Monday, April 14, 2014

Trout season in full swing across the US

Guide Josh Sheldon with a great stream Brown Trout from Wharton Creek, in New Berlin NY

There is little purer than Trout fishing in America. It's timeless, romantic, and above all else it represents the end of winter. Much of what I learned came from my grandfather, Les. It's not easy, and unlike other bodies of water, small streams require very specific conditions to be productive fisheries. In streams like this one, if the water is too high, too low, too warm, or too cold, and you're not properly prepared it'll leave you empty handed.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

The "Crawside" of the Moon

Understanding crawfish patterns and coloration is key to big bites!

There are very few people in the world who don't throw jigs or other crawfish imitations when bass fishing. Some people have no less than three jigs tied at any given time on their boat. So what is it that makes them so deadly on bass, and how do you know what color to use? There has been a lot of research recently that says it's not enough to throw a tube, you need to know the correct pattern.

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