Everything you need to catch salmon in the Great Lakes tributaries

Salmon in the Great Lakes run into the tributaries to spawn each fall. This usually starts in September and ends at some point in October. In most of the Great Lakes king salmon and silver salmon predominate.

Everything you need to catch steelhead in the Great Lakes tributaries

September marks the start of steelhead season all around the Great Lakes. While steelhead can be caught in the deep waters of the lakes during the summer, it is the autumn steelhead spawning run that brings out

The best baits and lures for salmon fishing Great Lakes tributaries

Every September huge numbers of king and coho salmon make their semi-annual spawning runs into the tributaries that feed the Great Lakes. Waters like the Salmon River in New York fill up with salmon that often weigh

The best baits and lures for steelhead fishing in Great Lakes tributaries

It’s September, which means it is time for the Steelhead in the Great Lakes to make their annual spawning runs and flood into the tributaries. Many anglers will follow the fish in hopes of hooking up with

The five best fishing rigs

Fishing can be as simple as tying a hook to a line, putting a worm on a hook, and throwing it out into the water. If you want to get serious about fishing however, things can quickly

How and when to fish with a hair rig

The hair rig has been one of the most common rigs used for carp and catfish in Europe since it was first invented some years ago. It isn’t commonly used in other parts of the world like

How and when to use a slinky drift rig

The slinky drift rig is one of the two most common rigs used for drifting bait in moving water. The other is the floating drift rig. The slinky drift rig is most used for salmon and steelhead

How and when to use a floating drift rig

The floating drift rig one of the most common drift rigs used to catch fish in moving water. The other is the slinky drift rig. These rigs are often employed to catch salmon and steelhead but they

How and when to use a freeline for fishing

One of the most simplistic and least used fishing rigs can also be one of the most effective. The free line rig isn’t much of a rig at all yet it can work incredibly well. The free

How and when to use a sliding sinker

The slip sinker rig, also known as “the Carolina rig”, is one of the most common and useful of all fishing rigs. It is very versatile and can be scaled up and down depending on the situation.