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North Carolina’s Davidson River Getting Heavy Trout Plants (And Pressure)

By: Chris Shaffer The Davidson River’s hatchery supported section is one of the most heavily fished two miles of river in Western North Carolina. A favorite of day users, campers, hikers and locals, this popular section of river that rests below the fly only water gets hammered by anglers. Depending on when you arrive fishing [...]

The Time is Now to Fish Western NC’s Shelton Laurel Creek

By: Chris Shaffer It’s the heart of trout season in Western North Carolina and while the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission works overtime to stock as many creeks, lakes and rivers as they can during the spring there’s only so many fish to go around. Even under heavy fishing pressure some spots, like Shelton Laurel [...]

West Virginia’s Shavers Fork Getting Trout Weekly

By: Chris Shaffer A group of five of us had worked our way from the bottom of the tiny town of Bemis up to the bridge and made hundreds of casts into countess holes on Shavers Fork only to catch three rainbows in roughly an hour. Sitting on a porch of a small waterfront cabin [...]

Statewide Pennsylvania Trout Opener Saturday

By: Chris Shaffer The statewide Pennsylvania trout opener takes place tomorrow and with excellent weather conditions expected anglers can expect large crowds and lots of action on multiple species of trout. We’ve dove in depth the past few days covering the greater Pittsburgh and Southwest PA regions and have called in a few favors with [...]

Southwest PA Trout Waters To Open Saturday

By: Joey Usher For the last two months the PA Fish and Boat Commission has been working overtime to stock a ton of our lakes, rivers and streams in the greater Southwest PA area. On Saturday I’m expecting large crowds for the opener. Lots of people are expected to be chasing the rainbows, browns and [...]

Pennsylvania Golden Rainbows Heavily Stocked for Saturday’s Opener

By: Chris Shaffer Golden rainbows have been stocked in Pennsylvania for almost 50 years. Meanwhile, in today’s social media happy world their popularity is skyrocketing. Photos of large golden rainbows go viral frequently. Anglers aggressively searched stocked waters for a chance at catching them. On the other hand, there’s also confusion around what they really [...]

West Virginia’s Potomac River Golden Rainbows on the Chew

By: Chris Shaffer We had no plans of fishing the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Meanwhile, paralleling the system on the way to the South Branch of the Potomac we couldn’t resist making a cast. On the other hand, even on a Wednesday fishing pressure was high. We struggled to [...]

Pittsburgh Area Lakes & Steams Open to Trout Fishing Saturday

By: James Swearingen Looking at the forecast for this weekend I’m expecting good conditions for the trout opener in the greater Pittsburgh area. They are calling for rain all day today, which is likely to raise stream levels and spread fish throughout the system. I’d say that’s a good thing. This will spread the fishing [...]

Southern Ontario Steelhead Confused by Wacky Weather

By: Josh Choronzey It is nearly the middle of April and the steelhead of the upper Great Lakes are likely just as confused as I am in terms of understanding Mother Nature’s current attitude. Two weeks ago we were enjoying double digit temps in t-shirts while the snow melted at unprecedented rates. Meanwhile days ago [...]

Oregon’s Lower Willamette Spring Chinook Biting Now!

By: Kyle Buschelman The Willamette River is expecting 70,000 spring Chinook to return for the 2016 season. This is a decent expected return and gives anglers hope for a solid fishery. From April to June it will be Springer Madness on the Willamette. Spring Chinook is the most prized salmon in the Pacific Northwest. In [...]