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2018 Springer Preview

By: Connor Taplin Following a poor early springer run last year I’m optimistic this season we are going to have a much better run. Last year we contended with poor water conditions, a slightly smaller run and colder than desirable temperatures. Fortunately, this year we are already seeing much better clarity, warmer water and early [...]

Learn to Make the Perfect Egg For Spring Chinook

By: Duane Inglin When fishing bait for steelhead I prefer dime size egg clusters. Meanwhile, when I get larger, more mature skeins I cure them for springers. Spring Chinook are finicky biters. These plump, juicy eggs that milk out well and emit a strong scent trail increase strikes. With springers combining multiple baits that springers [...]

Vancouver and Fraser Valley Fall Salmon Update

By Rodney Hsu Due to the abundance of salmon returning to the Lower Fraser River fall is the most exciting season for Vancouver and Fraser Valley anglers. Not only are there different river systems to choose from within an hour drive from your residence the chance of catching fish is high. Several main systems in the [...]

Downtown Sacramento Salmon Update

By: Troy Barr Salmon are in the Metro Sacramento area now and I’m expecting them to remain in the system through November. October and November and prime months in this area. These salmon are migrating through toward their spawning grounds, which could be on the Feather, American, Yuba and further up on the Sacramento River. [...]

Northwest Oregon Salmon Update

By: Dave Manners We are halfway through the season on the Northwest Oregon Coast. So far it has been good, but the fish were a bit late. The good news is fresh fish are coming in daily. We are getting into the time of year where salmon start moving into the rivers when we get [...]

5 Tips for Perfect Fall Chinook Eggs

By Andy Martin Fall salmon seasons are about to hit their peaks in the coastal rivers from Washington to Northern California, and that means back-bouncing roe or floating a gob of salmon eggs below a bobber will be the go-to methods for many anglers to catch big kings. Feeling a big salmon crunch a cluster [...]

Western NY Streams: Salmon Update

By: Isaac Zettle Salmon have been running in the creeks of Western New York for a while now and after spending a week fishing here it’s clear that salmon fishing is way better than it has been for several years. This week we saw and caught more fish, larger fish and salmon that were in [...]

Learn to Cure the Perfect Coastal Salmon Egg

By: Kyle Buschelman In the fall when coastal Chinook are available my success is a reflection of how good my bait is. Quality eggs and arming myself with multiple cures filled with different bite stimulants is the main ingredient to success. Using Fire Cure as the base I have three-to-four different cures in my boat [...]

Curing Epic Eggs For Sacramento River Salmon

By: Jeff Goodwin There are many techniques that are used to catch Sacramento River salmon, but dragging, hovering and back bouncing roe through holding water is at the top of the list, especially in the upper reaches of the Sacramento River where salmon season should be good through October. These egg fishing techniques have standout [...]

New York Tributaries Have Salmon Now

By: Andy Bliss After Tropical Storm Nate hammered the region with heavy rain Monday all Lake Ontario tributaries are running high and have salmon. The salmon run on the Lake Ontario tributaries is in full swing. This year is going to go down as one of the best salmon seasons in New York in a [...]