TROUT-SALMON

Mine Pit Lakes Provide Excellent Stocked Trout Fishing

Stocked trout fishing at the Cuyuna mine pit lakes is outstanding. The region also provides a unique recreational experience for anglers, bikers, boaters and divers, despite being nothing but a big hole in the ground just a little over a half-century ago. The iron ore...

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.

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...

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.

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,...

Lake Trout Baits

When targeting lake trout on a Canadian adventure in Ontario's Sunset Country; there's a handful of lake trout baits that'll do the trick. Jeff Simpson gives up a few of his favorites while targeting aggressive lakers. Lake Trout Baits Lake Trout are an aggressive,...

Put & Take Trout

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.

Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers

It’s prime time to don your waders in pursuit of fall-run steelhead and brown trout in the Great Lakes tributaries across the Midwest. Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers The Upper Midwest has been blessed with unusually mild fall weather. Fishing has remained...

Brown Trout Trolling the Great Lakes

It's the beginning of April and James Lindner and Mike Hehner are on a brown trout trolling mission on the south shore of Lake Superior, though they will inevitably run into some bonus brook trout, salmon, lake trout, splake and even rainbow trout! In spring, Great...

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.
Minnow Bait Management

Minnow Bait Management

Mike Hehner breaks down a few ways you can utilize minnow baits to catch fish and a few management tools that improve the effectiveness of minnow profile baits. Minnow Bait Management As most anglers know, you catch catch a ton of fish of all different species on...

Lake Trout Baits

Lake Trout Baits

When targeting lake trout on a Canadian adventure in Ontario's Sunset Country; there's a handful of lake trout baits that'll do the trick. Jeff Simpson gives up a few of his favorites while targeting aggressive lakers. Lake Trout Baits Lake Trout are an aggressive,...

Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers

Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers

It’s prime time to don your waders in pursuit of fall-run steelhead and brown trout in the Great Lakes tributaries across the Midwest. Fall Steelhead and Brown Trout in Rivers The Upper Midwest has been blessed with unusually mild fall weather. Fishing has remained...

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,...

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