Old Trout Tactics still work when Trout Fishing Arkansas’ Little Red River

  By Richard Hines  A nice rainbow had just thrown my hook and was on his way back under a rock when my friend and fishing partner Matt Conner said, “It’s really the mouth, the older the fish, the softer the…

The Snakehead Hunter

  By Capt. Chaconas They don’t walk on land or eat small dogs and children. Sub aquatic myths! But… snakeheads have invaded the Potomac River!  For 12 years, the lore of the Potomac’s Snakeheads has increased with electro-fishing catches by…

Invest in Your Eyes While Fishing

By Mark Fike Years ago when I started covering charter captains and guides in my writing I was introduced to quality eyewear that was being used for fishing. It all started with a charter trip on the Chesapeake Bay when…

Sure Sign of Fall: Surfacing Wipers, Vicious Topwater Strikes

  Photo by Brent Frazee Rick Dykstra looks forward to the cool days of September and October when the wipers chase shad to the surface and can be caught on topwater lures. By Brent Frazee Fall was in the air…and…

Lake Anna’s Dead Sea is Coming to Life!

By Capt. Steve Chaconas Built in the late 60’s and filled ahead of schedule by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, Lake Anna is the second largest lake located entirely in Virginia. Named after the North Anna River, dammed to form the…

Choosing the Right Rod: Choose Wisely

By Pete Rogers Few anglers are as particular about their equipment as are bass anglers and perhaps fly fishermen.  With the array of lure options out there to catch the same fish, bass anglers have amassed an assortment of rods…

The fish of 10,000 casts? Not at Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri

By Brent Frazee Jim “Coach” Wilson fits the description of a crusty, old muskie guide. His hands are weathered and scarred from years of battling the toothy critters. And he has the aches and pains of a man who has…

So You Want to Be a Fishing Star

  By Capt. Steve Chaconas Ready for publicity? To “afford” to be a pro bass angler, you need sponsors!  Acquiring and maintaining sponsors is usually predicated on how much publicity you can get.   Skeeter/Yamaha pro, James Charlesworth left Woodbridge…

Early Fall Lake Erie Walleye with Sea Breeze Charters 

By Richard Hines After a short ride out of the harbor, my long-time friend and fishing partner John Phillips said, “We should be about 2 miles offshore by now.”  All this water and it was still only 14 feet deep!…

Powering Up Drop Shots

By Capt. Chaconas My shallow water drop shotting version is “reverse engineering.” Normally American technology goes to Japan and comes back smaller and more efficient. I’ve taken the Japanese style of drop shotting; fishing deeper, lighter line, smaller “eye-appealing” baits,…

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