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Kerr Lake Crappie Showing in Large Numbers

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: crappie|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Chris Bullock Largely in part to not having cold weather to extended periods of time it’s been a better than average year for crappie fishing on Kerr Lake. This year, there haven’t been many [...]

Northern Indiana Steelhead Swimming into Spring Stride

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , |

By: Todd Hatfield We’ve had unstable weather in Northern Indiana for the past month. We’ve had record highs, extreme runoff and then dipped back below freezing. What this has done is confused the steelhead. They [...]

Cowlitz Steelhead off to Slow Start – But Big Ones Around

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Todd Daniels The Cowlitz River is the only place in Washington that has hatchery steelhead now. That’s it. Essentially, it’s a ghost town everywhere else. This being said the season has started off on [...]

Southwest Virginia Kicking Out Monster Trout

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer It seems every time we plan a trip to Southwest Virginia the weather doesn’t cooperate. This time would be no different. Following a week of stable, spring-like weather the night before we [...]

Montana’s Tiber Lake Still Producing Fish Through the Ice

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: northern pike, perch, walleye|Tags: , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer At this same time last year I was boarding a plane and film Pautzke Outdoors in Northern Montana when Kim Anthony of Ice Fishing Montana called me and told me to stay [...]

Tillamook Region to Produce Steelhead Through March

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Dave Manners We haven’t had a steelhead city like this in the Tillamook area for as long as I can remember. Despite having one of the wettest years in recent memory there’s lots of [...]

Learn to Cure Eggs For West Coast Steelhead

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , , |

By: John Albrich Out West, from Northern California through BC, and into Idaho, there’s still steelhead runs taking place. Some are about to expire while others are still in full swing. Regardless of whether it’s [...]

Southeast Wisconsin Poised For Solid Steelhead Action

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , |

By: Kyle Deavers Back in January we were dealing with record high runoff in Southeast Wisconsin. With that said, all our snow melted before February arrived. Therefore, currently our rivers are low and clear and [...]

Learn Easy Late Winter Cure For Trout & Steelhead Eggs

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Steelhead, trout|Tags: , , , |

By: Kyle Deavers It’s late winter in the Great Lakes and steelhead action is improving daily as temperatures warm. While I’ve been catching lots of trout and steelhead on BorX O Fire cured shrimp I’m [...]

Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley Producing Big Ice Bows

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer To be honest I wanted to stay in the hotel and sleep in. I’m more of a fair weather angler and after guide Dustin Slinker of The Bait Shack in Anchorage, Alaska, [...]