Posted by: Kirk
September 27, 2012

Kirk

“Real” Greenbacks Identified Just in Time

The fly fishing world is buzzing after a scientific study released three days ago explained that the trout which fisheries biologists in Colorado had thought were native greenback trout really aren’t; however a small population of “real” greenbacks—thought to be the last in the world—has been identified in a small creek near Colorado Springs. It’s a fascinating story of science and history, with huge ramifications on how wild and native trout will be managed in…

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Posted by: Tom K.
September 27, 2012

Tom K.

National Fishing and Hunting Day: The Cast and Blast

We Cape Cod hunters and fishermen wait all season long to knock ourselves out in September and October.  Our days begin with a 3:00 a.m. wake up call for an enormous breakfast.  Pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast and doughnuts are a great warm up.  We’ll need the calories too because once we get on with the hunting and fishing, we’ll be having too much fun to stop for a meal.  We can focus on the geese…

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Posted by: Andy
September 25, 2012

Andy

“Go Long.”

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(Full story at Bassmaster.com) Football season is upon us, often threatening to cut into precious weekend time on the water.  However, these games share enough vocabulary with fishing that the attention of avid anglers may drift. Even the word “football” can be used in fishing. Fat brown trout sometimes are called “footballs” due to their shape. Further, a “football jig” has a similarly shaped weight for dragging along a hard bottom. The “quarterback,” is a…

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Posted by: Tom K.
September 20, 2012

Tom K.

The Fall Run

Migratory fish can get under your skin.  They follow a lot of rules, but they also break almost as many as they follow.  That makes them a lot like an outstanding novel, with a beginning, a peak and an end. The storyline comes together on a beach in the Fall.  Fishing conditions consistently improve until they peak and then wind down until they end.  Anglers study tidal, lunar, wind and water temperatures to determine patterns. …

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Posted by: Kirk
September 20, 2012

Kirk

Reminders for Fall Boat Storage

I always get a little bummed out in the fall, especially when it’s time to put the boats away. When I was growing up, it became a family ritual for my brother, father and I to dedicate a weekend to pulling docks and rafts out of the water, and diligently making boats ready for winter. We’d listen to football games on the radio to make the work go quickly, but it still seemed tough to…

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Posted by: Andy
September 18, 2012

Andy

Unplugged.

Unplugged

  Have you ever backed a boat down a ramp and into the lake, only to discover the boat plug was missing and then try nonchalantly to pull it back up to drain? According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, in 2011 “there were 12.4 million registered boats in the U.S.”  That is a lot of boat plugs to remember. With all of the life jackets, fishing tackle, and gear…

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Posted by: Kirk
September 12, 2012

Kirk

The Curious Case for Tenkara

They say “what’s old is often new,” and that’s certainly the case with the trendy new style of fly fishing called “tenkara.” Tenkara is actually a centuries old, traditional Japanese form of angling. And it has taken off within the United States in recent years, particularly among anglers who like to fly fish for trout. The rods used are generally longer than the standard fly rod (12 feet or more), and they’re quite supple, designed…

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Posted by: Andy
September 12, 2012

Andy

The Real Thing

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  Today is “National Video Game Day.”  And though seemingly polar opposites, fishing video games are surprisingly popular. These virtual fish are always biting and can be caught any time of day or season in the climate controlled comfort of indoors. For youngsters some video games are very simple. One lets a player dangle a bare hook until a smiling, aimlessly wandering cartoon fish makes the controller buzz.  A quick jerk and the fish is…

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Posted by: Tom K.
September 11, 2012

Tom K.

Fishing and Camping

There are a lot of activities that go along well with fishing, and for me, camping is one of the best.  The smell of coffee, pancakes and sausage in the morning is tough to beat, and if I follow it up with a day of fishing I’m a happy man. The smell of a steak grilling on that same pit is the perfect end to the day. The fall is my favorite time for a fishing…

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Posted by: Tom K.
September 6, 2012

Tom K.

The Top 5

Tom Enderlin with a nice False albacore.  Photo credit Earl Evans

When it comes to fishing in the fall I have an incredibly difficult time making up my mind.  I always find that when I’m standing in a river I’m wondering what is going on in the ocean.  When I’m on my boat drifting along a beachfront I wonder what is happening with the largemouth bass in the lake.  No matter what decision I make I find the fishing in the fall to be gangbusters, and…

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