Category Archives: Trout Fishing

There’s probably nothing more sublime – and exciting – than throwing a nymph fly upstream and watching a big rainbow trout devour it. North America’s 4th most popular gamefish species and can be found coast to coast in rivers, creeks, streams and even lakes – lake trout are some of the most massive freshwater species you’ll find and what a fight! Same for the delicious steelhead.

lake trout fishing - description and tactics

Fishing for Trout’s Most Underappreciated: The Lake Trout

Before we get started, let's first clarify something about the lake trout. Although the Lake trout (also known as lake char, mackinaw and gray trout)  is also a  member of the Salmonidae family, it is actually a char rather than a trout. The Dolly Varden and Arctic char are its ...
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fly angler trout fishing in river-stream

Trout Fishing in Rivers and Streams: 101 Basics and Beyond

Trout fishing in rivers and streams can be a challenge but it is also one of the best ways to catch fish. Consider that streams and rivers are quite different from still water such as lakes, reservoirs, and ponds in terms of temperature and food supply. Water temperatures are typically ...
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Rockies rainbow trout fishing

Fishing for Rainbow Trout, Top Game Fish West of the Rockies

The Rainbow Trout: America’s Western Fish The Oncorhynchus mykiss, or simply known as the rainbow trout, is one of America’s most recognizable fish. With a vast distribution on the west side of the Continental Divide and a fighting spirit that is second to none, it is also a solidly top ...
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fishing with lure for spring rainbow trout

Top 10 Spring Trout Fishing Lures: Best Bets for Enticing Fickle Fish

For open water trout anglers, spring is a favorite time of year. The anticipation of warm weather, flowing water and hungry trout keeps many awake at night. Despite the numerous positives, spring fishing can be the most tricky time of year to fish. A variety of factors from weather to ...
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angler fly fishing for winter steelhead

Best Fly Fishing Gear and Techniques for Winter Steelheading

When people think winter fishing, most imagine setting up a shelter, drilling a few holes, tying on a jig and seeing what they can catch for dinner. While ice fishing is entertaining, there’s something to say about bringing the fly gear out on a sunny winter day. The fish don’t ...
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steelhead fishing

Top Ten Steelhead Fishing Destinations in the US

I vividly remember my childhood drives to school along the South Fork of the Clearwater River in central Idaho as a spectator sport, watching all the figures in chest waders dotting the river’s surface and hoping to see one of them land a fish. Spring steelhead were running up the ...
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