Captain Ben Wolfe (Sport Fish Michigan) shares some really good tips for finding and identifying lake trout on your electronics during the open water months.
August is prime time for big brook trout, also called “Specs” in Canadian waters, where native river fish are joined by Great Lakes “Coasters” migrating upstream to spawn sometime around Labor Day. Big brook trout respond to many of the same lures and tactics you’d use for smallmouth bass: jerkbaits, spinners and jigs tipped with [Read more…]
Rivers are the lifeblood for farmers, communities and fisheries alike all across this great nation. They supply water for agriculture, to drink and for supporting all manner of aquatic life, including many popular angling species. In areas where rivers are the only game in town, anglers usually fish them throughout the changing seasons. Yet [Read more…]
Weather is a wild card that you can’t control–although you can adapt to how it affects fish location and behavior. Stable weather promotes fish activity and feeding; cold fronts tend to slow fish activity to a crawl; in between, condition gradually improve until the next major front hits. Adjust your tactics to the daily conditions, [Read more…]
Offshore winds bring cold-water upwellings, baitfish and king salmon inshore. Anglers cast spoons or jigs & softbaits from small boats or off piers for monsters.
Stocked trout are abundant throughout much of the U. S. shortly after stocking in early spring, they are easily caught by anglers casting from shore, or longline trolling small crankbaits near the surface.
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