8 Tips for Keeping Fish Healthy

Obviously, fishing is in no way good for the fish. For starters, we impale the mouths of these delicate creatures with metal hooks for enjoyment. Not only that, we force them to hold their breaths for seconds or even minutes at a time while we fuss around with cameras, backgrounds, and lighting. To top itContinue reading “8 Tips for Keeping Fish Healthy”

The Case For Native

Undoubtedly, one of the most highly debated topics within the fishing world is the conservation of native fish species. As humans encroach further and further into the natural world, many of our previously untouched water bodies have become cesspools of human destruction. There are countless reasons for the loss of native species, but one thing’sContinue reading “The Case For Native”

Late Fall Grind

Winter is fast approaching, and so are the cold temperatures and long nights that come with it. Unfortunately, it’s not here yet, and for now, we are stuck in the dreary time of late fall. As I write this, a wintery mix of freezing rain and snow fall outside my house, putting a damper onContinue reading “Late Fall Grind”

When Life Gives You Lemons …

There is no disputing that this year will be one unlike any other. Between the cloth strips covering our faces, the evenly spaced markers at checkout lines, and the lack of students at our nation’s schools, it will be a year for the history books. However, the world took our new situation in stride, andContinue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons …”

The Holidays Are Here (Almost)

You can feel the holidays are in the air when the first Bass Pro gift guide arrives. Inside it contains hundreds of “deals” on items you will probably use once and forget about. The thing I really hate about these catalogs is the ratio of fishing tackle to other stuff. I mean, honestly, who isContinue reading “The Holidays Are Here (Almost)”

Chasing Giants

Every fall, the Stillwater River in Sterling, MA experiences a landlocked salmon run that makes anglers giddy. The fish, ranging anywhere from two to eight pounds, leave Wachusett Reservoir sometime in mid-to-late October to spawn. They are triggered by cooling temperatures and huge rains that raise the water level significantly. Once they are in theContinue reading “Chasing Giants”

Winter Came Early

After three fishless weeks, I finally got myself on the board. However, it didn’t come easy. Winter decided to give us a little taste of how brutally tough cold-weather fishing can be. The day before I went, we got about three inches of completely unexpected snow. What was supposed to be a mixture of rainContinue reading “Winter Came Early”

My Favorite Rod and Reel: Cabela’s Fish Eagle and Shimano Sedona Combo Review

Does price really dictate quality? I had a thought this morning as I groggily rolled out of bed, realizing that I had an entire blog post to write: if you compared two rod and reel combos, one very pricey (greater than $250) and one much cheaper (under $100), would there be a difference in fish-catchingContinue reading “My Favorite Rod and Reel: Cabela’s Fish Eagle and Shimano Sedona Combo Review”

Teaching Fly-Fishing

There is no doubt that helping someone catch their first fish on the fly is one of the most rewarding experiences one could have. Fly-fishing isn’t just a skill, it’s an art form. By teaching someone the art, you are demonstrating that you have practiced and learned enough to pass that knowledge on to aContinue reading “Teaching Fly-Fishing”

Fishing in the 21st Century

Man, what an exciting time we live in! While 2020 may long be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many will recognize it as a turning point in the angling. This year, hundreds more anglers joined our ranks as the world was left wondering what to do during quarantine. But was it allContinue reading “Fishing in the 21st Century”