By: Eric Cagle A colder and wetter winter has altered our normal patterns on Lake Jordan. It’s kind of one of those years where some days we cant find the crappie. However, the fish that we are catching are huge. By huge I’m talking about catching four-to-six fish over two pounds per trip. We’re catching [...]
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By: Isaac Zettle Although we hear it may be coming this weekend, we haven’t had a winter in Penn’s Valley this year. We had one snowstorm where a foot fell and then it melted in a week, and another with only a few inches. For the most part we’ve had lots of rain. This year [...]
By: Tom Armstrong Cold temperatures and major snowfalls have winter in full force in Northwestern Ontario. As our lakes frozen early the region is covered in a layer of snow and ice. In fact, some anglers were drilling holes as early as November! Almost all area lakes are fishable through the ice. Many are even [...]
By: Chris Shaffer South Carolina isn’t recognized as one of the premier trout fishing destinations in the East. Meanwhile, tucked into the Upstate lies some of the best brook trout fishing in the country right now. You are reading this correct. A short drive from Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, the rivers and creeks of [...]
By: Chris Shaffer After the first two drifts Ted Kessler looked worried. His energy level fell from excited to perplexed. Following a month of world-class brown trout fishing, Kessler expected the Niagara River browns to bite on our first drift. They didn’t. Unfortunately, they didn’t on our second drift, either. “I’m not marking anything,” Kessler, [...]
By: Troy CreasyJust when we thought the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries we're going into a deep freeze the recent warm up and rain has opened the creeks back up. Rivers are now running at a higher than normal levels. In fact, it rained all day today and almost all the creeks are [...]
By: Bojan Zivkovic This year our salmon season was later than normal and staying with that theme our steelhead are late, too. In Ontario steelhead fishing just started to pick up in mid-to-late October. While anglers have been catching steelhead for more than a month only recently are we seeing stronger pushes of steelhead. All [...]
By: James Swearingen There’s two ways to fish eggs in the fall for trout and steelhead: in egg sacks and as skein. It’s good to be versatile and have booth. I always have both. In fact, each is used for a different setting. Normally, spawn sacks are ideal in shallower and faster water. Meanwhile, when [...]
By: Eric Cagle Fall fishing on the Alabama River can be the most productive time of the year for big crappie. It’s common to catch fish up to two pounds and even larger this time of year. In recent weeks the recipe for success has happened. Basically, water temperatures on the Alabama River and its [...]
By: Bob Kratzer Fall salmon season is in full swing. I cure a lot of eggs this time of year. This includes eggs for the rest of salmon season and the upcoming steelhead and springer seasons. Each season I continue to pursue the best way to cure quality eggs and do so in a timely [...]