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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Last Chance for Clearwater Springers

Springer fishing has been red hot on the Clearwater River for the past few weeks. A boat of anglers can catch their limit before noon. It’s been a long time since we had springer fish this good. It’s been at least eight to 10 years. In fact, 2001 was the last time I remember a [...]

Football Size Rainbows: New Mexico’s Mundo Lake

On vacation on Hawaii’s Big Island last week I overheard a few college guys talking about trout fishing at home in New Mexico. They were bragging about how many trout they caught on the new Silver Label salmon eggs on the Pecos River and had no idea I worked at Pautzke when I chimed in [...]

Fire Corn Tipped Pistol Pete’s – Catching Farmington Rainbows

We’d set aside a full day to film Pautzke Outdoors on New Mexico’s San Juan River. Meanwhile, after three hours we’d caught so many rainbow trout on Gold Label, Silver Label and Fire Corn, we got bored and decided to move on to the next fishery. Even after stopping for lunch and catching up on [...]

Rogue Springers off to Good Start!

The Rogue River in Southern Oregon is famous for its run of springers. In recent years returns have been low. However, 2015 is off to one of the fastest starts in recent history. Typically, our spring salmon don't start showing in the Upper Rogue until at least the first week of May. This year, meanwhile, [...]

New Mexico’s San Juan Serving Epic Trout Bite

Many of Northern New Mexico’s rivers weren’t in good shape this week. Heavy downpours added to spring runoff. Wind and lightening kept anglers at home early in the week, rather than on streams. Others were already high and muddy, making fishing impossible in many places. Meanwhile, the state’s most famous trout fishery dodged a bullet. [...]

James River Catfish Grabbing Catfish Nectar Soaked Baits

The James River is one of the most prolific blue catfish fisheries on the planet. There’s few other places you can go and expect to catch a fish greater than 40 pounds on a daily basis and have a strong chance at hooking one 40-70 pounds. The fishery is strong from Williamsburg to Richmond, but [...]

North Shore Lake Superior Steelhead Showing

Winter has finally loosened its grip on Northwestern Ontario and almost immediately our steelhead streams opened up bringing fresh steelhead in and marking the beginning of our spring steelhead season on Lake Superior’s north shore. The last few weeks have brought positive signs to several urban streams within Thunder Bay city limits. This area is [...]

Little Baits=Big Fish for Cowlitz Springers

While a lack of snowpack has spelled low water on the Cowlitz River this spring our spring Chinook fishery is in full swing. We’ve been doing well. Meanwhile, the low water has spelled clearer than normal water, which makes for tougher springer bites. We’ve been catching fish for almost a month and the bite will [...]

Trout Fish BC This Weekend: Sasquatch Provincial Park

There’s and endless amount of trout fishing opportunities available in Southern British Columbia this spring, but it might be a stretch to find a lake more productive than Hicks Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park. Roughly two hours from Vancouver, the lake was stocked last week with 1,500 catchable size rainbows by the Freshwater Fisheries Society [...]