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Float-Tubing Again . . .

Float-Tubing Again . . .

With fishing options limited by intense heat and high, muddy rivers a late-evening float tube trip to a shady pond was just the ticket. A black Bass Bully was cast on full-sink line to submerged brush piles. Five largemouth bass to 17 inches bent the 7-wt. until...

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Beating the Heat In a Float Tube

Beating the Heat In a Float Tube

I float tubed a pond in late evening to beat the recent excessive heat using a 7-wt. and a size-2 chartreuse/red Hula Diver. Casts to shaded pockets in the weedline induced explosive strikes and bull-dogging fights accompanied by head-shaking leaps. Strikes came when...

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Have a Look!

Our friends Dave and Emily Whitlock have a brand new book on the market! It's available through their website <www.davewhitlock.com>. The book's title is Artful Profiles of Trout, Char and Salmon - and the Classic Flies That Catch Them. Preview pages from it,...

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Fishing Mayfly Nymphs For Smallmouths

Fishing Mayfly Nymphs For Smallmouths

There is a beautiful stretch of pocket water on my favorite smallmouth stream. On the hike to my fishing spot, I encountered a dead tree branch hanging over the water that was covered with trapped mayflies. Rock-turning in the shallows revealed a large population of...

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Float-Tubing Again . . .

From Terry’s Entry 6/10/18

A smallmouth bass swirled in the rock-infested shallows forcing tiny minnows to spray into the air to escape. The first strip of my size-10 silver/white Mini Minnie was viciously attacked and a head-shaking leap preceded a current-aided tug-of-war. Finally subdued the...

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Float-Tubing Again . . .

Bluegill Feeding Habits

Bluegills, with only two exceptions, always approach their prospective meal from behind and hesitate. That hesitation enables evaluation through smell and sight. If it passes inspection it's sucked into its mouth. The two exceptions are during the spawning process and...

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