A few years ago I was hauling my boat home from a fishing trip. Up ahead there had been an unfortunate accident. No one was injured, but one of the three cars involved was totaled.
Would you walk up to the first tee at a golf course without having been to the driving range first? Would a baseball player step into the batter’s box without having had a least a little batting practice?
Most anglers cannot just step out of a lakeshore house and start casting; a road trip is required before we wet a line. And road trips call for some sustenance… often at some unholy hour. Every major road leaving Stillwater, Oklahoma has a gas station convenience store, fully equipped to cater to the angler.
The Northeastern Native Americans named full moons.
The vast majority of the fly fishing world revolves around trout. And while trout are no doubt fun to catch on flies, that presents a bit of a problem, because a lot of people think they have to find a cool river or lake (trout do best in water temperatures lower than 70 degrees Fahrenheit) to enjoy fly fishing. And that’s just not true.
To the untrained eye, this piece of wood simply looks like a decorative landscape accent.
There is a lot of great fishing to be had in the fall, but if I had to pick one of my favorites it would be drifting a big, Western river.
Depending on where you live, you might already be feeling a slight nip in the air, a sure harbinger that autumn is just around the corner. I know that’s certainly true where I live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and I hear much the same from my friends in northern states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
As my family continues the quest for the perfect boat, we have reflected on some fun boating memories. I have been on the water in an assortment of vessels and, as strange as it may sound, a significant part of my boating experience has been on a “shock boat.” In fact, I met (caught?) my wife electro fishing.
For whatever reason, some things in life just don’t come easy. Patting your head and rubbing your belly is one.