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The Perfect Cure For Alaska’s Ship Creek

By: Dustin Slinker Curing eggs can be fun and easy. Below is how we cure our eggs when targeting king salmon on Ship Creek in Anchorage, Alaska. When fishing Ship Creek for king salmon I like my eggs to be a bright red. Meanwhile, when fishing pressure is extremely high I’ll cure some eggs in [...]

Learn Big Dave’s 80/20 Recipe: For Blue Herring

By: Dave Manners Springer fishing has improved drastically on the Oregon Coast since our last blog a few weeks ago. The water has warmed up and the fish are biting better. The good news is there’s fish around and fish are being caught daily. The guys that are fishing daily are generally picking up some [...]

Use Brined Shrimp For Drano/Wind River Springers

By: Toby Wyatt Although upriver stocks of spring salmon (those headed to Eastern Washington and Idaho) are struggling, Drano and the Wind River still have good runs of springers. Because of these two fisheries a lot of us fishing guides were able to salvage a season. These are two places that are thriving now and [...]

Sacramento River Still Loaded with Stripers

By: Scott Feist Most years the striper season on the Sacramento River has just about ended. Fortunately, that’s not the case this year. High water has enabled fishing to remain strong and the good news is there’s new batches of stripers still arriving, which means action won’t taper off anytime soon. It’s been a great [...]

Pecos River Loaded with Trout for the Holiday Weekend

By: Chris Shaffer The Pecos River is one of the most heavily fished rivers in Northern New Mexico. Located a short distance from Santa Fe and Albuquerque anyone who trout fishes comes here. Fortunately, the stocking truck arrives frequently. If the New Mexico Game & Fish didn’t stock it as aggressively as they do it’s [...]

Recent Uptick in Cowlitz Springers

By: Bob Kratzer Springer fishing on the Cowlitz River has been decent. It hasn’t been horrible and hasn’t been great. There’s fish here and we’ve had an uptick in recent days, but we are dealing with high and cold water and that’s made catching them more challenging. It’s been a long time since conditions were [...]

Anchorage’s Ship Creek Has Salmon Now

By: Dustin Slinker May is a special time in Anchorage. It’s when king salmon begin the trek back to their spawning grounds and when anglers line the banks of Ship Creek. This season is already starting off on a good note. Our first fish was caught May 15 and we’ve already had more fish earlier [...]

Learn to Fire Dye Live Shiners For California Stripers

By: Scott Feist It’s hard to reinvent the wheel when it comes to live bait fishing, but Pautzke Fire Dye has done it. When you thought things couldn’t get better with live bait they do. Not only do stripers love golden shiners, but also we’ve found out this season that there’s no comparison to dyed [...]

Lower Rogue Anglers Grinding Out Springers

By: Troy Whitaker The good news is people are catching springers on the Lower Rogue. However, it’s been a fair run. I’d call it average. It hasn’t been the worst I’ve ever seen and there haven’t been fish swimming everywhere either. Most of the people I’ve talked to are catching fish, but it’s been a [...]

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water

By: Chris Shaffer Wes Jordan was adamant. He wanted all the rods out of the holders and resting on the deck. No rod tips were to be exposed, he said. At the time we were fishing in the Staunton River Channel on the upper end of Kerr Lake and surrounded by open space. The catfish [...]