Monthly Archives: July 2018

Anglers Running Herring For Great Lakes Salmon

By: Kyle Deavers Let’s be honest, five to eight years ago few anglers were running herring strips in the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, the last few years anglers have been running bait daily. A lot of tournament anglers run this meat to catch larger fish. And, the charters fleets and recreational boaters have followed suit. Running [...]

Anglers Running Herring For Great Lakes Salmon2018-07-30T13:55:21+00:00

Try This Bait: Catch More Catfish

By: James Swearingen Chicken and beef liver are soft catfish baits. Almost every time you cast them they tend to fall off the hook. There’s no way to avoid this. Unfortunately, livers are soft, but catfish love them. Livers are two of the best channel catfish baits around. Everyone uses them. Meanwhile, so many times [...]

Try This Bait: Catch More Catfish2018-07-30T12:47:31+00:00

Learn To Make The Perfect Bait For West Coast Salmon

By: Gary Blasi When targeting West Coast ocean, bay or estuary salmon brining them is mandatory. Without brining your bait it will fall apart. Brining is important because in order to properly troll the bait it must be kept firm. Bait in general is soft by nature. If you don’t firm the bait up (anchovies, [...]

Learn To Make The Perfect Bait For West Coast Salmon2018-07-27T08:47:20+00:00

Santee Cooper Crappie Still Showing

By: TC Lloyd Most anglers don’t fish for crappie in the summer on Santee Cooper. In fact, in several days of fishing this week we didn’t see another angler targeting crappie. Plenty of catfish and bream anglers were battling the heat and dodging thunderstorms, but the crappie anglers stopped at us. Fortunately, we caught lots [...]

Santee Cooper Crappie Still Showing2018-07-27T07:59:24+00:00

Impressive Kokanee Bite at Bullards Bar

By: Troy Barr For many years Bullards Bar had some of the smallest kokanee in California. This was because of the large, naturally spawning population. There were too many kokanee in the reservoir and they were competing for the same food source. Fortunately, the fishery has improved in recent years. Bullards is a place to [...]

Impressive Kokanee Bite at Bullards Bar2018-07-24T20:06:05+00:00

Alabama Pond Catfish Biting in Summer Heat

By: Chris Shaffer Humidity, heat, afternoon thunderstorms and longer days spell good catfishing across Alabama. While kids are still out of school the summertime is perfect for taking kids pond fishing. Alabama has more than 50,000 ponds, and a large number are loaded with catfish. This is the time of year those cats bite the [...]

Alabama Pond Catfish Biting in Summer Heat2018-07-24T12:29:44+00:00

Puget Sound Salmon: Showing in Big Numbers

By: Mike Ainsworth On the heels of several average years Puget Sound is having a phenomenal year of king and coho returns. There’s lots of fish around and a lot of opportunity. The resident coho have been larger than normal and there’s plenty of early ocean coho in the mix as well. We’ve also released [...]

Puget Sound Salmon: Showing in Big Numbers2018-07-23T19:10:49+00:00

Klamath River Estuary Fishing Well Now

By: Mick Thomas It’s been a long time since fishing was this good on the Klamath River. I’m surprised how good it is. The numbers of salmon we’ve seen in the last month on the Klamath Estuary exceed anything we’ve seen in the last 15 years, and it’s just starting. I don’t even remember catching [...]

Klamath River Estuary Fishing Well Now2018-07-17T10:44:18+00:00

California’s Burney Creek Loaded with Trout

By: Chris Shaffer Hat Creek, Upper Sacramento River, McCloud River, Pit River, Fall River and many other systems in the mountains above Redding get lots of publicity, and for a good reason. They are heavily stocked, well promoted by fly shops and frequently show up in fishing reports, on hashtags and Facebook posts. Meanwhile, there [...]

California’s Burney Creek Loaded with Trout2018-07-01T13:59:35+00:00

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