By: Chris Shaffer Trout stocking continues strong in North Carolina and with delayed harvest waters opening to bait this past weekend anglers have an endless amount of opportunities to catch trout in the western part of the state. Almost as far west as you can go, Big Snowbird Creek remains an overlooked year-round trout fishery [...]
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By: Anton Jones Lake Chelan Kokanee have been numerous with jumbo fish to 16 inches in 2016. After banner years from 2012 thru 2015, they are the talk of Northwest anglers. With liberal limits that allow anglers to bring home tasty fish the lake's kokanee fishery is becoming more popular each year. Kokanee are dwarfed [...]
By: Chris Shaffer Pennsylvania isn’t known as one of the country’s top catfish producers. Meanwhile, the Susquehanna River in Central PA is quickly gaining notoriety as one of the fastest growing fisheries in the country. While channel catfish have populated the system forever the more popular flatheads have made a better showing in the last [...]
By: Chris Shaffer Trout fishing is quickly petering out in Eastern Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, not all streams have gone troutless yet. In fact, action on the Little Lehigh Creek last week couldn’t have been much better. Quality fishing should persist for another few weeks and while the PA Fish & Boat Commission has completed trout stocking [...]
By: Homer Brown While many use eggs and plugs for springers I use shrimp partially because it’s different bait that most other anglers aren’t using. When everyone is throwing eggs, sardines or herring and then you throw a shrimp you’ll end up pounding them on shrimp because it’s something they aren’t seeing as often. On [...]
By: Chris Shaffer Central Pennsylvania is littered with famous trout streams. Meanwhile, few gain as much attention as Spring and Penns Creek, both of which have been on our radar for a few years. Fortunately, while we were staying in State College last week both were fishable. The previous year they were so high and [...]
By: Bob Kratzer We’re having a good, fairly consistent springer season on the Cowlitz River. It’s not as good as last year, but I’m still averaging four to seven bites a day. May and early June traditionally marks the peak of our run. It’s going to be strong for the next few weeks. Decent fishing [...]
By: Chris Shaffer First timers are intimidated by the Tuckasegee River. Roughly and hour from Asheville and steps from Cullowhee, “The Tuck,” as locals refer to it, is one of the better known trout systems in Western North Carolina. Intimidation stems from its size. This isn’t a small stream, rather a medium size river that [...]
By: John Albrich Springer season has been open since April 23 here in the Lewis & Clark Valley. However, it wasn’t until a few days ago that we started seeing decent numbers of salmon arrive. The timetable is running a few weeks late. With that said the fish are here now and we saw phenomenal [...]
By: Chris Shaffer Two weeks ago we planned a trip to film in Northern New Mexico. And, while the trip was only to last three days Mother Nature didn’t seem to want us to fish. Unfortunately, horrid weather greeted us. With winds in excess of 50mph, other than a two-hour stint at Monastery Lake and [...]