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The Southern Ontario Fall/Winter Steelhead Preview

By: Bojan Zivkovic This fall the majority Southern Ontario anglers noticed a later start to the salmon and steelhead season. Chinook ran in bigger numbers in October and many have been hanging around until now. Steelhead action didn’t pick up until mid October once water temperatures cooled. The runs are reminiscent of how runs were [...]

Vancouver and Fraser Valley Fall Salmon Update

By Rodney Hsu Due to the abundance of salmon returning to the Lower Fraser River fall is the most exciting season for Vancouver and Fraser Valley anglers. Not only are there different river systems to choose from within an hour drive from your residence the chance of catching fish is high. Several main systems in the [...]

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 [...]

5 Tips for Perfect Fall Chinook Eggs

By Andy Martin Fall salmon seasons are about to hit their peaks in the coastal rivers from Washington to Northern California, and that means back-bouncing roe or floating a gob of salmon eggs below a bobber will be the go-to methods for many anglers to catch big kings. Feeling a big salmon crunch a cluster [...]

Learn to Cure the Perfect Coastal Salmon Egg

By: Kyle Buschelman In the fall when coastal Chinook are available my success is a reflection of how good my bait is. Quality eggs and arming myself with multiple cures filled with different bite stimulants is the main ingredient to success. Using Fire Cure as the base I have three-to-four different cures in my boat [...]

Curing Epic Eggs For Sacramento River Salmon

By: Jeff Goodwin There are many techniques that are used to catch Sacramento River salmon, but dragging, hovering and back bouncing roe through holding water is at the top of the list, especially in the upper reaches of the Sacramento River where salmon season should be good through October. These egg fishing techniques have standout [...]

New York Tributaries Have Salmon Now

By: Andy Bliss After Tropical Storm Nate hammered the region with heavy rain Monday all Lake Ontario tributaries are running high and have salmon. The salmon run on the Lake Ontario tributaries is in full swing. This year is going to go down as one of the best salmon seasons in New York in a [...]

Learn to Mix Cure & Water: For the Perfect Great Lakes Egg

By: Ted Kessler It seems that every year I find something new when it comes to curing my eggs for fall salmon. I’ve gone from shake and bake cures where you put the eggs in a bag and shake Fire Cure on them to other methods such as brines, but this year I’ve started to [...]

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 [...]

Columbia River Still Kicking Out Lots of Salmon

By: Connor Taplin Salmon fishing on the Columbia River continues to be great in the Portland area. However, the bite will likely slow in the next few weeks. Fortunately, anglers will be able to migrate upriver to follow the fish and remain in consistent action through the end of the month. We are seeing about [...]