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 [...]
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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 [...]
By: Mike Ainsworth When our rivers were low and clear, and the fish had lockjaw a few weeks ago I had to adjust my techniques to get bites. This was during a time when salmon were being stubborn and weren’t reacting to traditional techniques and baits. To attempt to lure salmon into feeding I started [...]
By: James Swearingen Even though our Pennsylvania steelhead season is about a month behind we in the midst of the run right now. The last two weeks it has rained almost day and put a lot of water in the system. Steelhead are in every tributary and scattered from the lower end to the midway [...]
By: Chris Shaffer Trout stocking has resumed in Virginia. Meanwhile, foot traffic remains low on many planted creeks and rivers in the region as hunting remains in focus. Fortunately, that spells opportunity for anglers looking to tangle with trout this fall. We spent a week filming in the region and found excellent stream conditions at [...]
By: Andy Bliss In November in the Great Lakes there’s one common denominator when it comes to tributary fishing; and that’s millions of salmon eggs are available for trout to gorge on. This is something that occurs in every corner of the region. Salmon spawn and trout migrate into creeks and rivers to play Hungry [...]
By: Isaac Zettle Western New York is in the heart of another strong salmon return and fresh fish continue to migrate into these tributaries daily. We have also been seeing brown trout and steelhead for a few weeks now. Personally, I think the trout are early this fall. I just got back from another successful [...]
By: Ted Kessler Our salmon have changed their habits this year. Traditionally, we aim to cure an orangey-pinkish egg, but this year they want more of a darker red/pink color. It’s been kind of interesting as all the guides are experiencing this. We all know how important it is to have well-cured eggs, but this [...]