Trout & Salmon

Smooth Moves

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…]

Rumble B

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…]

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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.

Mills Fleet Farm

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.


In spring, longline troll minnow- or shad-shaped crankbaits for brown trout in bays, harbors and near river mouths flowing into the Great Lakes. Light tackle and small planer boards do the trick.

Travel Manitoba

Bill Lindner does it again! This week’s underwater video shows Kamloops trout gathering for their spring spawning run into rivers along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. Enjoy!


Mickey Johnson interviews flyfishing expert Dan Frasier on choosing and using fly patterns for carp. Matching the hatch is just as important for these wary “freshwater bonefish” as it is for wily trout.


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