New Fly Guy - Funny, funny instructional videos!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
These are great - don't follow the advice!
VDGIF Special Reg Permits Online!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Sweet! Get your pass to Mossy, South River and Buffalo online!
George Washington National Forest - What's Public.
Monday, April 30, 2012
It's a mess of public and private property. This map decodes the puzzle.
Trout - Rose River and Chopawamsic Creek (VA)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Beefed up with plenty of stockers, both bodies of water deliver.
Shad Success on the Rapp!
Friday, April 06, 2012
Finally nail some of these bad boys!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Skad??? Yes.... Skunked for Shad....
The Year of the Snake(head)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A priority for me this year.... snake out some snakes!
Harman's is STOCKED and CRANKIN'
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Trophy trout water + lodging for a few bucks more than just paying to fish on private water. Discount code for readers of this web site!!
Annual Alert! Springtime means Bears!
Friday, March 09, 2012
It's Spring...are you ready to run into a bear in the Shenandoah?
Wading, Water and Survival
Friday, February 03, 2012
Reading the source article in Fly Fisherman Magazine gave me critical information that could save my life... failing to follow the recommendations would bring this blog to a quick halt.
Need a Kitchen Pass for Christmas?
Monday, December 19, 2011
A "Kitchen Pass" is the equivalent of the pass the military would issue to soldiers...back in the day... that authorized them to leave the base.
The Fish Camp
Monday, October 03, 2011
The Bed and Breakfast with a twist....
The Bass Fishing Matrix
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
I need to use this more than I have... it is not in my tackle box.. and should be.
Source for Fly Fishing "Apps"
Friday, October 08, 2010
Fly fishing hits the app market
Friday, September 17, 2010
You have a short window of time to exploit the current Google satellite picture of the major rivers in the area.
Maryland - Numerous "No License" Areas
Friday, August 27, 2010
Amazing what you can find browsing the DNR site...
Don't kiss your fish!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Bacteria pose a danger.. be aware
Smallmouth Bass and heat
Friday, July 30, 2010
It's HOT... where are the fish? My recommendations now...
Use vegetation to target summer smallies
Friday, July 02, 2010
Summary of two good articles from April's BassMaster magazine
Need Smallies? Join PRSC
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Come check out the Potomac River Smallmouth Club - one of the area's top fishing organizations
Harman's - Your West Virginia Base of Operations
Friday, April 30, 2010
Trophy trout water + lodging for a few bucks more than just paying to fish on private water
Virginia Fishing Adventures Kids Camp
Friday, April 02, 2010
Tee Clarkson's operation will give your kid's interest in fishing a big boost!
Other - Sea Trout (FL - Mosquito Lagoon)
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
I tagged a day of fishing with a buddy onto a business trip to Florida
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tiny ponds sometimes hold big bass
Friday, January 22, 2010
Be careful of the "perfume" you wear on the river!
Predictive Gages from the National Weather Service
Friday, January 01, 2010
The NWS continually updates its predictions on water levels for key rivers - use these to plan ahead.
Get USGS Topo Maps Free
Friday, December 04, 2009
The USGS gives away free maps via download from their site.
Bass - Fall Lure Selection
Friday, September 18, 2009
Quick refresher on the seasonal change for bass
Upper Potomac - Maps from the Maryland DNR (Updated)
Friday, September 11, 2009
If you fish the Upper Potomac, you need these inexpensive maps.
Satellite Recon - Use Google Local to find good water!
Friday, September 04, 2009
The satellite views in Google Local are a great source of "intel" on good locations.
Phone in the river? No Problem
Friday, July 17, 2009
I found out a trick to dry out wet cell phones and cameras!
West Virginia Goes Digital
Friday, April 24, 2009
West Virginia has a very cool mapping application to show you where it stocks trout.
Shad Run - Rappahannock
Monday, April 20, 2009
Don't miss the shad run on the Rappahannock!! This is a blast!
Stay High and Dry
Friday, March 20, 2009
If you hike, you carry stuff. Keep it dry.
The West Virginia Trout Map
Friday, January 30, 2009
I think this is worth the money. You can put this on the floor and see where everything is - a great advantage when you are planning a trip.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Save your felt soles from total destruction!
Other - Amazing Free Map Software
Friday, January 09, 2009
This is a really cool free application that provides contour maps and satelitte photos using a seamless connection to Microsoft's TerraServer
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Getting ready for Spring? Here's a list of the key books I use to point me at new fishing spots.
Don't Lock Me Out!
Friday, December 05, 2008
I finally found the solution to my fear of losing my keys in the middle of the woods.
Other - Dazzling Pictures from MikesCatchReport.com
Friday, November 07, 2008
Spectacular pictures courtesy of MikesCatchReport.com
Quick Note - Trip Reports 2 Days a Week
Sunday, March 09, 2008
I've got to work off my backlog of trip reports. I'm going to post 2 reports a week until I get caught up.
Random Rocks = Trout? The Fly Advantage over Spin
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I'm going to start hitting the areas that were not obvious to me when I was a spin guy
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Hunting for redfish in Florida
4x4 and Fishing
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Now here's a winning combo - go offroad to get to a fishing spot
Surf Fishing - Outer Banks, NC
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I had to take the Basswife to the beach, so why not surf fish?
Lake Erie - Annual Walleye Expedition; Fall 2007
Thursday, February 07, 2008
The annual trek to Lake Erie produces some really nice fish.
Catch and Don't Release
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sometimes Catch and Keep is the right choice
The Ultimate Poacher?
Thursday, January 03, 2008
When skunked in a Catch and Return or Delayed Harvest area, many of us leap to the conclusion that poachers got there first. But....
Idea? Crappie Crossover?
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Will this stuff work for trout? I'm sure it will work for smallies...
Trout Tip - Garden Shears
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Here's a quick tip that will save your waders and get you to the stream faster!
Other - Guidance on Guides
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Guides are critical to improvement - here are my guidelines (pun intended)
Other - The Kitchen Pass Dilemma
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I tripped across the "golden excuse" to go fishing - it's wife-proof... maybe
Other - Hillsville Flea Market
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I've been to Hillsville. I've been to America
Other - Up or Downstream?
Thursday, August 30, 2007
You pull into the parking lot at the stream. There are a few other cars there. Which direction do you go?
Other - Flyfisher's Guide to Virginia (Book Review)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
My new bible on where to go next!
Other - Whitewater Sites
Thursday, August 02, 2007
You can find some good water and access points by looking at the notes on various whitewater sites.
Other - Buzz Off Clothing
Thursday, July 12, 2007
This stuff really works. I've been using it for several years.
Other - Dogs vs Bears
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I now realize that Dogs are more of a threat than Bears
Other - Report Poachers
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Reporting a poacher is easy. Put these numbers in your wallet.
Crandall Medal of Honor Ceremony - the Details
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Attending Bruce Crandall's Medal of Honor Ceremony was a once in a lifetime event!
Other - You Ticked Off by Ticks?
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Ticks are gross. Here's how to deal with them
Off Topic - Medal of Honor
Monday, February 26, 2007
A long overdue Medal of Honor goes to the man who saved the lives of my father and 400 of his troopers engaged in the first major battle of the Vietnam War.
Switchfisher Rating System
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Here is the rating matrix I will use for future trip reports. Over time, I will go back and update the old reports with this rating template. This will give you my impression of a body of water at a glance.
Sign on the Road
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Every time I drive through Burlington, I get a kick out of this sign.
Poison Ivy - A Hard Lesson Learned
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I was pretty good at following my own advice until I got in a hurry one day
Trout Tip - Dress for Success
Thursday, November 02, 2006
We all know about sneaking up on trout and what you wear could drive your success
Rant - Pick up the Trash!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Nobody wants to see this on a pretty river. Geez.
Trout Tip - You Stink!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Did you know a trout can smell you?
Camping - Potomac State Forest (MD)
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Camping in the Potomac State Forest is a good option for those who want to save a few bucks and have a forward operating base close to the North Branch delayed harvest area.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Now this is the lazy man's game - just the ticket for when you are beat...
Lousy Fishing - Turville Inlet
Thursday, August 31, 2006
We needed to kill some time at Ocean City before hitting the beach, so we popped onto the water at Turville Inlet in search of action
Walleyes! - Lake Erie
Monday, June 26, 2006
Your blogger takes a walk on the wild side...
Sunday, June 18, 2006
(Updated with video)
Need a casting technique to dig deep under fallen trees or into tight holes?
The Magazines - Color Secrets
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
BassMaster boils it down to the very simple bottom line
Poison Ivy - New Technology
Monday, June 05, 2006
Plenty of new treatments out there to help you dodge the bullet
Be Bear Aware
Sunday, February 12, 2006
It's Spring - the bears will be back... are you ready?
How to filet a fish
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Nobody likes eating a boney fish. Here's a simple way to filet.