Search Month: December 2014

Last Stop

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. It has been a great year.  I think the biggest change for me in 2014 was moving away from fishing by myself and embracing the camaraderie of sharing a day on the water with someone else.  The best part about it for me...

Last Cast – 2014

I had a couple hours of daylight left and I just couldn't stand it anymore. The pothole where I've found some of my biggest fish on the river was only a couple hundred yards away from the couch I was sitting on, so I layered up and rigged up; then I headed for the...

Taking The Solo Shot

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** I really enjoy fishing with other guys when the opportunity presents itself.  The problem is my schedule often doesn’t line up.  So I end up spending the majority of my time fishing by myself.  While it's great...

Go For A Fishing!!

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. No, my grasp of the English language is not that bad.  I’ll explain what the title means later… I was lucky enough to share the water with my good friend Jason the last two days.  Jason and I spent many hours fishing...
Last Cast – 2014

Last Cast – 2014

I had a couple hours of daylight left and I just couldn't stand it anymore. The pothole where I've found some of my biggest fish on the river was only a couple hundred yards away from the couch I was sitting on, so I layered up and rigged up; then I headed for the...

Taking The Solo Shot

Taking The Solo Shot

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** I really enjoy fishing with other guys when the opportunity presents itself.  The problem is my schedule often doesn’t line up.  So I end up spending the majority of my time fishing by myself.  While it's great...

Go For A Fishing!!

Go For A Fishing!!

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. No, my grasp of the English language is not that bad.  I’ll explain what the title means later… I was lucky enough to share the water with my good friend Jason the last two days.  Jason and I spent many hours fishing...

Float

Float

Burke and I floated today. It's almost late enough in the season to call it a winter run, but not quite. Need snow for that, and I'd say real winter hasn't started yet. Action was about what we expected for this river at this time of the year, which is to say, it was...

The 20/20 Club

The 20/20 Club

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** Today was my first day off for the holidays.  I’m in a “use it or lose it” situation with my vacation time at work.  So with the combination of paid time off and holiday hours, I don’t need to return until the...

The Lowly Woolybugger

The Lowly Woolybugger

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Today the Troutbitten members split ways and fished different parts of Central PA. My work schedule has been relentless as of late and I’ve been having trouble finding time to get out.  I decided to go for the home run...

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Night Shift – Skunked

Night Shift – Skunked

I've read a lot of fishing blogs, and I can't recall any accounts of a complete shut out.  I've seen lots of hero poses with gorgeous slabs of wild trout spilling over wet, dripping hands with the flash of a fly rod reflecting in the sun. My RSS feed is filled with...

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Home-Stream Fish of the Year

Home-Stream Fish of the Year

My home-water is not full of big fish.  Burke likes to call it fishing for midgets.  Is that politically incorrect? OK then; it's usually a matter of fishing for little fish.  However, this evening we caught a larger one -- easily my fish of the year on this water....

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How To Make A Rainbow Trout Look Cool

How To Make A Rainbow Trout Look Cool

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. We’ve all been there before.  You are fishing on a stream with a large population of wild brown trout.  You hook into a fish that is much larger than any fish you’ve ever caught out of that stream.  Your heart...

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Night Shift – The Thicket

Night Shift – The Thicket

Friday night I wrapped up my gig at the Phyrst with my buddy Noah, then made the transformation from musician to fisherman again. I've done this a bunch of times now, and the thorough contrast in venues is remarkable: from the noise and chaos of the State College bar...

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Gear – Kids In Waders

Gear – Kids In Waders

Took Aiden fishing today.  No, it's really not too cold if you dress for it.  For my youngest son, that means three pair of socks, three pants, two heavy shirts, winter coat, hat, and waterproof mittens. Sure, it takes about fifteen minutes to get dressed, but then I...

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