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12 05, 2019

Tennessee’s Fall Creek Falls State Park Loaded with Trout

2019-05-12T22:34:50-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Fall Creek Falls State Park is already one of the more popular outdoor destinations in Central Tennessee, and it's quickly becoming a favorite spot for trout anglers, too. In only the second year on the trout plant schedule Cane Creek, which flows through the heart of the park, is rapidly becoming a [...]

Tennessee’s Fall Creek Falls State Park Loaded with Trout2019-05-12T22:34:50-07:00
9 05, 2019

Drano Lake Salmon Update

2019-05-09T20:12:59-07:00

By: Toby Wyatt Drano Lake was expected to have a down run this year and it’s been slower than normal. However, we are catching salmon daily. We aren’t setting any records, but we knew this was how it was going to be. The unfortunate truth is we don’t have a lot of options in Washington. [...]

Drano Lake Salmon Update2019-05-09T20:12:59-07:00
7 05, 2019

Last Chance for Pitt Trout

2019-05-07T17:45:16-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer We planned to film Pautzke Outdoors in Northern Pennsylvania last week. However, due to high water in many of the systems we were scheduled to fish we rerouted to West Virginia where conditions were more favorable. Meanwhile, we were able to squeeze in one episode shortly after landing in Pittsburg at 6pm. [...]

Last Chance for Pitt Trout2019-05-07T17:45:16-07:00
19 04, 2019

Virginia’s Big Tumbling Creek Stocked with Big Trout

2019-04-19T17:16:25-07:00

By: Samuel “Fluff” Davidson For the second year in row I’m shocked with the size and numbers of trout that the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries is stocking in Big Tumbling Creek. We thought last year was something special, but this season they are stocking huge trout again. The other day my buddy [...]

Virginia’s Big Tumbling Creek Stocked with Big Trout2019-04-19T17:16:25-07:00
16 04, 2019

Pennsylvania Trout Anglers Gearing Up for More Stocking

2019-04-16T09:33:46-07:00

By: Isaac Zettle With the statewide trout opener in the rear view mirror Pennsylvania anglers are looking forward to another two weeks of heavy trout stocking. Opening weekend had mixed results due to a strong line of storms that passed through on Friday evening. The heavy rain resulted in a last minute influx of water [...]

Pennsylvania Trout Anglers Gearing Up for More Stocking2019-04-16T09:33:46-07:00
12 04, 2019

A Pro’s Guide to Maximizing Scent for Springer Success

2019-04-12T04:40:39-07:00

By: Kyle Buschelman While anglers have been trolling the Columbia River for a few months in search of springers we are at the start of the spring Chinook season in Oregon. These fish are starting to fill the Columbia and Willamette River and we’ve been having success finding them. Meanwhile, returns are projected a tad [...]

A Pro’s Guide to Maximizing Scent for Springer Success2019-04-12T04:40:39-07:00
27 03, 2019

Southeast Pennsylvania Trout Opener Preview

2019-03-27T10:29:07-07:00

By: Mike Wickkiser Saturday marks the annual Southeast Pennsylvania Trout Opener and all signs are pointing toward excellent trout fishing. I’m expecting large crowds and lots of trout caught. For the first time in many years everything is lining up to be really nice. The water is at a good fishing flow. In fact, it’s [...]

Southeast Pennsylvania Trout Opener Preview2019-03-27T10:29:07-07:00
27 03, 2019

Cherokee Trout Opener

2019-03-27T08:24:14-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer The general North Carolina trout opener is still a week away. However, the famed Cherokee trout opener is this Saturday March 30. Last season, more than 5,000 anglers took part in the now annual event. According to Fish Cherokee more than 36,000 trout were stocked in the last two weeks in preparation [...]

Cherokee Trout Opener2019-03-27T08:24:14-07:00
25 03, 2019

Take Kids Here to Catch Virginia Stocked Trout

2019-03-25T14:33:47-07:00

By: Samuel “Fluff” Davidson The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries is stocking lakes and streams all over the state and fishing has been good. However, recently I was invited to fish a private pond and had a blast. Known as Seven Springs Trout Pond this small pond is located in Tazewell, Virginia, and [...]

Take Kids Here to Catch Virginia Stocked Trout2019-03-25T14:33:47-07:00
4 03, 2019

From the Bait Lab: Spring Spawn Sack 101

2019-03-04T15:26:36-07:00

By: James Swearingen This time of year most anglers think that because there’s colder water you want to use a smaller spawn sacks when steelhead fishing. I don’t subscribe to that. Instead I prefer larger bait and still catch plenty of fish. As with all fishing the key is experimenting. Size Matters When I tie [...]

From the Bait Lab: Spring Spawn Sack 1012019-03-04T15:26:36-07:00
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