Monthly Archives: August 2018

Western Pennsylvania Catfish Feeding Aggressively Now

By: James Swearingen Now that our Ohio River basin catfish have spawned they are aggressively feeding to prepare for winter. These fish are naturally hungry in late summer and fall and tend to feed for the next few months before their metabolism slows down as the water cools. Now and during the spring is my [...]

Western Pennsylvania Catfish Feeding Aggressively Now2018-08-31T07:24:54+00:00

Cumberland River Trout On Epic Summer Bite

By: Johnny Rush After a few slower seasons trout fishing has picked up this year on the Cumberland River and the good news is that this pattern should remain until the leaves start to fall. I think the trout have been around the last few years, but high and off-color water has made it tough [...]

Cumberland River Trout On Epic Summer Bite2018-08-29T16:50:44+00:00

Stampede Kicking Out Big California Kokanee

By: Chris Shaffer Stampede Reservoir is one of California’s most consistent kokanee fisheries every year. On the other hand, it hasn’t had large kokanee for three years. Fortunately, this year the kokanee are larger than they’ve been in previous years. It’s just a cycle and this summer has been on the upswing. Fishing has been [...]

Stampede Kicking Out Big California Kokanee2018-08-28T18:50:27+00:00

Kentucky’s Hatchery Creek Loaded with Holiday Trout

By: Chris Shaffer Finding quality trout fishing in Kentucky during the heat of summer can be a chore. Meanwhile, for anglers looking to catch trout without having a boat Hatchery Creek remains a viable option. A short walk from the parking area, Hatchery Creek is the ideal place to take kids fishing and perfect for [...]

Kentucky’s Hatchery Creek Loaded with Holiday Trout2018-08-27T14:52:48+00:00

Michigan Showing Off Excellent Salmon Bite

By: Kyle McClelland It’s been a great year for salmon on Lake Michigan. We’ve had good numbers and the size of the fish is the best I’ve seen in more than decade. All ports across the lake have been fishing excellent at times throughout spring and summer. The remainder of August should provide excellent fishing [...]

Michigan Showing Off Excellent Salmon Bite2018-08-21T14:37:42+00:00

Learn About Top Baits For August Great Lakes Salmon

By: Kyle McClelland When we first started trolling for salmon in the big lake in May, June and July we ran mostly spoons and flasher flies. However, as the mature kings start to stage in front of their home rivers it’s time to switch to a more aggressive presentation of meat rigs, plugs and big [...]

Learn About Top Baits For August Great Lakes Salmon2018-08-19T16:03:42+00:00

Salmon Bite Steady Out of Eureka

By: Gary Blasi It’s been a good year for salmon fishing on the Pacific Ocean in the KMZ (Klamath Management Zone). There haven’t been a lot of large, model salmon around, but we’ve caught large numbers of them. We’ve had constant action on undersize salmon, which means our future seasons should be excellent. This has [...]

Salmon Bite Steady Out of Eureka2018-08-15T20:16:33+00:00

Feather River Salmon: Already Better Than Expected

By: Chris Shaffer We had planned to film Pautzke Outdoors this week in Southern California’s Kern River Drainage until guide Scott Feist of Feisty Fish Guide Service called me Sunday night when I was in New Jersey and asked me to reroute to Northern California. After a meager and uneventful forecast, this year’s annually salmon [...]

Feather River Salmon: Already Better Than Expected2018-08-08T17:50:00+00:00

Rogue Bay Kicking Out Big Salmon & Big Numbers

By: Troy Whitaker We never know what to believe, but the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is predicting that we were going to have the run of all runs on the Rogue. They say it’s going to be a spectacular year. Meanwhile, from what I’ve seen in July it is going to be a [...]

Rogue Bay Kicking Out Big Salmon & Big Numbers2018-08-07T18:39:08+00:00

Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat

By: Chris Shaffer We had three strikes against us upon arrival to Santee Cooper lakes to target catfish in the heat of summer. The woman who ran the lakeside tackle shop giggled when she told me we were here during the toughest time of year to catch catfish. Strike two: we were on a boat [...]

Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat2018-08-06T15:34:54+00:00

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