Posted by: Kirk Deeter
May 9, 2012

When They Catch Them on Their Own…

I received a wonderful email the other day. It showed a photo of a young boy with a trout. Now, as you might imagine, I get plenty of photos from readers/friends showing off the fish they catch (always fun to see). This photo wasn’t of a particularly big trout, though it was a nice rainbow. But it was one of the most special fish photos I’ve ever had sent to me. You see… the boy…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
May 8, 2012

Andy Whitcomb

Huge Potential

Bassmaster Elite Pro Gerald Swindle might call them “peanuts.” Pro Casey Ashley just calls them “babies.” But personally, “Dink” has always been in my vocabulary.  Whatever you call them, little fish are worth appreciating too. For example, from thousands of eggs, only a few bass, will survive and grow large enough to earn the title of “whopper.” Despite the lack of photographic evidence and the stories anglers may tell, small fish are sometimes caught.  Too…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
May 3, 2012

Tom Keer

Don’t Like Your Local River?

Many of us are blessed to have outstanding fishing close to home.  In fact, many of us choose to live in areas that are near great fishing!  Others of us are required to live closer to work, and if a major metropolitan city is on your horizon then you may find a good amount of competition for space on the water. Take, for example, Concord, Massachusetts. It’s a significant American city for a lot of…

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Posted by: Kirk Deeter
May 2, 2012

Safety: The Whistle Works Wonders

Some of the best safety devices don’t cost a ton of money, don’t take up a lot of space, and aren’t that hard to operate. Take for example, the simple whistle, which I believe is the best “self rescue” tool other than a personal floatation device (PFD). I carry a whistle wherever I go in the outdoors. When I’m fly fishing on the river, even when I’m walking and not rowing, I have a whistle…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
May 1, 2012

Andy Whitcomb

A Fiddler’s not a Goof.

Ah, the worm. That iconic, time-honored, never-fail bait. I recently overheard a fisheries graduate student admit, “If I want to catch fish to eat, I’m going to use a bobber and a worm.”  To obtain this bait, most people usually grab a shovel and turn over half an acre.  But, there just may be a better way. The practice of “fiddling” has been around a while. Outdoor writer and photographer, Theresa Sutton, wrote that anglers…

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