Posted by: Tom K.
November 28, 2012

Tom K.

Mentors Old and Young

Time on the water answers most fishing questions and that time is what helps an angler improve.  Whenever I fish alone I experiment with different techniques, a variety of lures and retrieves, and I learn a lot.  But, nothing beats learning from a mentor, and when I fish alone I always wind up thinking about the many folks who have taught me along my way. My dad showed me a lot of the basics of…

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Posted by: Andy
November 26, 2012

Andy

Thankful for a Return Policy

DockBassE

Fishing offers the possibility of a unique connection with a wild underwater creature that cannot be experienced with any other outdoor activity.  That next cast could be met with a nerve-rattling strike. With a successful hook set, a connection via a barely visible line transfers the fish’s determined pull and energy of powerful runs and acrobatic leaps. And then, if you want, the fish can be returned for another angler to experience someday. Fishing is…

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Posted by: Tom K.
October 12, 2012

Tom K.

Trick or Treat

Ask any kid if they’re interested in free candy and you’re likely to get a resounding “yes!”  Which means that kids are well aware that Halloween is coming up.  My kids are at the age where they aren’t as interested in the candy as they are in the festivities and that got me thinking: isn’t Halloween a lot like Fall fishing? Take migratory saltwater fish for example.  They have been responding to the cooling air…

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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 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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Posted by: Andy
August 21, 2012

Andy

Don’t be Koi with me.

DoNotBeKoiE

During a recent fishing trip to a small city lake, my son spied something orange in the water, suspended under a tree limb.  I recalled the tell-tale sign of blue aquarium gravel at the boat ramp and suspected it was a goldfish or koi. We eased up quietly to get a better look but it scooted off. Because of their often detrimental effects, invasive species are a major concern and precautions are taken to prevent…

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Posted by: Tom K.
August 15, 2012

Tom K.

Old School Boating with The Baymen

  I was recently talking with a friend who lamented that he wasn’t catching many fish because he didn’t have a big, offshore boat.  He had been seeing a lot of chatter about a few pods of big fish that were several miles offshore, and he was really down in the dumps.  Part of me knew that he was really asking to come out on mine and so I invited him out for a weekend…

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Posted by: Andy
August 14, 2012

Andy

How to Lose Fish.

TestTankE

  Fishing and boating shows and expos can be found all around the country at various times of the year.  Often these facilities will have pro anglers conducting fishing seminars using large tanks containing bass. These seminars are a great way to pick up tips, not only on what to do, but what NOT to do. Although the focus of the demonstration is suppose to be the lure action or technique, it is these pampered…

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Posted by: Stephanie
August 13, 2012

Stephanie

Top 8 State Parks for Boating and Fishing

Cave Lake State Park

  With roughly 365 million trillion gallons of water on our planet, it can be difficult to decide where’s best to drop anchor and throw out a line. Then, for us fishermen and women, add in, can I fish there, is it a good place for the family, is there a boat ramp, what species should I plan to catch, … and the planning process can become much more than you bargained for. Well, thanks…

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