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  • Grouper Season Open- Groupers biting in Ft Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale Fishing Blog
    Captain Andy
    6 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Nice red grouper caught drift fishing in Ft Lauderdale The grouper season started up this week on May 1 and there are some good catches of groupers already hitting the dock in Fort Lauderdale.  Reds, blacks and gag groupers are biting on the reefs and wrecks, just a mile off our coast.  We’re catching them mostly on our drift fishing trips and night anchor fishing trips, both trips which concentrate on bottom fishing.  Squid chunks work well, as do sardines and ballyhoo.  May and June are traditionally 2 of the best months for grouper action.  And while grouper fishing,…
  • Return of the Tenkara Master

    The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Podcast
    11 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    Last week we were fortunate to have Daniel Galhardo, owner of Tenkara USA visit our office and he had a few minutes to stop by for a podcast interview.  In this week’s discussion, he talks about what he has learned since his original podcast with us, especially about fly patterns and the rationale for using a single fly.  He also talks about—gasp—fishing a huge streamer from Shawn Combs’ drift boat with his Tenkara rod.  So much for being a purist. Even if you are not interested in Tenkara fishing you will probably find something of interest in this week’s podcast.  We tackle…
  • Video Hatch: “Muddy Water Pikes”

    MidCurrent
    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Beautiful scenery, graceful casts and hard hits fill the footage of this short film of fly fishing for northern pike from Vaidas Uselis.
  • Video Hatch: “Muddy Water Pikes”

    MidCurrent
    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Beautiful scenery, graceful casts and hard hits fill the footage of this short film of fly fishing for northern pike from Vaidas Uselis.
  • Single dad's van torched; donors rush in to help cancer-stricken family

    Fishing News
    22 May 2015 | 4:27 am
    Gus Beck, a single father raising his twin sons in the southern Newfoundland town of St. Lawrence, says he's overwhelmed by the support his family has received after his van was stolen and torched earlier this week in St. John's. The theft and burning of the vehicle came the same week that Beck and his family received a travel trailer from a charity, so that they could enjoy fishing trips in the great outdoors.
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    The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Podcast

  • Return of the Tenkara Master

    11 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    Last week we were fortunate to have Daniel Galhardo, owner of Tenkara USA visit our office and he had a few minutes to stop by for a podcast interview.  In this week’s discussion, he talks about what he has learned since his original podcast with us, especially about fly patterns and the rationale for using a single fly.  He also talks about—gasp—fishing a huge streamer from Shawn Combs’ drift boat with his Tenkara rod.  So much for being a purist. Even if you are not interested in Tenkara fishing you will probably find something of interest in this week’s podcast.  We tackle…
  • The Ten Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

    3 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    In this week’s podcast, we were fortunate to have Bob Irvin, president and CEO of American Rivers, in town for a visit.  Bob and I got to chat about their “10 Most Endangered Rivers” list for this year, and he goes into detail on the ones most important to fly anglers.  If you care about moving water, this is a must-listen.  Also, in the Fly Box this week, questions range from whether switch lines spook fish, whether to go back to the head of a pool after catching a big rainbow there, whether it is ethical to remove streamside brush in small streams, how to pick the right glass rod,…
  • Fishing the Tailwaters of Eastern Tennessee with Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    On this week’s podcast Patrick Fulkrod, the 2014 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year, gives us a very full accounting of fly fishing on the east Tennessee tailwaters, specifically the Watauga and South Holston rivers.  He spills some of his secrets on hatches, seasons, water levels, and special techniques.  In the Fly Box, we have questions on trimming hackle for dry flies, hackles to use on saltwater flies, how to set the hook on downstream fish, what to do on an unfamiliar river, crane fly larvae, how to fish nymphs for cutthroats in over 15 feet of water in a river (my advice—don’t),…
  • Bill & Tom's Excellent Fly Lists

    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    This week I have been asked to narrow my fly selection to three nymphs, dries, emergers, and streamers with one hand tied behind my back because the guy who wrote the question said I couldn’t use any of the old standbys (and he even specified them, most of which I would have picked).  So I dug deep and also asked my fishing buddy and co-worker Bill Reed to come in and discuss his favorites to see how our lists match.  Also in the fly box this week are questions about spotting fish in the water, how to keep a trout on the line once you have hooked it, how to spend $1500 wisely after your…
  • The Best of Tom: Upstream or Down

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Every now and then, when Tom is too busy fishing to get into the studio, we release one of his more popular shows. Here is a great one he recorded on May 28,2013, In this episode we explore the topic of whether you should fish upstream or down, not only what direction you should move but also which way you present your fly.  The podcast will tell you exactly which direction to fish every time you go out by using a simple formula (just kidding—did you really think it would be that easy?)  In the fly box we answer questions about setting the hook (again), what length rod to use (again),…
 
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    MidCurrent

  • Video Hatch: “Muddy Water Pikes”

    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Beautiful scenery, graceful casts and hard hits fill the footage of this short film of fly fishing for northern pike from Vaidas Uselis.
  • Interview with Kate Taylor

    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    To talk about everything from fishing exotic locales to conservation and government corruption, guide Kate Taylor of Frigate Adventure Travel takes time for an interview on The Venturing Angler.
  • Open Letter to Congress on Clean Water from Industry Leaders

    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 1:24 am
    Leaders in the fly fishing industry have penned an open letter to Congress in support of restoring protections for headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, and urging congressional members to “not to play politics with clean water.” Read more in the press release below. May 20, 2015 An open letter to Congress from fly fishing industry leaders: As leaders of America’s top fly fishing companies, we write to express our support for the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore protections for our nation’s headwater…
  • Video Hatch: “Missoula Vibes!”

    Erin Block
    20 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    The folks from HOOKÉ fish the beautiful early-season waters of Montana in this film short.
  • Tippets: Patterns for Tailwaters, Travel Time, Cooking Streamside

    Erin Block
    20 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    In a recent article Bryen Venema, fly-shop manager and a guide at Bighorn Angler, shares his top ten midge patterns for tailwater fisheries. Making impressive time, an adult spring chinook takes an average of 18 days to swim 253 river miles from Bonneville Dam to Lower Granite dam, including navigating dams on the Columbia and Snake River. Joe DuPont, regional fisheries manager with the Idaho Fish and Game, explains further in a recent article via The Spokesman-Review. The next fishing season has arrived, and with it, camping opportunities abound. Josh Aldridge of Gear Junkie writes…
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    MidCurrent

  • Video Hatch: “Muddy Water Pikes”

    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Beautiful scenery, graceful casts and hard hits fill the footage of this short film of fly fishing for northern pike from Vaidas Uselis.
  • Interview with Kate Taylor

    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    To talk about everything from fishing exotic locales to conservation and government corruption, guide Kate Taylor of Frigate Adventure Travel takes time for an interview on The Venturing Angler.
  • Open Letter to Congress on Clean Water from Industry Leaders

    Erin Block
    22 May 2015 | 1:24 am
    Leaders in the fly fishing industry have penned an open letter to Congress in support of restoring protections for headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, and urging congressional members to “not to play politics with clean water.” Read more in the press release below. May 20, 2015 An open letter to Congress from fly fishing industry leaders: As leaders of America’s top fly fishing companies, we write to express our support for the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore protections for our nation’s headwater…
  • Video Hatch: “Missoula Vibes!”

    Erin Block
    20 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    The folks from HOOKÉ fish the beautiful early-season waters of Montana in this film short.
  • Tippets: Patterns for Tailwaters, Travel Time, Cooking Streamside

    Erin Block
    20 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    In a recent article Bryen Venema, fly-shop manager and a guide at Bighorn Angler, shares his top ten midge patterns for tailwater fisheries. Making impressive time, an adult spring chinook takes an average of 18 days to swim 253 river miles from Bonneville Dam to Lower Granite dam, including navigating dams on the Columbia and Snake River. Joe DuPont, regional fisheries manager with the Idaho Fish and Game, explains further in a recent article via The Spokesman-Review. The next fishing season has arrived, and with it, camping opportunities abound. Josh Aldridge of Gear Junkie writes…
 
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    Fishing News

  • Single dad's van torched; donors rush in to help cancer-stricken family

    22 May 2015 | 4:27 am
    Gus Beck, a single father raising his twin sons in the southern Newfoundland town of St. Lawrence, says he's overwhelmed by the support his family has received after his van was stolen and torched earlier this week in St. John's. The theft and burning of the vehicle came the same week that Beck and his family received a travel trailer from a charity, so that they could enjoy fishing trips in the great outdoors.
  • Summer Guide 2015: ReBAIT - Fishing 101

    21 May 2015 | 6:31 pm
    It's nice out. You'd like to do something by the water, but you're kind of sick of just hanging out and/or drinking.
  • Students design special fishing rod to help paralyzed former principal

    21 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Jim DeBroux is a former principal at Mosinee High School. He was paralyzed in a tragic accident six years ago.
  • Fishing Parkland Shorelines - Where, oh where, are the fish?

    21 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Welcome to Week CLVII of 'Fishing Parkland Shorelines'. Like most of us I am a novice fisherman, loving to fish, but far from an expert.
  • Iowa Naturalist Recognized for Fishing Education Efforts

    21 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Laura DeCook, naturalist with the Mahaska County Conservation Board is the 2015 recipient of the Brass Bluegill award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Iowa! program. The award has been presented each year since 1996 to an instructor who has established an outstanding local program that exemplifies the goals of Fish Iowa! DeCook began working with Fish Iowa! almost 20 years ago with the introduction of the national "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" materials.
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    Gamefishing Fiji

  • Latest Trophy Catch

    Adrian Watt
    7 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Angler Marc from the USA spend a couple of days GT Popping with us aboard Bite Me Too hoping to land his first ever GT. After a few smaller to mid-sized fish his Cubera got monstered...Marc reports:"That last day turned out to be the most rewarding fishing experience I've had.   Steady rain.  Heavy at times, but a pleasant temperature.  Relatively calm.  High Tide.  Conditions were perfect.  Third cast of the trip, three rips of the popper and all I see is a giant gray shadow come out of the water totally engulfing the popper.  The fight was…
  • Winter Kadavu Fishing Update

    Adrian Watt
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Its Wahoo Central now around Kadavu Island !The Wahoo are thick and we are catching many Wahoo in sized up to 45kg (100lbs).Magazine Editor Shane from Fishing SA Magazine with a 40+kg WahooVicki & Wayne (Mine's bigger than your's - Ooops) Nice one Vicki ! Ben from Australia with a nice Wahoo caught trolling aboard Bite Me TooLance with a 40kg Hoo The Wahoo are not the only species around. We are seeing some nice Pacific Sailfish mixed in as well as Mahi Mahi schooling a little off the reef.Some anglers are even tossing a few popper at the reef and catching some great winter GTs Vicki…
  • July Kadavu Update - Variety !

    Adrian Watt
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    We are now well out of the normal summer GT Popping season and the Trades have started to push in but so far the weather has been reasonably cooperative - So much so that we are still throwing Poppers and seeing some nice GTs. Matt from Australia with a very nice looking GT Father Warren no slouch with a Popper rod either ! Fair few Mahi Mahi around The big story for the next few months of course will be the winter Wahoo run. With the water temp now hitting 26C the Wahoo are starting to gather along the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. We expect a good season this year with…
  • Kadavu Fishing Update

    Adrian Watt
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Skipper Joe has been having some fun casting lures to surface feeding Yellowfin Tuna. Great fun for anglers and of course delicious shashimi for all the Resort guests !Jarrod with a yellowfin caught casting poppers aboard Bite Me Too The winter Wahoo are moving in with some decent solitary fish and a few starting to school up.  Angler Steve with a very nice 30kg Narrow Barred MackerelJust in case you were thinking of using a mono leader here in winter time.....Think again !"Bite Me" Matava Resort Kadavu Fiji Islands www.matava.com
  • Matava and Fiji Airways Join Forces to Promote the New Fiji Link

    Adrian Watt
    26 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    To celebrate the re-branding of Pacific Sun to Fiji Link, Fiji Airways is giving everyone the chance to win a fantastic prize:Win a return trip for two to Kadavu Island staying at Matava, Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort.Prize includes domestic flights, 2 nights Resort accommodation in an Oceanview Bure, all meals and return Kadavu Island Airport – Resort boat transfers. Fishing an optional extra !To Enter, simply visit the Fiji Airways  Promotion Page "Bite Me" Matava Resort Kadavu Fiji Islands www.matava.com
 
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    Fort Lauderdale Fishing Blog

  • Great Fishing This Week in Ft Lauderdale- Some really good catches

    Captain Andy
    12 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Nice catch of dolphins, tunas and wahoo on our sportfishing charter We’re having an excellent week of fishing on our sportfishing and drift fishing trips.  There are a lot of species out there biting and some big fish to be caught.  Of course, every day is different so not every day is a banner day, but this is definitely one of our best times of year for fishing.  First off, dolphin are out there and biting good.  Trolling is a great way to go after dolphin as you can cover a lot of ground dragging lures around.  We can try different depths, different fishing areas and look around…
  • Grouper Season Open- Groupers biting in Ft Lauderdale

    Captain Andy
    6 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Nice red grouper caught drift fishing in Ft Lauderdale The grouper season started up this week on May 1 and there are some good catches of groupers already hitting the dock in Fort Lauderdale.  Reds, blacks and gag groupers are biting on the reefs and wrecks, just a mile off our coast.  We’re catching them mostly on our drift fishing trips and night anchor fishing trips, both trips which concentrate on bottom fishing.  Squid chunks work well, as do sardines and ballyhoo.  May and June are traditionally 2 of the best months for grouper action.  And while grouper fishing,…
  • Fun Fishing Trip Today in Fort Lauderdale

    Captain Andy
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Nice catch today with Fishing Headquarters. We had a fun and exciting trip today, so I figure I’ll write a fishing report about it.  We had some serious fisherwomen on the boat today including Betty Reyher, Ashley Reyher, Laura Hogel, Elizabeth Forde, Jill Irvine and Shelly Lewis.  These gals can fish!  We started off trolling and caught a wahoo right off the bat.  We missed a couple nice dolphin too.  We decided to go out and do some deep dropping for golden tilefish, so we headed offshore with our trolling lines out.  We caught a couple dolphins on the way out there.  We put…
  • Snappers are snapping on the drift boat this week

    Captain Andy
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The snappers are biting like mad on our drift fishing trips this week.  The yellowtails are hitting, as well as mangroves and muttons too.  Morning trips have been a bit slow, but the afternoon and night trips are making up for it.  The muttons are showing up particularly well on the afternoon trips and the yellowtails/mangroves are snappin’ on the night trip.  The mangroves have been exceptionally big lately.  Ballyhoo plugs and squid are the top baits for these tasty bottom critters.  You have a good shot at catching a bigger snapper on the afternoon trip, but the action is…
  • Wahoos, Wahoos and More Wahoos. Great Wahoo Action in Ft Lauderdale.

    Captain Andy
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    A double header wahoo caught trolling on our sportfishing charter Wow, what a week we’ve had trolling for wahoo.  They are jumping in the boat.  Not literally, but they sure are biting good.  The wahoo always bite good around the full moon, and this week is no different.  We’re catching them trolling in 180-450ft of water, just a mile and a half off the Ft Lauderdale coast.  We’ve caught a couple doubles and a couple triples over the past few days.  There are also some mahi-mahi mixed in and a few tunas.  Our sportfishing charters aren’t catching them on every…
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  • Thanks from Andros South

    Kyle Shea
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’ll be waiting for you.. Photo: Kyle Shea. Today we wrap up another fantastic season here at Andros South and wanted to give a big thanks to all of you who joined us this year. Whether you fished with us or lived vicariously through our blog, we appreciate it and hope to share the water with you next season. Thanks! More on Andros South The Best Time to Go Bonefishing Bonefishing in the Fall South Andros Fisheries Roundup
  • Practicing Before Your Bonefishing Trip – 5 Tips

    Kyle Shea
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Practice makes proficient. Photo: Jordan Sly. We like to see our guests make the most out of their time on the water, which is why we always suggest putting in some casting practice before a trip. After all, it’s better to shake the rust off on the lawn than on your first day of fishing, right? However, at Andros South we’ve found that while many of our guests do take the time to practice in the backyard before their trip, they don’t always practice some of the most important fundamentals when it comes to bonefishing. So, today we’re coming at you with 5 tips to get…
  • Three Good Articles – Video Edition

    Kyle Shea
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Fly fishing! Photo: Ben West. Each month we like to share three good articles about fly fishing, from other websites, that we liked and think you might enjoy too. However, this month we’ve stumbled onto a few videos from other websites that we think you’ll appreciate instead. Enjoy! Fly Casting in the Wind. A great explanation taken from Carl McNeil’s video, Casts that Catch Fish, on how to deal with wind from each direction, along with a good write-up on casting in a crosswind, via Orvis News. Bracing. A great tip to use when casting big rods for big fish, courtesy of…
  • Airflo Chard Tropical Punch Fly Line

    Kyle Shea
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Locked and loaded at Andros South. Photo: Kyle Shea. In 2013 our buddy Bruce Chard took the flats fishing world by storm when he teemed up with the folks at Scientific Anglers to develop his Grand Slam fly line. In fact, it won Best in Show at the 2013 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show. We found the line’s ability to turn over big flies into the wind at short distances to be a great match for our fishery at Andros South, and many of our guests quickly found it to be their fly line of choice as well. Well, this year Bruce up with Airflo to create a new line, using the same great…
  • “Bonefishing is Really Hard” – Think Again

    Kyle Shea
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Vicki doin’ work. We find that many of our first time guests at Andros South are under the assumption that fly fishing for bonefish is extremely difficult. There’s seems to be a perception that you have to be an expert caster to even THINK about fishing for bonefish. Well, today we’re here to tell you that that is not true! Sure, there are days where bonefishing can be difficult, but if you’ve never fished the salt before, we like to describe it as ‘different,’ not necessarily hard. And yes, the better caster you are, the more opportunities you will have,…
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    Paflyfish

  • The Sulphurs are here!

    10 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    With the best hatch of the season fast approaching, I thought it might be helpful for some of the “Newbie’s” to post a few words on the Sulphur Hatch to get them off to a flying start this month… so if anyone has anything to add in the way of tips, tricks, details, etc. PLEASE feel free to chime in!The months of May and June here in southeastern PA bring forth the greatest event of the fly-fishing season… the SULPHUR HATCH. These yellowish mayflies are actually made up of three (3) different mayfly species; Ephemerella rotunda, E. invaria, and E. dorothea. Most…
  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - Mayfly Sex Identification 102

    5 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    Recently going through my mayfly photographs I found a nice set of pictures from the Paflyfish Spring Jam in 2010. The Green Drake (Ephemera guttulata ) hatch was in full swing that year and photographs of these mayflies was easy and plentiful. Most of the weekend was overcast and rain as normally forecasted for the Spring Jam. Emergers (subimigo) and spinners (imago) were not so much active during the day, but lined the sides of the streams in the hundred's of thousands. I am always torn between fishing and photography on days like this but glad put down my fly rod for a while and captured a…
  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - The Caddisflies

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Trout enjoy a wide array of food and insects being the more popular. While mayflies (Ephemeroptera) enjoy much of the spotlight, caddisflies (Trichoptera) are incredibly plentiful in waters across the region. Not always the preferred insect of the fly anglers mostly due to lack of familiarity. Caddis are a hardy insect and has thrived in streams that have been decimated with pollution. Streams like the Tulpehocken, Oil Creek and Casselman are are just a few streams known for their abundant caddis fly populations in our region. For many of these streams the caddisfly is so prolific that…
  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - The Mayfly Stages of Life 101

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    A mayfly hatch is the grand finale in the year long seasonal play that returns annually for trout and anglers. This show begins the previous season with mature female mayflies, called spinners, laying their eggs on the surface of the water(video). The eggs shortly hatch into small larvae and quickly change into nymphs.The nymph phase of the mayfly is the longest and will last just about one year. Different species of mayflies can be found in different parts of a stream. Some prefer the faster water and rocks, while others are only found at the end of pools in deep mud. During this time a…
  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - Trout Food Overview

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are thousands of streams across the region where wild trout naturally reproduce as a result of ideal water conditions and the availability of food. With countless years of evolution behind them, trout have successfully learned to eat a wide variety of food sources. Even then for the trout, everything from geology to pollution influences what kind of trout food prevails in each stream. Stocked trout are no exception to this and within days when they are placed into streams instincts quickly kick in for them to key in on naturally occurring trout food. These different types of trout foods…
 
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  • Tracking Down the ‘fouronanglesey’ Outdoor Paintings

    Stu
    16 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    As we’re on a few emailing lists occasionally something comes through that is actually quite interesting. In this case Wendy received an email newsletter from Menai Cottages which mentioned some outdoor art installations they’d sponsored by Anthony Garratt called “Four on Anglesey” and as one of them was almost directly behind Cerrig-y-Barcud, the cottages we were staying at, we ventured up the track for a closer look.This first which I’m guessing would be classed as Southwest, “A view to Caernarfon Castle” was on a circular walk in the area although…
  • Bass Blank on the Menai Straights

    Stu
    11 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
    It seemed like an age since we last went fishing and looking back through the records we’ve not wet a line since Summer last year. That’ll teach us to take up new hobbies.I’d been looking forward to our first Anglesey break for a while as it always seems that the period between Christmas and the first May bank holiday is far, far too long. As is normal in the UK the weather forecast was a bit touch and go but we still packed nearly everything fishing related we owned into the car on the Saturday morning, just in case.We arrived at the cottage at Cerrig-y-Barcud which is a…
  • Bike to Lunch, Lambs and Swallows

    Stu
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    This month Spring has definitely arrived. The weather in Lancashire has been fantastic with just a few April showers to kick the month off.Along with our trail running training we’ve been getting out on the bikes and a couple of weekends ago we had a ride out to Parbold for lunch at a lovely little café called Yours Is The Earth, as it was early (ish) we were still in time for the breakfast menu from which Wendy had a Bacon and Poached Egg Bagel and I had a Scrambled Egg and Salmon Croissant, both were great and just the right size to set us up for the ride home.Lambs seem to be…
  • Mid March Update

    Stu
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    It’s mid March and spring is definitely in the air as the Snowdrops die back and make way for the bright yellow of the Daffodils which seem to cover every road side verge at this time of year.We managed to get out for a walk over Birkdale dunes which was great and it certainly blew away any lingering cobwebs left over from the Winter. It’s odd but when I lived in Southport I never thought to visit the dunes even though I could quite easily have walked there.The Maddog 10k race on Southport was success with lots of our friends from Chorley Sweatshop Running Community joining us and…
  • End of Winter (I hope) Update

    Stu
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    So I’ve been a bit rubbish at updating this blog over the past months not for any specific reason except with all the running we’ve been doing and the festive period in the middle we’ve not done any fishing or even been out for a ‘proper’ walk. But it’s not all been about sitting in front of the log burner and eating cake, although there has been quiet a lot of that as the wind howled during December and January.October started with Wendy doing the Rivington Half Trail Marathon which I’d done last year, we had a few friends running it as well so it was good to support them as…
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    Black Marlin Blog

  • Great Marlin Race Update

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    18 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Aussie black marlin streak ahead! As if it was ever in any doubt ;-) The latest update from the IGFA has revealed that an estimated 1100lb black marlin tagged on board Kalira in the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic leg of the Great Marlin Race on October 28 last year has popped up after the fish […] Visit the full report at: Great Marlin Race Update © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Shimano Port Hacking 100 Tournament: results and winners story

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    18 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    The Shimano Port Hacking 100 was held over the weekend with 61 teams competing. And although the weather kept the small boats in Port on Day 1, it more than made up for it on Day 2. Scroll all the way down for the official results but first, an event round-up as well as a […] Visit the full report at: Shimano Port Hacking 100 Tournament: results and winners story © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Black and blue: the Queensland edition

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    14 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Cairns black marlin report: After a first juvie black marlin off Cairns for 2015 was reported to me at the start of last week, it didn’t take too long for a few more to start popping up. Capt. Darren “Biggles” Haydon at the wheel of Bounty Hunter got their season tally off to a great […] Visit the full report at: Black and blue: the Queensland edition © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Gold Coast blue marlin bite is back on

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    10 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    The weekend’s fishing has once again put the Gold Coast on the blue marlin map with several boats reporting memorable days on the water. On Saturday, Capt. Ross McCubbin wrapped up his season, before jetting off to Darwin for the barra, with one from two blue marlin putting him on a final tally of 131 […] Visit the full report at: Gold Coast blue marlin bite is back on © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • More Goldy blues and Costa Rica Offshore video recap

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    6 May 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Mat Stehmann’s Murphy’s Law was another to get in on the renewed hot Gold Coast bite with a 6-6-3 on blues on Tuesday in glass-out conditions. Mat reports the they were fishing 2up and had a couple of dramas or might have fared better on the conversion rate including busting 2 snap clips after solid […] Visit the full report at: More Goldy blues and Costa Rica Offshore video recap © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
 
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  • I Need to Improve My Fish Handling

    El Guapo
    22 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    From Theronn King In this video I confess to sub-par fish handling techniques. My deficiencies were brought to my attention by certain members of the Washington Fly Fishing Forum in a way that really showed their true colors as human beings.
  • Fly fishing industry scaling up for early season

    El Guapo
    22 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    A solid year for fly fishing across Montana is shaping up, according to those in the industry. Albeit, a hair on the early side. LINK (via:The Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
  • Friday Pin Up

    El Guapo
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Lake Trout Funk

    The Manzier
    21 May 2015 | 12:13 am
  • Underwater Fish Tornado

    El Guapo
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
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    Round Valley Fishing

  • 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament & Donation Basket Raffle

    Zach Merchant
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The Round Valley Trout Association will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament at Round Valley on Saturday, May 16th from 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Entry for the tournament is $50 and can be paid in cash the morning of the tournament at the top of the cement boat ramp; and … Continue reading 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament & Donation Basket Raffle → The post 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament & Donation Basket Raffle appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
  • Pike Cruising the Spruce Run Shoreline

    robert
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Early Spring pike fishing at Spruce Run Reservoir is off to a great start…at least for Zach! This Northern Pike was caught fishing a shiner on bottom in five to ten feet of water. More info about Spruce Run fishing at their Facebook Page. The post Pike Cruising the Spruce Run Shoreline appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
  • NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday

    robert
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    The southern NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday, February 21, at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County NJ at 10:00 a.m. Topics will cover both warmwater and coldwater fisheries management. Presentations will highlight field sampling efforts including Lake Hopatcong Fisheries Inventory and Coolwater Species assessment (Muskellunge, Northern Pike, and Walleye) … Continue reading NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday → The post NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content…
  • Large Chain Pickerel Caught Through The Ice

    robert
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Fished the Round Valley swimming area yesterday with Nick Honachefsky. We started our day off with a bang, getting our first flag within 15 minutes of getting set up, and I landed what ended up being my new personal best Pickerel! I will be writing up a short fishing report from my last few ice … Continue reading Large Chain Pickerel Caught Through The Ice → The post Large Chain Pickerel Caught Through The Ice appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
  • 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST Download

    robert
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:16 pm
    The complete 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST is now available for download as a pdf. You can also visit the NJ DEP website to download segments of the NJ fishing digest as well as past issues. The 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST is a must-have for fishermen and fisherwomen as it contains all … Continue reading 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST Download → The post 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST Download appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
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  • 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament & Donation Basket Raffle

    Zach Merchant
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The Round Valley Trout Association will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament at Round Valley on Saturday, May 16th from 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Entry for the tournament is $50 and can be paid in cash the morning of the tournament at the top of the cement boat ramp; and … Continue reading 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament & Donation Basket Raffle → The post 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament & Donation Basket Raffle appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
  • Pike Cruising the Spruce Run Shoreline

    robert
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Early Spring pike fishing at Spruce Run Reservoir is off to a great start…at least for Zach! This Northern Pike was caught fishing a shiner on bottom in five to ten feet of water. More info about Spruce Run fishing at their Facebook Page. The post Pike Cruising the Spruce Run Shoreline appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
  • NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday

    robert
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    The southern NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday, February 21, at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County NJ at 10:00 a.m. Topics will cover both warmwater and coldwater fisheries management. Presentations will highlight field sampling efforts including Lake Hopatcong Fisheries Inventory and Coolwater Species assessment (Muskellunge, Northern Pike, and Walleye) … Continue reading NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday → The post NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content…
  • Large Chain Pickerel Caught Through The Ice

    robert
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Fished the Round Valley swimming area yesterday with Nick Honachefsky. We started our day off with a bang, getting our first flag within 15 minutes of getting set up, and I landed what ended up being my new personal best Pickerel! I will be writing up a short fishing report from my last few ice … Continue reading Large Chain Pickerel Caught Through The Ice → The post Large Chain Pickerel Caught Through The Ice appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
  • 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST Download

    robert
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:16 pm
    The complete 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST is now available for download as a pdf. You can also visit the NJ DEP website to download segments of the NJ fishing digest as well as past issues. The 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST is a must-have for fishermen and fisherwomen as it contains all … Continue reading 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST Download → The post 2015 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing DIGEST Download appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
 
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  • A Lone Bull Trout Is All The River Could Muster

    JRWFishing
    10 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    The other day I headed out to the swan river to try to get a little spring fishing in.  I figured that the run off shouldn't be too bad yet, so I packed up all of my trout fishing gear and off I went.  When I got to the river I could see that the water was slightly stained, but fishable, so I was pleased.  I hiked down the embankment to the rivers edge and quickly realized that crossing to the other side would be a challenge to say the least.  Sure, 10 years ago I would have made the trek without a problem, but nowadays I figure that's it's just not worth the risk of…
  • Fishing For Rainbow Trout When They Are Spawning

    JRWFishing
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    The other day my buddy and I headed out for a little spring trout fishing and quickly discovered that the rainbow trout that we were fishing for were actively into their spawning routine on the particular lake that we were fishing.  How did we figure this fact out?  It was pretty darn easy seeing as how we could see some nice rainbows not more than 10 feet from shore circling in and around each other.  In fact one of them was actually protecting her bed from any would be evil doers.  I had no interest in fishing for the trout that I could see, as I assumed they had more…
  • 3 Tips That Will Help You Catch More Trout When Fishing With Powerbait

    JRWFishing
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    If you fish for trout you are undoubtedly aware of the trout bait known as "Powerbait", but did you know that this unique fishing bait is also available in options other than the trout bait that comes in little jars? Now don't get me wrong, I have been using traditional Powerbait to catch trout for more than twenty years and love the stuff, but the truth is that nowadays the line of Powerbait products is quite extensive and has value far beyond the world of trout fishing.As a person who has been catching trout (mostly rainbow trout) with various Powerbait products for more than 20 years,…
  • Using A "Drop Shot" Rig When Fishing For Rainbow Trout

    JRWFishing
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    When fishermen think of the term "drop shotting" their attention almost always turns to bass fishing, and with good reason.  The drop shot rig is one of the most effective bass fishing rigs of all time.  So if a rig is effective for bass, why couldn't it be used when fishing for other species of fish?  Well, it obviously can, and experienced anglers have been doing so for quite a long time.  I have to admit, although I am an experienced angler, I tend to get "stuck it ruts" when it comes to my fishing, especially when it comes to my favorite species of fish the rainbow…
  • How To Catch Hatchery Trout

    JRWFishing
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    In the spring of the year many people's attention turn to the act of fishing and a popular type of fish to target are trout.  In many instances, such as in central Pennsylvania where I grew up, spring trout fishing meant that you were likely going to be targeting a specific type of trout called hatchery trout.  Hatchery trout are just like any other trout, except that rather than being born in the wild they were born and raised in a fish hatchery and then released into the wild to be caught by anglers. The bottom line is that hatchery trout usually aren't that difficulty to…
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    My Fishing Cape Cod

  • Easy Access Fishing Spot: South Cape Beach

    Ryan Collins
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hello My Fishing Cape Codders! I hope you are well.It's me, Garet again, with another fishing trip to tell you about. Last week ​I tried for bluefish off South Cape Beach in Mashpee with Ryan and my Dad. […]The post Easy Access Fishing Spot: South Cape Beach appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • Stripers and Finally Some Tautog

    Cullen Lundholm
    20 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    Over the past several days I've run a total of 8 charters, mostly for striped bass. I have a couple more striper trips coming up this week before sea bass starts on May 23rd.My most recent trips have been similar to our MFCC group trip from a couple weeks back.​ It's been mostly plugging with some live mackerel, and finally some tautog mixed in. […]The post Stripers and Finally Some Tautog appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • Surfcasting Buzzard’s Bay and Vineyard Sound

    Ryan Collins
    18 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    There were some nice fish caught this past weekend on Cape Cod. So far the largest fish I have heard of is a 42 inch striped bass from the Cape Cod Canal.It seems to me that so far the action in the Canal has been pretty good. Same is true for those fishing Buzzard's Bay. Perhaps this season stripers are choosing the Canal for migration opposed to swimming around the outer Cape?Of course this is just a theory and I would probably have to fly over Cape Cod in a plane to know for sure. Nevertheless, yesterday I decided to try intercepting some of these migrating bass, by surfcasting the…
  • Cape Cod Podcast Report | Friday May 15

    Ryan Collins
    15 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode of the My Fishing Cape Cod podcast I speak with Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle, and captain Cullen Lundholm from CapeStar Charters. Expect plenty of intel and information just in time for this weekend's fishing, whether you fish the Canal, the beach or plan on going out on your boat! […]The post Cape Cod Podcast Report | Friday May 15 appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • Striped Bass In Skinny Water

    Ryan Collins
    14 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    I arrived at this unique spot at the leisurely time of 6:30AM. Fortunately for me the fog had rolled in thick, and I felt the morning bite may last longer as a result.It was midway through the outgoing tide and to say the place "looked fishy" would of been an extreme understatement!​ […]The post Striped Bass In Skinny Water appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
 
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  • Photo of the moment (32)

    trutta
    22 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Filed under: Photography & Imagery, Streams Tagged: camping, Grant Visser, Mkomazi, Vergelegen
  • Slowing it down

    trutta
    18 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    I think I have been moving too fast. In years gone by (in fact right up until this week), I have been the guy moving on up. I glance at a bit of water, metaphorically shake my head, and move on. If a spot is half likely, I might dust it with a few casts, then tell myself I was right about it, and move on. The first cast at a pool or run is the best one, I reason, and each subsequent presentation will have diminishing returns. Now don’t get me wrong, I still believe there is merit to that approach, but I think that I for one, am at risk of taking it too far. If I stop a while and think about…
  • Photo of the moment (31)

    trutta
    13 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Filed under: Photography & Imagery, Streams Tagged: Kraai River, Moshesh's Ford, peering over bridges, Trout spotting
  • Crow bars and treble hooks

    trutta
    8 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    Last week-end, we kept a Rainbow from the Umgeni. That is only the third Rainbow I have ever seen come out of the Umgeni, (It is a Brown Trout stream) and in the interests of purity I encouraged my fishing buddy to smack it on the head. We don’t do that very often anymore, so it took me repeating the suggestion several times before he reluctantly harvested the little fish. What was remarkable about it, was what was in its stomach. There was a whole bunch of digested stuff that wasn’t immediately identifiable, but then there were these hard little shells. Anton reached up from the river…
  • Back to heaven

    trutta
    4 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    “all the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives choosing the shiny ones instead”   (Pearl Jam: Lyrics to the song Thumbing my way , from the album “Riot act” 2002) Filed under: Photography & Imagery Tagged: Naudesnek, Pearl Jam, Rhodes, Thumbing my way
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    Fly Fishing Reporter

  • [Video] Streamer Junkies Invade Missouri River in Craig, Montana

    Ken Sperry
    17 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    There are uneasy times in Craig, Montana along the banks of the Missouri River. What used to be a dry fly town has been invaded by the underworld - streamer junkies.[Video] Streamer Junkies Invade Missouri River in Craig, Montana • Fly Fishing Reporter
  • [Video] Big Brown Trout in Lake Ontario Tribituraies of Western New York

    Ken Sperry
    12 May 2015 | 5:21 pm
    https://vimeo.com/124077463 Zero Limit Adventure's provides a glimpse of springtime fishing for large brown trout (oh, and a few steelhead too) in the tributaries of Lake Ontario in Western New York. Visit our Steelhead Alley guide for more on fishing the tributaries of the Great Lakes in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Enoy![Video] Big Brown Trout in Lake Ontario Tribituraies of Western New York • Fly Fishing Reporter
  • [Video] Fishing for Cutthroat Trout Oustide Livingston Montana

    Ken Sperry
    11 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    https://vimeo.com/125288214 From Daily Rise Productions comes this self filmed video short of streamer fishing for wild cutthroat trout outside Livingston, Montana.[Video] Fishing for Cutthroat Trout Oustide Livingston Montana • Fly Fishing Reporter
  • [Video] How to Tie a Foam Body Caddis

    Ken Sperry
    10 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd8c8PDIGVw Today being Mother's day swarms of Caddis flies are coming to a river near you, are you ready? Gilbert Rowley from FlyTying123 is here help you out with an excellent foam body caddis pattern in this fly tying video tutorial. The great thing about caddis is their awesome abundance from now until late fall....[Video] How to Tie a Foam Body Caddis • Fly Fishing Reporter
  • How Montana Became THE Best Trout Fishing Destination

    Ken Sperry
    10 May 2015 | 4:56 pm
    https://vimeo.com/123030884 In 1974, Montana did something that stunned anglers across the state and the nation: it stopped stocking trout in streams and rivers that supported wild trout populations. After decades of use and millions of dollars invested, hatchery production was not helping, and in fact was the leading cause of the collapse of the fishery....How Montana Became THE Best Trout Fishing Destination • Fly Fishing Reporter
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    The Fiberglass Manifesto

  • Decompressing After #carpcon

    Cameron Mortenson
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last week's trip to the PNW was a whirlwind of hundreds of miles driven up and down the Columbia River with five or six mile hikes each of the four days in search of happy carp.  I am still a little bit sore, in need of a nap, and my duffel bag still isn't unpacked.  It's been a hell of a week.I am still going through a few hundred photos that I took on the trip but here's a mash up of images that @johnmontanacarp, @dcfrasier, @wendyberrell, @flycarpin, @mountainscaler, and @thefiberglassmanifesto took and uploaded to Instagram with the #carpcon hashtag.  Enjoy.More PNW carp…
  • Montana Fishtales

    Cameron Mortenson
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    John Arnold, a.k.a. scumliner, took a few days off from his gig at Headhunters Fly Shop to hang out with Mike Stack of Fishtales Outfitting.  This edit is super clean and fun to watch. John always does such a good job with his videos to keep everything in balance. Check out the Headhunters Fly Shop Blog for more on this video and the scumliner media Vimeo for more video goodness.Subscribe in a reader
  • LOON LIVE - Dre Gone & Red Wing Blackbird

    Cameron Mortenson
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Another Thursday brings another LOON LIVE session to look forward to tonight.  This session will include tying instruction on the Dre Gone and Red Wing Blackbird flies.  Check out the LOON LIVE website for more information and to register for tonight's session and view the library of past fly tying sessions too.Subscribe in a reader
  • Swift Signature Series - Graywolf Rods Epic 686

    Cameron Mortenson
    21 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    The wheels always seem to be turning at Swift Fly Fishing and for their first set of Signature Series Fly Rods, they have tapped Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods to build out five exceptional Epic 686.This is a really good place to start with the Signature Series Fly Rods as Shane Gray needs little introduction and this blank is wildly popular for many a good reason.  Also, there is likely not another small shop fly rod builder who's put together more Epic 686's than Shane has over the past couple of years.  His workmanship shows through in each of these five builds. Each of these…
  • Casting For Recovery & Lilypond

    Cameron Mortenson
    17 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    It is always great to see the fly fishing industry support organizations doing great work and the latest imitative with Casting for Recovery and Lilypond is worth checking out.From the Casting for Recovery email blast..."Our friends at Lilypond honor the strength and passion of the global community of women—the mothers, daughters, sisters and friends that are the center of our families and our communities. In their quest to support women’s initiatives worldwide, for a limited time, Lilypond will be donating 40% of the proceeds from all products in their line to Casting for Recovery."Use…
 
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  • Pflueger Patriarch XT– Review 2015

    Pat
    21 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    tweet The Pflueger Patriarch is known as being one of the lightest spinning reels you’ll ever come across, but it also sports one of the highest market prices for a Pflueger branded spin reel. Pflueger is well-known for producing quality products at very affordable price, and that’s why they are usually the most recommended reels in forums or Facebook communities. We had a bad experience with Pflueger President, but that doesn´t diminish Pflueger`s value in our eyes.   The price and gimmick (being the fact that it’s the lightest spinning reel around right now) should…
  • Shimano Sienna Review 2015

    Pat
    9 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    tweet As fishing enthusiasts know all too well, there’s really no limit to the amount of money you can spend on fishing gear. But is the best equipment always the most expensive? Shimano says no. Their Sienna line of reels is priced in the mid to low range yet competes with reels over twice the price. Is the Shimano Sienna a reel you should consider or it is all wet? Check out our complete review: Shimano Sienna Specifications The Shimano Sienna has both Front Drag and Rear Drag versions. They’re sized between 500 to 4000. Five hundred is suitable for ultralight uses while the 4000 can…
  • 10 Essentials For Every New Angler This Fishing Season

    Pat
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    A light morning breeze cools the back of your neck, and your cast throws smooth ripples across a calm surface. Whether eagerly waiting among friends or navigating the waters alone, there’s nothing quite like casting a line and feeling the familiar tug of a fish hidden under waves of cherry blue water. The anticipation of that first bite is a sensation that drives fisherman, experienced and amateurs, to bodies of water throughout the U.S. for the return of fishing season. Spring kicks off the season to reel in dinner, and trust us when we say there is no greater solitude than watching the…
  • My Experience with the President

    Pat
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    It is not every day that one throws his reputation to the dogs, but I think my day sure has come. I may possibly about to commit heresy in the cheap fishing reel world. By the way, cheap being under $70, or within the range of being safe from being forced to spend the night on the couch after your wife finds the receipt. Cheap being you are still not quite the gear snob looking down on the mere peasant with his Ugly Stick while you call for drinks and cast your high end Shimano. I’m cheap, and because I’m cheap, still married! I may be cheap, but I have always been very picky when it…
  • Penn Conflict Against Battle II – Review

    Pat
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    My original intention was just to write review solely based on Penn Conflict: its features, pros and cons and just to introduce this spinning reel to people who are looking for a new one. However, knowing that I have recently reviewed very popular Penn reel named Battle II I decided to create this review as comparing one to see how Conflict matches up to the Battle second version. They can be considered quite similar reels, both are primarily made for inshore, technical anglers, but both can come in sizes that are suited to offshore angling too. Conflict costs a bit more, but overall they…
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  • Alexandria Walleye Fishing

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Alexandria walleye fishing opener on May 9 is in the book. The reports since then have been good. Warm water and good weather made walleye fishing great in Alexandria. Finding the right location is always priority number one. And in most cases during this time of the year, shallow walleyes are your best best. That was true again. Starting shallow in the morning, while the sun and light were at low levels, and working out to 8 to 12 feet of water later in the day, then returning to shallow water in the evening was key. And with the overcast nature of the sky recently, that extends the time to…
  • Mille Lacs Walleye Limit Lowered to 1 in 2015

    admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Mille Lacs walleye limit is 1 in 2015. The changes have been made by the Minnesota DNR “…[a]s part of a plan to increase angling opportunity, improve walleye numbers and stay within the state’s 1837 Treaty safe harvest allocation.” When fishing opens in one month, on May 9, 2015, the 1 walleye limit is in effect. Mille Lacs Walleye Limit is 1 in 2015 We wrote about the tight restrictions on some of Minnesota’s premier walleye fishing lakes before. And this move by the MN DNR was something where the writing was on the wall. Mille Lacs Lake Mille Lacs is…
  • Early Spring Crappies and Average Ice Out Dates

    admin
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Early spring crappies are being caught while most lakes in Alexandria are starting to shed there ice. There’s been many hot sunny days now, and most anglers have resorted to walking out from shore. Even having to jump the shore melt in some circumstances. Or use waders to get to the ice. We’ve seen both situations. Crappies are being located directly under the ice. Use your electronics to find these suspended fish, and even in most circumstances, you can visually see them down there. Sunfish are the same. The spring ice melt has the fish suspended and they are biting nicely. Check…
  • Ice Fishing in Alexandria in February | Late Season Ice Fishing

    Brad Westphal
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Ice fishing in Alexandria in February is approaching. And we’re still bringing people in and out of our ice fishing rentals. Don’t miss your chance for the 2015 ice fishing season, the ice will be out before you know it. Ice and lake conditions remain great for ice fishing. Temperatures have been uncharacteristically warm, ice conditions are great, with more than 16-18″ of ice on nearly all lakes, and travel is extremely easy due to minimal to no snow cover. Some slushing is starting to occur, but don’t be alarmed by it. The ice is in great shape. Vehicles continue to…
  • Ice Fishing Alexandria in January for Walleyes and Crappies

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Ice Fishing Alexandria Lakes area in January for walleyes and crappies continues to produce fish. Historically, finding the fish in middle to late Jan. and beyond can prove a challenge, but over the past weeks the fishing remains ok. The weather has been extremely cold. And the sub zero temperatures do wonders if the goal is to make ice. We’ve observed nearly ½ – 1″ of new ice per night in these conditions. Further, on any lake that we’ve been on in the recent weeks there is 18 – 24″ of good, solid, clear ice. This means vehicles are driving on every lake…
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    Orvis - New Product Additions

  • Clouser Minnow

    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Clouser Minnow The Clouser Minnow ranks with the Deceiver as the two most prolific and popular fly patterns in saltwater and warm water fishing. No box should be without a significant collection of Clouser flies in all colors and sizes. These two fly patterns should be the foundation patterns of any predator box. In black; sizes 6, 2. Length 2½", 3". chartreuse/white, chartreuse/yellow, red/white, olive/white, gray/white; sizes 6, 2, 2/0. Length 2½", 3", 4". Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Franke Shiner

    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Franke Shiner From the vise of famed Catskill tier Floyd Franke, this little Minnow shiner fly pattern was designed as a minnow imitation and has been catching fish for years in the Northeast. This minnow pattern is a must for any streamer box. In olive/blue. <br />In sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Orange Blossom Special Fly

    21 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Orange Blossom Special Fly Great streamer for big brook trout at ice-out or big brown trout out west. Excellent still water fly pattern. Lots of mass and movement with a color combination that seems to entice strikes from brown and brook trout alike. In orange/natural. <br />In sizes: 4, 6, 8. Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Polish Nymph Fly

    21 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Polish Nymph Fly A woven style caddis nymph pattern that is dark on the back with a light underbelly. Great search patterns for waters loaded with caddis or mayfly nymphs. A great choice for a dropper nymph behind a dry fly when a hatch is just starting, but the fish are still on the bottom. Colors Brown/Green, Olive.<br />Sizes: 14, 16. Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Franke Hellgrammite

    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Franke Hellgrammite Roscoe, New York-based fly tier Floyd Franke perfected his realistic Hellgrammite pattern on the Delaware and Beaverkill Rivers. Floyd says he often adds split shot to the fly in order to get it to bounce along the bottom, and adds that if it taps rocks during the drift, it's being fished correctly. Use this fly behind rocks and on any dropoffs or ledges along the stream bed. <br />Sizes 4, 6. Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
 
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  • A Lone Bull Trout Is All The River Could Muster

    JRWFishing
    10 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    The other day I headed out to the swan river to try to get a little spring fishing in.  I figured that the run off shouldn't be too bad yet, so I packed up all of my trout fishing gear and off I went.  When I got to the river I could see that the water was slightly stained, but fishable, so I was pleased.  I hiked down the embankment to the rivers edge and quickly realized that crossing to the other side would be a challenge to say the least.  Sure, 10 years ago I would have made the trek without a problem, but nowadays I figure that's it's just not worth the risk of…
  • Fishing For Rainbow Trout When They Are Spawning

    JRWFishing
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    The other day my buddy and I headed out for a little spring trout fishing and quickly discovered that the rainbow trout that we were fishing for were actively into their spawning routine on the particular lake that we were fishing.  How did we figure this fact out?  It was pretty darn easy seeing as how we could see some nice rainbows not more than 10 feet from shore circling in and around each other.  In fact one of them was actually protecting her bed from any would be evil doers.  I had no interest in fishing for the trout that I could see, as I assumed they had more…
  • 3 Tips That Will Help You Catch More Trout When Fishing With Powerbait

    JRWFishing
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    If you fish for trout you are undoubtedly aware of the trout bait known as "Powerbait", but did you know that this unique fishing bait is also available in options other than the trout bait that comes in little jars? Now don't get me wrong, I have been using traditional Powerbait to catch trout for more than twenty years and love the stuff, but the truth is that nowadays the line of Powerbait products is quite extensive and has value far beyond the world of trout fishing.As a person who has been catching trout (mostly rainbow trout) with various Powerbait products for more than 20 years,…
  • Using A "Drop Shot" Rig When Fishing For Rainbow Trout

    JRWFishing
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    When fishermen think of the term "drop shotting" their attention almost always turns to bass fishing, and with good reason.  The drop shot rig is one of the most effective bass fishing rigs of all time.  So if a rig is effective for bass, why couldn't it be used when fishing for other species of fish?  Well, it obviously can, and experienced anglers have been doing so for quite a long time.  I have to admit, although I am an experienced angler, I tend to get "stuck it ruts" when it comes to my fishing, especially when it comes to my favorite species of fish the rainbow…
  • How To Catch Hatchery Trout

    JRWFishing
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    In the spring of the year many people's attention turn to the act of fishing and a popular type of fish to target are trout.  In many instances, such as in central Pennsylvania where I grew up, spring trout fishing meant that you were likely going to be targeting a specific type of trout called hatchery trout.  Hatchery trout are just like any other trout, except that rather than being born in the wild they were born and raised in a fish hatchery and then released into the wild to be caught by anglers. The bottom line is that hatchery trout usually aren't that difficulty to…
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  • Deep sea fishing for grouper

    Captain Rich
    2 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    I am sitting here thinking on what to write for a blog as deep sea fishing for grouper has opened May 1st . Unfortunately we have a late cold front through Ft. pierce that has increased winds and seas keeping the charter boat Fins at the dock. Oh well it comes with the territory. I […] The post Deep sea fishing for grouper appeared first on Fins Sport Fishing.
  • Charter fishing , Vero Beach Florida

    Captain Rich
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
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  • Ft. Pierce Sport Fishing In The Fall

    Captain Rich
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Ft. Pierce sport fishing in the fall really starts to kick off in November and December. Most fisherman believe that spring is the time to catch dolphin, and although that is true there is a fall run as well. Once the cool fronts start a large number of fish begin to migrate south along the […] The post Ft. Pierce Sport Fishing In The Fall appeared first on Fins Sport Fishing.
  • Fishing Grand Key Bahamas

    Captain Rich
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    Bahamas Grand Key can offer a wide variety of sport fishing options. This year I went in May as well as June. There an excellent guide by the name of Boss Gardener who you can hire to fish on your boat. You may think that you know how to fish and therfore do not require […] The post Fishing Grand Key Bahamas appeared first on Fins Sport Fishing.
  • Fishing Fort Pierce

    Captain Rich
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    I was talking to a gentleman from Orlando area today about fishing Fort Pierce. He wanted to go and bottom fish as soon as the weather starts to cool. I could not help but think of all those great times I had anchored up off the Bethel shoals. This year I purchased the EZ anchor […] The post Fishing Fort Pierce appeared first on Fins Sport Fishing.
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  • Trout fishing – catching them on lures and bait

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    If you read my previous post, you will know where to find them, and you’ll also know that trout are aggressive, opportunistic hunters. But they are smart! Fly fishing is a method that has been developed primarily for trout, but has now extended to other species. Also fly fishing is not the only way to catch a trout. Since I’m not fond of fly fishing, I focus on casting and trolling lures, and bait fishing. As well as being smart, trout are also moody, so you should try multiple tactics – different coloured lures, different depths, rattles, and varying speeds. Trout generally feed on…
  • Trout Fishing – When and Where To Find Them

    admin
    17 May 2015 | 2:41 am
    Trout are an oily fish, and are closely related to salmon. Whilst most trout will live out their lives in freshwater lakes and rivers, some trout will travel out to sea for a couple of years and then return to freshwater to spawn, much like salmon. Trout are aggressive, opportunistic hunters. But they are smart! Where Trout tend to favour cooler temperatures, so do really well in mountain lakes and clear highland streams. The ideal temperatures range from 50-60 F or 10-16 C. They are native to North America, Europe and northern Asia. They were introduced to New Zealand and Australia. Trout…
  • Reading the Beach

    admin
    17 May 2015 | 2:38 am
    The most important element in beach fishing is being able to “read” the beach and understand the undersea formations that make fish gather in search of food. Waves on an ocean beach will scour channels and make holes, gutters, sandbars and spits, creating natural paces for feeding and predation. Surf anglers take time to study a beach at low tide to see the patterns of the exposed sands and reefs, and again at high tide to look for the feeding places indicated by changes in colour and the movement of the waves. Swelling, unbroken waves indicate deeper water, while those that curl…
  • Using Berley Offshore

    admin
    17 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    While you cannot change the water temperature or the weather, much less control the moon, you can time your trips to take advantage of them. Similarly, even though seasonal movements of bait and injections of storm-washed foods are beyond your organisational ability, you can fake such events by the use of berley. Berley is used in all forms of offshore fishing including game and sports fishing as well as fishing over a reef for bottom dwellers. Sending down a cloud of easily gathered food among a bunch of sleepy fish can change their attitude dramatically. Offshore berley can be made from…
  • Fishing Safely

    admin
    17 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    The weather Weather has a lot of bearing on water safety, so whether you are fishing from a boat or from land, be aware of the weather forecast and watch for changes. Wind is the single greatest threat to fishing safety. Offshore winds (blowing from land to sea) can occur any time but are most common in winter. They blow up quickly and often violently, and pose most threat to boats, especially those with mechanical problems, inadequate horsepower or marginal sea ability. A disabled boat can be blown kilometres out to sea. Cool changes, too, can come through with a rush. They can whip up seas…
 
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