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Trout Tip – You Stink!

You have probably seen plenty of ads for stuff on the web that, when you click thru, you end up on a pretty cheesy site.  For some reason, I clicked on a link to a site that promised to tell me everything I needed to know about trout fishing.  Being bored, I started to read

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Camping – Potomac State Forest (MD)

One of the things I noticed when I fished the North Branch from Laurel Run up to Wallman was the camping available in the Potomac State Forest. The Park has many clean, well maintained sites. In Fact, there are 16 sites split between the Wallman and Laurel Run roads and 6 over by the Lostland Run.

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Lousy Fishing – Turville Inlet

While visiting my fishing buddy Jeff and his wife in Ocean Pines, we had a few hours to fill before we could head to the beach.  So, we decided to go kayaking/canoeing.  I hauled the basscanoe down with me and it does not go anywhere without the fishing rod. We dropped into the water on

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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.  Well… there are actually a bunch of things she likes better, but beaching is way up there. So, when my friend Jeff and his wife Maria invited us to stay at their home in Ocean Pines for the weekend,

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Walleyes! – Lake Erie

It’s June… must be time for the annual pilgrimage to Lake Erie in pursuit of the elusive Walleye.   My history with the Walleye go back to 1975 when a gang of us decided to hit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area up in Minnisota based on the advertised lure of great fishing.  Once there, we discovered

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Trout Flickin’

I have not seen much published on casting techniques for trout.  Plenty of stuff out there on bass – you can read about flipping, drop shotting, tube zipping and any number of other techniques.  Working trout is inherently different given the tight holes you find yourself in – especially on the narrow streams here in

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The Magazines – Color Secrets

Great issue of BassMaster this month.  It had a super article on the hot colors to use.  It basically matched the optimum color choice with the clarity of the water. Here’s the bottom line: Clear water – use lures in the range of green to brown (Pumpkin) Stained water – use lures that vary from

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Poison Ivy – New Technology

I am really sensitive to poison ivy.  When I was in the Army, I caught a bad case of it that took me out of the game for almost 4 days and 2 visits to the hospital for creams and other drugs.  Yuk. Thankfully, the science has evolved over the last 30 years and now

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Be Bear Aware

In Virginia, we have to deal with Black Bears.  According to the book, Bear Aware Survival Guide, you never run or play dead with a Black Bear – instead, you fight.  The Colorado Division of Wildlife publishes these rules for bear encounters: IF YOU MEET A BEAR STAY CALM! NEVER RUN. Running can make a bear

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Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

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Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

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