Redfish!

I had to go to Orlando for a business trip during the week after Thanksgiving.  Every time I go on a trip that extends to Thursday or Friday, I immediately evaluate the opportunity to extend that trip into a local fishing expedition.  In this case, I decided to take vacation and go down a few

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Surf Fishing – Outer Banks, NC

It’s winter.  I’m cold.  I want sun. This summer, my son’s wedding was a destination wedding.  The bride’s family normally does a reunion on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, so they decide to wrap the wedding into that annual event.  The basswife, who is a beach lover from way, way back, instantly ratified that

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New Fly Guy – Bluegills – gotta love ’em!

Where do people learn to fly fish?  In a class? On the lawn practicing? Or through the school of hard knocks? I’m sure most folks would agree that it ain’t book learning that moves you up the competence curve – it’s applied experience.  But, fly fishing is much harder to learn and master than spin

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Catch and Don’t Release

For trout, I’m a catch and release kind of guy.  I’ll eat any walleye that’s legal and keep a bass or two if they are larger than 15 inches, but trout have generally been off limits.  For one, they are a hassle to cook – have plenty of bones – and the ones I catch

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Heat Packs

Against my better judgment, I saw a quick opportunity to go fishing in late December.  The weather had warmed up and was pushing 50 degrees, so I figured it would not be tooooo miserable out there.  Besides, even if I could just do a recon in anticipation of fairer weather, I would be a winner

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Surf Fishing

If there is one thing that the Basswife likes better than bass fishing, it’s baking on a beach – so I go surf fishing.

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Bass – Abel Lake

Abel Lake looks good – big, long and narrow – We headed down to Able Lake in Stafford to check it out for largemouth bass action.

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