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South Platte River: Bait Section Update

By: Chris Shaffer The weatherman isn’t normally correct. That’s why we opted to ignore reports of 60mph gusts and drove from Colorado Springs to the South Platte River upriver of Deckers to trout fish. Unfortunately, this time the forecast was correct. The weather was hideous when we stepped out of the car and attempted to [...]

South Platte River: Bait Section Update 2018-04-21T17:50:15+00:00

Last Chance for Wisconsin Steelhead

By: Kyle Deavers In March and April we’ve been plagued by low water along the Southeast Wisconsin shoreline. These conditions have made steelhead fishing tough. With gin clear, slow and low water the steelhead were weary through much of our spring. In fact, in March many steelhead were already on their spawning beds, which is [...]

Last Chance for Wisconsin Steelhead 2018-04-19T17:49:16+00:00

PA’s Canoe Creek Loaded with Trout

By: Jon Montresor Following opening weekend at Canoe Creek the PA Fish & Boat Commission did an in-season stocking of the Upper and Lower Sections of the Canoe Creek on Tuesday and fishing has been very good. Right now there’s mostly rainbows and browns in the creek and lots of them. Even after heavy pressure [...]

PA’s Canoe Creek Loaded with Trout 2018-04-19T15:02:07+00:00

Niagara River “Spring” Steelhead Update

By: Ted Kessler Even though our March was slower than normal due to Arctic like weather we are looking forward to good spring fishing as weather patterns stabilize and the river gradually warms. I’d say our steelhead run on the Niagara River this year has been average, which is good. Given the current conditions I [...]

Niagara River “Spring” Steelhead Update 2018-04-18T18:56:07+00:00

Ontario Steelhead Anglers Finding Surf Fishing Action

By: Bojan Zivkovic With the trout opener still a few weeks away I started off my late winter/early spring steelhead season by surf fishing and have found willing steelhead. Plunking Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay beaches and river mouths using big spawn sacs with fresh steelhead skein cured with Orange Fire Cure has been the hot [...]

Ontario Steelhead Anglers Finding Surf Fishing Action 2018-04-18T18:56:08+00:00

Buggs Island Producing Huge Crappie

By: Chris Bullock After a slower March, April has turned out to be a banner month for big crappie on Kerr Lake. The water warmed up and we are catching large crappie up to three pounds. For the last two weeks we’ve averaged 25-30 crappie caught over 10 inches a day. Our continued success will [...]

Buggs Island Producing Huge Crappie 2018-04-18T18:56:08+00:00

Salmon River Steelhead Poised for Great Spring Action

By: Troy Creasy It’s been a great year for steelhead on the Salmon River. Sure we had high water all winter, but steelhead trickled in on high water. The hatchery got its eggs in a few days. There’s a ton of steelhead around this year. This is the best run we’ve seen in five years [...]

Salmon River Steelhead Poised for Great Spring Action 2018-04-18T18:56:10+00:00

Tips to Catch More Golden Rainbows & Palominos This Spring

By: Chris Shaffer Whether called golden rainbows (Pennsylvania) or palominos (West Virginia) the number of anglers chasing these genetically altered trout just blasted through all time highs. Because they are rare compared to brook, brown and rainbow trout anglers get even more excited when it comes to catching them. On the other hand, as their [...]

Tips to Catch More Golden Rainbows & Palominos This Spring 2018-04-18T18:56:10+00:00

Pennsylvania Trout Season Opens Saturday

By: Chris Shaffer The general Pennsylvania trout season opens Saturday when thousands of anglers flood the state’s rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and lakes where millions of trout have been stocked. We’ve tabbed Andy Shiels, Director of the Bureau of Fisheries for PA to give us the scoop on what to expect for this year’s opener. [...]

Pennsylvania Trout Season Opens Saturday 2018-04-18T18:56:15+00:00

Kerr Lake Crappie Update

By: Chris Shaffer Prior to mid-week catching large sums of crappie on Kerr Lake wasn’t a chore. Meanwhile, in response to a week of instability Kerr Lake crappie are frustrating anglers. This pattern will likely persist until atmospheric stability returns, which hopefully happens soon. Currently crappie are scattered and have backed off recent migrations toward [...]

Kerr Lake Crappie Update 2018-04-18T18:56:15+00:00

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