Photo of the Day: Hail Mary Steelhead

Written by: Kubie Brown


Tough conditions caused a change of tactics, which paid off for Kubie.
Photo courtesy Kubie Brown

I headed to New York’s Salmon River last week, hoping to land a few steelhead to kill the winter blues. When I got there, I found that the river had risen quickly overnight and that the day . . .

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Pro Tips: Top Five Flies for Spring Great Lakes Steelhead

Written by: Chuck Hawkins, Hawkins Outfitters


These five patterns will help you fish through the three-stage early season.
Photo by Chuck Hawkins

Most fly anglers eagerly await the start of the spring steelhead run. Here what I believe are the top five spring steelhead flies and when to use them. Any list of the top five steelhead flies for spring. . .

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Returning a Trout and Salmon River to Its Natural State

Written by: Kory Boozer, Boozer’s Guide Service


Removal of the Pucker Street Dam will reconnect hundreds of river miles of trout, steelhead, and salmon habitat.
Photo by Tim Scott Images

In the late 1800s, a gem of a river in southwestern Michigan began its long journey toward being straightened, confined, and essentially held hostage, with little chance of ever being . . .

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Video: Chasing Western (New York) Steel

Here’s a cool video from Avery Wrubleski that offers a peek into the steelheading scene of far western New York State, along the shore of Lake Erie. While it’s not much like the fabled . . .

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Four Trophy Fishing Experiences in the Last Frontier


The 30-inch mark is an Alaskan distinction between really big rainbows and HUGE rainbows.
Photo courtesy Crystal Creek Lodge

Alaska is blessed with an incredible wealth of sport-fishing opportunities—from easy-to-reach streams that flow alongside highways or right through town, to remote waters accessible . . .

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