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High and Dirty Steelhead by Roger Hinchcliff

Steelhead Fishing

High and Dirty Steelhead by Roger Hinchcliff

Seasons change and they come and go every year. With spring and fall means rain. Even a warm up in the dead of winter with melting snow can blow a river out. So with that rain or melting snow our creeks and smaller rivers will start to rise, carrying muddy water, and that dumps into the main rivers. When the river starts to clear you will find Steelhead anglers everywhere in the Great Lakes region chasing their beloved Steelhead. This is a very common problem that every river angler must deal with. Many anglers will stay home if the water...

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Tips for Early Spring Steelhead Fishing by Paul Liikala

Steelhead Fishing

Tips for Early Spring Steelhead Fishing by Paul Liikala

Let’s face it, after a hard winter, steelhead anglers can’t wait to start fishing. However, the key ingredient for your first outing is where can you catch early spring steelhead? This is especially true if sections of your favorite streams were or are iced over. However, there are a few early spring spots that usually get little to no fishing pressure. These are small creeks that flow into the Great Lakes. The mouths of these small tributaries often have slightly warmer waters and currents. Where they enter the lake’s water, creates open areas for early season anglers willing to brave...

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Lake Ontario Mixed Bag by Jarod Higginbotham

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Lake Ontario Mixed Bag by Jarod Higginbotham

Recently, I was invited by good friends Mark and Jake Romanack of Fishing 411 Television to join them for a TV shoot on the famed Niagara Bar. One of the hottest destinations in the Great Lakes, the “Bar” as the locals refer to it is located where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario.  For a few short days we all planned to converge on the historic city of Lewiston, New York. Nearby Fort Niagara is strategically located at the mouth of the Niagara River and is considered to be one of the earliest colonial settlements in the Upper Great...

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