TROUT-SALMON

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.

Trophy Lake Trout Fishing on Clearwater Lake – Manitoba Hot Bite

In this installment, we head to Carpenter's Clearwater Lodge in the Northern Region of Manitoba in search of trophy lake trout. Early-mid June is still considered spring at this latitude. The hordes of lake trout that roam this sprawling lake can be caught at a...

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...

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...

Chinook Salmon Near Harbors and River Mouths

There are two kind of situations you want to look for when targeting chinook salmon in the Great Lakes close to shore, near river mouths and in the harbors. The first is during the fall when these fish move in to spawn and then eventually die. This happens early to...

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...

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...

Big Brook Trout in Lakes and Rivers

Dan Lindner and Dave Csanda talk about Brook Trout. Big brookies aren't just bug eaters; they grow large by feasting on minnows and small fish. Spinners, jigs and crankbaits are ideal for provoking strikes and bulldog fights.

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.
Put & Take Trout

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.

Chinook Salmon Near Harbors and River Mouths

Chinook Salmon Near Harbors and River Mouths

There are two kind of situations you want to look for when targeting chinook salmon in the Great Lakes close to shore, near river mouths and in the harbors. The first is during the fall when these fish move in to spawn and then eventually die. This happens early to...

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