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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Sacramento River Salmon Trickling in Daily

By: Mike Bogue It’s normal for the salmon bite on the Sacramento River to be on and off in August. The heart of summer typically doesn’t bring great fishing even though the river is open. Meanwhile, we are getting fish daily, but are having to work for them. This isn’t a reflection on how the [...]

Anglers Working Harder At Buoy 10 This Summer

By: Pat Abel They’ve predicted 940,000 Chinook down here at Buoy 10, but I’m not seeing it. Buoy 10 is tougher this year than it’s been, but I am getting fish daily and some dandies. On the other hand it hasn’t been easy like it’s been the past few years. I’ve had to work my [...]

Anchorage Salmon Fishing: Toughest in More Than A Decade

By: Chris Shaffer August normally brings epic silver fishing in South Central Alaska. We planned a trip months ago in hopes of filming several episodes of Pautzke Outdoors to showcase the state’s phenomenal late season silver salmon runs. However, salmon fishing within two hours of Anchorage is frustrating at best right now. Our guided trip [...]

New York Back on Track: Big Numbers of Big Salmon Showing

By: Andy Bliss During the spring and early summer the salmon on Lake Ontario can be anywhere. Normally, the majority are in the west/central part of the lake. However, as their biological clock starts ticking many head home to the Salmon River corridor. That time is now. Like clockwork the eastern end of Lake Ontario [...]

Michigan Salmon Bite Best In A Few Years

By: Kyle McClelland With salmon numbers on the decline in the Great Lakes the past couple years, this year has been a blessing for anglers fishing Lake Michigan. Some ports across the lake have seen the best fishing in years with a great mixed bag of salmon, steelhead and lake trout. Along with that, we’ve [...]

Astoria Offshore Salmon Bite Kicking Into High Gear

By: Mike Barksdale With Buoy 10 still slow to kick off and anglers having to work hard for bites in the Columbia River I’m running offshore and finding fair to good action daily. Action has been consistent offshore with a mixture of Chinook and mostly coho showing. The coho we are seeing are much larger [...]

The Guide’s Secret Bait to Catch Big Halibut

By: Rye Phillips My job is to catch clients once in a lifetime halibut. During the summer I’m based in Southeast Alaska and people come from all over the world to experience world-class halibut fishing here in Icy Strait near Gustavus, which is the nearest commercial airport. Our fishery, like those in the Northwest, BC [...]

Learn The Perfect Brine for Saltwater Salmon

By: Tim Bouchard For a decade I’ve been running charters to catch saltwater salmon. During that time I’ve always run herring paired with a hoochie. To be honest when the salmon are thick you can catch them on anything. However, when fishing gets tough brining baits and adding color can help catch rates skyrocket. On [...]

Seattle’s Puget Sound Sporting Epic Flounder & Sand Dab Bite

By: Chris Shaffer   In today’s society getting kids out on the water can be a chore. In many households fishing has been replaced by video games, constantly cell phone interaction and indoor activities. Meanwhile, for parents looking for a way to get kids hooked on fishing look no further than Puget Sound’s sand dab [...]

GTA Salmon Showing For Toronto Anglers

By: Chris Shaffer A north wind kept the GTA’s shoreline relatively calm over the weekend. However, soupy and choppy conditions on Lake Ontario remained a few miles offshore keeping smaller boats pinned to the shoreline. Fortunately, a number of staging Chinook were available along the skyline from Toronto to Oakville. We were in town to [...]