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Anchorage’s Ship Creek Has Salmon Now

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

By: Dustin Slinker May is a special time in Anchorage. It’s when king salmon begin the trek back to their spawning grounds and when anglers line the banks of Ship Creek. This season is already [...]

Learn to Fire Dye Live Shiners For California Stripers

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: striped bass|Tags: , , , , |

By: Scott Feist It’s hard to reinvent the wheel when it comes to live bait fishing, but Pautzke Fire Dye has done it. When you thought things couldn’t get better with live bait they do. [...]

Lower Rogue Anglers Grinding Out Springers

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

By: Troy Whitaker The good news is people are catching springers on the Lower Rogue. However, it’s been a fair run. I’d call it average. It hasn’t been the worst I’ve ever seen and there [...]

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water

By | May 21st, 2017|Categories: catfish|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer Wes Jordan was adamant. He wanted all the rods out of the holders and resting on the deck. No rod tips were to be exposed, he said. At the time we were [...]

PA’s Big Poe Creek Loaded with Trout

By | May 20th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer Poe Valley is a favorite place for many Pennsylvanians to camp and fish. Many have been coming here for decades and fishing the lake and the creek below it. Meanwhile, if you [...]

Indiana Wipers & Bass Hammering Fire Dye Minnows

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: bass, wipers|

By: Dustin Slinker I’ve spent the last decade of my life guiding for salmon and trout in Alaska. However, I was fortunate to return to my childhood fishing grounds in Indiana to do some bass [...]

Niagara Steelhead to Show Through May

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: bass, lake trout, Steelhead|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer In Buffalo to film Lake Erie smallmouth bass fishing with live Fire Dye minnows I got a call from Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charter Service Monday asking me if I wanted [...]

Time to Catch NW Oregon Springers Now

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

By: Dave Manners We’ve completed the first quarter of the springer season. So far, there have been some days where fish have been caught and super slow days. That’s normal for springer fishing for us. [...]

Pressure Down & Inventory High on PA’s Sinking Creek

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer For almost two weeks Penns Creek wasn’t in good shape. Storms and runoff pushed the creek to unfishable levels. We were in town to film Pautzke Outdoors and struggled to find any [...]

Big D’s Secret Halibut Bait: Brined Rainbow Trout

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Halibut|Tags: , , , , |

By: Duane Inglin In Washington the halibut season is short lived and when you have limited opportunities to target them having good bait is a must. There are several rigging presentations and baits that have [...]