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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 [...]

Mat-Su Valley Salmon Preview

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

By: Andy Couch Green leaves emerging in spring signals that Alaska’s state fish, the king (Chinook) salmon will soon be pushing into Mat-Su Valley rivers and streams. The first few king salmon will likely be [...]

Eastern PA’s McMichael Creek Has Trout Now

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer Eastern Pennsylvania is littered with quality trout streams. Meanwhile, many of the smaller systems get fished out within a day or two of being stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. [...]

Georgia’s Wildcat Creek Loaded with Trout

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer To trout anglers in North Georgia Wildcat Creek is no secret. Only a mile from the hatchery, Wildcat remains a favorite to trout anglers in the know, and for a good reason: [...]

Eastern PA’s Brodhead Creek To Fish Well This Weekend

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: trout|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Chris Shaffer Those who trout fish Pennsylvania often know many streams can be fished out a day or two after being stocked. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Brodhead Creek. Larger than your average [...]

Rain, Mud & High Water Not Slowing Kerr Lake Catfish Bite

By | April 30th, 2017|Categories: catfish|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Wes Jordan We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain over the Kerr Lake watershed this week. In less than 72 hours the lake level has climbed nearly 11 feet. And we're talking about a lake [...]