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Salomone: Sealing the deal | VailDaily.com

Landing nets extend your reach at the critical moment, to ensure a fish is caught.Courtesy picture My attention was distracted watching the fisherman downstream as he danced in circles with his rod restrained and bent deep. Trout splashed teasingly just out of reach. The compromise between the two turned out to be quite comical. I […]

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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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Blue River busy with anglers for trout derby

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) – A record number of people came to Blue River this weekend for the Trout Fishing Tournament. Youth division winner Aiden Casaz said he had been fishing since he was six years old. “Yesterday I caught my biggest fish,” Casaz said. “7.2 pound trout. I caught it on my fly rod using […]

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Oregon’s new whitefish state record could be a world record

An Oregon fly fisherman caught the new state record mountain whitefish on Dec. 19. The 5 lb. 12oz. the fish was certified as a new state record on January 7 and, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, could very well be considered the new world record for the species. Alex Dietz, who […]

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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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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Watch the weather conditions before heading out to catch bass

Low fishing has been in a state of change. Top-down weather fronts really come into play as late fall approaches. I have found that consistent weather conditions generally result in consistent fishing patterns. When weather fronts are blowing, we often have to make changes daily, if not hourly. Many anglers assume that moving weather fronts […]

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New Fly Fishing Tournament Format –

Article by Nate Skinner for Lone Star Outdoor News Most fishing competitions involve anglers fighting to catch the largest specimens of a particular species. The Agua Fresca fly fishing tournament, hosted by Gruene Outfitters and 25 On The Fly, took this concept and threw it out the window. Halfway between a scavenger hunt and a […]

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Grayson County trout bottoms announced for 2021-22 season

With the arrival of November a few weeks ago, the 2021-22 trout season has been inaugurated on the north shore of the Red River. So far, early reports of Blue River trout fishing near Tishomingo indicate anglers are finding excellent rainbow trout fishing in Johnson County, Oklahoma. In fact, it’s a good Thanksgiving holiday activity […]

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Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association keeps records for the best fish

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association presented its 2021 Fish of the Year awards on a Zoom conference call because the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association’s annual conference was canceled. Two deserving anglers braved the elements and the fish and carved out a place for themselves in the state’s record books. The top angler in the Rod […]

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Humans in Israel used modern fishing tools 12,000 years ago

Ancient humans in the Middle East used sophisticated fishing tools at least 12,000 years ago, research shows. Ancient fishing is difficult to study, as many of the materials used, such as plant fibers and wood, were perishable. However, one of the largest collections ever made of early fishing technologies allowed researchers to gain insight into […]

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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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Fishing Report: Chinook Salmon biting in bays near Fort Peck Reservoir Dam | Outside

DeSmet Lake – The fishermen fished kokanee salmon well. Use our homemade corn, or our pink squid and prawns. The bite of the trout is constant on the worms. PowerBait is another good option for trout. – The lake stop, Buffalo. Stockings Shoshone – The river is not colored and there weren’t many people fishing […]

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MONTI: Do you have questions about recreational catch estimates? NOAA has the answers | Local sports

NOAA Fisheries’ Maine Recreation Information Program now has a website that answers questions from anglers on producing recreational catch and effort estimates that are used, in part. , to establish harvest limits for recreational fishing. An article titled “Ask MRIP: Answering Your Questions About Estimating Recreational Catch” can be viewed at Fisheries noaa.gov/feature-story/. Questions addressed […]

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4-year-old girl could break ‘Smallfry’ world record with golden trout caught in Wyoming

By Brendan LaChance on August 23, 2021 Caroline May Evans holding a golden trout that could set the IGFA “Smallfry” world record for girls. (IGFA, Twitter) CASPER, Wyoming. –A 4-year-old girl who caught a two-pound golden trout in Wyoming could potentially have broken a world record, according to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). The […]

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Open house for historic Cobbinshaw fishing as evening sessions begin at Glencorse

The reservoir is nestled in an uninhabited part of West Lothian near the border with South Lanarkshire and still supplies water to the Union Canal. However, for almost 120 years it has been home to the Cobbinshaw Angling Association, one of Scotland’s main fisheries. The 240 acre reservoir sits on a Site of Special Scientific […]

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Afield Adventures: Sometimes Fish Are Curiously Attracted | Adventures in the distance

IN THE WORLD of fishing boats, there are millions of products designed to entice a fish to eat them. Created by scientists, fishermen and artisans, fishing lures have evolved with sport and have become incredibly diverse. There are those who fall into the broad categories and those who are particular and specialized. The measure of […]

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Fishing for longnose gar in upstate New York with hook-less rope flies: nothing like it

Fishing guide John Gaulke said there was no experience like this in freshwater. Veteran angler Joel Spring said given the combat and the size of the fish he wonders why more anglers aren’t trying. They talk about fishing for the long-nosed moth using artificial flies without hooks made from thin strands of rope. Gaulke prefers […]

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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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Fishing report:

Now is the time to go trout fishing alone or with family or friends. Trout season opened last week, and with freshly stocked waterways in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, it’s pretty easy to catch a fish. What not to like? Being outside in the fresh, clean air with the anticipation and excitement of catching a […]