Fishing Advice

9 Flies Every Angler Needs for Stocked Trout

We all dream of fly fishing for big, wild trout from beautiful mountain streams but the reality is that most of us live closer to lakes and rivers stocked with hatchery raised trout.    Unlike my fellow fly fishing purists, I have no problem with the idea of catching stocked […]

7 Portable Fishing Boats That Fit In Your Truck Bed

Without a doubt, a boat is on every serious angler’s wish list.  You can find more fishing hotspots and truly boost your catch rate.  The only issue is that not every angler wants the expense and hassle of towing, storing and licensing a boat with a trailer.   Whether you’re […]

State Record Bluegill for All 50 States

Like many anglers in America, the very first fish I ever caught was a bluegill.  For that reason, bluegill fishing holds a special place in my heart and nothing beats a frying pan filled with these tasty little fillets.   You might think bluegill fishing is a kid’s sport but […]

Can You Fly Fish With a Regular Fishing Rod

It seems like every type of fishing needs expensive specialty equipment to get started.  Fly fishing is no different.  When I first started fly fishing, I used whatever I had to cast my ugly, hand-tied flies to feeding trout.  That included a regular fishing rod.   So, can you fly […]

State Record Channel Catfish for All 50 States

In many areas across the US, channel catfish are held in high esteem among anglers.  Some would even claim that catfish rank a close second in popularity behind bass and I believe it.   Few fish have garnered the attention like big channel cats.  Deliciously mild meat coupled with their […]