By: Chris Shaffer The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has been busy this week. They’ve been driving thousands of miles to stock rainbow trout in the Peach State’s best trout streams, rivers and lakes to prepare for holiday crowds. In fact, more than 70,000 trout will be stocked before the holiday weekend begins. We’ve spent [...]
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By: Chris Shaffer As with all Southeast states South Carolina has been aggressively stocking mountain rivers and streams ahead of the holiday weekend. As expected, the Chauga River has remained a priority. The upper and lower sections of the river were stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout this week – and lots of them. [...]
By: Mike Ainsworth There’s no shortage of trout fishing opportunities to enjoy this Memorial Weekend in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife loaded our lakes with trout for the opener roughly a month ago and is busy restocking more of these waters this week. Most of our state’s waters are being restocked specifically [...]
By: Josh Choronzey If you are Canadian Great Lakes angler and packing away your spring steelhead gear, you might want to re-think your priorities. You can thank Mother Nature for an extended opportunity to connect with fresh steelhead in mid to late May this year on the upper Great Lakes. Northern Lake Huron and Superior [...]
By: Terry Wiest Fishing marshmallows for trout is nothing new. Forty some years ago they were the “in” thing. Back then many different manufacturers launched several flavors and colors. My favorites were always cheese or garlic. Meanwhile, since I like to experiment with different baits and techniques I found a different way to trout fish [...]
By: Chris Shaffer It took us longer to launch the boat on Lake Oroville than it did for us to catch our first salmon. Considering none of us had ever fished the reservoir for Chinook this should tell you the state of the fishery. Oroville’s inland Chinook program is off to a good start this [...]
By: Chris Shaffer While not carrying the same buzz it did last year the Northern California striper run is still going on. In fact, we caught a four-man limit and released another dozen fish while filming on the Feather River with Scott Feist of Feisty Fish Guide Service. Action was non-stop even though the run [...]
By: Chris Shaffer They told me an hour was enough. That was one hour to film an entire episode of Pautzke Outdoors on the Lower Musconetcong River in New Jersey. That included time to cover our gear, rigging, intros and catching dozens of trout. Our contacts were wrong. It only took 30 minutes. The trout [...]
By: Casey Kelley It’s been a busy week at Pautzke. In the last two days we’ve produced more than 175,000 jars of Green Label and Premium salmon eggs. This is on the heels of more than 300,000 jars of various Pautzke salmon eggs already produced in the last two months. We’re off to a great [...]
By: Eric Cagle It’s crappie time on the Alabama River and the bite is good. The Alabama River holds some of the biggest fish in the state by far. A two-pound crappie here is pretty normal. It’s not uncommon to catch a fish like that. The average fish is probably going to weigh a pound-and-a-quarter [...]