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Tips to Prepare Good Bait For Buoy 10

By: Kyle Buschelman Buoy 10 is in full swing and the kings are here. We are catching fish daily. On the other hand, consistently producing limits once or two a day (for a guide) everyday can be tough. One sure way to increase your odds is to have good bait. I’ve compiled a few tips [...]

Brined Bait The Key For Lake Ontario Salmon

By: Kevin Davis Every year we catch salmon on flies and spoons in Lake Ontario. Some years we get them on bait, too. For the last few seasons the bait bite has fair to good. However, all the sudden this summer the bite bait is on fire. Bait has been out fishing other methods 5-1. [...]

Toronto Salmon Bite Impressing Ontario Trollers

By: Bojan Zivkovic Salmon season has been productive on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Trollers chasing Chinook, coho and steelhead in the depths been hooking good numbers of fish, and those big Chinook are averaging more than 20 pounds. I’ve noticed a healthy population of baitfish. This is a good sign of a healthy [...]

The Best Brined Baits for Buoy 10

By Connor Taplin At Buoy 10 you are fishing rod tip to rod tip with others. There are 1,000 of rods in the water. You need to have the best bait for the salmon to pick you. Good bait consists of several things. I like good scale retention, which creates a good flash, good color [...]

Puget Sound Salmon Much Better This Summer

By: Mike Ainsworth At the start of the season in July we were targeting resident coho, but couldn’t keep the king salmon off our lines. For those of you that fished North Puget Sound last year, you know this wasn’t the case. There weren’t many kings around last year. Fortunately, this summer has been different. [...]

Wisconsin Salmon Fishing: Best in Many Years

By: Kyle Deavers This season has been a welcome sight to salmon anglers in Wisconsin. For the first time in many years we are catching large numbers of Chinook and they are much bigger than we’ve been seeing in previous years. This is the best bite we’ve had since 2010 and provides hope that our [...]

Alaska’s Susitna Drainage Now Open to Bait

By: Andy Couch Mark the date — the Susitna River drainage north of Anchorage, Alaska opens to bait and scent fishing on Friday July 14, 2017.  Because of low king salmon numbers the entire Susitna River drainage was closed to king salmon fishing on July 3, and bait fishing had been restricted in the Deshka [...]

Learn to Fish Sand Shrimp & Eggs For Oregon Springers

By: Steven Theel Springers are known for being much more finicky than their fall counterparts and our Upper Rogue fish are no exception. This can be especially true when the water is high and cold like it has been this season. In these conditions I rely heavily on eggs to produce bites. Adding sand shrimp [...]

Upper Rogue Springers Showing Late

By: Steven Theel This hasn’t been a normal year for springer fishing in Southern Oregon. Historically, our springer run peaks in late May when hatchery fish return to the Upper Rogue River. Meanwhile, extremely high and cold water has delayed migration upstream. Our run is late and more fish are coming. It should last through [...]

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 [...]