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Monthly Archives: February 2016

29 02, 2016

Cowlitz River Steelhead Off To Great Start


By: Todd Daniels We’ve had record high water since November on the Cowlitz River. And, it’s been high and muddy. On the other hand, now that the river is dropping into shape it’s slowing the fish down and they are starting to congregate where they normally do. Most important, there’s a ton of steelhead in [...]

Cowlitz River Steelhead Off To Great Start2018-04-18T19:02:29-07:00
29 02, 2016

Jig For Ontario Lake Trout


By: Bojan Zivkovic After a fun filled fall and early winter targeting salmon and steelhead in Southern Ontario I always look forward to putting the long rods down as ice fishing season approaches. It’s a change in pace and more relaxed. Unfortunately for ice anglers it’s an El Nino year and the warmer air has [...]

Jig For Ontario Lake Trout2018-04-18T19:02:31-07:00
25 02, 2016

Southwest PA Pay Lakes Providing Winter Trout Opportunities


By: Joey Usher In the dead of winter angling opportunities for bait fishermen are limited in Southwest PA. However, to keep us on the water and still be able to enjoy time outdoors fishing many of us turn to the pay lakes. There’s a half dozen year round pay lakes open in the region, many [...]

Southwest PA Pay Lakes Providing Winter Trout Opportunities2018-04-18T19:02:33-07:00
24 02, 2016

Tennessee’s Watauga River Boasting Loads of Rainbows & Browns


By: Chris Shaffer Last week’s wintry conditions didn’t do any favors for trout anglers in East Tennessee. Icy roads, snow, wind and inclement weather marked many of the region’s top tailwater fisheries through midweek, ironically when we were in town to film Pautzke Outdoors on the Watauga River near Johnson City. We planned to float [...]

Tennessee’s Watauga River Boasting Loads of Rainbows & Browns2018-04-18T19:02:34-07:00
23 02, 2016

Idaho’s Clearwater River: The Year of the Big Steelhead


By: Toby Wyatt This was the year of the 18 pounders on the Clearwater River. We had slugs of steelhead that big this season. I see them this big every year, but seeing them this large and in this many numbers, it’s been a long time. It hasn’t been this good for large fish in [...]

Idaho’s Clearwater River: The Year of the Big Steelhead2018-04-18T19:02:37-07:00
21 02, 2016

Some Eureka Steelhead Rivers to Fish This Week


By: Alan Borges The month of January brought slow steelhead fishing to the greater Eureka area. The large rainfall totals blew our rivers out. We only got to fish two days the entire month. In fact, steelhead anglers in this area spent their time up north on the Smith and Chetco Rivers. Meanwhile, that’s normal [...]

Some Eureka Steelhead Rivers to Fish This Week2018-04-18T19:02:38-07:00
21 02, 2016

Upper Columbia Steelhead Action Now in Central Washington


By: Brad Wagner As winter sets in and water temperatures drop in North Central Washington steelhead flock from the tributaries of the Upper Columbia River to the warmer water of the main stem Columbia River. The Columbia River is open from the Highway 173 Bridge in Brewster to 400 feet below Chief Joseph  Dam, and also [...]

Upper Columbia Steelhead Action Now in Central Washington2018-04-18T19:02:40-07:00
18 02, 2016

Live Chartreuse Fire Dye Minnows Pacing Niagara Action


By: Frank Campbell While anglers on the eastern end of Lake Ontario have been complaining of poor steelhead fishing things have been pretty good here on the western end at the Niagara River. Keep in mind, the nice thing around here is we are getting a good mix of fish. There’s a lot of lake [...]

Live Chartreuse Fire Dye Minnows Pacing Niagara Action2018-04-18T19:02:41-07:00
17 02, 2016

Learn To Make Salad Shrimp: For Steelhead


By: Duane Inglin If you’re an avid steelhead angler you probably fall into one of three categories. You only fish artificial lures. You fish bait, exclusively. Or, you utilize both and are neither a bait thug or a gear snob and utilizing different presentations to increase your chances. If you fall in the third category [...]

Learn To Make Salad Shrimp: For Steelhead2018-04-18T19:02:43-07:00
16 02, 2016

Salmon River Steelhead: Best This Decade


By: Homer Brown The entire main stem Salmon River has a lot of steelhead right now. In fact, the last time we experienced fishing this good was in 2010 when we had a huge A-Run return. Fortunately, there’s plenty of action left this season. I think we’ll see at least another month of good fishing. [...]

Salmon River Steelhead: Best This Decade2018-04-18T19:02:43-07:00
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