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Seward Highway Rainbows Showing Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer After frigid temperatures blanketed the greater Anchorage area and Kenai Peninsula a week ago more mild conditions have settled in. In fact, this week the region has seen bumps of heat greater than freezing. It’s been a welcomed site for many ice anglers. Given the favorable conditions we ventured out on the [...]

Pennsylvania Perch Grabbing Live Minnows

By: Joey Usher Western Pennsylvania isn’t known nationally for large perch. However, we do have a few lakes that harbor slab-size perch. The perch are active all year, and with trout stocking few-and-far between right now we’ve been spending time targeting them. To be honest since I’ve been playing with Fire Dye minnows so much [...]

Northern Montana Trout Showing Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer While much of the country is struggling to keep safe ice, most of Montana isn’t having that problem. In fact, in the northern part of the state it’s been a fantastic ice-fishing year, which we couldn’t say last season. The last holes we drilled extended nearly two feet. Anglers have welcomed it. [...]

Montana’s Georgetown Lake Kicking Out Nice Bows

By: Chris Shaffer To say it was cold at Montana’s Georgetown Lake would be an understatement. When we arrived on a few feet of ice mid-morning the temperature rang in at -18. As cold as it was there was no wind. It wasn’t that bad, particularly considering we had no shanty and no portable heat. [...]

Oregon’s North Coast Steelhead Rivers To Fish This Week

By: Pat Abel Steelhead fishing has been challenging this year in the greater Tillamook area. Unfortunately, we’ve had to deal with snow, freezing cold, east winds and flooding. To be honest, I haven’t been on the water much because conditions haven’t allowed. We’ve had clients daily, but had to cancel trips due to harsh conditions. [...]

Learn to Make The Ultimate Great Lakes Spawn Bags

By: Kyle McClelland It’s winter in the Great lakes, which means good steelhead fishing can be found in most of our tributaries. We’ve been blessed with mild weather the last few winters, which presents great fishing opportunities. While many anglers use an array of baits, BorX O Fire cured steelhead spawn sacks proves to be [...]

A Quick Cure For Steelhead

By Andy Martin Typically, when I cure eggs for steelhead fishing, I use a combination of borax, sugar and salt. Once the concoction is added to the roe, the curing process takes three days to complete. I call the results "steelhead candy." But, as a full-time guide who relies on quality roe to connect customers [...]

Southern Ontario Steelhead Iced Into Winter Pattern

By: Bojan Zivkovic Our fall steelhead season flew by quickly in Southwestern Ontario. A reflection of low water conditions, many rivers saw poor returns. Low water has affected our winter steelhead, too. When we have high water our rivers normally fish in mid winter. Meanwhile, with the low water we have now many of our [...]

Chrome Showing in NY’s Salmon River

By: Troy Creasy We struggled in November to catch steelhead on New York’s Salmon River, but things have turned the corner in recent weeks. After a frustrating November fishing is much better now. Keep in mind, our salmon were late and I think our steelhead were just late, too. I don’t think it’s a banner [...]

Chattooga River Stuffed with Rainbow Trout

By: Chris Shaffer Extreme drought has hit the Southeast this fall and while some precipitation has fallen between Thanksgiving and now streams and rivers remain much lower than historical averages. Meanwhile, that hasn’t affected trout fishing along the South Carolina and Georgia border. In fact, it could be better than normal as trout are corralled [...]