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Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Lower British Columbia Spring Trout Fishing Opportunities

By: Fishing with Rod Southwestern British Columbia is known to have the warmest winter in Canada, where daytime temperature stays above freezing most of the time between December and February. Although trout stockings do not resume until spring, lake fishing can in fact be productive throughout the year. If you don’t mind the cold and [...]

NY’s Salmon River Spring Steelhead Run Underway

By: Troy Creasy Our typical spring pattern has settled in on the Salmon River and as normal there’s a plenty of drop backs in the system. The hatchery is done with their egg take and those steelhead are dropping back out of the hatchery. There’s a ton of them up here and as they leave [...]

West Fork Greenbrier River Loaded with West Virginia Brook Trout

By: Chris Shaffer Having driven 20 minutes on a curvy, not so well traveled road and another 30 minutes on a dirt road through the hills of West Virginia we were surprised to see dozens of cars parked alongside the West Fork of the Greenbrier River. In fact, it was so crowded we struggled to [...]

Northwest Oregon Steelhead Still Showing Late in the Season

By: Dave Manners It’s been a great steelhead season in the greater Tillamook area but we had a ton of high water to content with this year. In fact, we had a lot of days where the river didn’t fish. From the first of the year till know we probably only fished 60 percent of [...]

Learn To Float Fish Steelhead Spawn For Great Lakes Spring Steelhead

By: Kyle McClelland As winter snow is replaced by spring rain and the sun shines longer anglers in the Great Lakes crave chasing chrome spring steelhead! Local tackle shops, guide services and chain and convenience stores thrive this time of year with anglers focused on favorable weather and steelhead. There are many productive ways to [...]

It’s Columbia River Springer Time!!!

By: Mike Ainsworth Like in years past they are predicting a decent number of springers in the Columbia River system. On the other hand, every year the experts predict a good return and then we end up disappointed, often due to poor water conditions, which can make fishing a challenge. Meanwhile, we are having a [...]

Learn To Super Charge Corn & Catch More Kokanee

By: Sam Baird The beginning of spring tends to mark the start of kokanee season in the Northwest and California. This is a time to organize and restock our lures and dodgers. Kokanee anglers are gear junkies. We have an unlimited combination of squid, flies, spoons, blades and spinners along with every shape of dodger [...]

West Virginia’s Elk River Stocked Weekly With Trout

By: Chris Shaffer The greater Elkins area is surrounded by some of the best trout streams in the eastern US. While there’s an endless amount of options when we return to West Virginia trout fishing the Elk River remains high on our list. Remote, pristine and heavily stocked, the Elk is a must fish for [...]

Straddle The US/Canadian Border for Niagara River Steelhead & Lake Trout

By: Chris Shaffer Frank Campbell’s rod was bent almost in half and I scurried to grab the video camera as line continued to peel off the reel. Floating down the middle of the Niagara River the way this fish was fighting and taking us into heavy, turbulent current I was sure this was going to [...]

Northern Ontario Brook Trout Grabbing Fire Dye Minnows & Worms

By: Tom Armstrong Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources stocks hundreds of lakes in Northern Ontario with brook trout, splake and rainbows. Brook trout are the most abundant. Meanwhile, fishing stocked brookies can be a hit or miss. No matter how good the lake or how large of a stocking it receives catching brooks is never [...]