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Learn to Make The Ultimate Great Lakes Spawn Bags

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

By: Kyle McClelland It’s winter in the Great lakes, which means good steelhead fishing can be found in most of our tributaries. We’ve been blessed with mild weather the last few winters, which presents great [...]

A Quick Cure For Steelhead

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Steelhead|

By Andy Martin Typically, when I cure eggs for steelhead fishing, I use a combination of borax, sugar and salt. Once the concoction is added to the roe, the curing process takes three days to [...]

Southern Ontario Steelhead Iced Into Winter Pattern

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , |

By: Bojan Zivkovic Our fall steelhead season flew by quickly in Southwestern Ontario. A reflection of low water conditions, many rivers saw poor returns. Low water has affected our winter steelhead, too. When we have [...]

Chrome Showing in NY’s Salmon River

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , |

By: Troy Creasy We struggled in November to catch steelhead on New York’s Salmon River, but things have turned the corner in recent weeks. After a frustrating November fishing is much better now. Keep in [...]

Chattooga River Stuffed with Rainbow Trout

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer Extreme drought has hit the Southeast this fall and while some precipitation has fallen between Thanksgiving and now streams and rivers remain much lower than historical averages. Meanwhile, that hasn’t affected trout [...]

Live Fire Dye Minnows & Worms Catching Big Trout

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: trout|Tags: , , |

By: Chris Shaffer While first creating Fire Dye to use on West Coast cut baits the evolution of it has stretched further than we could have imagined in the last year. To date, the hottest [...]

Northern Michigan Steelhead About To Bear Down in Winter Pattern

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , |

By: Kyle McClelland If there’s one theme that’s marked steelhead fishing in Northern Michigan this fall it’s been low water. We had low water from mid October through Mid November, but we still had decent [...]

South Carolina’s Chauga River Loaded with Trout

By | December 9th, 2016|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer With as good as the Clemson Tigers have been this fall some South Carolina anglers have spent their weekends tailgating rather than fishing in the Upstate. Meanwhile, those who have ventured up [...]

Spring Creek Trout Finicky With Heavy Pressure

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Tom Armstrong Following a Northern Ontario to Pennsylvania for a fishing/sports weekend this FireBlog has a different twist. I flew south late last week and teamed up with Chris Shaffer of Pautzke to catch [...]

Steelhead Alley Creeks Producing Chromers

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Steelhead|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Tom Armstrong For nearly two decades I’ve fished steelhead on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, yesterday was my first time casting to steelhead in Pennsylvania’s Steelhead Alley on Lake Erie's south [...]