Tag Archives: steelhead

Learn to Cure Steelhead Eggs – For All Conditions

By: Duane Inglin It hasn’t been a traditional winter steelhead season in the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, I mean that in a good way. Fishing has been lights out. There’s a lot of hatchery fish available. Many are larger than average. Part of the success this season can be attributed to ideal and stable conditions. We […]

Oswego Winter Steelhead: Already Better Than Last Year

By: Chris Shaffer   Last year at this time steelhead fishing in Upstate NY wasn’t yielding positive results. Many of the rivers, creeks and bays along Lake Ontario’s eastern shore were locked up with ice, boat ramps were inaccessible, temperatures were frigid and for the most part anglers weren’t finding too much success. Fortunately, Mother […]

Fall Like Weather Greeting Wisconsin Steelhead & Brown Trout Anglers

By: Kyle Deavers The last two years we were ice fishing our harbors and the lower part of the rivers during Christmas season along the Wisconsin shoreline. This winter, however, we’ve been fishing in warmer weather than we are used to. There’s no ice around and we aren’t expecting ice to form anytime in the […]

Expect Fluctuating Water & Use Small Baits: For Hanford Reach Steelhead

By: TJ Hester A Reach is defined as a continuous extent of land or water, particularly a stretch of river between two bends. The 63 free-flowing miles of the Columbia River here in Eastern Washington, known as the Hanford Reach, is no exception and it’s one of my favorite places in the Northwest to steelhead fish. Meanwhile, […]

Learn To Plunk – From A Drift Boat

By Andy Martin As the Pacific Northwest gets pounded by back-to-back-to-back storms, and nearly every river from Southern Oregon to the Olympic Peninsula is blown out, anglers are anxious to get back on the water and begin fishing for winter steelhead. Even when the rains finally stop, many rivers will still be too high for […]

Southern Ontario Steelhead Preview

By: Bojangles A lack of precipitation in Ontario the past two months has made for an interesting start to steelhead season. Periods of stellar fishing have welcomed us between windows of good water conditions following sporadic rain. However, low water has action slower than last fall. Mild daytime highs have also kept the rivers warm […]

Oregon’s Upper Rogue Summer Steelhead Bait Opener

By: Steven Theel For most Southern Oregon anglers November is a favorite time to chase fall kings on the Oregon Coast. However, I like to stay close to home in the Rogue Valley and target steelhead. For the last two months summer steelhead have seen nothing but flies on the Upper Rogue River near the […]

Award Winning Author Details His Uses For Pautzke Nectar

By Terry J. Wiest When it comes to egg fishing in rivers for fall salmon is there anything better than good, milking eggs and a series of plump, juicy eggs sitting clustered together on your hook? Particularly speaking, I like to see a gentle stream of goo released from each egg not only giving off […]

Learn To Re-Brine Eggs For Cowlitz Summer Steelhead

By: Bob Kratzer It’s been hot in the Pacific Northwest. There are hot fires going on. The temperature is hot. And, most important the summer steelhead fishing is hot, particularly on the Cowlitz River where we’ve been catching a lot of fish. With all of the focus on salmon the Cowlitz has flown under the […]