Knowing when trout and salmon spawn is very important for an angler. Spawning fish behave very differently, and you’ll have to alter the way that you approach them in order to snag one. In many places, fishing for spawning trout and salmon is discouraged or even banned. Read on for an explanation of spawning seasons, … Read moreWhen Trout and Salmon Spawn (and How To Tell If They Are)
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 moreSteelhead vs Rainbow Trout: What’s the Difference?
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 moreDoes Catch and Release Hurt The Fish?