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Monthly Archives: June 2013


Juicy Eggs Grabbing Salmon & Steelhead on Washington’s Sky

By Todd Daniels | 06/27/2013 I’ve been on the Skykomish for almost a month now and I’m happy to see building numbers of salmon and a fair number of summer steelhead. The river has begun to stabilize. We aren’t getting the high highs and low lows like we did after the snowmelt. The river levels [...]

Sacramento River Trout Still On Fire

By Chris Shaffer | 06/24/2013 It’s not too often one chooses to fly from Burbank (CA) to Sacramento and then drive two hours north to catch rainbow trout. Meanwhile, my buddy Mike Bogue had been taunting me with photos of big Sacramento River rainbows for two years now. The emails came monthly, with attachments, showcasing [...]

When Red & Pink Mix

By Todd Daniels | 06/03/2013 The summer salmon opener here in Northwest Washington passed on Saturday, which means river kings are back on the menu. Over the years I’ve tossed eggs, shrimp and many other baits at them. Meanwhile, one technique that’s stuck with me recently is a cocktail, in which I use shrimp and [...]

Learn To Get The Most Out Of Yarn Balls With Nectar

By Bret Stuart | 06/17/2013 We all use yarn balls and eggs for steelhead. Coming into my summer steelhead season it’s something I turn to daily. However, I’m not the only one employing this technique. Yarn balls are extremely common anywhere trout and steelhead are found. Meanwhile, there are certain altercations us guides use when [...]

Green Proving To Be The Ticket For Salmon

By John Albrich | 06/16/2013 Where I live in Lewiston, Idaho, is 465 miles from the ocean. Being so far from the saltwater, people don’t believe we have a herring bite this far upriver. Meanwhile, every springer hooked on my boat in the short window we had for our springer season was caught on green [...]

Ontario Lakers Grabbing Fire Brined Smelt

By Tom Armstrong | 06/14/2013 We've waiting a long time for spring to show in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, but it seems to finally arrived. While it’s not the first time Thunder Bay residents have had ice on lakes and snow in the woods on Victoria Day Weekend. Meanwhile, for the annual spring walleye opener it [...]

Gold Label…Green Label On Steroids

By Casey Kelley | 06/10/2013 I grew up fishing Balls O Fire salmon eggs. In fact, I’ve had so much contact with them that my hands have had red stains on them since I was in middle school. With a granddad that made Green Label salmon eggs famous, this should be of no surprise to [...]