By: James Swearingen

This time of year most anglers think that because there’s colder water you want to use a smaller spawn sacks when steelhead fishing. I don’t subscribe to that. Instead I prefer larger bait and still catch plenty of fish. As with all fishing the key is experimenting.

Size Matters

When I tie egg sacks I tie several sizes. The smallest ones will be the size of a dime, the medium size is as big as a nickel and the largest is a quarter. When fishing I always start out with the biggest sacks. If I make a couple drifts with the largest sack