Winter Fishing

Trout caught in March using Vickie’s UV Crystal Pupa When fishing during winter months, consider how cold-water conditions affect trout feeding behavior. Water temperatures of 38-45 degrees F slow trout metabolism. The cold water reduces their need to aggressively...

Tips for Summer Fishing

Where to fish around Portland during the dog days of summer Many of the lakes I normally fish in Oregon have been closed due to low water levels, high temperatures, or risk from wildfires. Trout fishing has slowed down and transitioned to favor warm water species such...

Water Thermometer – An Essential Tool

What is the most essential tool anglers should never go without, that informs your choice of line, where and when to fish, presentation approach, retrieval style, and fly selection? Answer: water thermometer Using a water thermometer and understanding how water...