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Learn An Easy Egg Cure For Northwest Steelhead

  By: Mike Ainsworth January is primetime for catching hatchery and some wild steelhead. When curing eggs to catch winter steelhead in the Pacific Northwest I recommend keeping your cure simple, except for making it sweet because we all know steelhead have a sweet tooth. This is going to be a short and sweet blog. I [...]

Northwest Oregon Salmon Update

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 in daily. We are getting into the time of year where salmon start moving into the rivers when we get [...]

Sacramento River in Heart of Salmon Season

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 fish daily since. Fishing hasn’t been red hot for everyone. Meanwhile, anglers are catching fish daily. I expect this pattern [...]

Expedite Your Egg Cure With a Wet Brine

By: Duane Inglin The availability of Chinook and coho eggs can be plentiful in the fall and curing them is an easy process. Using a gallon Ziploc and BorX O Fire or Fire Cure there are numerous cures that many of us have written about for years. This is my favorite method when I’m only [...]

Get Awesome UV Eggs Now For Winter Steelhead Fishing

By: James Swearingen Salmon fever is high in the Great Lakes. Many of us are drifting skein or sacks under a float and catching lots of king salmon. Meanwhile, this time of year when we catch Great Lakes salmon most of the skeins are still tight and immature. Because of this many of the salmon [...]

Niagara River Salmon: Best in a Decade

By: Frank Campbell We’ve had the best salmon fishing in about 10 years. The number fish in the Niagara River has been as good as it’s been in more than a decade. That doesn’t mean we are going to knock it out of the park daily, but you are going to have opportunities that we [...]

Lake Ontario Salmon Still Showing in Big Numbers

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 and action on multiple year classes all season. It’s also going down as the season that will never end. We [...]

Puget Sound Coho Still Showing Well

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 in our fishery. We started to see coho in July and they’ve continued to trickle in ever since. I’m expecting [...]

Valdez Alaska Seeing Good Silver Bite

By: Chris Shaffer It took a mere 15 seconds to catch our first silver salmon out of Valdez and the bite didn’t slow down after. It was reminiscent of several years ago when Tim Bouchard of Valdez Outfitters used our Fire Brine herring to nab easy limits in a few short hours while filming Pautzke [...]

New York Salmon Bite – The Best in Many Years

By: Andy Bliss Salmon fishing on Lake Ontario this year has been incredible. In Oswego, we normally get some kings late June and then early July and then they go away until mid August, but this year they never left. We’ve been catching salmon of all sizes and lots of them. A typical trip this [...]