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Adjust to Challenging Conditions for Willamette Spring Chinook Success

By: Kyle Buschelman So far the spring Chinook season has been a challenge. Meanwhile, making adjustments to baits and how we present them have helped me put a few fish in the boat. Those putting in the work and time can catch springers. The Columbia River is closed. Therefore, most anglers will travel above Bonneville [...]

Berryessa Trout Fishing Set to Bust Loose

By: Troy Barr Berryessa is full right now. It’s been spilling for more than 50 days. This hasn’t happened in a decade. We are excited. You’re going to be able to fish places we haven’t fished in 10 years. There are old humps, canyons and canals where we haven’t had any water in ages. Now [...]

Salmon River Spring Steelhead Bite in Full Swing

By: Troy Creasy Overall our steelhead season was slow and tough in Upstate New York. Our numbers are down. Fortunately, for us on the Salmon River we have the hatchery and it’s keeping us fishing now. This is drop back season and there’s a lot of drop backs in the river now. It’s safe to [...]

Feather River Striper Bite Excelling in High Water

By: Scott Feist It’s no secret there’s a ton of water in the Sacramento Valley on the Feather and Sacramento River, but don’t let that discourage you. There are also more stripers than we’ve had in years and that high water is going to keep them around longer than we’re used to having them. The [...]

North Georgia’s Chattahoochee River Getting Weekly Trout Plants

By: Chris Shaffer   As spring rolls toward summer the inventory of trout in the Chattahoochee River near Helen increases. Weekly plants by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources keep a steady flow of rainbow trout in a several mile section of water from the edge of Helen upriver for roughly two miles from town. [...]

Lake Chelan Kokanee In Full Swing

By: Brad Wagner As our cold, snowy North Central Washington winter fades to a blustery spring Lake Chelan’s kokanee fishery is heating up as fast as the air. While we have been making the cold, long boat ride up lake the fish are starting their annual migration down lake to follow the food. Fortunately, those [...]

Thunder Bay Steelhead Run Starting Early This Spring

By: Tom Armstrong Unseasonably warm weather has put us ahead of schedule in the greater Thunder Bay area. At this time last year we had snow along Superior’s north shore. This spring we're in t-shirts steelhead fishing. Ironically, as I’m writing this snowflakes started falling. Regardless of the weather, steelhead have started to migrate into [...]

Pennsylvania Trout Season Opens Saturday

By: Chris Shaffer The general Pennsylvania trout season opens Saturday when thousands of anglers flood the state’s rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and lakes where millions of trout have been stocked. We’ve tabbed Andy Shiels, Director of the Bureau of Fisheries for PA to give us the scoop on what to expect for this year’s opener. [...]

New Mexico’s Eagle Rock Lake Loaded with Trout

By: Chris Shaffer It’s hard to find a prettier place to fish in Northern New Mexico than Eagle Rock Lake. Minutes from Questa, the three-acre pond is loaded with trout after being stocked last week. In hopes of filming Pautzke Outdoors on a small, family friendly lake where parents can take their children to catch [...]

PA’s Standing Stone Creek Opens Saturday

By: Chris Shaffer Central Pennsylvania is littered with trout fishing opportunities. All enter the playing field Saturday when the general trout season begins. Anglers will be covering the banks of nearly every trout approved water from Pittsburgh to State College to Harrisburg on up to Scranton, and everywhere in between. There’s so many waters to [...]