Posts tagged fish
King Salmon on the Kenai River

“Reel, reel, reel.” Is what Monte keep repeating to me as he guided me to keep my rod up and get my line tight. The guys in the boat were joking with me asking if I really wanted to change the color of my hot shot after all. At one point we had to navigate around a rock in the river and let the fish come around the rock so I wouldn’t lose her.

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August Fly of the Month - Griffith's Gnat

This is another one of those "must haves" in your fly box. Quick and easy to tie, the Griffith's Gnat can imitate many of those tiny midges you see emerging or buzzing on the surface of the water (you know, the ones that like to get in your face, mouth, nose and ears  ). From looking like a single insect to a cluster of them, the Griffith's Gnat can attract even the biggest trout.

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SMOKING FISH 101 - Fishing season is in full swing, and while there is nothing like fresh fish tacos, poke, or just grilled fish, smoking is the next best thing. Mix up some smoked salmon with cream cheese for a tasty dip, or smoked tuna with mayo and spread on crackers, or just snack on flaky trout around the campfire on your next camping trip. Hungry yet?

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Fishing For Striper While The Bite is Still Hot

Striped bass are an elusive fish species. Natural-born fighters, stripers are prevalent throughout the country. In fact, much of the East Coast has been dubbed the “Striper Coast” since they are commonly found there. And if you’re lucky enough to live in the Mid-Atlantic as I do, striper season here is perhaps the most anticipated striper fishing each year.

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Let’s gather some essential gear:

·       Fishing License  (purchased annually, online or at your local sporting goods stores and other places)

·       Fishing rod (often referred to as a “pole”)

·       Reel (the contraption that contains and releases the fishing line (string) weight& reel design is based on method and species your fishing

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