Steelhead fishing basics - 3 Must have baits for Summer Steelhead

Posted by Jeff Warner on 7/11/2013 to Steelhead Fishing
In the last blog post, I wrote about catching steelhead during the hot summer days when water temps can creep up into the 70's, putting steelhead off the bite. Today, I want to talk about specific tactics that you can use once you find those ready to bite summer steelhead. Let's take a look at a few baits you should always have on hand for summer steelheading. 

Chasing Perch at Lake Stevens

Posted by Rick Denham on 7/3/2013 to How to articles
Perch Fishing in Lake Stevens

As the weather begins to warm here in Washington, the fishing begins to heat up in our local lakes. The perch are schooling up and they are hungry. For those who have not experienced perch fishing, I am going to break down a few basic XFactor tackle rigs that will help put more fish in the boat for you. Perch fishing has a few great upsides; not only are they delicious to eat, but they are plentiful and provide lots of action once you locate them. So let’s dive in and take a look at some techniques for catching perch

Chasing steelhead in July

Posted by Jeff Warner on 7/3/2013 to How to articles
As the calendar turns over to July 100 degree days are to be expected. With little to no rain and high day time temps, rivers are sure to be heading for "low and clear" status. Some rivers, like the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, can be greatly affected by the heat, reaching temps of 70 degrees. That's great water for Bass fishing, but Summer Steelhead like cooler temps. So what is a Steelheader to do?