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  • Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast: Over-Unders vs SIde-by-Sides

    The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    This week we are including the most recent episode  of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast with Reid Bryant. If you enjoy the show, please go to orvis.com/podcast and subscribe. In this episode, Reid interviews fomer Orvis gun smith, John Skinner on the age-aold controversy of side-by-side vs. over-under shotguns.  He interviews John Skinner, former Orvis Head Gunsmith and Shooting instructor.  He relays the nuances of one format versus another and goes into some of the history as well.
  • Job Opening: Store Manager, Angling Company (Key West)

    MidCurrent
    Marshall Cutchin
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    The Angling Company fly fishing store in Key West, FL has an immediate opening for a store manager.  Contact Nathaniel Linville (nathaniel@anglingcompany.com) for more information Job responsibilities: Serves customers by providing merchandise; supervising staff. Job Duties: – Completes store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results – Maintains store staff by selecting, orienting, and training employees – Maintains staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising…
  • Christmas Island Comeback

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    23 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    More than thirty years after hosting its first fishermen, Kiritimati is hotter than ever. I heard them before I saw them. When giant trevally are chasing bait in shallow water, the frantic reaction produces a distinct spraying sound, like the inside of your vehicle as you pass through the power-rinse of a car wash. The frenzied commotion is caused by thousands of sardines or anchovies or whatever are being chased, all leaving and re-entering the water in a desperate attempt to avoid being plundered by the most savage fish on the flats. If you’re lucky enough to actually be in the water as…
  • Job Opening: Store Manager, Angling Company (Key West)

    MidCurrent
    Marshall Cutchin
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    The Angling Company fly fishing store in Key West, FL has an immediate opening for a store manager.  Contact Nathaniel Linville (nathaniel@anglingcompany.com) for more information Job responsibilities: Serves customers by providing merchandise; supervising staff. Job Duties: – Completes store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results – Maintains store staff by selecting, orienting, and training employees – Maintains staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising…
  • Springfield Bass Pro Shops destined to become famous for its museums

    Fishing News
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Once upon a time, a young man named Johnny Morris decided to try to earn a living selling fishing tackle. His first retail "outlets" were a pegboard wall at the back of a Springfield liquor store and a mail order solicitation that only a true dreamer would have called a "catalog."
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    The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast

  • Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast: Over-Unders vs SIde-by-Sides

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    This week we are including the most recent episode  of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast with Reid Bryant. If you enjoy the show, please go to orvis.com/podcast and subscribe. In this episode, Reid interviews fomer Orvis gun smith, John Skinner on the age-aold controversy of side-by-side vs. over-under shotguns.  He interviews John Skinner, former Orvis Head Gunsmith and Shooting instructor.  He relays the nuances of one format versus another and goes into some of the history as well.
  • Our Leader on Leaders: Tom Interviews Perk Perkins

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Tom interviews his boss, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins on leaders. Don't let the CEO title fool you, the guy knows his stuff. Would you like to be on the show? Tom tells you how to win a new contest and be one of our next guests. Also, Tom answers lots of your questions in the Fly Box.
  • The Ultimate Streamer Episode -- until our next one -- with Mike Schmidt

    8 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This week I have a long and fascinating interview with Mike Schmidt, designer of such giant trout streamers as the Junkyard Dog.  He gives up his secrets on when to fish a giant streamer (and when not to), what techniques he uses, and also some tips on tying these flies and why he designs them the way he does.  I don’t think I have learned so much in a podcast in a long time and I hope you find it as inspiring and interesting as I need.  I am ready to charge out there with some giant streamers right away.  In the Fly Box this week, we range from catching smallmouth bass in clear lakes…
  • A Lifetime of Trout

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    This week I interview my old friend Kirk Deeter about Trout Unlimited’s Lifetime membership.  This is a great gift for yourself or for a special person in your life (people often gift these to their kids for a special occasion) and this year the thank-you for the lifetime membership is a special Orvis Helios 2 Rod and limited-run CFO reel in Trout Unlimited’s green color.  You can see how this rod was built in the video of our rod shop here: https://vimeo.com/116177056 Kirk and I do talk some fishing, and there is lots more in The Fly Box.  Questions about the value of emergers, chest…
  • The Lord of the Flies Returns

    6 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    In this week’s podcast, we continue our series on fly tying with an interview with a man sometimes known as The King of Swing for his steelheading skills, but he also has been called Lord of the Flies.  Shawn Brillon is in charge of flies and fly tying materials at Orvis, and as a result he has his pulse on what is going on in the wild world of making bugs on hooks.  Our topic this week is natural vs. synthetic materials—when you want one or the other, which ones Shawn and I can’t live (or at least tie) without), and the future of fly-tying materials.  In The Fly Box this week, we…
 
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    MidCurrent

  • Job Opening: Store Manager, Angling Company (Key West)

    Marshall Cutchin
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    The Angling Company fly fishing store in Key West, FL has an immediate opening for a store manager.  Contact Nathaniel Linville (nathaniel@anglingcompany.com) for more information Job responsibilities: Serves customers by providing merchandise; supervising staff. Job Duties: – Completes store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results – Maintains store staff by selecting, orienting, and training employees – Maintains staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising…
  • Tippets: Commercial Fly Tying, Northern Migrations, Tips for a New Season

    Erin Block
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:23 am
    There is still room for individual commercial fly tiers, says Charlie Craven, but you have to find a niche. Read more about what you need to know if you want to sell flies commercially in a recent interview with Craven on Sparks Fly Company. As sea water temperature warms, fish are migrating farther north. And what this means for the marine system food web is a complicated topic. Read more via Conservation Magazine. The beginning of a new season is a good time to re-stock standard supplies in your fishing vest or pack, as well as take note of what gear might need to be added for a new year on…
  • Video Hatch: “#playwiththebest”

    Erin Block
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    This short film from Dave Smith profiles bush pilot Dale Douglas and his backcountry work in British Columbia.
  • Tippets: Long Leaders, Invasive Landmarks, Buggy Flies

    Erin Block
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    Especially in clear water conditions, extra feet of leader/tippet is worth more than extra feet of casting distance, writes Kirk Deeter. He gives some tips on mastering building and turning over longer leaders in a recent piece on Field and Stream. When invasive species move into a new area, they congregate by easily identifiable landmarks. Understanding this behavior could help in controlling population growth, say researchers. Via ScienceDaily. Fly tiers want their flies to look the best they can. However, as John McKinnie of Lone Mountain Ranch writes, “trout don’t really care what…
  • Public Access in New Mexico

    Erin Block
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    A bill moving through New Mexico legislature would restrict access to rivers and streams that cross over private property. Voice your support for public access by contacting New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and tell her to veto SB 226.
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    Featured Content

  • Christmas Island Comeback

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    More than thirty years after hosting its first fishermen, Kiritimati is hotter than ever. I heard them before I saw them. When giant trevally are chasing bait in shallow water, the frantic reaction produces a distinct spraying sound, like the inside of your vehicle as you pass through the power-rinse of a car wash. The frenzied commotion is caused by thousands of sardines or anchovies or whatever are being chased, all leaving and re-entering the water in a desperate attempt to avoid being plundered by the most savage fish on the flats. If you’re lucky enough to actually be in the water as…
  • The Tailing Dead

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    When the other drum come calling AWHILE BACK, I had a brief visit with a sporadically retired commercial netter at the gas dock in Port Aransas, Texas. He had an unlit cigarette stuck to his bottom lip and his skin had the same color and texture as a relief map of Utah. He looked down at the pair of puppy drum bobbing in my livewell and asked what I got them on. I answered, “Flies.”
  • The Tarpon Bite

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Life in the express lane “Everybody’s got a plan until I hit ’em in the mouth.” — Mike Tyson “THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN FAST, OKAY?” I say to my angler, whose lips have curled into a half-smile. “The line is gonna burn your hand if you do it right.” He continues to search my face as I explain the violent hook-set, looking at me as if he’s just been made accessory to a crime. I rock back against the poling platform and drain my coffee, sweat already tacking my shirt to my back.
  • Spring Training

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Fly balls and flyfishing in Florida LEAVE THE PASSPORT IN THE DRAWER, grab your rod, and head to sunny Florida for your springtime twofer. The combination of cozy Grapefruit League ballparks and hordes of saltwater game fish will cure your wintertime blues. First pitch for most games is on March 1, with the season going through April 4. Here’s your scouting report.
  • Drone Zone

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Flyfishing never looked better IN THE SHOWTIME SERIES HOMELAND, Carrie Mathison, played by actress Claire Danes, leads drone strikes against terrorists from the comfort of her CIA station. But the same technology that makes drones—also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs—convenient military weapons, has also helped advance the careers of real-world civilians, including a growing list of flyfishing photographers and filmmakers.
 
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    MidCurrent

  • Job Opening: Store Manager, Angling Company (Key West)

    Marshall Cutchin
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    The Angling Company fly fishing store in Key West, FL has an immediate opening for a store manager.  Contact Nathaniel Linville (nathaniel@anglingcompany.com) for more information Job responsibilities: Serves customers by providing merchandise; supervising staff. Job Duties: – Completes store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results – Maintains store staff by selecting, orienting, and training employees – Maintains staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising…
  • Tippets: Commercial Fly Tying, Northern Migrations, Tips for a New Season

    Erin Block
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:23 am
    There is still room for individual commercial fly tiers, says Charlie Craven, but you have to find a niche. Read more about what you need to know if you want to sell flies commercially in a recent interview with Craven on Sparks Fly Company. As sea water temperature warms, fish are migrating farther north. And what this means for the marine system food web is a complicated topic. Read more via Conservation Magazine. The beginning of a new season is a good time to re-stock standard supplies in your fishing vest or pack, as well as take note of what gear might need to be added for a new year on…
  • Video Hatch: “#playwiththebest”

    Erin Block
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    This short film from Dave Smith profiles bush pilot Dale Douglas and his backcountry work in British Columbia.
  • Tippets: Long Leaders, Invasive Landmarks, Buggy Flies

    Erin Block
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    Especially in clear water conditions, extra feet of leader/tippet is worth more than extra feet of casting distance, writes Kirk Deeter. He gives some tips on mastering building and turning over longer leaders in a recent piece on Field and Stream. When invasive species move into a new area, they congregate by easily identifiable landmarks. Understanding this behavior could help in controlling population growth, say researchers. Via ScienceDaily. Fly tiers want their flies to look the best they can. However, as John McKinnie of Lone Mountain Ranch writes, “trout don’t really care what…
  • Public Access in New Mexico

    Erin Block
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    A bill moving through New Mexico legislature would restrict access to rivers and streams that cross over private property. Voice your support for public access by contacting New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and tell her to veto SB 226.
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    Fishing News

  • Springfield Bass Pro Shops destined to become famous for its museums

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Once upon a time, a young man named Johnny Morris decided to try to earn a living selling fishing tackle. His first retail "outlets" were a pegboard wall at the back of a Springfield liquor store and a mail order solicitation that only a true dreamer would have called a "catalog."
  • Museum celebrates the fishing life

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    This is museum week in Nova Scotia and it is a great time to celebrate the great museums we have in our province. Sportfishing has a long and colourful history in Nova Scotia and no where is that history more evident than in the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Margaree.
  • Ice anglers get a long season, but open-water fishing will be spotty

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    According to Mother Nature - and at least one fisheries biologist - it's still ice fishing season on specified lakes and ponds that remain open to the activity as long as there's still a safe winter coat of ice present. "I think we're still making ice at this point," biologist Tim Obrey of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said this week in response to an email.
  • District fishing report: 03.27.15

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is stocking trout throughout the state. The logistical emphasis is on streams and lakes expected to be visited most during Regional Mentored Youth Trout Day - April 11 in most of the state.
  • Montague Island kings waiting to fire again

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    JEWIE TAGGING: Legendary Narooma guide Stuart Hindson got this 88cm jewie earlier this week - his fifth jewie in the last week or so. Wagonga Inlet is fishing excellently at present, that's the 26th jewie for the season and still six months to go.
 
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    San Francisco Bay Area Boater

  • How to Catch Yellow Fin Tuna

    SFBoater
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:22 pm
    If you eat tuna, then chances are you’ve already sampled this delicious variety of the popular fish. While blue fin tuna are also popular, yellow fin tuna are by far the most commonly caught variety and the one that is commonly used in commercial foods. While you may not have the same equipment as a commercial fisherman, that doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and catch your own Yellow Fin tuna. With the right gear and the right techniques, you can sample a fresh caught tuna and see just how delicious this fish can be. To get started, you’re going to need to make sure that you have…
  • Inks Lake, Burnet, TX

    SFBoater
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:06 am
    Inks Lake is located in Burnet, TX Phone - (512) 353 0072 View Larger Map Is boating allowed? Boating is absolutely allowed at Inks Lake, and is actually encouraged. If you do not have a boat of your own, there are paddleboats and canoes that you can rent from the state park in addition to surf bikes and other equipment. There are also fishing piers and picnic areas to enjoy if you do not have a boat, but boating is definitely encouraged for visitors to the lake because of the sights and the quality of the water. Is there a boat ramp? There is a two lane boat ramp at Inks Lake. However, keep…
  • Tips for Fishing in the Fall

    SFBoater
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:43 pm
    As the weather begins to cool down, and as the leaves begin to change in hue, you may begin to have daydreams about fishing. The autumn season is the perfect time to start thinking about fishing, as there is no better time for you to be fishing than in the fall. Here are some excellent fall fishing tips that will help you fish more productively and leave the lake or stream with a bigger haul. Instead of focusing on football, do yourself a favor and get in some much needed fishing and you surely will not be disappointed. In the opinion of many fishermen, the autumn season is one of the best…
  • President’s Day on the Bay

    SFBoater
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Last Sunday (ok the day before President's Day) a few friends and I arranged a day cruise/fishing trip on the bay.  We didn't have a planned itinerary, but I think you will see the day turned out pretty nice. It started for me at 8:30am leaving my house, picking up the boat from storage, gassing the boat, and launching at Coyote Point.  The morning was incredible.  Completely glass on the water with a thin fog... it was in the upper 40's at the time.  I was on the water by 9:45am. Next stop, the Berkley Marnia.  My friend was unable to find the boat launch and decided he could walk down…
  • Trophy Tuna Cow

    SFBoater
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    This post is from SFBoater Trophy Catch Jackpot I. Got a trophy catch? Get paid for your fish stories Trophy Tuna Cow by Valene Garrison Aboard the Royal Polaris out of San Diego for a 14 day long range fishing trip from December 9 to December 23, 2009. I caught this 215 lb yellowfin tuna on 150lb equipment on a live sardine. It took about 25 minutes to land. Location was the Mag Bay area at the ridge. View Larger Map Originally posted 2010-01-24 18:42:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related posts: Steelhead, Russian River, CA, Trophy Catch V1C2   This post is from SFBoater Trophy…
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  • Friday Cookouts at Andros South

    Kyle Shea
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tiki hut cookout. Photo: Jordan Sly. We like great fishing as much as the next guy, heck, that’s how we chose the locations of our lodges! However, we also think that a great fishing trip is about the whole experience as well, not just the fishing. That’s why we started a bit of a tradition this year at Andros South; Friday night cookouts! Because honestly, who doesn’t love a barbecue on the beach?  More on the South Andros Experience Fresh Seafood Enjoy the View Another Reason We Love the Bahamas  
  • 6 Tips for Landing Big Fish

    Kyle Shea
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Almost there. Photo: Craig Kopczyk. A while back we ran a post on the top 5 mistakes made fighting big fish, where we highlighted some of the most common mistakes we see at our lodges in Alaska and British Columbia when fighting big fish like steelhead and salmon. However, fighting fish well does not always put the fish in the net. In fact, we see a huge percentage of big fish lost only a few rod length’s away, even after a well fought battle! So, today we’re talking about those precious moments between tiring your fish and putting him in net with 6 tips for landing big fish.
  • Squeak, Squeak

    Kyle Shea
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Squeek, squeek. Photo: Stuart Foxall. Exactly what you want early season rainbows to be staring at in Western Alaska. Big, gnarly, mouse patterns. More on Trout Fishing How Often do Trout and Grayling eat Mice? Trout Fishing – Swinging Flies Streamer Fishing for Trout – 5 Techniques
  • Fly Fishing Travel Tips – Roundup

    Kyle Shea
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Andros bound. Photo: Jordan Sly. We spend a lot of time traveling to and from our fishing lodges around the world, and we’ve picked up a few tips for the traveling angler along the way. We’ve also had the good fortune of spending time with of our well traveled guests, many of whom have shared their experiences with us as well. Because of this, we’ve written a number of posts on traveling to fishing locations, and today we present you with a roundup of those posts! Fly Fishing Travel Tips – Roundup Tips on Traveling Travel Tips for Anglers. Six things we’ve found…
  • Potcake

    Kyle Shea
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Beethoven the potcake. Photo: Kyle Shea. Today is national puppy day here in the States.. We know, you can’t believe it’s here already! So, what better than a photo of a Bahamian potcake puppy next to a fly rod at Andros South. More on Dogs in the Bahamas A Dog Named Kalik Cookie Brownie
 
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  • Comment Period for Classification of Wild Trout Streams 2015

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is currently seeking Comments for the consideration of a proposal to add 45 streams to the list of streams with Natural Reproduction of Trout. These streams were surveyed and found to have at least two year classes of wild trout. Should the proposal be adopted the additions would be added to the PA Bulletin and subsequently receive protection from encroachment by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through permit restrictions during the fall spawning period.The comment period ends Monday March 30, 2015. So don't delay.Please take a…
  • Another Great Fish – Old George

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Part of the lore of fly fishing in Pennsylvania, and the Cumberland Valley in particular, revolves around stories of big fish, usually giant brown trout. Of course this comes as no surprise to fishermen, nevertheless stories of great fish, caught and got away, serve to set the stage for what might happen every time we visit Letort or some other famous stream. Among these famous fish stories, perhaps the best known is the story of “Old George” as recounted by famed Cumberland Valley fly fisher and fly tying innovator Ed Shenk (think “Letort Cricket” and other patterns).
  • Early Season Northeast Regional Aquatic Insects

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Great video sharing some of the aquatic insects available to trout during the early season in Pennsylvania and the Northeast region. A bonus for you new getting started and expanding your fly tying with some samples of the aquatic insects. Early Season Sampler March 2015 by Tightline ProductionsBig fan of all of videos by Tightline Productions and thanks to billfrech for finding this on. Follow along with the post in the forum.
  • PFBC Rule Making Changes to Delayed Harvest Streams - Action Today

    16 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    This past January the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) proposed significant rulemaking changes to the current Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) waters. The changes provide conditions for anglers to use bait and moved harvest period up to three weeks. More detailsThe full rule making proposal PDF.In a recent poll on Paflyfish, 89% of anglers do not approve of these changes. The PA Council of Trout Unlimited’s Position Statement offers similar sentiment on the issue: "We believe that the old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is…
  • PFBC Proposes Changes to Delayed Harvest Streams

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Pennsylvania Board of Fish and Boat (PFBC) Commissioners proposed major changes to the existing delayed-harvest-artificial-lures-only (DHALO) stream sections when they met on January 21-22. Anglers who enjoy the special regulation waters will find trout harvested earlier and be sharing these streams with some who will be able to fish live bait year round if these changes go through January 1, 2016. The current regulations for DHALO waters provide year-round trout fishing opportunities using only flies and artificial lures such as spinners. No bait is allowed. Anglers may harvest fish…
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    Sea Fishing & Walking in the UK

  • 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…
  • Seasonal Changes, Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

    Stu
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This month Autumn arrived with the first proper rain storm of the season, just in time for Wendy to run the Rivington Half marathon a couple of weeks ago and almost three months since our summer break on Anglesey.After our break a lot of the weekends have been taken up running, walking or cycling round the Lancashire countryside. The hills around Chorley have been particularly colourful with one of my runs accidentally timed to perfection as I ventured over Great Hill and ended up surround by miles and miles of purple heather. With the sun shining and views as far as the Lake District and…
  • Traeth Cymyran Walk to Ynys Feirig

    Stu
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    After Thursdays time on the beach we were both feeling a little tender on our shoulders where we should have re-applied sunscreen a lot earlier than we did, nothing serious but still a little too sore for the blazing midday sun so we elected to have an easy last day (all our Anglesey days are easy) and go for our walk after an early evening dinner.It was to be a day of ’lasts’. We did our last run before breakfast, the 6k loop along the Menai Straits and past the Sea Zoo, it was still hot even early in the morning but the run was great and set us up for a day of relaxing at the cottage.
  • A Sunny Day on Newborough Beach

    Stu
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A ‘proper’ holiday in North Wales isn’t really complete until you’ve spent at least one full day lounging on the beach, no matter what the weather throws at you. Once more we were blessed with glorious weather during our two week stay on Anglesey so in a repeat performance from last year we did our ‘beach day’ on Newborough Beach.After the 10 minute drive (it took us longer to pack our picnic) we arrived at the car park just before 10am. The weather was fantastic with blue skies, sun scorching the marram grass sheaths sculptures and a slight breeze to keep…
 
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  • Coffs & GC blue marlin and some catch up videos

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Coffs Harbour/Solitary Islands With just one day until the Solitary Islands Heavy Tackle Challenge, a final leadup report via Rick from Matador. Although it was an unpleasant and sloppy day beyond the shelf, the blue marlin still wanted to play on Wednesday. Sultan Linjawi and Steve Marshall on board Matador ending up 4-2-2 blue marlin and a […] Visit the full report at: Coffs & GC blue marlin and some catch up videos © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Surfers Paradise ATAS, Coffs, Bermagui and a Cairns video

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The Surfers Paradise GSFC held its (initially weather-postphoned) All Tackle, All Species tournament over the weekend.  Unfortunately though with the number of boats on the water high due to the ATAS and also boats fishing in the Back 2 Tanga, the bite was considerably slower than it has been over the past few weeks. Still […] Visit the full report at: Surfers Paradise ATAS, Coffs, Bermagui and a Cairns video © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • 99 Not Out and Back 2 Tanga 7 tournament report

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Conveniently we are just traveling past Lockhart River in the north and telephone service just in time for a quick Monday morning report! So here it is: Capt. Tim Dean’s Calypso, switching to Brad Curtis on the wheel, went 6 from 8 black marlin inshore yesterday to put them on 99 (and not out) marlin […] Visit the full report at: 99 Not Out and Back 2 Tanga 7 tournament report © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Soldier On Deep Sea Roundup, Coffs Hot, Tourney Weekend

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    If you are on the newsletter list, you will have already read about the Soldier On Deep Sea Roundup, organised by Capt. Tim Dean (Calypso) that was hosted out of Port Stephens on February 26.  11 boats hosted 40 returned servcie men and women. The event will be back bigger and better in 2016 with […] Visit the full report at: Soldier On Deep Sea Roundup, Coffs Hot, Tourney Weekend © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
  • Blue Coast (Gold) and 2015 Ulladulla’s Jess Sams tournament report

    Kelly Dalling Fallon
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    The Gold Coast boats are out every opportunity at the moment, as you certainly would be too, when the weather allows. So it was another day out for those who have a flexible work week (or those of us lucky enough to fish for a living!:-) ) Capt. Ross McCubbin put three marlin ‘virgins’ onto […] Visit the full report at: Blue Coast (Gold) and 2015 Ulladulla’s Jess Sams tournament report © Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2015.
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  • The Montana Story: Forty Years of Success

    El Guapo
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    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. Ground-breaking research on the Madison River in the late 1960s and early '70s organized by fisheries biologist Richard Vincent led to that decision. His study results showed that as hatchery production increased, trout abundance decreased, and native stocks were…
  • MM Tarpon - Tying Instructions by Fly dreamers

    El Guapo
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    Just one of a slew of fly tying videos from Fly dreamers.
  • Nature Conservancy needs $1M to protect Miramichi River tributary

    El Guapo
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is launching a campaign to raise $1 million for the largest private land conservation project in New Brunswick's history. Program director Paula Noel says by purchasing 2,100 acres of land along the Bartholomew River, which is a tributary of the Main Southwest Miramichi River, the entire watershed will benefit. LINK (via: CBC News)
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  • 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
  • New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board Posted

    robert
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
    The first entries on the new 2015 New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board have been posted! The revised Skillful Angler Recognition Program now includes a listing of those with the largest fish in each division/category for all species. At the end of the year, special recognition is given to anglers who catch the largest fish … Continue reading New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board Posted → The post New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board Posted appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
 
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  • 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
  • New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board Posted

    robert
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
    The first entries on the new 2015 New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board have been posted! The revised Skillful Angler Recognition Program now includes a listing of those with the largest fish in each division/category for all species. At the end of the year, special recognition is given to anglers who catch the largest fish … Continue reading New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board Posted → The post New Jersey Skillful Angler Leader Board Posted appeared first on Round Valley Fishing. All content copyright RoundValleyFishing.com
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  • Over Snow Travels in the Great White North

    Christopher Kuhn
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    If there ever was a better time to invest in a snowmobile, the winter of 2014-2015 was that time! The current cooling weather pattern which settled in on us around summer/fall of 2013 has continued in its full glory allowing for copious amounts of winter sports! In my life, Ice Fishing started as and has … Continue reading Over Snow Travels in the Great White North →
  • New Jersey Opening Day

    Christopher Kuhn
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    Well folks it has been one of the most difficult, cold and snowy winters I can remember. That has not stopped us from Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing and maybe doing a little ice fishing. This year we are planning to reboot the blog with more video, better graphics, new articles and a product testing project for the Pequest … Continue reading New Jersey Opening Day →
  • Ice Fish and Chips

    Christopher Kuhn
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    Anyone living in the Northeast this week will agree with the following statement,”It’s a bit nippy outside.” I actually think that is an understatement, the air burns your skin it is so cold outside. There is one enjoyable thing about cold weather besides the potential for snow, that is ice fishing! Last weekend the MKFF … Continue reading Ice Fish and Chips →
  • Cast and Blast Weekend

    Christopher Kuhn
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    The fall is at its peak here in the Skylands region of New Jersey. Farm country is humming with the annual rituals of harvest season apple picking, fall foliage, hard cider, wine tastings, craft beers and of course what we do here, Trout fishing. After a long summer hiatus and a hard skunking up on … Continue reading Cast and Blast Weekend →
  • Welcome to Smallmouth Country

    Christopher Kuhn
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The days are long; the work is light while the air is hot and heavy. Fishing is entering the midsummer doldrums for most cold-water species. The heavy spring flows have since subsided to a trickle with the welcome exception of a midsummer freshet. Trout are hunkered down in springs and at the way bottom of … Continue reading Welcome to Smallmouth Country →
 
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  • 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…
  • Spring Trout Fishing - Drift Fishing With Meal Worms

    JRWFishing
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    As winter comes to an end and the spring begins to take over, for me it means one thing (other than nicer, warmer weather of course) and that one thing is trout fishing.  After the winter where most of my "trout fishing" is done while standing on a frozen lake, I can't wait to get out on the river and do a little drift fishing.  Early in the spring, before the run off kicks into high gear, traditional drift fishing with live worms can be very productive.  However, once the river levels begin to rise, I have found that another bait is more productive when it comes to catching…
  • You've Tried Berkly Power Eggs, Right?

    JRWFishing
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    For many years I have been using Berkley Powerbait to catch stocked trout.  There are plenty of posts using Powerbait to catch trout throughout this blog for because this particular trout bait is so darned effective when you are fishing for rainbow trout that have been planted into a body of water.  But the other day I was introduced to another form of Powerbait that for some strange reason had not been on my radar for all of these years?  Actually it's probably due to the fact that because the dough style of Powerbait has always resulted in success, so I had never tried to…
  • Do You Know How To Split Shot A Berkley Trout Worm?

    JRWFishing
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    If you are fishing in a lake that contains stocked rainbow trout, a great way to land a grip of  trout is to "split shot" a trout worm.  For many trout fishermen (including myself) the term "trout worm" makes the mind turn to small live worms such as red worms, but in this case live fishing worms are not what I am referring to.  Rather, I am referring to the trout worms that Berkley makes which are impregnated with Powerbait, which as you should be aware is one of the most effective trout baits on the market.  Well, these little four or so inch long floating worms are a…
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  • Upcoming Talk This Sunday @ 11:30AM

    Ryan Collins
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Right now I am combing through some estuary in search of holdover striped bass. This is my first time out since my trip last week - I am pretty pumped to give holdovers another try.So you can expect to see a new fishing report published here on the blog very soon. In the meantime I would like to invite you to a talk I am giving this weekend on "10 Reasons To Get Excited For Surfcasting On Cape Cod." This talk should be a lot of fun and it would be great to see you there if you can make it. [...]The post Upcoming Talk This Sunday @ 11:30AM appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • A Dream Come True For Those Who Fish The Canal?

    Dex Chadsey
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post from Dex Chadsey, who first joined MFCC back in 2013. I am excited to have Dex contributing to MFCC! I recently saw this post by MFCC member Ron Enos, in the Cape Cod Canal section of our forum...“Gonna head down (to the Canal) in a couple of weeks and practice finding some holes to jig, start a journal to keep some notes which I'll use this year...hope it helps. Just looking forward to spending some time there.” As a canal fisherman myself, I share Ron’s desire to understand what the Canal's bottom looks like. [...]The post A Dream Come True For Those Who Fish The…
  • Cape Cod Fishing Report for March 23

    Ryan Collins
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    Last week I set off in search of holdover striped bass. This was a special trip because I was fishing an area where stripers as large as 40 inches have been known to spend the winter.In this video report I recap the entire experience using footage I filmed using a GoPro Hero 3 camera. Towards the end of the video report I also share some information about small stripers which were caught this past weekend on Cape. [...]The post Cape Cod Fishing Report for March 23 appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • My First Holdover Striper Trip Of 2015

    Ryan Collins
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Yesterday afternoon I readied my tackle, charged my camera gear and slipped on my waders for the first time this year. I was excited even though I knew the odds of catching a striper were slim.Sometimes striped bass holdover on Cape Cod for the winter. These fish would be my target species during this first trip of the season.​ [...]The post My First Holdover Striper Trip Of 2015 appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • Targeting Early-Season Stripers On Cape Cod

    Ryan Collins
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    The temperature was cold and snow was falling, on a late winter day nearly 10 years ago. My cousin Kevin and I were trudging through a muddy estuary on Cape Cod, in search of holdover stripers.​Catching holdover stripers on Cape Cod had, up until this point, been a cold and difficult endeavor for me. I had caught a few here and there, but nothing too crazy. [...]The post Targeting Early-Season Stripers On Cape Cod appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
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  • Wattles, apathy and good cappuccino.

    trutta
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Some days will always be slow ones. There will be those days where a long week will catch up with you, and instead of heading out at 5 am, you will put your alarm on snooze, get up at 6:30, and have a decent breakfast, complete with a cappuccino.  Driven as one might want to be to get out on the water, sometimes fishing days will turn out that way. The rigors of a business week will catch up with you, and your body will rebel and tell you to “chill”. On Sunday, I obeyed. Egg, bacon, beans, toast, ended off with a good coffee and a resigned but satisfied sigh. The river would have to…
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    trutta
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    Filed under: Photography & Imagery, Streams Tagged: brown trout, Bushmans river, stippled beauties
  • Getting done in 1st prep

    trutta
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    I was coaching my daughter this afternoon on getting her homework done and over with quickly. As all “old farts” do, I related my own school experience, and the memories came flooding back. At boarding school. we had early prep, which must have been somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes in duration, followed by supper and thereafter “long prep”. In early prep we were all showered and dressed, but many were still red in the face from the exertion of the afternoon’s sport, and spirits were still high. Little work was done. Most procrastinated, figuring they still had long prep lying…
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    trutta
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Filed under: Photography & Imagery, Streams Tagged: Birkhall, Sterkspruit
  • The timelessness of a river

    trutta
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    “..the river moves on and on ; the heart follows, willingly, always glad to be Hunter, discoverer.”   Harry Middleton We describe rivers as living beings. The concept resonates and it allows for the attachment of a personality to a thread of water in Trout country. That seems appropriate. Yet rivers, if they are to be living things, are an anomaly, because they never die.  Sure, in the lowlands, some factory may dump waste and the river “dies”. But even there, look at the Thames and its tributaries now compared to how they were in the industrial revolution!  When…
 
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  • Meet The Very Lucky Epic 888

    Cameron Mortenson
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The newest member of the Swift Fly Fishing FastGlass line up went live this week with the introduction of the "very lucky" Epic 888.  Carl McNeil can't stop, won't stop and this fiberglass eight weight is exactly what I've been waiting for ever since he mentioned that he was going to do some heavier line weight glass in the Epic line up.I guess fiberglass fly rod dreams do come true...From the Swift Fly Fishing website..."Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species too. Given there’s not a flat where the…
  • This Week In #glassisnotdead

    Cameron Mortenson
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I can certainly tell that the #glassisnotdead feed on Instagram is quickly changing from building fiberglass fly rods to getting out fly fishing with fiberglass fly rods as it's been fish photo after fish photo lately.Here this week's eighteen favorite images from around the world of glass.  It's not to surprising that there is a few #yearofthebluegill in the mix as well.@rcschaper@s_clemens @bluehalogear  @bailebr3@thefiberglassmanifesto @finaddictflyfisher @jreynolds_fly @freestoneriverphotography @colbydcrossland @stltroutbum @internationalhobbyist @wallimannj @kettafly…
  • 6 Cool Things To Read

    Cameron Mortenson
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This week has been crazy at work, at home, and I'm still trying to find time to pack for an upcoming trip to Pyramid Lake.  Here's six stellar things online to keep you busy while I get my shit straight.FLY FISH FOOD - DO YOU HAVE TYER'S BLOCK?I really don't have "tyer's block" as I just don't have time to tie flies.  Even so, Fly Fish Food breaks down how to get out of the funk.JEFF KENNEDY - NEW WEBSITE AND BLOGI can't tell you how many times I've gotten a text message, email, or social media note that they had seen a Retro Fly decal somewhere on something.  It's been very…
  • LOON OUTDOORS - SWAG SALE

    Cameron Mortenson
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Loon Outdoors is cleaning the shelves and closets for spring so take advantage of 50% off (or more) on various items on the SWAG page.  Also note, free shipping on all orders over $50.CHECK IT.Subscribe in a reader
  • SmithFly Intruder Jacket

    Cameron Mortenson
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    It's really cool to see my friends in the fly fishing industry make steps forward and Ethan Smith of SmithFly is certainly doing that with the soon opening of a new shop space and new products in the mix as well, like the recently released Intruder Jacket.The Intruder Jacket is full of features with stash pockets, zipper vents under each arm, and made from a DWR stretch nylon for comfort.The Intruder Jacket is available in Slate Gray and Sculpin Olive, sizes Small through 3XL, and is priced at $149.00.  Give it a look if you're in need of a new three season jacket.Check out the SmithFly…
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  • Tips for Preventing Motion Sickness

    Dajana J
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Motion sickness – it can happen to anyone, even the toughest anglers out in the deep blue sea (or calm waters for that matter). You’ve invested a lot into your chartered fishing trip here in Venice, LA, so no need to let this unfortunate disturbance ruin your good time or chance of catching some nice fish. To prevent motion sickness is to first understand its cause. Also known as sea sickness or car sickness, motion sickness, is a common disturbance of the inner ear due to a change in a person’s balance and equilibrium caused by repeated motion. Certain people are more susceptible,…
  • Fishing Technique Spotlight: Jigging

    Dajana J
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Part two of our fishing technique series is all about jigging, a versatile style used in both freshwater and saltwater fishing. So let’s get to it! Jigging is the practice of fishing with a jig, a type of fishing lure that consists of a lead sinker with a hook molded into it, typically covered by a soft body to attract fish. Jigs are intended to create a jerky, vertical motion, as opposed to spinnerbaits which move through the water horizontally. Because of the lure’s attraction to many species of fish, this type of lure is very popular amongst anglers. “Jiggers” have the most success…
  • Fishing Technique: Trolling

    Dajana J
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Every angler has their sights set on a successful day of fishing, but it’s more than just throwing some bait on a line and hoping for the best. There are different techniques used for every type of fishing, whether it’s inshore or offshore. As part one of our series on fishing techniques, let’s take a closer look at one of the most popular ways to reel in some nice game – trolling. As defined, trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. This may be behind a moving boat, or by slowly winding the line…
  • Our Favorite Ahi Tuna Recipes

    Dajana J
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Although it’s cold, there’s great fishing this time of year in Venice, LA! One of the fresh catches you may come across while on a winter offshore chartered trip is Yellowfin Tuna. Often marketed as ahi (from the Hawaiian ‘ahi), Yellowfin Tuna is a delicious and light fish served best raw or with a quick sear. For some reason, this fish always seems intimidating to make at home. Perhaps that is because it’s so often served with a gourmet twist at fine restaurants, but it’s actually one of the easiest fish to prepare. Below, we’ve provided a few recipes that are both tasty and…
  • Fresh Catch Spotlight: Mako Sharks

    Dajana J
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    If you are considering an offshore chartered fishing adventure in Venice, LA this time of year, one of the most exciting big game catches you may see is the mako shark. Makos offer acrobatic flips, fast runs, and heavy fights that entertain anglers. One of the fastest species of shark, they travel at speeds up to 25 mph with bursts up to 46 mph. They can leap in the air up to 30 feet, and at times an angry mako has been known to jump into a boat after being hooked. This tough catch is one of the most popularly consumed shark species, prized for its meat, especially in the New England states…
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  • 10 Most Important Fishing Knots Every Angler Needs To Know

    Eliza Connelly
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Fishing is an easy job or it is the toughest one? What do you think? Well it is up to you how experienced you are and how often do you go for practicing fishing.Here in this post we are talking about 10 proven fishing knots that we think will help you in becoming extremely versatile in bass fishing. These fishing knots will provide you a number of options for creating loops on lures, for joining the lines, making stronger connections and making quick solid knots when you are in hurry to go back into the water. Here in this post we have given points on how to tie all the fishing knots and…
  • Are You Ready For Ice Fishing? Let’s Gather Some Important Tips and Tricks

    Eliza Connelly
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Fishing is fun but do you think the same for Ice Fishing as well? If you think both are same then I must tell you that there is a huge difference between a normal fishing and ice fishing. Normal fishing is not scary and dangerous but ice fishing is. In ice fishing the angler catch the fish by making a hole in the frozen lake or pond or any frozen water body.Some of the experience ice fishermen have elaborated setups with them that include heated cabins and they simply sit on the open ice and fish. With the modernization and advancements in the technology, Ice fishing has changed a lot within…
  • Shake Up Your Fishing Skills This New Year

    Eliza Connelly
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Hope everybody is enjoying the New Year and are trying their level best to fulfill their New Year resolutions. I am also working very hard with my New Year resolutions but they are a bit hard to manage. Never mind! Along with a number of resolutions, I have made one resolution with fishing as well. What are you up to people?  All the fishing lovers out there what have you decided to do with your fishing skills this year? Although I never had any plans for what to do rather it was always very easy for putting all the fishing related stuff that irritates me and then hoping that things…
  • Let’s enter the New Year 2015 with some fishing memories of 2014

    Eliza Connelly
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    With every passing year I feel that Time flies like a ray of light. It feels like it was yesterday when I started working and started writing fishing articles for my readers. The year 2014 was really a memorable one and I really liked the way my readers read and liked my posts. Don’t worry fishing lovers I have lots more to give you this season. We welcome 2015 with great warmth and love and will go for fishing in a new way and new style.Let us start with all the posts you have read here. When I started writing, I was also an immature person in writing as well as in fishing but then I tried…
  • Let’s Try Fish Attractors This Time

    Eliza Connelly
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Do you love fishing? People generally like fishing because this is the only sport that is a bit relaxing and full of enjoyment. Fishing is actually fun. But what if these days your fishing skills are not working properly and you are failing in catching fishes for yourself? Every time same pattern for catching fishes won’t work. Well this time we have something new that will help you in catching fishes. They are called as Fish attractors. Let’s find out what these Fish attractors are and how you can use them for catching fishes:Fish attractors are the equipments that you make yourself for…
 
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  • 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…
  • Daiwa Legalis LGL Review 2015

    Pat
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    This time, after quite a while, I have another Daiwa reel for review. It is Daiwa Legalis LGL. Not the usual Legalis which was launched 4 years ago, but upgraded and modified version of that. I think it is a great idea to renew old reel models and make the necessary changes to keep them up-to-date with nowadays innovations and technological breakthroughs. However, there are times when improving a certain reel type isn`t the best choice, because the first launch was flawed and unsuccessful right at the beginning. Could this be the case with Legalis which can be considered more as a low-end…
  • Abu Garcia & Fishing reels : History

    Pat
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Part III of our series where we look back to popular fishing tackle brands and find out how they got started and what lead them to success. This time we are going to take a look in Abu Garcia background, previous ones were Shimano and Penn. I can confidently say that Abu Garcia may have one of the most interesting founding stories and its road to the tackle market top has been all, but easy. This story doesn`t involve usual American success, that could have been predicted pretty much right when the company started out. Far from that. I would say that in many ways hardships and obstacles…
  • Penn & Fishing Reels: History

    Pat
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    We have officially managed to get to the second edition of the history series where we give overviews on how popular fishing brands started out and what has contributed to their success. Now we are going to take a deeper look into famous brand named Penn and its angling tackle, primary fishing reels and rods. If you missed the first article about Shimano company the you can reread it here. If you have ever had a Penn Spinfisher or Battle then I am sure you are familiar with the durability and heavy-duty style. Penn loves to make serious saltwater reels, but do you know why or are you familiar…
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    Ice Fishing Rentals

  • 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…
  • Alexandria MN Walleye Fishing

    Brad Westphal
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Alexandria MN walleye fishing in December continues to produce fish. Over the past few weeks, it’s been a little bit tough, the walleyes bite has been off and on. The weather patterns, we believe, have been causing this. The barometric pressure has been erratic. Look at this: Alexandria Ice Fishing Barometric Pressure, 7 Day History This has made it hard to keep on the fish, or even to entice a bite when you know they are down there. But that is part of Alexandria MN walleye fishing – you have to deal with it. We have. Earlier this week we moved one of our houses and believe…
  • Ice Fishing for Walleyes at Night

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    Ice fishing for walleyes at night is something we’ve talked about before. Sunrise and sunset are prime times for catching this great fish. We also mentioned this in our top ice fishing tips for walleyes in 2015. There’s been a number of articles and research done on this. For instance, click here, for those that are interested in how walleyes move and react to light. Over the past week, walleyes have been biting in dark and low light periods. Ice fishing for walleyes at night on Lake Darling and Lake Miltona has been producing fish. Look in 17 to 20 feet of water. On Lake Ida…
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    Orvis - New Product Additions

  • Short-Sleeved Open-Air Caster

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Short-Sleeved Open-Air Caster This fishing shirt's quick-drying UPF 30+ fabric promotes evaporative cooling and protects you from the sun. Plus, the caped back is lined with mesh for unmatched breathability. Front chest above pockets is also mesh vented. Concealed-button-down collar eliminates wind flap. Roll-up sleeve tabs. Security zip behind left pocket. Pleated chest pockets. Straight hem. A slightly slimmer fit, tailored for your active lifestyle. Polyester/nylon. Washable. Imported.<br />Sizes M(38-40, L(42-44, XL(46-48, XXL(50-52. Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Long-Sleeved Open-Air Caster

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Long-Sleeved Open-Air Caster Our lightest and most ventilated casting shirt. Perfect for late spring and summer tropical fishing. Poly/nylon blend dries quickly and promotes evaporative cooling. Back is caped and lined with mesh. Front chest above pockets is also mesh vented. Concealed button-down collar eliminates wind flap. Roll-up sleeve tabs. Security zip behind wearer's left pocket. Chest pockets are flat with pleats. Straight hem. Polyester/nylon. Washable. Imported.<br />Sizes S(34-36, M(38-40, L(42-44, XL(46-48, XXL(50-52. Body and sleeves are 2" longer in tall. Price:  …
  • Zeiss Polycarbonate Deschutes Sunglasses Frames

    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Zeiss Polycarbonate Deschutes Sunglasses Frames <b>We partnered with Carl Zeiss Vision</b>, the leading manufacturer in high-performance lens technology to provide you with a polycarbonate lens with the ultimate acuity, allowing serious anglers a better view beneath the water. 33% lighter than average glass lenses, for ultimate comfort. Great image definition and contrast enhancement in varying light conditions. Extremely durable. Fly fishing sunglasses in brown wood-grain frames with amber lens. Regular Price: $169.00 Sale Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Zeiss Polycarbonate Madison Sunglasses

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Zeiss Polycarbonate Madison Sunglasses <b>We partnered with Carl Zeiss Vision</b>, the leading manufacturer in high-performance lens technology to provide you with a polycarbonate lens with the ultimate acuity, allowing serious anglers a better view beneath the water. 33% lighter than average glass lenses, for ultimate comfort. Great image definition and contrast enhancement in varying light conditions. These fishing sunglasses are extremely durable. Metal frames with amber or rose lens. Regular Price: $225.00 Sale Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Women's Open Air Casting Shirt

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Women's Open Air Casting Shirt No more buying smaller men's technical fishing shirts. A women's version of our best-selling long sleeve Open Air Caster cut fishing shirt with the active woman in mind. Made in a lightweight poly/nylon blend that dries quickly and has a UPF 30 sun protection rating to protect from harmful UV rays. Caped front and back panels for air circulation. Two drop-in front pockets. Roll-up sleeve tabs. Polyester/nylon. Washable. Imported.<br />Sizes: S(6-8, M(10-12, L(14-16, XL(18-20. Price:   © 2013 The Orvis Company, Inc.
 
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    The Ultimate Trout Fishing Blog

  • 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…
  • Spring Trout Fishing - Drift Fishing With Meal Worms

    JRWFishing
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    As winter comes to an end and the spring begins to take over, for me it means one thing (other than nicer, warmer weather of course) and that one thing is trout fishing.  After the winter where most of my "trout fishing" is done while standing on a frozen lake, I can't wait to get out on the river and do a little drift fishing.  Early in the spring, before the run off kicks into high gear, traditional drift fishing with live worms can be very productive.  However, once the river levels begin to rise, I have found that another bait is more productive when it comes to catching…
  • You've Tried Berkly Power Eggs, Right?

    JRWFishing
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    For many years I have been using Berkley Powerbait to catch stocked trout.  There are plenty of posts using Powerbait to catch trout throughout this blog for because this particular trout bait is so darned effective when you are fishing for rainbow trout that have been planted into a body of water.  But the other day I was introduced to another form of Powerbait that for some strange reason had not been on my radar for all of these years?  Actually it's probably due to the fact that because the dough style of Powerbait has always resulted in success, so I had never tried to…
  • Do You Know How To Split Shot A Berkley Trout Worm?

    JRWFishing
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    If you are fishing in a lake that contains stocked rainbow trout, a great way to land a grip of  trout is to "split shot" a trout worm.  For many trout fishermen (including myself) the term "trout worm" makes the mind turn to small live worms such as red worms, but in this case live fishing worms are not what I am referring to.  Rather, I am referring to the trout worms that Berkley makes which are impregnated with Powerbait, which as you should be aware is one of the most effective trout baits on the market.  Well, these little four or so inch long floating worms are a…
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