Any amateur can fall in a river. The seasoned professional knows how to do it right.
By Terry Otto
The steep bank looked slick and dangerous, and I thought briefly about the tired shape of my wading boots. The smart thing to do would be to back down the incline carefully, even though I was eager to fish. I chose to ignore the little voice in my head, and I stepped forward. Continue reading The Art of Falling→
In a bizarre week of surprising discoveries, like fossil proof of the unicorn living alongside man (article found here), a second fantastical animal is not only getting scientific attention, it is getting the blame for declines in Scottish fish populations. That’s right, Nessie is not only back with DNA proof, there is a lot of mounting evidence that she’s a fish eater. Continue reading Scottish Fisheries Make Shocking Discovery→
I have landed many nice fish during the many decades I’ve been angling. A few come to mind: the 6 pound walleye taken off the end of our U.P. dock one evening. The 140 pound Black Marlin caught off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico and a 40 inch angry Canadian Northern Pike boated after a lengthy battle on skimpy 4 pound test line. Not true trophy size any of them, but to me, all were “fish of a lifetime” and each a memory of an exciting time spent on the water. Continue reading TAKEN TO SCHOOL BY A MASTER TEACHER-THE BROWN TROUT→
At 5:00 a.m. on any of my ten special bodies of water, be it a lake, river, stream, or pond, a visitor can be inundated with a myriad of sounds. The slow, rhythmic, lap of waves reaching the shore after a night of travel is indeed soothing early in the morning. Continue reading WHY I FISH?→
Updated: It has finally happened. The fish are running, your permit is current, and you have all the gear you need. The big fishing trip you have been waiting months to take is about to happen, and wham.
Continue reading Fishing with Toddlers→
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