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20 02, 2018

Steelies & Browns On Tap in Southeast Wisconsin


By: Kyle Deavers In Southeast Wisconsin this has been one of the better ice fishing seasons we’ve had catching brown trout in many years. Recently some steelhead have started to show too. With this week’s heavy rainfall more fresh steelhead are likely to arrive. We haven’t caught as many steelhead this winter as we are [...]

Steelies & Browns On Tap in Southeast Wisconsin2018-04-18T18:56:27-07:00
19 02, 2018

Learn A Quick & Easy Steelhead Cure


By: Bob Kratzer The new age of egg curing has become more complicated. There are more steps and more ingredients. Meanwhile, if you ask an old time steelheader they would tell you to “just use borax cured eggs.” When I’m short on time and need to cure quality eggs I do something similar. Rather than [...]

Learn A Quick & Easy Steelhead Cure2018-04-18T18:56:27-07:00
18 02, 2018

Learn to Fire Brine Shrimp For Ice Fishing


By: Dustin Slinker We are well into ice fishing season in North America and I continue to load up on bait. When packing my gear before setting out on an adventure to target multiple species I make a trip to the grocery store and pick up uncooked shell on tail on shrimp from the seafood [...]

Learn to Fire Brine Shrimp For Ice Fishing2018-04-18T18:56:28-07:00
8 02, 2018

Fire Balls West Coast Test: Big Dave Manners Chimes In


By: Dave Manners I love using new stuff. Pautzke sent me the new Fire Balls in the fall and I was blown away with how good they looked, but needed to make sure the salmon and steelhead liked them, too. I was tipping my jigs with them while salmon fishing and catching fish. I was [...]

Fire Balls West Coast Test: Big Dave Manners Chimes In2018-04-18T18:56:32-07:00
7 02, 2018

Chetco Steelhead Slow: Waiting for Rain


By: Alan Borges It’s been a weird year on the Chetco River. Steelhead fishing has been up and down. What I mean by that is fishing has been good and bad. In December we didn’t get much rain and there were very few fish around. January was wet. Now that February is here we are [...]

Chetco Steelhead Slow: Waiting for Rain2018-04-18T18:56:32-07:00
6 02, 2018

7 Tips To Catch High Water Steelhead


By: Mike Ainsworth It’s steelhead season in the Pacific Northwest and that means rain, rain and more rain. This blog will detail tips to catch more steelhead in the PNW this winter. You’ll notice a theme. Whether using jigs, shrimp, yarn or eggs these tips revolve around scent. Soak Yarn/Rags Typical for this time year [...]

7 Tips To Catch High Water Steelhead2018-04-18T18:56:33-07:00
5 02, 2018

Learn How to Wrap Plugs For Steelhead Fishing


By: Jeff Goodwin For diehard steelhead anglers there’s nothing like the violent takedowns that occur when pulling plugs. It’s a peaceful technique that allows anglers to relax while anticipating that savage strike. It’s a technique many endure extreme conditions for just to experience the excitement and chaos that follows a rod tip surging towards the water [...]

Learn How to Wrap Plugs For Steelhead Fishing2018-04-18T18:56:34-07:00
4 02, 2018

Learn A Simple Egg Cure for High Water Fishing


By: Todd Daniels This season we are experiencing higher than average water flows which has given us off colored water. To be successful catching steelhead we must adapt to those conditions. By adapting we are going to go bigger, bolder and brighter. What I mean by that is I’m adding more ingredients on the hook [...]

Learn A Simple Egg Cure for High Water Fishing2018-04-18T18:56:34-07:00
1 02, 2018

Learn to Tie Fire Balls Into Perfect Spawn Sacks


By: Kyle McClelland When it comes to winter steelhead fishing I believe color is the single largest determining factor in catching fish. It’s no coincidence that when we put on a fresh spawn bag that has vibrant color we often get bit right away. This is also why bead fishermen are successful. This is also [...]

Learn to Tie Fire Balls Into Perfect Spawn Sacks2018-04-18T18:56:35-07:00
31 01, 2018

Clearwater River Steelhead Better Than Expected


By: Toby Wyatt Steelhead fishing is unexpectedly better than we expected it to be. Prior to the season the Idaho Department of Fish & Game thought we were going to have a dismal return on the Clearwater River. However, there’s far more fish showing up than we expected. It’s been a good year for us. [...]

Clearwater River Steelhead Better Than Expected2018-04-18T18:56:35-07:00
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