Posts by Brad Trumbo

Brad Trumbo Walleye Trolling

A Plug for Big River Walleye

Water temperature hit 68 degrees, Fahrenheit, this morning as my friend Chuck and I motored his modest 15-foot Smokercraft east on the lower Snake River. Winds were calm and the intense sun rays promised a scorcher, triple digits. Approaching a hydro-power dam operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, a brilliant rainbow prism appeared […]

Brad Trumbo Salmonid

Fly Fishing Essentials for Deep Summer Salmonids

Lake fishing for trout species can be dynamite almost any time of the year, but water temperature and heat can dictate when and how to fish for trout more than other species. When dry fly, or even nymph action slows during the dog days of summer, one fail-safe method is deep water streamer fishing. In […]

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Flying Deep for Desert Cutthroat

A solid strip-set firmly embedded the hook, but the fish merely swam away with my fly. An instant eternity passed before the fish became cognizant of something amiss. The laborious and weighty head shakes of a fish with considerable length forced deep flex into my eleven-foot switch rod. Lahontan cutthroat are not known for blistering […]