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Monthly Archives: August 2013


An Easy Cure For Great Lakes Salmon

By Kyle McClelland | 08/28/2013 I’m excited for the river king salmon season to come. And, while I like to throw cranks my best producer for kings is using big pieces of skein. The curing process I use is a simple, basic cure. I don’t do anything fancy. It’s great for guys just getting into [...]

Pure Michigan Cure: Learn To Cure Eggs Michigan Style

By Kyle Buck | 08/27/2013 The last few seasons I have spent a ton of time playing around with different cures. Personally, I only use Pautzke cures now and have came up with a mix that I feel is a great day in, day out producer when fishing for kings in Western Michigan tributaries. When [...]

How Syracuse Orange Fans Cure Eggs

By Andy Bliss | 08/26/2013 How We Cure Eggs For Lake Ontario Tribs I spend my fall fishing Lake Ontario tributaries for salmon and I like my eggs to be on the tough side when I fish places like the Oswego River, which has heavy current. However, if I was fishing places with less current, [...]

No Roe? No Problem! Enter Balls O Fire Roe

By Casey Kelley | 08/22/2013 Our family has been curing eggs for more than 80 years. Since Pautzke was created in 1934 we’ve sold more than 90 million jars of cured, single salmon eggs and helped establish trout fishing as a pastime in the Americas. Recently, we figured it was time to share another secret [...]

Rolling Shad For Big Trout

By Danny Layne | 08/21/2013 I’ve been rolling shad since New Melones Reservoir was filled in 1981. Back then, the easiest way to catch big trout was rolling shad in the summer and fall. Since then, and to this day, when Melones and Don Pedro are super healthy you can see the bass and the [...]

Using Fire Brine on Cut Bait

By Kevin Davis | 08/20/2013 For the last 20 years I’ve been trolling flies, spoons and baits on Lake Ontario for kings, steelhead and salmon. For 20 years I’ve been coming up with my own brine by mixing salt and water. And, for 20 years I though I had it down good. Meanwhile, after 20 [...]

No Roe? No Problem!

By Ben See | 08/19/2013 Anglers in Steelhead Alley eagerly await the start of the 2013-2014 chrome run. This usually occurs mid September depending on stream flows and Lake Erie water temps. Many anglers will kick off their season by using roe harvested from spring steelhead or even older 2012 fall salmon from New York, [...]

Woodson Bridge Area Filling Up With Salmon

By Fred Thomason | 08/16/2013 Since the Sacramento River opened in mid July it’s been extremely good. We are seeing lots of fish and although you might have to work hard to catch limits the salmon are much larger than they’ve been for many years. The fish are averaging in the mid twenties to the [...]

Sacramento River Plug Bite Hitting Stride

By Scott Feist | 08/06/2013 The Sacramento River has been open for nearly three weeks and things are coming alive. The salmon fishing isn’t in full swing, but it’s pretty close. Everyday I’m seeing larger and larger pushes of fresh, chrome, bright kings up the Sacramento River. The roe and lure bite has been exceptional. [...]

Washington’s American Lake Kokanee On The Bite

By Duane Inglin | 08/15/2013 This time of year everybody is thinking Puget Sound salmon. We have early fall salmon entering our rivers already, we have summer steelhead in as well and some guys are still doing a lot of trout fishing. Meanwhile, a productive fishery that is somewhat overlooked is American Lake’s kokanee. There’s [...]