Trolling Trout Rigs
With spring finally here, the local lakes are starting to turn on. Millions of trout have been planted across WA and OR and right now is the time to hit the water! Trolling is an old standby technique that is a great way to fill limits, and XFactor has you covered. There are two baits in the XFactor lineup that trout can’t get enough of, and it’s a no brainer why. When you can match natural forage, fish can’t tell the difference. And what’s more natural than a minnow and a worm? I am referring to the XFactor Teaser Minnows and Miracle worms.
Late Run Spring Steelhead
Spring is finally here and that means
one of my favorite fisheries is getting underway: b-run of steelhead
in Washington. Just about every year, March and April can provide
some fantastic fishing opportunities for those willing to put in the
time and deal with the conditions. For a few rivers, the b-run of
fish are not only bigger but the numbers can be very good as well.
Higher water conditions can be a common occurrence this time of the
year with lingering winter storms and run off. Many may shy away
from these conditions, but I love fishing in them. I found some very
good success last year during this time frame changing some of my
tactics slightly to accommodate for the water conditions and river