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Live Fire Dye Minnows & Worms Catching Big Trout

By: Chris Shaffer While first creating Fire Dye to use on West Coast cut baits the evolution of it has stretched further than we could have imagined in the last year. To date, the hottest application is applying Blue and Chartreuse Fire Dye to live minnows and worms. After more than a year retooling the [...]

Northern Michigan Steelhead About To Bear Down in Winter Pattern

By: Kyle McClelland If there’s one theme that’s marked steelhead fishing in Northern Michigan this fall it’s been low water. We had low water from mid October through Mid November, but we still had decent numbers of fish. Fortunately, when the rains came in mid and late November fresh fish came in. So far, this [...]

South Carolina’s Chauga River Loaded with Trout

By: Chris Shaffer With as good as the Clemson Tigers have been this fall some South Carolina anglers have spent their weekends tailgating rather than fishing in the Upstate. Meanwhile, those who have ventured up into the Sumter National Forest are stumbling upon epic trout fishing. Several waters are fishing well. However, action on the [...]

Spring Creek Trout Finicky With Heavy Pressure

By: Tom Armstrong Following a Northern Ontario to Pennsylvania for a fishing/sports weekend this FireBlog has a different twist. I flew south late last week and teamed up with Chris Shaffer of Pautzke to catch golden rainbows and steelhead while also hitting a slough of sporting events (Penguins, WVU football & Penn State hockey). I’ve [...]

Steelhead Alley Creeks Producing Chromers

By: Tom Armstrong For nearly two decades I’ve fished steelhead on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, yesterday was my first time casting to steelhead in Pennsylvania’s Steelhead Alley on Lake Erie's south shore. I was with Chris Shaffer of Pautzke, on the fourth of a five-day sports/fishing expedition. After catching a college [...]

Pennsylvania Steelhead Following Traditional Fall Pattern

By: Joey Usher As with last season Pennsylvania steelhead anglers are being faced with low water again this fall. On a positive note, however, the sheer number of steelhead and their average size is on the rise. I’ve been up to target them several times this fall and have found success on steelies although the [...]

North Oregon Coast Still Seeing Fall Chinook

By: Big Dave Manners When I think about this fall’s salmon season on Oregon’s north coast two things come to mind: we had lots of rain and a big push of fish early and there’s still salmon coming in now. It’s been much different than last fall when rain didn’t arrive until much later in [...]

Learn To Cure Loose Single Eggs: To Be Tied in Egg Sacks

By: Joey Usher I’ve been getting flooded with questions recently on how to cure loose single eggs for Great Lakes trout and steelhead. These are eggs that we use in eggs sacks, exclusively, not those that we’re going to place on a hook. If I want to use an egg on the hook I’ll use [...]

Learn To Rig A Bobber & Eggs For Fall Salmon

By Terry J. Wiest Is there anything more effective than good cured roe for salmon? Not that I’m aware of. I love to twitch for coho, but if I could only use one technique for all salmon, float fishing with eggs knocks the socks off any other technique. Here’s what I do to rig up [...]

A How-To Guide: Curing Brown Trout Eggs

By: Andy Bliss This time of year obtaining brown trout eggs is common in the Great Lakes. When I get brown trout eggs I prefer loose, mature brown trout eggs, not skeined eggs like we fish for salmon in the fall. I prefer loose eggs because they are tougher eggs, less messy and easier to [...]