Tips & Techniques

Tips From The Pros.
Review our quick tips to find the information you need. Apply the filters on the right to narrow your search.

In-Fisherman

Spring-run steelhead can be difficult to catch in rivers when flows run high and dirty.

In-Fisherman

During springtime, stocked trout in lakes and reservoirs can be found fairly shallow, feeding in the upper 10 to 15 feet of the water column.

In-Fisherman

Stream trout feed more selectively than many gamefish. Whatever big trout are feeding on, whether it's insect larvae or minnows, it's important to use a presentation that looks and moves like the real thing.

In-Fisherman

Trout move deeper in the water column to seek out cool water as summer sets in and surface waters warm.

In-Fisherman

Tailraces below reservoirs can provide some of the best fishing for lots of big trout. Big browns migrate upstream and concentrate below dams during their annual spawning run.

In-Fisherman

Winter is a fantastic time to catch big lake trout through the ice. This type of fishing often requires mobility as it can take quite a bit of searching to find active lakers.

In-Fisherman

Trout, browns, brookies, and rainbows are coldwater species, so they like cold water and remain active under ice cover.

In-Fisherman

One key to successful fall fishing on natural lakes is targeting the edges of thick, green weedbeds. You can spot these edges where the vegetation grows almost to the surface.

In-Fisherman

Spring means high water in most areas, due to snowmelt and high annual rainfall. And spring means movement for river bass.

In-Fisherman

Reservoir smallmouths often congregate close to shore along riprap and rocky breaks into deeper water during early spring. The rocky shallows warm early, drawing bait.