Search Month: June 2015

Muddy Meathead

. . . Things started to happen. I moved two really nice trout — the kind of fish that makes you yell four-letter words as the opportunity vanishes — and I picked up a couple average sized browns. I went over to visit with Dad, and I plopped a few casts next to the bank across from him. He was at the top of the river-left side of the island. I walked across to the far side and waded through the high water by myself, into position to fish a place that’s a little special to the Troutbitten guys. I moved a small fish, then chucked the next cast as close to the water-logged tree stump as I dared.  Strip … drift … strip, strip … drift … strip … BAM!

Momentum carried him to the top of the brown water, and I saw the fish I’ve been waiting for. He swam hard to the tree stump, but with strong 2X I changed his mind. These are the moments fishermen live for. It was the culmination of a new streamer pattern, a new rig that Burke showed me, and relentless hope against forceful, muddy water . . .

The Boys of Summer

Well, it's summer again. The creeks say so, and the fish say so, and good fishing is becoming more exclusively a morning proposition with just a little activity right before dark as well. The night fishing action has not turned on for me yet, despite my best efforts;...

The Early Morning Streamer Bite

As the long days of summer begin to roll in, one of my favorite times to fish is at first light. When I refer to first light, I really mean that it should still be dark when you are walking to the stream and rigging up.  If you are not in position to start fishing...

Adventures With Sloop John B

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Sometimes you just need a break from reality for a few days.  I was getting to that point when I started planning a couple day trip with our good friend Sloop John B.  John is always one for an adventure and it didn’t...
The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer

Well, it's summer again. The creeks say so, and the fish say so, and good fishing is becoming more exclusively a morning proposition with just a little activity right before dark as well. The night fishing action has not turned on for me yet, despite my best efforts;...

The Early Morning Streamer Bite

The Early Morning Streamer Bite

As the long days of summer begin to roll in, one of my favorite times to fish is at first light. When I refer to first light, I really mean that it should still be dark when you are walking to the stream and rigging up.  If you are not in position to start fishing...

Adventures With Sloop John B

Adventures With Sloop John B

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Sometimes you just need a break from reality for a few days.  I was getting to that point when I started planning a couple day trip with our good friend Sloop John B.  John is always one for an adventure and it didn’t...

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