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How to find good fishing spots near you

It’s time to mix up your usual old routine and try out some new local fishing spots. Here are ideas for tracking down some good fishing spots near you. 

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Park It

According to the National Association of State Park Directors, there are over 6000 state parks across the country.

Toothy Critters

The bluefish arrived in full force the other day.

The Midseason Clean

Now that we’ve reached August, many of us are right in the thick of our fishing seasons.

Follow that Duck!

Much of the United States is dealing with a brutal heat wave; known here in Oklahoma as “summer.” Anglers, and fish, compensate for triple-digit daytime temperatures by utilizing the cooler windows of mornings and evenings.

Keep Calm and Hit the Water

For the 48 percent of Americans that lie awake at night restless from the stress of their day, relief may be closer than they think.

Shark Week! Blue Sharks on the Fly

Back in the mid 1990’s I made a video (remember those?) with my friend Jon Perette.

10 American Rivers With a Bright Future

We hear a lot these days about threatened rivers—waters that are in peril as fisheries and recreational resources.

Put IN

Recently, my family canoed several miles of the Clarion River in Western Pennsylvania.

Some thoughts on leaders and tippets…

I’m going to stick with my “July on the fly” theme and talk about an often overlooked aspect of fly fishing, and that is tippet and leader selection.

Lure Testing Facilities

In an angler’s continuing quest to “think like a fish,” we carefully examine lures at the tackle shop.


I’m not sure why but it took me so long to start using dropper rigs.

Teaching Tip: Play Fish (Literally)

When we’re teaching others to fish (especially kids), we spend plenty of time going over how to make the cast, how to pick a lure or bait, what to look for in terms of where to cast, and all that.

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