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Mike Ainsworth

21 02, 2019

Stagecoach Ice Fishing Super Good

2019-02-21T15:06:32-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth In town for a skication in the Rockies I took an opportunity to go ice fishing on Colorado’s Stagecoach Reservoir. Stagecoach is a popular and productive destination in the Steamboat Springs area and I’d heard that fishing was good this winter. After spending a few hours on the ice the trip didn’t [...]

Stagecoach Ice Fishing Super Good2019-02-21T15:06:32-07:00
6 11, 2018

Try This Bait: Catch More Trout, Salmon & Steelhead

2018-11-06T17:54:29-07:00

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 [...]

Try This Bait: Catch More Trout, Salmon & Steelhead2018-11-06T17:54:29-07:00
12 10, 2018

This Salmon Egg Cure Is Easy as 1, 2, 3

2018-10-12T14:25:35-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth It’s fall again and that means egg fishing and curing time. While there are many complex cures that do work here is a simple, yet effective way to cure eggs to target kings, coho or steelhead. Even though this cure is simple it catches fish and can be used by veteran and [...]

This Salmon Egg Cure Is Easy as 1, 2, 32018-10-12T14:25:35-07:00
13 09, 2018

Puget Sound Coho Providing Anglers Opportunity

2018-09-13T15:45:32-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth Chinook retention has expired for the year in Puget Sound. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of coho around for anglers to target. I’m expecting this fishery to persist through September and am basing this around the number of coho still holding in the straits. Due to the lack of rain we’ve had reports [...]

Puget Sound Coho Providing Anglers Opportunity2018-09-13T15:45:32-07:00
23 07, 2018

Puget Sound Salmon: Showing in Big Numbers

2018-07-23T19:10:49-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth On the heels of several average years Puget Sound is having a phenomenal year of king and coho returns. There’s lots of fish around and a lot of opportunity. The resident coho have been larger than normal and there’s plenty of early ocean coho in the mix as well. We’ve also released [...]

Puget Sound Salmon: Showing in Big Numbers2018-07-23T19:10:49-07:00
23 05, 2018

Washington Lakes Loaded with Trout for Holiday Weekend

2018-05-23T12:11:25-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth There’s no shortage of trout fishing opportunities to enjoy this Memorial Weekend in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife loaded our lakes with trout for the opener roughly a month ago and is busy restocking more of these waters this week. Most of our state’s waters are being restocked specifically [...]

Washington Lakes Loaded with Trout for Holiday Weekend2018-05-23T12:11:25-07:00
6 02, 2018

7 Tips To Catch High Water Steelhead

2018-04-18T18:56:33-07:00

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
16 01, 2018

Learn An Easy Egg Cure For Northwest Steelhead

2018-04-18T18:56:42-07:00

  By: Mike Ainsworth January is primetime for catching hatchery and some wild steelhead. When curing eggs to catch winter steelhead in the Pacific Northwest I recommend keeping your cure simple, except for making it sweet because we all know steelhead have a sweet tooth. This is going to be a short and sweet blog. I [...]

Learn An Easy Egg Cure For Northwest Steelhead2018-04-18T18:56:42-07:00
27 09, 2017

Puget Sound Coho Still Showing Well

2018-04-18T18:57:15-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth After two poor years the Puget Sound coho fishery has rebounded. We’ve seen an influx of numbers and larger than average coho this year and there’s still more than a month left in our fishery. We started to see coho in July and they’ve continued to trickle in ever since. I’m expecting [...]

Puget Sound Coho Still Showing Well2018-04-18T18:57:15-07:00
19 09, 2017

A Super Simple Egg Cure For Washington Salmon

2018-04-18T18:57:23-07:00

By: Mike Ainsworth With fall upon us this weekend I have been busy prepping my eggs for fall salmon. This is one of my favorite times of year. As the days get shorter and the rain starts falling king and silver salmon begin to flood into Washington rivers. Here is a simple, yet effective way [...]

A Super Simple Egg Cure For Washington Salmon2018-04-18T18:57:23-07:00
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