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The Best Coho Salmon River in the World | A Destination Fishery

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The Best Coho Salmon River in the World | A Destination Fishery

World-class Coho Salmon fishing on the Egegik River. This amazing watershed includes the 2nd largest lake in Alaska - Becharof Lake, and then flows into the incredible Bristol Bay. With a massive run of Sockeye and Coho, this river is the place to go to experience silver salmon fishing, fresh from the Ocean, with incredible food and cozy experience. Read Scott's Article about the Egegik River When you book at the Becharof Lodge, they'll take you to the most incredible holes and riffles for catching loads of sockeye, chum and coho. Depending on when you arrive, you'll have a chance...

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A Stream Trout Primer by Matt Straw + Tippet Chart

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A Stream Trout Primer by Matt Straw + Tippet Chart

Stream trout were the glamour fish of the early-to-mid twentieth century. Wild settings, clear water, solitude, and a “River-Runs-Through-It” kind of self assurance captivated the angling audience. The writings of Hemmingway, Wulff, Schweibert, Haig-Brown, and many others played no small part in the romance. The sleek, stylish profile is built for speed and splitting current. The jewel-like red, blue, or black spots, and the pristine habitats they thrive in continue to inspire literature by great authors and daydreams by the millions. Stream trout are spooky. A shadow overhead, a vibration sent through the ground, a glimpse of sudden movement, the...

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Trolling Plastics and Hair for Walleye By Matt Straw

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Trolling Plastics and Hair for Walleye By Matt Straw

 The transom slaps into the waves with rhythmic percussion. The light rods load slightly, their soft arcs reaching out over the water. At the tip, the line takes a right angle, pointing back into the gentle chop behind the slowly progressing boat. Somewhere back there, a long, slender hair jig and a realistic, minnow-imitating plastic body progress slowly along, undulating with the rise-and-fall of the boat. Backtrolling allows each wave to slow or sometimes stop the boat, and the baits angle slowly toward bottom, tails fluttering. On each turn the outside baits rise and accelerate, while the inside baits parachute...

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Bois Brule River, Wisconsin By Dr. Wally Balcerzak

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Bois Brule River, Wisconsin By Dr. Wally Balcerzak

Introduction This spectacular river, located in extreme Northwestern Wisconsin, is among the best we have available in the Midwest. Certainly, the Brule (as is called by most) ranks in the top five quality trout streams of all flowing waters in the Midwest. Some would say the Brule ranks in the top three rivers for steelhead and salmon fishing. And for still others, particularly from the Western Great Lakes region, the Brule ranks as the best, the number one river in the entire Great Lakes Region. Obviously, that's a bold claim, sure to be challenged by many. Yet all would agree...

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The Rivers Of Autumn: Smallmouth Nirvana by Matt Straw

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The Rivers Of Autumn: Smallmouth Nirvana by Matt Straw

Muskegon. Niagara. Mississippi. Grand. Rocky. Tahquamenon. Wisconsin. St. Croix. Some of the best—if not the very best—smallmouth bass rivers in the world flow through the Great Lakes region. And no better time exists to chase smallmouths than fall. The specter of icy flows to come drives smallmouth behavior throughout autumn. They know it’s coming. The nights grow longer, the water continues to cool, and bass begin addressing the problem of surviving the approaching cold-water period. How smallmouths behave in fall alters according to the severity of winter they experience in their region of the world. In the North, where fall...

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