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Monthly Archives: April 2012


Washington’s Roses Lake Kicking Out Bows On The Eve of the Trout Opener

By Anton Jones | 04/27/2012 North Central Washington - As a guide, my bread and butter is deepwater trolling for lake trout on Lake Chelan.  For fun, however, and to entertain the grandkids and return to my roots as a bait fisherman for trout, I love to fish little Roses Lake in Manson, WA.  At [...]

Brown Trout Showing Early On Lake Michigan’s East Shore

By Mark Chmura | 04/13/2012 Manistee, MI - One of the things I enjoy about guiding Lake Michigan is that patterns are always changing. This year that’s an understatement. Being mid-April now, everyone is focusing on the time of year rather than what’s going on with our weather pattern. I’m not sure what’s happening everywhere [...]

Breaking News From The Bait Lab: Making Dual Colored Herring

By Duane Inglin | 04/06/2012 Every year there’s a lot of effort involved in creating innovative color/attractants. Honestly, sometimes I think these are more for the fishermen than the fish. Meanwhile, creativity and innovation brings exciting opportunities. Consider flashers. How many options are currently on the market? And, what about others that anglers have in [...]

Sacramento River Bows Chomping Natural Color Salmon Eggs

By Mike Bogue | 04/05/2012 Red Bluff - In Northern California there’s a lot of people excited about what’s to come. We are told this year’s salmon run should resemble what we were used to a decade ago. I’m excited, too. But I’m sure not overlooking the great rainbow trout fishing we are seeing right [...]

Muskegon River Steelies On A Different Schedule This Year

By Greg Knapp | 04/03/2012 Two weeks ago I saw the temperature gauge go as high as 89 degrees.  In mid-March in Western Michigan that is not supposed to happen. We are usually still dealing with the problem of frozen rod guides in the mornings rather than the dilemma of do I wear shorts or [...]