Spin fishing rigs for Great Lakes steelhead

Steelhead are an anadromous (sea-run) strain of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) native to the Pacific Ocean and the rivers of western North America and Siberia. But they also exist in large numbers in North America’s Great Lakes, thanks to ambitious stocking programs launched by several states that have at least some of those waters under their …

How to use Trout Magnets, trout worms and micro jigs

I’ve noticed that a lot of people are interested in finding out how to effectively fish micro jigs (especially the Original Trout Magnet). If presented correctly, these increasingly popular lures can work very well for trout, steelhead, crappie and other species. The most effective aspect of the Trout Magnet is the presentation used when fishing it, …

Tokyo’s Ichigaya Fish Center

In the middle of the vast metropolis of Tokyo, nestled alongside the Kanda River, sits Ichigaya Fish Center, a place where urban anglers and freshwater fishkeepers alike mingle on a daily basis.  Visible from the city’s well-traveled Chuo Main Line, the center’s “fish park” makes angling easily available to those who may otherwise not have a …