By: Chris Shaffer Weekly trout plants are keeping action steady along the Upper Sacramento River where anglers are finding eager rainbows. Fishing should remain good through the 4th of July as cold water remains plentiful, flows are favorable and trout plants continue. We found trout from six-inches up to 18 inches. Catching trout wasn’t super [...]
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By: Isaac Zettle I’ve fished for trout almost daily this year. Some days catching is easy. However, there’s other times when trout won’t grab salmon eggs, lures or dough bait. When trout get lockjaw it’s important to change your presentation. I do this by molding Fire Bait into what we call a Fire Worm. The [...]
By: Bob Kratzer Summertime on the Columbia River and its tributaries spells opportunity to catch summer steelhead and summer Chinook. Whether from the bank or on a boat this fishery has been dominated by anglers using coon stripe prawns the last decade. Many commercial outfits produce prawns and sell them at retailers, but most carry [...]
By: Toby Wyatt We are at the tail end of the springer run, but most likely we are going to have one good weekend in Orofino (this weekend) and one good weekend in Kooskia (next weekend) and then it will be over. We have two good weekends of springer fishing left on the Clearwater in [...]
By: Samuel Davidson We’ve been catching lots of trout since the opening day, but never have had the opportunity to catch trout this big this season. This is the biggest fishing week all year at Big Tumbling Creek. The creek is loaded with brooks and rainbows right now and the Virginia Department of Game & [...]
By: Chris Shaffer Trout are being stocked in most Northern California reservoirs and lakes. Meanwhile, it’s going to be a chore to find a better bite than what Baum Lake is sporting. Baum’s trout bite was epic last week. Limits were coming in five casts. In fact, we caught and released dozens of trout in [...]
By: Chris Shaffer The temperature is rising in Northern California and as it does the surface bite on Lake Shasta is expiring. It lasted longer than many expected this year, however. Meanwhile, warmer water spells deeper trout, which is normal on Shasta in June. Based in Redding for a week to film episodes of Pautzke [...]
By: Chris Shaffer We’d never been to the South Carolina’s Little Eastatoe Creek. Meanwhile, a few days prior to Memorial Weekend an angler suggested we try our luck here after catching and releasing a few dozen trout on the South Saluda. We parked at Long Shoals Roadside Park (along with a few other anglers), walked [...]
By Andy Couch North of Anchorage, Alaska, in the Mat-Su Valley king salmon fishing regulations are the most restricted I’ve seen in 35 years of guiding. Fortunately, there is still one location where standard fishing king salmon fishing regulations remain in effect: the Eklutna Tailrace/Knik River fishery. If you want to use bait for kings [...]
By: Chris Shaffer North Georgia is littered with quality trout streams that are heavily stocked by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Meanwhile, some of them see a tremendous amount of fishing pressure. The Chattahoochee River near Helen, Rock and Cooper Creek, Wildcat Creek and the Tallulah River are extremely popular with anglers, but can [...]