WIFinlander Guide Service

Captain Tim Hyvonen

March 29, 2016

The water levels on one of my smaller rivers became perfect for steelheading.  During the mornings we loaded up on steel with creek candy beads, spawn and jigs under floats in the deeper holes but during mid day the fish became more active and were chomping at the bit...

March 20, 2016

The last few days have been nothing short of a waiting game.  We received a bunch of rain earlier last week causing all the rivers to flood out.  The 17th, the smallest of the rivers I fish became fishable for a whopping one day but there was a nice batch of steelhead...

March 15, 2016

While running back from Minnesota I checked the river flows and noticed that they all bumped up to perfect levels. Friday I took a coworkers husband out for steelhead and it didn't take long to tie into my first fish. Since Tony is brand new to steelheading I let him r...

March 15, 2016

Monday March 7th, my partner and I wheeled it close to 500 miles to Alexandria Minnesota to start pre fishing for the Team Extreme Nationals. We had heard chatter about the tournament possibly being cancelled due to bad ice and a week forecast of 50 degree temps. Tuesd...

March 7, 2016

During February I ran a contest at The Beef Jerky Outlet Store for one lucky winner to win a half day guide trip for spring steelhead.  Out of the over 100 entries Jarred was the lucky winner.  He asked if he could bring his buddy with and sure why not.  We met up on t...

March 7, 2016

Saturday i had the pleasure of running the last ice trip of the year in McKinley Marina.  The goal was to get my client on a bunch of steelhead but the brown trout had other ideas.  I ran every close to every rod in the top 6' of water with a mix of shiners and spawn s...

March 1, 2016

This week has just been shy of outstanding! Despite a few days of high water on one river, low water on another and heavy foot pressure, it didn't stop the steelhead from biting. With my home river getting low and a hair clear, Creek Candy Beads were the trick the past...

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