14 08, 2013

Central Cal’s Lake McClure Kokanee Bite Peaking


By Chris Shaffer | 08/14/2013 Even though I travel more than 250 days a year, I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life. Prior to my 10 year career at Pautzke Bait I spend endless hours on nearly every freshwater fishery in the Golden State, so when longtime friend and guide Danny Layne pleaded with [...]

Central Cal’s Lake McClure Kokanee Bite Peaking2018-04-18T19:07:38-07:00
13 08, 2013

Big Baits, Lots of Scent Key For Trophy Halibut


By Andy Martin | 08/13/2013 Big bait catches big fish. While the saying has become a catchphrase for nearly all types of fishing, it couldn’t be more true than when it comes to trophy halibut. Big halibut like big baits. The bigger, the better. And the more scent they give off, the more likely they [...]

Big Baits, Lots of Scent Key For Trophy Halibut2018-04-18T19:07:39-07:00
12 08, 2013

Cooler Temperatures Key To Kickstarting Klamath Salmon


By Alan Borges | 08/12/2013 Air temperature in Southern Oregon and the Upper Sacramento Valley is controlling the number of salmon that enter the Klamath River right now. We’ve been catching some salmon and steelhead for a few weeks, but I’m betting that the next few cool nights those areas get we’ll see a large [...]

Cooler Temperatures Key To Kickstarting Klamath Salmon2018-04-18T19:07:40-07:00
5 08, 2013

Making The Perfect Bait For Buoy 10


By Bill Swann | 08/05/2013 The Buoy 10 fishery is dominated by anglers trolling herring and other meat baits. I’d say at least 90 percent fish bait. While anglers employ an assortment of colored herring, I’m a firm believer than kings are attracted to the color purple. To fuel success I mix red Fire Brine [...]

Making The Perfect Bait For Buoy 102018-04-18T19:07:41-07:00
4 08, 2013

Buoy 10 Set For Blastoff!


By Bill Swann | 08/04/2013 Buoy 10 marks the start of the fall king season in the Northwest. People anticipate this annual event because they are able to catch fresh kings and bigger kings than normal. On a normal day there can be up to 5,000 boats out there. I’ve seen over 1,000 boats above [...]

Buoy 10 Set For Blastoff!2018-04-18T19:07:41-07:00
1 08, 2013

Early Michigan Kings Showing


By Kyle McClelland | 08/01/2013 Michigan has a lot of excellent summer fishing opportunities. However, river fishing for fresh Chinook is one of summer’s most overlooked fisheries. Although these fish are weather dependent, great fishing is available when conditions align. Recently, we've experienced great summer king fishing in some Northwest Michigan's lower peninsula. Roughly a [...]

Early Michigan Kings Showing2015-11-16T03:22:34-08:00
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