Fish Sniffer Magazine Volume 41 Issue 15 | Page 6

6 September 16 , 2022 VOL . 41 • ISS . 15

Silver Horde Spoons for Big Lahontan Cutthroat

Willfish Tackle and Kokaneemart for Trout & Kokanee !

By Paul J . Kneeland Pyramid Lake , Nevada , is one of the best trout fishing lakes in the world . It features huge Lahontan cutthroat trout , with many caught going over 10 pounds and a few reaching 20 pounds every year . We are very blessed to be withing striking distance of such a fishery . One of my favorite lures for catching those big trout is a 4 inch Silver Horde spoon . These spoons are usually the first ones I put on at the lake , and many days they are never taken off because they keep catching fish ! My best colors are chartreuse / orange , watermelon and firetiger for Pyramid . I troll these from 2.5 to 3.5 mph , off the Canon downriggers from 30 to 90 feet deep , depending on the time of year . The Silver Horde spoons have a unique wobbling action that doesn ’ t seem to change at different speeds , and they always catch fish .
Silver Horde also makes cut plugs in 4 and 5 inch sizes that also work very well at Pyramid . They offer a large assortment of colors , Including ultra violet and double glow models . I like the bright colors primarily for the cutthroats . These plugs need to be trolled about 3 mph , and have a wonderful darting action that really catches fish ! Kingfisher Lite spoons from Silver Horde also work very well for trout in all northern California reservoirs . They come in sizes from 2 inch up to 3 3 / 8 inch and come in over 50 colors to choose from . All Silver Horde spoons are made from quality components in
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Lynwood , Washington . They have been producing fish catching tackle since 1948 . For more information , go to www . silverhorde . com or ask for them at your local tackle dealer .
SILVER HORDE has been making Top Quality fishing Gear since 1948
Willfish Tackle in Auburn is a small store with a big inventory . They have exactly what you need to catch fall trout and kokanee . Owner Craig Newton is an avid fisherman and very knowledgeable about all the fisheries in our area . Everything from custom kokanee rigs to heavy duty saltwater tackle and reels for Baja is available in his shop . Craig also owns Kokaneemart , and online store with the best of the best of specialized kokanee tackle and gear . Fall is just around the corner , and one of the best times to catch big trout when the water in the various lakes and streams cools off . Willfish Tackle carries everything you need to land some beautiful trout & kokanee , including many products that you will never find in a big box store . All the name brands are available at very competitive prices , plus many smaller , local brands like Crystal Basin Tackle , Three Sons Tackle , GVF tackle and many more . Willfish also carries the rods and reels you need from Shimano , Lamiglas , Daiwa , Phoenix , Abu Garcia , G Loomis , Okuma and more . Plus they have a large selection of quality monofilament and braided lines , and they will fill your reel with the line of your choice . Go by Willfish Tackle in Auburn and set yourself up to catch some big trout and kokanee ! Craig will show you all the best options for wherever you are fishing , and he is a fountain of knowledge that will help you catch more fish ! They are located at 11954 Masters Court in Auburn , right off Highway 49 and across the side street from Les Schwab tires . Call them at 530-887-0839 or go to www . willfishtackle . com . Also , check out the huge selection at Kokaneemart – www . kokaneemart . com