14 03, 2020

Farmington River Trout Bite on Fire

2020-05-08T12:22:19-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer In the decade we’ve been filming Pautzke Outdoors doing a show in Connecticut has never been on our list. Overshadowed by New York salmon and steelhead and Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s robust trout stocking programs we’ve passed on opportunities to fly to the Farmington River and target trout. Meanwhile, a conversation with [...]

Farmington River Trout Bite on Fire2020-05-08T12:22:19-07:00
12 03, 2020

Learn to Tie Epic Ontario Spawn Bags

2020-05-08T12:26:42-07:00

By: Bojan “Bojangles” Zivkovic Spring has just about sprung in Southwestern Ontario and we all know what that means: March Madness! March is the best time to catch aggressive steelhead before they settle on their spawning grounds. The weather is warming, the bite is improving and anglers are finding steelhead throughout GTA rivers and in [...]

Learn to Tie Epic Ontario Spawn Bags2020-05-08T12:26:42-07:00
20 02, 2020

Heavy Stocking Arriving on West Virginia’s Blackwater River

2020-05-08T12:26:49-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer It’s no secret that the Blackwater River is one of West Virginia’s most treasured trout fisheries. Located roughly an hour from Elkins this well-known river is inches from Davis and Blackwater Falls and receives heavy stocking to the beat of roughly 20,000 fish each year. Trout plants are well underway and more [...]

Heavy Stocking Arriving on West Virginia’s Blackwater River2020-05-08T12:26:49-07:00
6 02, 2020

West Virginia Ramping Up Trout Stocking

2020-05-08T12:27:28-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer While trout stocking beings in January in West Virginia it’s February that marks the start of larger trout plants. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has already been releasing trout into the state’s rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds and almost a million more are coming this year. We called Jim Hedrick, [...]

West Virginia Ramping Up Trout Stocking2020-05-08T12:27:28-07:00
5 02, 2020

Big Brookies Being Stocked in South Carolina’s East Fork Chattooga

2020-05-08T12:27:49-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Trout stocking has been occurring weekly in South Carolina's Upstate. However, most of the trout plants are taking place in park lakes and special regulation delayed-harvest areas. That will all change in late February as full trout stocking resumes. However, the East fork of the Chattooga River is getting some pretty impressive [...]

Big Brookies Being Stocked in South Carolina’s East Fork Chattooga2020-05-08T12:27:49-07:00
16 01, 2020

Colorado’s Stagecoach Reservoir Fishing Well Through the Ice

2020-05-08T12:29:01-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Conditions are prime for ice fishing in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. And, after filming Pautzke Outdoors on Stagecoach Reservoir this week it’s safe to say we are in for another excellent season on the hardwater. We were fortunate to team up with Yampa Valley Anglers to film two episodes that will be released [...]

Colorado’s Stagecoach Reservoir Fishing Well Through the Ice2020-05-08T12:29:01-07:00
6 09, 2019

Trout Fishing Alaska’s Quartz Lake

2019-10-31T08:54:23-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer It's rare we hear that Pautzke salmon eggs don't work for trout. Meanwhile, minutes after signing a waiver and going over the boat inspection at Alaska's Quartz Lake the owner of Quartz Lake Boat Rentals told us to wait at the dock. She ran back up to the boat rental office, grabbed [...]

Trout Fishing Alaska’s Quartz Lake2019-10-31T08:54:23-07:00
23 05, 2019

West Virginia Stuffed with Trout for the Holiday

2019-10-31T08:54:23-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer Trout season is about to screech to a halt in West Virginia. On the heels of five months of aggressive trout stocking the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is about to take their foot off the gas as lakes, rivers and streams begin to warm. Fortunately, there's still time to cash [...]

West Virginia Stuffed with Trout for the Holiday2019-10-31T08:54:23-07:00
20 05, 2019

Montana’s Beavertail Pond Packed with Trout

2019-10-31T08:54:22-07:00

By: Jon Montresor It’s no secret that many of Western Montana’s famous rivers and creeks are running high right now due to extreme snowmelt. Staying in Missoula over the weekend we had no choice but to focus our trout fishing efforts on stillwater systems instead. Roughly a half hour from Missoula we spent Sunday fishing [...]

Montana’s Beavertail Pond Packed with Trout2019-10-31T08:54:22-07:00
7 05, 2019

Last Chance for Pitt Trout

2019-10-31T08:54:22-07:00

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 Trout2019-10-31T08:54:22-07:00
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