Sunday, April 20, 2008

Steelhead Fishing Resources

Trout anglers often consider steelhead the ultimate catch! If you love steelhead fishing, you'll have to check out the new resource page on our site. Doesn't matter if you're interested in drift fishing, spinner fishing, float fishing, spey casting, or other popular fishing techniques, the new page offers a resource for you.

I've included links to some of the best books and DVD's ever created on steelhead fishing. Anglers of at any skill level will find value in the resources provided.

To check out the new steelhead fishing resource page, click here.

For roe bait tips for steelhead, click here

Friday, April 18, 2008

15th Annual Trout Fishing Derby at Mineral Lake

The American Legion’s 15th annual Trout Fishing Derby will be held April 26th beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at noon. The derby will take place at Mineral Lake.

Tickets for the derby and the raffle are $2 each. They are available at Mineral Legion Hall, boat launches, Mineral Market, Headquarters Tavern, Elbe Tavern, Mineral Lake Resort, Elbe Store and from area Legion members.

Fishing from the Mineral Lake Resort’s fishing docks will be $8 per person for the opening weekend.

The resort plans to release 15,000 rainbows this weekend. Also, the state plants 150,000 fish annually in the lake. Approximately 321 brood stock fish, typically weighing 3 to 7 pounds will be planted.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Hampshire's Trout Fishing Season Opens April 26th

Saturday, April 26th marks the opening fishing season in New Hampshire's designated trout and fly-fishing-only ponds. These trout ponds will remain open through October 15th, 2008.

Many of these ponds are stocked with brook rainbow and brown trout ranging from "yearlings" (8-12 inches), 2-year olds (12-15 inches), and 3+ year olds.

Some of the early season hot spots include: Hot Hole Pond, Clough Pond, French Pond, Mount William Pond, Dublin Lake, and Lucas Pond. As ice in continues to melt in northern regions of the state, other ponds will become hot spots.

Worms and powerbait work well in catching trout. For more information about trout fishing in New Hampshire, click here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cape Breton Highlands National Park Open for Trout Fishing

The trout fishing season at Cape Breton Highlands National Park is officially open now and will remain open, with certain exceptions, until Sept. 30, 2008.

The daily catch and possession limit is five trout, with September being catch and release only.

Clyburn Brook and North Aspy River and tributaries (within national park boundaries) will close their trout season on August 31, 2008.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Illinois Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday

The spring trout fishing season in Illinois begins at 5 a.m. April 5, 2008. Each year the state stocks more than 60,000 rainbow trout in bodies of water where spring trout fishing is permitted, including the Hennepin Canal Parkway in Bureau County, Pine Creek in White Pines State Forest in Ogle County, and the Coleta trout ponds in Whiteside County.

Anglers 16 and over must have a valid Illinois fishing license and an inland trout stamp. The annual fishing licenses for the 2008 season are valid through March 31, 2009.

For more information about the trout-stocking program, call the Division of Fisheries at (217) 782-6424, or visit on the Web.

Tyler Befus Has a New Website

If you're an avid fly fisher, you may already have heard of Tyler Befus, author of "Kids Guide to Fly Fishing. Despite being a kid, this young author is making quite a name for himself on the fly fishing circuit.

Now Tyler has launched a new web site which features tips, fly tying tutorials, and more. Tyler also features a blog on the site, so you can keep up on the latest fly fishing information in Colorado.

Have a look! The site is pretty nice and full of valuable information for adults, as well as kids.