Do Trout Have Teeth

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Yes. Trout do, in fact, have teeth. Large trout are strong enough and have large enough teeth to draw blood. Smaller trout also have teeth, but in many cases, they aren’t large enough to cause damage. If you land a nice catch, take a second to find those pliers before sticking your finger in their … Read more

What Does Trout Taste Like

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This post was last updated on August 6th, 2022 at 05:43 pmIt’s no surprise that we cannot taste all the food in the world, and this is especially true for seafood. You may be wondering, what does trout taste like? In this article, I’ll discuss all there is to know about trout flavor, if trout … Read more

Do Trout Have Scales

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Trout are one of the most popular fish to target in the US. You may be asking, “Do trout have scales?” The short answer is yes. In the rest of this article, we’ll talk about how their scales are different, how to scale a trout, if individual types of trout have scales and more. Read … Read more

How To Identify A Cutbow Trout – Rainbow vs Cutthroat vs Cutbow

How to identify a cutbow

This post was last updated on July 24th, 2021 at 07:48 amI’ve had several requests in the past to explain how to tell the difference between a rainbow, cutthroat and cutbow. Learning to differentiate a cutbow trout from a full cutthroat is very important. In many areas, it is illegal to kill any cutthroat trout, … Read more

Ice Fishing for Lake Trout

This post was last updated on June 1st, 2022 at 11:00 pm Whether you live in the Midwest or out in the Rocky mountain states catching lake trout through the ice can be an exciting way to burn off your cabin fever. One thing about lake trout is that they can grow to massive sizes! … Read more

Michigan Steelhead Rivers

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This post was last updated on March 7th, 2016 at 01:19 amThe Rivers of Michigan that Have Steelhead Runs Update – 03/06/2016: See the new Michigan interactive steelhead river map here – Hot off the press The state of Michigan has a lot of great rivers for steelhead fishing. No matter where you are located … Read more

World Record Cutthroat Trout

Lahontan species of cutthroat

This post was last updated on December 18th, 2015 at 06:15 pmIt was December 1st 1925 when John Skimmerhorn landed a massive lahontan strain cutthroat out of Pyramid lake in Nevada. The Fish weighed in at 41 pounds even. Making it a first class official all time world record cutthroat. This world record fish was … Read more

Pink Salmon Facts and Life Cycle

Male pink salmon near spawning season

Guide to Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) Pink salmon, also called humpback salmon, are the most common breed of Pacific salmon, so if you’re an avid fisherman, you may have caught a few in your lifetime. Here’s a brief overview of everything you might want to know about the pink salmon. Where They Live Since pinks … Read more

Sockeye Salmon Facts and Life Cycle

Several spawning sockeye salmon

Guide to Sockeye Salmon Sockeye salmon are Northern Pacific natives also known as “red salmon” or “blueback salmon”. If you’re interested in sockeye fishing, it can be helpful to understand them, so here’s a quick overview of everything you might want to know! Where They Live Sockeyes are one species of the wide salmon variation … Read more

Coho Salmon Facts and Life Cycle

Spawning coho salmon

Guide to Coho Salmon Coho salmon are also known as silver salmon, and are one of the most popular sport fish in the Pacific Northwest. They thrive in cold, clear water. Here’s everything you might want to know about the Coho salmon! Where They Live Cohos are Pacific fish, and live along both coasts on … Read more

King Salmon Facts and Life Cycle

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This post was last updated on July 31st, 2021 at 10:43 pmWhat is King Salmon Fish? The King Salmon, also known as the Chinook Salmon, is one of the most common and most popular fish in the Pacific, with dozens of Alaskan charters dedicated to catching them. Here’s everything you might want to know about … Read more

Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar) Facts and Life Cycle

Atlantic Salmon

This post was last updated on June 28th, 2014 at 01:22 pmGuide to Atlantic Salmon- Atlantic salmon go by many different names. These include: bay salmon, black salmon, caplin-scull salmon, Sebago salmon, silver salmon, fiddlers, and outside salmon. Here’s everything you might want to know about the life of an Atlantic salmon. Where They Live … Read more

Brook Trout World Record and Various State Records

Manitoba Record Brook Trout

This post was last updated on January 14th, 2016 at 02:04 amOntario’s World Record Brook Trout and a Close Call from Manitoba The image above shows Tim Matheson with the current Manitoba record brook trout. This brookie likely weighed in at almost 16lbs, but Tim decided to release this fish and be a good sportsman. … Read more

Fly Fishing Rods for Steelhead – Rod Weight, Reel and Line Choices

This post was last updated on June 1st, 2022 at 11:00 pm Choosing a Fly rod For Steelhead You might be able to convert an existing trout rod you already own into your steelhead rod. Lets go over what size rod is appropriate and what you should consider. Generally I would opt for a crisp … Read more

The Arctic Grayling, Once an Abundant Fish in Michigan

This post was last updated on February 1st, 2015 at 02:44 amThe Decline and Fall of Michigan’s Arctic Grayling In the 19th Century, Michigan had abundant forests and a large population of Arctic Grayling, especially in the Lower Peninsula.  These fish were first identified in the 1860, but less than one hundred years later, became … Read more

Hybridization of the Cutthroat Trout

Hybrid Cutthroat Trout

This post was last updated on April 8th, 2014 at 05:41 pmWhat is Hybridization of the Cutthroat Trout? The cutthroat evolved in areas of mountainous seclusion. As they evolved they faced limited exposure to other trout and fish species. As people began to populate the western United states, they brought with them thoughts of bringing … Read more