TROUT-SALMON

Brook Trout Lures and Tactics

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...

Trolling for Spring Brown Trout (FULL Breakdown)

The winter brown trout bite in the harbors has garnered a lot of popularity in recent years, but don't sleep on the springtime bite shortly afterwards. In this video, Nick Nault breaks down everything you need to know to take advantage of this incredible bite,...

Salmon Location Based on Wind and Weather

Wind direction is a major factor determining the depth and location of salmon. Strong winds pushing warmer surface layers offshore draw cool water, baitfish and salmon near shore.

Fall Lake Trout in the Northern Manitoba

If you like fall lake trout, then you need to check out the Northern Region of Manitoba. It is a well-known hotbed for trophy lake trout. The fall months offer a prime window of opportunity to hook into multiple world-class fish.    These drive-to destinations...

Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers

The Upper Midwest has been blessed with unusually mild fall weather. Fishing has remained exceptional--like having a few bonus weeks added on to the finest fishing of the year. Yet like all good things, nothing lasts forever. As air and water temperatures finally...

Jigging Softbaits for Chinook Salmon

Casting or vertically jigging 4-inch softbait minnow imitations on spinning gear is the hot tactic for chinook salmon, especially near Great Lakes harbors and breakwalls.

How King Salmon and Other Species React to Wind

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.

Early Season Stream Trout

Winter is coming to end and anglers across the Midwest are chomping at the bit to get a taste of open water again. There’s one problem -  most lakes are still ice covered as far as the eye can see. Fortunately, for Wisconsin anglers most of the states trout streams...

Trolling for Great Lakes Brown Trout

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.

Rapala Scatter Raps for Trout Trolling

Rapala Scatter Raps have action unlike any other bait. Instead of tracking in a straight line, they "wander" left and right in a seemingly randomized path. As you increase your retrieve speed or trolling speed, the erratic, searching action intensifies. We've noticed...
Early Season Stream Trout

Early Season Stream Trout

Winter is coming to end and anglers across the Midwest are chomping at the bit to get a taste of open water again. There’s one problem -  most lakes are still ice covered as far as the eye can see. Fortunately, for Wisconsin anglers most of the states trout streams...

Trolling for Spring Brown Trout (FULL Breakdown)

Trolling for Spring Brown Trout (FULL Breakdown)

The winter brown trout bite in the harbors has garnered a lot of popularity in recent years, but don't sleep on the springtime bite shortly afterwards. In this video, Nick Nault breaks down everything you need to know to take advantage of this incredible bite,...

Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers

Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers

The Upper Midwest has been blessed with unusually mild fall weather. Fishing has remained exceptional--like having a few bonus weeks added on to the finest fishing of the year. Yet like all good things, nothing lasts forever. As air and water temperatures finally...

Brook Trout Lures and Tactics

Brook Trout Lures and Tactics

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...

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