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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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Nearby waters attract more attention as gas prices rise and travel slows

Over the winter I made big plans for the upcoming fishing season, even booked air travel to Canada, but now with what’s going on in the world, who knows how far and how many times I will go fishing this year. With the price of gas, I’m going to have to think long and hard […]

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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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Mystic Lake Montana Hike Offers Extraordinary Views of Treasure State

Admire the impressive views of Mystic Lake, Montana If you’re heading to Big Sky Country and you’re ready to take in all the awe-inspiring beauty that Montana has to offer, you have to visit Mystic Lake. It’s one of the most interesting things to do in Montana. Montana itself is known as “Big Sky Country” […]

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Roaring River State Park offers trails for all abilities

For hikers and anglers who like quiet parks, February is a great time to hike or catch a fish at Roaring River State Park. There’s plenty to do at this Missouri state park south of Cassville, Mo. Anglers can catch and release rainbow trout during the park’s fly-fishing season every Friday, Saturday, Sundays and Mondays. […]

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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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Documenting Los Angeles’ Unlikely Urban Fishermen

It’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when the Los Angeles River was wild and free flowing, flanked by thick forests of reeds and full of rainbow trout – instead of being blanketed in concrete and sandwiched between swollen highways and train tracks. Centuries ago, in areas that are now the backs of […]

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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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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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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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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for January 20

Fly fishing With the weather in the Spokane area remaining relatively warm for the past two weeks, the Spokane River is still one of the few fly fishing destinations with a chance of success. Snowmelt and rain, however, can dirty the water below Latah Creek. Above that, sink your nymphs and steamers deep and hope […]

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New state record Cusk landed in New Hampshire

On the evening of Jan. 13, 2022, New Hampshire angler Ryan Ashley caught a cusk lunker while ice fishing at Lake Winnipesaukee, which put his name in the record books. Cusk, also known as burbot, weighed 12 pounds and 8.48 ounces. It was nearly three feet long and has already been certified by New Hampshire […]

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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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Bill Monroe: the stars align for the 2022 salmon runs

Despite its Ground Hog Day feel, with the COVID variants and all, the New Year brings some Christmas cheer to Oregon’s outdoor outlook in 2022. Eric Schindler, project manager for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Oceanic Salmon Management Program, told me about a month ago that he was “cautiously optimistic” for 2022 salmon runs, […]

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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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Just a peek when addicted

Trout fisherman Bob Berger sets the bar high as he casts graceful loops of fly fishing line over the swirling, clear stream at Roaring River State Park. “My goal is to catch 100 trout in one day,” said the fisherman from Monett, Missouri. He and a handful of fishing mates were herded head to toe […]

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On the fly: you can have your cake and eat it too

Local fisherman Meddie Hogg with a rainbow trout from the Fryingpan River. Photo courtesy of Brandon Soucie Although only a few ski runs are open at the moment, there is a plethora of local river runs that remain wide open for visitors and locals alike. As travelers can see, the snow is a bit light […]

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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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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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MDC to Store Nearly 7,000 Rainbow Trout in Three Lakes in Southeast Missouri | Government and Politics

Lake Giessing at Engler Park will soon be filled with rainbow trout, courtesy of the city government. MDC The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) annual winter trout fishing program will begin soon with the stocking of nearly 7,000 rainbow trout in three lakes in Southeast Missouri: Legion Lake of Perryville, Jackson’s Rotary Lake, and Farmington’s […]

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Catching a Rainbow Trout in the Tribes of Lake Erie: What You Need to Know | New

ERIE (AP) – Rainbow trout fishing around the tributaries of Lake Erie can be amazing. The key is knowing what works and what doesn’t for these unique fish in Pennsylvania. The anticipation of hanging on to a large 25-inch trout makes Erie an annual destination for many anglers across the Commonwealth. When the fish were […]

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On the Fly: Pacific City Fishing Guides Father and Son Cast Bigger Nets | Community

Pacific City Fly Fishing and Guide Service is known as the “Biggest Little Fly Shop” on the Oregon Coast. This is the brainchild of Jack Harrell, known to local fishermen as the “Flyman”, Jack is the quintessential fly fishing whisperer of the Pacific Coast. “He’s the guy that people who write books about this stuff […]

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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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Opportunities for deer hunting, fly fishing and trapping are on the program

Reduced mobility deer hunting The Wayne County Izaak Walton League sponsors a Reduced Mobility (Wheelchair) Deer Hunting, which allows hunters with a permanent or temporary disability to hunt during gun season. Hunting experience is not required, but a valid hunting license and deer license are required from each hunter. The hunting location is 6928 Cedar […]

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SPORTSMAN’S GUIDE | Fly fishing is less about the fish than the fisherman

It’s not about the fish. It’s not even the beautiful, peaceful setting of a fast-flowing river. At least not entirely. For Janice Azebu, 64, of Lafayette, Calif., This is the challenge. “I used to spin cast,” Azebu says, “but fly fishing is a wonderful new challenge. Knowing the river, picking the right fly, casting the […]

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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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Want to learn to fly fishing? Trout Unlimited gives you a chance

Ohio State Trappers Association The Ohio State Trapper’s Association will be holding their Region B meeting on Saturday, October 2 at the Killbuck Valley Sportsman’s Club, 8482 Township Road 559, Holmesville. Trapping demonstrations will start at 8 a.m. with Steve Bourgeois discussing the pocket sets, followed at 9 a.m. with Glenn Witchey giving advice on […]

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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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Learn About Fly Fishing at Castalia State Fish Hatchery | Community

FINDLAY – Anglers interested in learning the art of fly fishing and practicing their skills are invited to attend instructor-led clinics at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery in Erie County, according to the Division of the wildlife from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Clinics are available on a first come, first serve basis on […]

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Group helps Vietnam veteran make his last wish come true: one last fish | New

(WYFF / NBC News) – Spartanburg, SC, based Last Veteran Patrol recently collaborated with the mainstays of fly fishing in North Carolina Davidson River Outfitters make a veteran’s last wish come true: catch one last trout. Robert J. Houk has Parkinson’s disease and recently had heart surgery. Doctors told him in April that he would […]

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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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Rains impacting fishing

GREAT RAPIDS – Recent rainy weather is likely to have an impact on fishing. Fishing in Mecosta County “was pretty good before we had all this rain,” said Tanner Havens of Frank’s Sporting Goods. “It’s going to kind of slow him down and blow everything up. It’s starting to take. They get a few (shit) […]

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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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ANGEL FIRE RESORT OPENS FOR THE SUMMER SEASON ON MAY 14 WITH A FULL OFFER OF ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

Angel Fire, New Mexico, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Angel Fire Resort, located in the Rocky Mountains of southern northern New Mexico, has announced the range of summer season activities that will begin on May 14. For those looking for adventure outdoor activities in a scenic mountain town, Angel Fire Resort has put together […]