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What to expect from storage

It’s already mid-March; the days are getting longer and our local trout streams are mostly fishable. I bet people are going to be reporting cases of trout fever all over the state in the next week or two. The Department of Environmental Conservation will soon be stocking Dutchess County streams with 33,000 brown and rainbow […]

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Winter Trout Fishing with Real Pros – Leavenworth Times

There are two certainties about winter trout fishing: it’s better to be dressed in layers and you might catch the trout of your life. The lakes, ponds and rivers of Missouri and Kansas were all frozen over, so a trip to Lake Taneycomo through Branson, Missouri was a no-brainer. The lake is fed by water […]

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Donor Spotlight: Jeff Loutit | California trout

Written by CalTrout Member Jeff Loutit My earliest fishing memory is worm fishing with my dad on the banks of the Tairei River in Central Otago, New Zealand. It seems sacrilegious from what I now know of the incredible fishing in New Zealand, but back then I loved every minute of it: digging up the […]

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PAUL SMITH: Half an hour to catch a brown trout in Russia

SPANIARD’S BAY, NL “It’s the first day of February and there’s not a speck of snow on the ground in Spaniard’s Bay. I’m not happy with this winter so far. Here on the Avalon we were supposed to have another big rain storm and high temperatures on Friday. There was hope for snow for the […]

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Why You Should Take a Trip to the South Fork Holston River at Buller Fish Culture Station

By Andrew Knight Photos by Andrew Knight Nestled at the far southwestern tip of Virginia, the South Fork of the Holston River is a magical place for trout anglers in search of brown and rainbow trout in a freestone river. While the South Fork of the Holston River is often overlooked by the more famous […]

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Cashiers, North Carolina is an idyllic winter getaway

CASHIERS, NC – The mountains in winter are a treat for the senses. They give us a reset and strengthen our state of mind. And in Cashiers, you don’t have to look far to find exactly what will relieve the pressures and bustle of life at home. Consider a massage with views of the surrounding […]

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Adventures Afield: Looking back on a year outdoors |

Matt Reilly If I’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s the true value of time spent with friends and family, and the privilege that travel and adventure are part of our daily lives. At the start of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic effectively put the kibosh on both of these things, and it wasn’t […]

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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for January 27

Fly fishing Nymphing has been best on the Spokane River, but streamers will also draw a few strikes. Put your flies deep and keep them there, and if you’re streamer fishing, feed them slowly. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends Stonefly Nymphs, Hot Beaded Nymphs (jigged or not), San Juans and Squirmies. Streamers can consist of […]

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Photographer recalls documenting record breaking trout

Every angler has seen the famous photograph of the late Howard “Rip” Collins holding the 40-pound, 4-ounce brown trout he caught in the Little Red River in 1992. This fish held the world all-tackle record for brown trout for 17 years until 2009, when a 41-pound, 7-ounce fish from Michigan’s Manistee River took top honors. […]

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A chance to wash his soul

The addiction of the fly fisherman is both a collector and a philosopher – fish sometimes appear and make the fly fisherman a mere angler. London: Author Izaak Walton has called fly fishing “the leisure of the contemplative man.” And Walton was right. While a decent cigar can be smoked for about forty-five minutes, one […]

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Northern State Fishing Report for the week of January 14 – Chico Enterprise-Record

PLUME RIVER: River levels have risen significantly, with flows at Gridley remaining steady at 793 cfs. Conditions are expected to continue to improve throughout the week as water levels stabilize. TRINITY LAKE: The cold water pushed the fish into deeper water 40 to 45 feet with finesse techniques. The lake rose slightly to 30 percent. […]

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Fishing: why a license covering the mouth of the Almond in Cramond to north of Kirkliston is good value

A quaint spot on The Almond on the outskirts of Edinburgh Check out social media and the club’s website at www.fishalmond.co.uk for more details. The license covers fishing from the mouth of the Almond at Cramond all the way north to Kirkliston, a stretch of over eight miles, and Arndt added: “We always think we […]

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Another year of crossing the state, Barry Adams looks back on 2021 | Local news

One of my favorite places to travel is the No-Drift region in southwestern Wisconsin. And since I started fly fishing about four years ago, it’s a great way to discover new streams filled with brown trout, fountains and rainbow. One of those trips was in May when I traveled to Lancaster to write about the […]

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Wind and snow could hamper fishing in area this weekend | Outside

Just as things start to improve for the Niagara River fishing, another strong wind event will happen that will end up messing things up for a few days or more. It takes a bit longer to clear up at this time of year as the water temperature hovered around 40 degrees when the water is […]

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View of Montana: Silver Lining in Treasure State – Montanans Help Montanans | Editorial

“If there is a silver lining to it,” said Fergus County Sheriff Rick Vaughn, “it’s seeing how the Montanais help the Montanais.” Sheriff Vaughn is absolutely right. “This” was the tragic fire that burned down 25 homes, six commercial buildings, and 18 garages and other side structures in the farming community of Denton, central Montana, […]

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On the fly: find your magic

A local brown trout. Kara Moore / Courtesy Photo Fly fishing serves different people in different ways. For many, going out on the river and immersing yourself in nature is all one needs, using the time as a meditation and landing a fish is just a bonus. Others are addicted to the tugboat and will […]

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Cheeky fishermen face fines after being caught in swampy plains and Thredbo rivers

Anglers are reminded to check before casting a line in the Snowy Mountains area after anglers were recently caught fishing in the Gaden Trout Hatchery. Photo: New South Wales Department of Primary Industries. Three fishermen were caught violating fishing closures in the Swampy Plains River and the Thredbo River in the Snowy Mountains region. Two […]

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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Memories of a Recent Fly Fishing Trip to Yellowstone | Sports

Recently four of us traveled to Montana, Wyoming and Idaho to fly fishing. Our group consisted of Craig Smith and attorney Michael (Mike) Shepard of Dalton, Paul Knauth of Hinsdale and myself. We were going to spend 10 days fishing famous rivers in these areas, including Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Rivers such as the Yellowstone, […]

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Kailzie’s Trout Fishing Boss approaches final service on widened water created from old tennis courts

Armadale’s Billy Wilson with his 17.5 Pound Trout at Bowden Springs Jovial Jimmy has been at the helm for 15 happy years and admitted the decision to step aside was not taken lightly. However, he decided to retire and moved to Selkirk with his wife Jane, who was also a key part of the fishing […]

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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Kentucky has a number of fall tail trout fishing opportunities

Fall is the prime time for trout fishing in Kentucky. As the days get shorter and the water temperature begins to drop, cold water species become more active. The waterways are shrouded in fog in the morning. Arguably, trout are Kentucky’s most popular freshwater species, providing excellent sport fishing opportunities and unsurpassed table dishes. Trout […]

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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Several important announcements issued by MassWildlife | Sports

Well I’m back home to the Berkshires after a wonderful fly fishing trip to Yellowstone National Park (YNP) in Montana / Wyoming and Idaho. This was followed by a delightful vacation to YNP with my wife Jan. Fall trout stockings MassWildlife will stock over 65,000 trout statewide this fall. Here’s the breakdown: nearly 28,000 rainbow […]

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Fish Tales: How Can Anglers Help Save Montana’s Ailing Trout? | Local News

Eddie olwell Courtesy photo EDDIE OLWELL Fish Eddie O In this summer of unprecedented drought, fire and heat, we are seeing firsthand the social and economic impacts of global warming. Two of Montana’s industries that depend on abundant drinking water, fly fishing and agriculture are particularly affected. Pastoralists are struggling with a shortage of hay, […]

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Chalkstream Fishing on the Test and Dever Rivers: “You must be as surreptitious and precise as a sniper”

Our fishing correspondent David Profumo ventures to England for a series of forays on venerable chalk streams, where he pockets some brown trout and a lot of nostalgia. My Perthshire Lake Trout had barely taken off its winter ice protection helmet and was having fun with some spring exercise (prompted by a few koi carp […]

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Fly fishing on a fly of lettuce

The Susquehanna Valley has natural features well known beyond its borders, and the Cumberland County streams have fans around the world. Matt Barcaro of WGAL News 8 clarified the reason in the latest “Explore Outdoors” report. Herb Weigle was fly fishing. “That’s good. I bought this property mainly for this reason,” Weigl said. Wygle’s backyard […]

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Free Fishing Today, Sunday in Michigan | News, Sports, Jobs

IRON MOUNTAIN – This is “Three free” Michigan weekend, with free fishing, free use of ORV trails, and free entry to state parks and state-run boating access sites. Residents and non-residents can fish without a license today and Sunday. All other regulations apply. To encourage people to enjoy free fishing and other outdoor entertainment, the […]

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OUTSIDE: 12-year-old Pittsford resident rules the LOC’s Spring Trout and Salmon Derby | Sports

Finnan Murphy was still excited about what had happened earlier in the day of May 16, the last day of the Lake Ontario County Spring Trout and Salmon Derby. At 9:30 a.m. that day, the 12-year-old Pittsford resident encountered the largest salmon of his young life while fishing at Wilson in Niagara County with Charter […]

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Don’t stress the fish | New

This weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season. This is wonderful news for festival-goers and high mountain outdoor enthusiasts – and terrible news for trout. Fish are stressed right now: Earlier this week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife declared an emergency fishery shutdown “due to extremely low water flow caused by dry conditions and […]

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Carlow Nationalist – Murph’s on Tullow St, Carlow celebrates 30 years in business

James Murphy of Murph’s, Tullow Street, Carlow, which turns 30 this week Photos: michaelorourkephotography.ie James Murphy with his son Eoin and his father Jim Willie Walsh at work at Murph’s By Suzanne Pender A FAMILY-RUN boutique is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week, serving the people of Carlow for over three decades. Murph’s, Unit 2, […]