PAUTZKE: The World’s Bait Co.

We’ve been known as the Pioneers of Trout Fishing for over 75 years, and the world’s most trusted provider of high-quality salmon, trout and steelhead baits since our company was founded in 1934. For 2012-13, PAUTZKE BAIT CO. is proud to present a bold new line of products that combines seven decades of knowledge with revolutionary technologies that re-define trout, salmon, steelhead, More Info <<

Find Our Products Near You


P.O. Box 36
800 Prospect Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Phone: 509.925.6154

Fax: 509.962.5700


Fire Blog

/Fire Blog

Trout Stocked In New Mexico’s Middle Red River

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

By: Chris Shaffer Cooler days, cold nights, less fishing pressure and lower water levels are inviting Northern New Mexico anglers to fish the region’s lakes, rivers and creeks. The Red River is always popular yet [...]

Northwest Oregon Salmon Update

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Dave Manners We are halfway through the season on the Northwest Oregon Coast. So far it has been good, but the fish were a bit late. The good news is fresh fish are coming [...]

5 Tips for Perfect Fall Chinook Eggs

By | November 5th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , |

By Andy Martin Fall salmon seasons are about to hit their peaks in the coastal rivers from Washington to Northern California, and that means back-bouncing roe or floating a gob of salmon eggs below a [...]

Western NY Streams: Salmon Update

By | October 29th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Test Complete: Fire Dye Works On Saltwater Baits

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Spawn|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Learn to Cure the Perfect Coastal Salmon Egg

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Curing Epic Eggs For Sacramento River Salmon

By | October 15th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

New York Tributaries Have Salmon Now

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Sacramento River in Heart of Salmon Season

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]