Fishing, Simplified

For years, I assumed fishing had to be hard-core. Each trip I took included a minimum of two rods, and my backpack was always loaded to the brim with every bait and lure I owned. Sure, I enjoyed the excitement of feeling like a professional angler on a mission to catch the biggest and baddestContinue reading “Fishing, Simplified”

Two Gates and a Gravel Road Pt. 2

This is the second post in a two-part series about an incredible trip my grandfather and I took to western Maine for conservation and fishing earlier in August. If you haven’t read the first part, give it a quick look before returning to this post. In case you forgot what happened during the beginning ofContinue reading “Two Gates and a Gravel Road Pt. 2”

Two Gates and a Gravel Road (Part One)

I originally planned to write this post about preparing for a trip. Then I got lazy, and the trip I was preparing for came and went. Thanks to some careful preparations that I will likely share at a later date, this trip was perfect. When I say perfect, I truly mean it. Other than byContinue reading “Two Gates and a Gravel Road (Part One)”

Memorial Day Weekend at Rangeley

There’s something so magical and serene about breathing in the crisp mountain air, surrounded by spruce trees and Canada jays that there truly aren’t words to describe it. Rangeley, Maine is one of the most enchanting places to wet a line on this planet, and it holds a special place in my heart. My familyContinue reading “Memorial Day Weekend at Rangeley”

Fishing Therapeutically

It is well known that fishing can be laid-back and stress-reducing; however, I often find myself worrying more when I’m on the water than doing other activities. The need to catch fish for me is such a driving force, I often lose sight of the fact that fishing should be relaxing. As we continue throughContinue reading “Fishing Therapeutically”

Back in the Rhythm

Unbeknownst to many, I actually have a life outside of fishing. While thoughts of getting on the water sneak into my head dozens of times each day, sometimes I need and want to focus on other activities. As the peak of fishing season begins, my schedule continues to get busier and busier. Luckily, I enjoyContinue reading “Back in the Rhythm”

Wild in MA

When one thinks of Massachusetts, often their mind goes to the numerous cities, sprawling suburbs, and overcrowded highways that can be found across much of the state. This week, though, I was able to explore a new, wilder side of Massachusetts, one that is seldom associated with this wonderful section of New England. From theContinue reading “Wild in MA”

A Change in Mindset

After the struggle I had over the past couple weeks, my luck did a complete 180. Suddenly, I found myself catching many more fish than I had in the past, and my enjoyment of the time I spent on the water increased consequentially. No, I wasn’t putting up huge fish counts, but it was certainlyContinue reading “A Change in Mindset”

Carpe Mensis

As the worst month of the year wound down, I fully expected to be without a meaningful blog post. It seemed like the fish had been snubbing their nose at my every offering, and I just wasn’t feeling inspired. I was about ready to give in and wait for the arrival of warmer weather andContinue reading “Carpe Mensis”

Early Spring Struggles

You know it’s going to be a bad day of fishing when you arrive at your spot and there is only about 10 feet of open water. Despite the near-60-degree heat, the pond is still buttoned up with the final icy grip of winter. You’re sure there are fish lurking in the depths, but toContinue reading “Early Spring Struggles”