ANNOUNCING . . .

ANNOUNCING . . .

Our new book The Bluegill Diaries: A Fly Fishing Chronicle is available on Amazon.com. The book is available in soft cover or purchase the Kindle version. We have lots of stories to tell, and lots of advice to offer bluegill Continue reading

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Reversal Of Fortune

A sunny 75-degree day quickly transitioned into a heavily overcast 53-degree afternoon with the river shrouded in fog. Thirty minutes of fruitless streamer casting led to downsized wet flies and a few missed strikes. Finally, an exaggerated strip replaced the Continue reading

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Autumn Magic

Autumn Magic

A deadfall just upstream from the entrance of a sizeable spring always holds late season bluegills. Armed with a 5 wt. and size 10 Mini Minnie, the first cast brought a jolting strike from a white bass of 12 inches Continue reading

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Whoa! Temperature Drop . . .

Whoa! Temperature Drop . . .

Unseasonably cold nights caused water temperatures to plummet and increased fish appetites. Wading feeder streams to big reservoirs produced a bountiful mixed bag. Streamers of various sizes produced large bluegills, crappies, and both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Four- and five-weight Continue reading

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Autumn Wasps Are On the Water

Autumn Wasps Are On the Water

Two smallmouths followed the gyrations of a hooked bluegill focused upon the yellow sponge spider stuck in its jaw. After releasing the bluegill a stealthy withdrawal provided reassurance to the smallies that their pool was undisturbed. Fifteen minutes of observation Continue reading

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