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Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

The vast majority of the fly fishing world revolves around trout. And while trout are no doubt fun to catch on flies, that presents a bit of a problem, because a lot of people think they have to find a cool river or lake (trout do best in water temperatures lower than 70 degrees Fahrenheit) to enjoy fly fishing. And that’s just not true.

The Trophy Snag

To the untrained eye, this piece of wood simply looks like a decorative landscape accent.

Western Drift Boats in the Fall

There is a lot of great fishing to be had in the fall, but if I had to pick one of my favorites it would be drifting a big, Western river.
 

Bring on Fall… and the Pike Fishing!

Depending on where you live, you might already be feeling a slight nip in the air, a sure harbinger that autumn is just around the corner. I know that’s certainly true where I live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and I hear much the same from my friends in northern states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
 

The Shocking Truth

As my family continues the quest for the perfect boat, we have reflected on some fun boating memories. I have been on the water in an assortment of vessels and, as strange as it may sound, a significant part of my boating experience has been on a “shock boat.” In fact, I met (caught?) my wife electro fishing.

Back a trailer down a ramp like a pro

For whatever reason, some things in life just don’t come easy. Patting your head and rubbing your belly is one.

Safe Boating: When the Water Gets Rough

I just returned from a remarkable pike fishing adventure on Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan. If your dream fishing trip involves big (I mean 40 inches or longer) northern pike, this is a great place to consider.

A Military “Thank You,” with No Strings Attached. Just Fishing Line.

Americans are immensely proud and grateful for our military and their sacrifices to help keep our country safe. We try to show our appreciation through a variety of ways.

Get Ready for ‘Cane Season

Planes were meant for flying, boats were meant for sailing.  Unfortunately, hurricane season is the time of year when we’re most likely to see a boat fly.

Do You Stretch Before You Fish?

You should! Granted, an afternoon of fishing isn’t the same type of athletic challenge as a basketball game or triathlon, but you can still hurt yourself if you don’t stretch out.

My Banana Split

Years ago when I was setting up a marlin trip out of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, my guide warned, “And NO bananas!”

Angling for Carp

More than ever before, Americans are discovering the exciting world of sport-fishing for carp. It’s not difficult to understand why.

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