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Alaska Ice Fishing Update

By: Dustin Slinker Early ice season in South Central Alaska was tougher than normal due to erratic weather patterns. However, as winter winds down conditions are improving and we are now on solid ice. With more than 20 inches of good ice on the majority of the lakes we’ve been on the fishing opportunities are [...]

Learn to Brine Cut Bait: Catch More Trout

By: Jeff Goodwin Anchovies are one of the most overlooked baits when it comes to catching rainbows, browns, and King salmon in lakes and reservoirs. When properly prepared whole or filleted anchovies catch fish. Anchovies are rich with fish attracting oils and leave an awesome scent trail in the water when trolled and attached as [...]

Steelies & Browns On Tap in Southeast Wisconsin

By: Kyle Deavers In Southeast Wisconsin this has been one of the better ice fishing seasons we’ve had catching brown trout in many years. Recently some steelhead have started to show too. With this week’s heavy rainfall more fresh steelhead are likely to arrive. We haven’t caught as many steelhead this winter as we are [...]

Learn to Fire Brine Shrimp For Ice Fishing

By: Dustin Slinker We are well into ice fishing season in North America and I continue to load up on bait. When packing my gear before setting out on an adventure to target multiple species I make a trip to the grocery store and pick up uncooked shell on tail on shrimp from the seafood [...]

Big Milwaukee Browns Showing Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer I was prepared to wait. Wait for hours. That’s hours standing on 12 inches of ice and in single digit temperatures while watching our 12 Automatic Fisherman’s waiting for one to spring up. It was almost 6:50 am and the sun hadn’t beamed against the Milwaukee skyline yet. Meanwhile, five minutes passed [...]

Learn to Tie Fire Balls Into Perfect Spawn Sacks

By: Kyle McClelland When it comes to winter steelhead fishing I believe color is the single largest determining factor in catching fish. It’s no coincidence that when we put on a fresh spawn bag that has vibrant color we often get bit right away. This is also why bead fishermen are successful. This is also [...]

Browns Showing For Wisconsin Ice Anglers

By: Kyle Deavers Despite low numbers of stocking brown trout by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in recent years we’ve had a surprisingly good first half of our ice fishing season. In fact, I’m shocked with the number of brown trout and large browns we’ve caught already this season. We’re averaging one brown bigger [...]

Winter Bite for PA Golden Rainbows

By: Dustin Slinker I live in Alaska and spend my time targeting salmon and rainbow trout. However, when you browse fishing pages on social media it’s hard not to pay attention to the golden rainbows that are caught in Pennsylvania. These fish have always hung in the back of my mind. I knew one day [...]

PA’s Bald Eagle Creek Fishing Well Now

By: Chris Shaffer Being this late in the Pennsylvania trout season we didn’t expect to catch many golden rainbows while filming Pautzke Outdoors in Central PA Monday. Meanwhile, within minutes of arriving at Bald Eagle Creek we noticed two golden rainbows swimming in the 30-yard long run we began filming at. Two casts later the [...]

Arkansas River Trout On the Fall Feed

By: Dustin Slinker Fall in Southern Colorado spells opportunity to catch lots of trout in prime waters. After spending several days on the Arkansas River in Pueblo, lower flows mixed with dirty water did not make for the best fishing conditions. That didn’t stop us from catching some beautiful trout while filming Pautzke Outdoors here. [...]