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Fire Balls West Coast Test: Big Dave Manners Chimes In

By: Dave Manners I love using new stuff. Pautzke sent me the new Fire Balls in the fall and I was blown away with how good they looked, but needed to make sure the salmon and steelhead liked them, too. I was tipping my jigs with them while salmon fishing and catching fish. I was [...]

Chetco Steelhead Slow: Waiting for Rain

By: Alan Borges It’s been a weird year on the Chetco River. Steelhead fishing has been up and down. What I mean by that is fishing has been good and bad. In December we didn’t get much rain and there were very few fish around. January was wet. Now that February is here we are [...]

7 Tips To Catch High Water Steelhead

By: Mike Ainsworth It’s steelhead season in the Pacific Northwest and that means rain, rain and more rain. This blog will detail tips to catch more steelhead in the PNW this winter. You’ll notice a theme. Whether using jigs, shrimp, yarn or eggs these tips revolve around scent. Soak Yarn/Rags Typical for this time year [...]

Learn How to Wrap Plugs For Steelhead Fishing

By: Jeff Goodwin For diehard steelhead anglers there’s nothing like the violent takedowns that occur when pulling plugs. It’s a peaceful technique that allows anglers to relax while anticipating that savage strike. It’s a technique many endure extreme conditions for just to experience the excitement and chaos that follows a rod tip surging towards the water [...]

Learn A Simple Egg Cure for High Water Fishing

By: Todd Daniels This season we are experiencing higher than average water flows which has given us off colored water. To be successful catching steelhead we must adapt to those conditions. By adapting we are going to go bigger, bolder and brighter. What I mean by that is I’m adding more ingredients on the hook [...]

Learn to Tie Fire Balls Into Perfect Spawn Sacks

By: Kyle McClelland When it comes to winter steelhead fishing I believe color is the single largest determining factor in catching fish. It’s no coincidence that when we put on a fresh spawn bag that has vibrant color we often get bit right away. This is also why bead fishermen are successful. This is also [...]

Clearwater River Steelhead Better Than Expected

By: Toby Wyatt Steelhead fishing is unexpectedly better than we expected it to be. Prior to the season the Idaho Department of Fish & Game thought we were going to have a dismal return on the Clearwater River. However, there’s far more fish showing up than we expected. It’s been a good year for us. [...]

Learn How To Store Cured Eggs

By: John Albrich One of the most common questions steelhead anglers have is what is the best way to store cured eggs for a long period of time. And, there isn’t one answer. There’s lots of different ways to store eggs. Which you choose depends on how long you want to keep them. Many guys [...]

Why Color Matters: Make Vibrant Eggs

By: Kyle Buschelman I use to think that scent was the most important part of having good bait. Meanwhile, I’m starting to change my mind. Scent is important, yet not the biggest factor when developing good steelhead bait. I’ve come to this conclusion after spending time using beads and still catching steelhead. The last few years [...]

Steelhead Finally Trickling In – Nor Cal’s Smith River

By: Mick Thomas Steelhead fishing on the Smith River is different every year. For some reason this year has been exceptionally slow to start. Fortunately, since getting bombarded with rain for the past two weeks things are starting to improve. While December and January was extremely slow the past week has proven that steelhead are [...]