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 [...]
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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 [...]
By: Kyle Deavers Most people know for the last several years I’ve been mixing BorX O Fire and Fire Cure to achieve the perfect egg for floating fishing for salmon. I still use that cure daily. However, toward the end of last season I started to use BorX O Fire and Fire Dye on my [...]
By: Jason Thatcher Not every curing method is the right one for every fishing application. This holds especially true when pursuing king salmon in-river. Is a hover-fishing bait or tidewater bobber bait ideal for side drifting and boondogging or vice versa? No, not really. To maximize bait’s effectiveness successful anglers tailor their bait to a [...]
By: Ted Kessler The salmon run started slow on the Niagara River, but it’s at par right now. We are seeing the same success we had last season, which is good. The last week or so has been really good. We are hooking roughly six to eight salmon per trip. Some days it’s even better. [...]
By: Bojan “Bojangles” Zivkovic On the heels of an excellent big lake season our GTA rivers are plugged with salmon. Most Lake Ontario tributaries (east and west of Toronto) still have an abundance of salmon. I’m expecting the run to last at least a few more weeks. Meanwhile, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron and Lake Superior [...]