April 2013

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It's Tarpon Time

Right now, everyone in Florida is talking about tarpon.

Fish Can Grow on Trees. Sort of.

Arbor Day was last Friday.

Mayflies are not just in May

When mayflies start to hatch, trout go on the feed and for good reason; mayflies are high in calories which makes for a tasty snack. 

Opening Day Review

Several hard rains made many larger streams unfishable on Opening Day in Western Pennsylvania.

Prepping for the Season: Line Management

Many of you are getting ready for the fishing season ahead (and some of you have already jumped in with both feet).

Prepping for the Season: Line Management

Many of you are getting ready for the fishing season ahead (and some of you have already jumped in with both feet).

Composting for Worms

When I was really young I’d get a shovel and turn over dirt, knock it around and pull out a few worms for a fishing trip.

Lake Erie’s Biggie Smallies

Dave Mercer of the Facts of Fishing TV Show and two giant smallmouth bass.

How to Tie a Double Surgeon’s Knot

Before you cast a line this spring you will need to rig up your fishing rod and line.

Five Dry-Fly Tips for Trout

As the spring dry-fly season is now upon us, I am reminded of some simple tips that have helped me over the years.

Opening Day

Does April 13th mean anything to you?

The Spawning Bed

At different times of the year, fish pair up for their annual spawning ritual.

It’s A-Boat Time!

I still have snow in the yard but the calendar says “Spring” and in the yard, there are shoots from flowers pushing skyward so I know it is time to go over my “Get the Boat Ready” list.

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