesome UV Eggs Now For Winter Steelhead Fishing

By: James Swearingen Salmon fever is high in the Great Lakes. Many of us are drifting skein or sacks under a float and catching lots of king salmon. Meanwhile, this time of year when we catch Great Lakes salmon most of the skeins are still tight and immature. Because of this many of the salmon [...]

Try This New Egg Cure: Catch More Salmon

By: Kyle Deavers I’ve been fishing with the same egg cure recipe for the past two seasons and it’s helped me catch salmon daily. However, a few weeks ago my fishing partner came to me and told me he had an egg cure better that others I’d experimented with. Instead of using Fire Cure with [...]