Posted by: cneville
January 30, 2013

cneville

Fishing for Sharks

The thing about fishing for sharks is that the more you catch them, the more you respect them for their beauty and grace, as much as their mouthfuls of teeth.  Sure, there is some danger and intrigue involved.  But sharks aren’t nearly the beasts we make them out to be.  In fact, some species are significantly threatened.  It’s the perception that all sharks are man eaters that adds to the problem.  And I would submit…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
January 30, 2013

Tom Keer

New Species, New Spots

Part of me likes catching the same old fish in the same old spots.  I think it is because I have a baseline for comparison that comes from years of catching the same old fish in the same old spots.  Patterns develop over time and its fun to see if the fish respond differently or if they are predictable.  Since I’ve invested a lot of time over the years I easily recognize changes that come…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
January 10, 2013

Tom Keer

Bold in the Cold

Winter fishing in the Northern reaches traditionally has been through the ice.  While you’re likely to see a tremendous number of ice fishermen on lakes and ponds from Maine to Washington State, you’re also likely to see anglers waist deep in rivers.  After all, they’re fishing for steelhead. Wild steelhead are anadromous fish, just like salmon.  They’re born into a river and migrate to the ocean where they spend some time growing up.  When they’re…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
December 25, 2012

Andy Whitcomb

Muskie!

Fishing becomes a completely different ballgame when casting in water that may contain a legendary fish with its impressive chompers and ability to attain massive proportions, like a human leg. This “fish of 10,000 casts” or the muskie, is famous for following lures right up to the boat. To hook one, keep your wits about you (For example: Don’t hop up and down and yell,”Holy Smokes! Did you see that thing?!”), working the lure in…

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