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Lake Ontario Salmon Still Showing in Big Numbers

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , |

By: Andy Bliss This year will go down as one of the greatest years for salmon fishing on Lake Ontario and it doesn’t seem to want to slow down. We’ve had great numbers, large fish [...]

Learn to Cure Eggs for Great Lakes Salmon

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

By: Kyle McClelland Good bait is everything when targeting Great Lakes salmon. If you don’t have good bait the skein is going to fall apart after every cast and loses color fast. Quality bait is [...]

Puget Sound Coho Still Showing Well

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: salmon, Spawn|Tags: , , , , , , |

By: Mike Ainsworth After two poor years the Puget Sound coho fishery has rebounded. We’ve seen an influx of numbers and larger than average coho this year and there’s still more than a month left [...]

Great Lakes Guide Tip: Get the Most of Egg Skeins

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

By: Kyle Buck Not every body has access to lots of salmon eggs. And, to be honest, it's pretty hard to run guided trips daily without bait. Sure, we can run Mag Lips or beads, [...]

Anglers Working Hard for Lower Red River Trout

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer Reading local fish reports you would think anglers were catching trout every cast on Northern New Mexico’s Lower Red River. New Mexico Game & Fish’s weekly report stated action was very good. [...]

GTA Salmon Bite to Take Off with Cooler Weather

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Bojan Zivkovic The Great Lakes have seen an increase in Chinook and coho populations this summer, and following stellar summer fishing on Lake Ontario we’re expecting a promising salmon run in our GTA rivers [...]

Learn the Nectar Infused Spray Bottle Scent Every Salmon/Steelhead Angler Should Have

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , |

By: Bob Kratzer Fall is here and so are summer steelhead and salmon. One thing both have in common is their love for eggs. We all know I cure my eggs in Fire Cure, but [...]

Learn the Most Effective Wisconsin Salmon Egg Cure

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

By: Kyle Deavers Our river salmon season in Wisconsin has started earlier than we are used to this year. We already have salmon in harbors and rivers from Kenosha to Northern Wisconsin. These salmon have [...]

A Super Simple Egg Cure For Washington Salmon

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Spawn|Tags: , , , , |

By: Mike Ainsworth With fall upon us this weekend I have been busy prepping my eggs for fall salmon. This is one of my favorite times of year. As the days get shorter and the [...]

Michigan Salmon Run Off to Great Start

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: salmon|Tags: , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer Fall salmon fishing can be unpredictable in Michigan. Some years rain draws the fish into Lake Michigan tributaries in early September and others dry conditions could keep large numbers of fish from [...]