Steelhead are amongst the most mysterious and highly prized fish in the world, and in this episode of Day One Outdoors Cody's looking at the tried and tested techniques for catching these sea-run rainbows from the bank. As usual he calls upon the expertise of some locals and discusses things like watercraft and how to approach a poolm, before exploring a number of the techniques and rigs that might be worth trying.
Samoa Adventure pt1.
Your host Cody Herman leaves the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest and heads south of the Equator, to fish the tropical waters of Samoa. He learns how the island chain was devastated by a tsunami, and how to target warm-water, inshore species - we're talking big, fast, predatory fish in crystal clear waters. Can they catch an elisive billfish?
Samoa Adventure pt.2
Cody's Samoan adventure continues - they had some success in part one, but conditions were tough. Now they are keen to add some more flags to the mast and put in some more tags. Cody's skipper explains the importance of tagging, and what to do if you catch a tagged fish.
Mackinaw are predatory lake trout found in a number of lakes in the Pacific Northwest but are rarely targeted by anglers. Cody, however, is always keen to experiment and see what works.
How to fish for trout
Cody’s on a mission to teach us the basics of lure fishing for trout, looking at everything from rod selection to terminal tackle, watercraft and more.
Small Water Chinook pt.1
Cody and friends head to the Southern Oregon coast to target fall chinook in skinny water. They try a variety of techniques, baits and lures, including bobber and egg rigs, lures and more. Low water can make fishing for salmon tricky, and there's a fair amount of pressure on the fishing, so it requires all of their patience and to connect with these migrating salmon.
Smallwater Chinook Pt. 2
After a tough day on the water in part one, owing to low water and heavy fishing pressure, the guys are keen to put some of the lessons learned into practice on day two. But today the weather is against them - what tactics will work? Along the way they get a chance to discuss the importance of hatchery fish to the system, and how to tell which fish are from the hatchery.
Tournament Bass Fishing
Tournament Bass Fishing is a billion dollar industry in the USA and it there are millions of bass fishermen in the country, but in the Pacific Northwest the bass is often overlooked in favour of sportfish like salmon. Cody sets out to find out what tricks of the trade tournament anglers use to maximise their chance of claiming a podium finish.
Odell Lake Kokanee pt1
Kokanee are landlocked sockeye salmon, and in the face of dwindling returns and lower harvest limits many anglers are turning to these lake-dwelling salmon as a way to find sport and fill the freezer. Cody travells to Odell Lake, one of the best Kokanee fisheries, to try to find out which patterns and tactics work for these choosy fish.
Odell Lake Kokanee pt2
After a tough time finding a consistently effective method for Kokanee, a kind of landlocked salmon, on unfamiliar waters last time, in this episode Cody's with a different team of anglers to see if they can find a reliable way to reach your bag limit quickly. He calls on the expertise of the local 'Kokanee Kid' to find out what really works.
Smallmouth fishing is one of the USA's most popular forms of fishing. In this episode of Day One Outdoors Cody visits a secluded lodge on the Umpqua River in Oregon to learn how to catch these ever-popular fish in moving water. Conditions are unseasonal, so finding the right technique is key, but when they do... the bite is ON.
The Columbia River is famous as one of the best sturgeon fisheries in the world, but these prehistoric monsters have a long breeding cycle and stocks of these fish are susceptable to collapse. Cody meets up with a representative of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to learn about the need to manange the stocks of these fish, and what sportsmen and women can do to help protect them.
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