Tag Archives: steelhead

Try This Easy Recipe for Perfect Brined Shrimp for Steelhead Success

By: Travis Wendt We are in the heart of steelhead season and the bite has been good on brined shrimp. Using brined shrimp for bait has been a favorite for countless anglers for as long as I can remember. Meanwhile, we all choose to brine or cure them differently. I’m going to focus on the […]

Try a Bead/Bag Combo for Winter Steelhead Success

By: James Swearingen This season when targeting steelhead in high water I’ve found that drifting a bag and bead combo has been the most effective technique. The biggest reason I do it is to draw trout and steelhead into your bait when the water is dirty or muddy. I use the bead as an attraction […]

Learn to Tie Epic Ontario Spawn Bags

By: Bojan “Bojangles” Zivkovic Spring has just about sprung in Southwestern Ontario and we all know what that means: March Madness! March is the best time to catch aggressive steelhead before they settle on their spawning grounds. The weather is warming, the bite is improving and anglers are finding steelhead throughout GTA rivers and in […]

Good Steelhead Bite On the Clearwater River

By: Toby Wyatt Negative publicity has killed the crowds on the Clearwater River this year, but for the anglers that have come and fished with us the bite has been excellent. To start the season they closed the Clearwater because they didn’t think they were going to have a lot of fish. Fortunately, the river […]

A Veteran Guide’s Favorite: The Tutti Frutti Cure

By: Bob Kratzer Steelhead season is upon us. For many anglers that means curing and fishing eggs. As a guide I’m always looking for an effective, yet quick way to cure eggs that my customers and I have confidence in. I need these eggs to have good color, durability and flavor that steelhead can’t resist. […]

NY Salmon River On the Scene

By: Chris Shaffer With one major product launch in the rear and another weeks away I called Pautzke pros Stephen Shen of STS Guide Service and Andy Bliss of Chasin Tail Adventures and asked them if we could float New York’s Salmon River and make a video using our new Trout Eggs and the soon […]

New York Steelhead On the Scene

By: Chris Shaffer A few years ago when we came to Lake Ontario in the dead of winter it was a chore to find open water. Many of the tributaries were choked up with ice. Some of our well-known pro staffers couldn’t even get their boat on the water. So far this winter that hasn’t […]

Change Up Eggs to Catch More Great Lakes Winter Steelhead

By: Stephen Shen This time of the year in the Great Lakes we are forced to fish more limited sections of our rivers due to winter conditions such as low flows, cold temperatures and ice flows. Because of that the brown trout and steelhead that are in these accessible winter holes see much more angling […]

California’s Smith River Has Steelhead Now

By: Mick Thomas After no fall salmon season (due to no water) we’ve finally got some good news on the Smith River. The rain we’ve been waiting months for brought in a large number of fresh steelhead. Since we’ve received heavy rain the last few days the numbers of steelhead in the river have been […]

Why Natural Trout Eggs Are Perfect For Great Lakes Steelhead

By: James Swearingen We are in the heart of spawn sac season in the Great Lakes and for the first time in more than 20 years I’m using something different in my sacs. Historically, I’ve had to fish with salmon eggs and brown trout eggs that I harvested in the fall in New York. Meanwhile, […]