Isaac Zettle

Western New York Streams Loaded with Trout/Salmon

By: Isaac Zettle Western New York is in the heart of another strong salmon return and fresh fish continue to migrate into these tributaries daily. We have also been seeing brown trout and steelhead for a few weeks now. Personally, I think the trout are early this fall. I just got back from another successful [...]

Western New York Streams Loaded with Trout/Salmon2018-10-29T17:34:27+00:00

Central Pennsylvania Trout Still Showing Strong

By: Isaac Zettle It rained nonstop in July and August in Central Pennsylvania. Our water levels were so high that most of our creeks flooded. Some rose into major flood stage. We had more than two weeks of nonstop rain. Then it took about two weeks for the water to come back down to fishable [...]

Central Pennsylvania Trout Still Showing Strong2018-09-06T05:45:59+00:00

Learn to Use a Fire Worm: Catch More Trout

By: Isaac Zettle I’ve fished for trout almost daily this year. Some days catching is easy. However, there’s other times when trout won’t grab salmon eggs, lures or dough bait. When trout get lockjaw it’s important to change your presentation. I do this by molding Fire Bait into what we call a Fire Worm. The [...]

Learn to Use a Fire Worm: Catch More Trout2018-06-14T15:10:06+00:00

PA’s Bald Eagle Creek Still Loaded with Trout

By: Isaac Zettle For nearly a month it rained almost daily in Central Pennsylvania. The month was wet and made trout fishing challenging due to high water. In fact, we lost many days because creeks and rivers were too high and muddy. Fortunately, the waters have receded and are fishable again. The good news is [...]

PA’s Bald Eagle Creek Still Loaded with Trout2018-06-04T10:57:21+00:00

Western New York Steelhead Update

By: Isaac Zettle Over the last few days a group of friends and I make our annual winter pilgrimage to Western New York to steelhead fish. Prior to our trip reports indicated that anglers were catching lots of steelhead in Lake Ontario tributaries. However, just before we left the temperature rose, it rained and water [...]

Western New York Steelhead Update2018-04-18T18:56:37+00:00

Spring Creek Trout Finicky With Heavy Pressure

By: Tom Armstrong Following a Northern Ontario to Pennsylvania for a fishing/sports weekend this FireBlog has a different twist. I flew south late last week and teamed up with Chris Shaffer of Pautzke to catch golden rainbows and steelhead while also hitting a slough of sporting events (Penguins, WVU football & Penn State hockey). I’ve [...]

Spring Creek Trout Finicky With Heavy Pressure2018-04-18T18:59:24+00:00

Pennsylvania’s Penns Creek Primed with Fall Browns

By: Isaac Zettle It’s an exciting time for brown trout in Central Pennsylvania. For the first time in almost a year we’re starting to see vibrant color on these fish. We’re starting to see those red spots with white rings around them and that deep, vivid yellow that tells us winter is only a few [...]

Pennsylvania’s Penns Creek Primed with Fall Browns2018-04-18T19:00:04+00:00

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