Steelhead vs Rainbow Trout: What’s the Difference?

Steelhead rainbow trout

While steelhead and rainbow trout may seem different, they are actually the same species, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Genetically, they are more or less identical. But despite their genetics, the two lead very separate lives. One Species, Two Life Cycles Both steelhead and rainbow trout start out their lives in much the same way. They hatch out of eggs … Read more

Does Catch and Release Hurt The Fish?

Catch and Release Only sign

Pretty much every catch and release fisherman will get this question at some point: “doesn’t that hurt the fish?” The debate over whether catch and release (and, for that matter, fishing itself) is humane has been going on for decades. Some places, like Germany, have banned the practice outright. In other places, including many popular … Read more

How To Catch Trout In A Lake From Shore

Wachusett Reservoir Martinde at the English Wikipedia

If you’re looking to catch trout in a lake from shore, there’s a lot you need to know. Trout will instinctually congregate in areas with lots of food, shelter, and other essentials. Fishing for trout in a lake can be remarkably productive. Many areas stock their lakes with trout, meaning that there’s plenty there for … Read more

The 10 Best Spoons For Trout

Spoons are one of the best types of lure for catching trout of all sizes. A 1/12 or 1/8oz Phoebe will get all the little brookies biting, while many a Michigander will swear by a 1oz Dardevle for monster lakers. The key is the unique motion of the spoon in the water. Most spoons are … Read more