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6 07, 2020

Learn How to Make the GTA’s Hottest Salmon Bait

2020-07-07T05:25:39-07:00

By: Mat Urbanski Lake Ontario salmon season is upon us in the GTA and fishing has been good. We’ve been fortunate to have a great spring and early summer bite. We’ve seen fish average the low to mid 20s, which are all healthy fish. In the fall those fish are going to be 30 pounds. [...]

Learn How to Make the GTA’s Hottest Salmon Bait2020-07-07T05:25:39-07:00
14 03, 2020

Farmington River Trout Bite on Fire

2020-05-08T12:22:19-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer In the decade we’ve been filming Pautzke Outdoors doing a show in Connecticut has never been on our list. Overshadowed by New York salmon and steelhead and Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s robust trout stocking programs we’ve passed on opportunities to fly to the Farmington River and target trout. Meanwhile, a conversation with [...]

Farmington River Trout Bite on Fire2020-05-08T12:22:19-07:00
12 03, 2020

Learn to Tie Epic Ontario Spawn Bags

2020-05-08T12:26:42-07:00

By: Bojan “Bojangles” Zivkovic Spring has just about sprung in Southwestern Ontario and we all know what that means: March Madness! March is the best time to catch aggressive steelhead before they settle on their spawning grounds. The weather is warming, the bite is improving and anglers are finding steelhead throughout GTA rivers and in [...]

Learn to Tie Epic Ontario Spawn Bags2020-05-08T12:26:42-07:00
20 02, 2020

Heavy Stocking Arriving on West Virginia’s Blackwater River

2020-05-08T12:26:49-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer It’s no secret that the Blackwater River is one of West Virginia’s most treasured trout fisheries. Located roughly an hour from Elkins this well-known river is inches from Davis and Blackwater Falls and receives heavy stocking to the beat of roughly 20,000 fish each year. Trout plants are well underway and more [...]

Heavy Stocking Arriving on West Virginia’s Blackwater River2020-05-08T12:26:49-07:00
19 02, 2020

Big Boy’s New Spawn Sac Cure

2020-05-08T12:26:57-07:00

By: Kyle Deavers It’s seems like every winter I tend to get the same questions from anglers. They always want to know how I’m curing my eggs. As often as I cure eggs I’m constantly changing what I do to get more bites. Competition is increasing each year and I have to make better eggs [...]

Big Boy’s New Spawn Sac Cure2020-05-08T12:26:57-07:00
13 02, 2020

Good Steelhead Bite On the Clearwater River

2020-05-08T12:27:05-07:00

By: Toby Wyatt Negative publicity has killed the crowds on the Clearwater River this year, but for the anglers that have come and fished with us the bite has been excellent. To start the season they closed the Clearwater because they didn’t think they were going to have a lot of fish. Fortunately, the river [...]

Good Steelhead Bite On the Clearwater River2020-05-08T12:27:05-07:00
12 02, 2020

Fenton Lake Sporting Good Ice Bite

2020-05-08T12:27:13-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer With the Eastern United States dealing with high water this week we rerouted to New Mexico and decided to make a flame run to Fenton Lake this morning to try our chance at ice fishing in the Land of Enchantment for the first time. Ironically, to this day when we talk about [...]

Fenton Lake Sporting Good Ice Bite2020-05-08T12:27:13-07:00
10 02, 2020

Hot Lake Trout Bite On the Niagara Bar

2020-05-08T12:27:22-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer For more than 15 years I’ve been hoping to fish the Niagara Bar. Meanwhile, the one-to-two times a year we’re able to fish the Lower Niagara River conditions haven’t been right. In fact, our local pros joke about how I bring the worst weather possible with me every time I fly in. [...]

Hot Lake Trout Bite On the Niagara Bar2020-05-08T12:27:22-07:00
6 02, 2020

West Virginia Ramping Up Trout Stocking

2020-05-08T12:27:28-07:00

By: Chris Shaffer While trout stocking beings in January in West Virginia it’s February that marks the start of larger trout plants. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has already been releasing trout into the state’s rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds and almost a million more are coming this year. We called Jim Hedrick, [...]

West Virginia Ramping Up Trout Stocking2020-05-08T12:27:28-07:00
5 02, 2020

New Mexico’s Eagle Nest Lake: Excellent for Ice Fishing

2020-05-08T12:27:42-07:00

By: Joe Vallejos It’s already been a good ice fishing season on Northern New Mexico’s Eagle Nest Lake and the good news is that ice should remain at least into mid March. It’s been two weeks since I was able to fish the lake, but the ice is still over a foot thick and the [...]

New Mexico’s Eagle Nest Lake: Excellent for Ice Fishing2020-05-08T12:27:42-07:00
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