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17 Years Waiting: How to Fish the Brood X Cicada Hatch

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17 Years Waiting: How to Fish the Brood X Cicada Hatch

There are two types of dry fly trout fishing. First, you have the standard style in which the angler casts a miniscule and carefully selected offering in a graceful loop out over a feeding trout. The fish rises and sips the fly gently, leaving barely a dimple on the placid surface of the river. Then...
The Best Baits and Lures For Stocked Trout

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The Best Baits and Lures For Stocked Trout

The waters have finally thawed, the air is ringing with sweet birdsong, and the promise of adventure sparks trout anglers into action. It’s a time of tradition, when trout anglers begin to check stocking reports and watch the roads anxiously for passing hatchery trucks heading to their favorite...
Are Great Lakes Steelhead Really ‘Steelhead?’

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Are Great Lakes Steelhead Really ‘Steelhead?’

Everyone loves a good debate. From politics and sports, to whether Big Foot exists, to which Kardashian is the worst (definitely Khloé), people will argue about absolutely anything. In the world of fishing, this couldn't be more true. Anglers are always quick to defend their favorite species...
How to Catch and Eat the Delectable Brook Trout

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How to Catch and Eat the Delectable Brook Trout

When I was a kid, dreaming of becoming a mountain man, brook trout were the first real test of my mettle. Every day after school I’d walk down the stream behind my house with a hook and line tied to a stick to pull brookies from the water and string them by their gills onto my “rod.” Once I had my...
Lake Snake Love: How to Catch Chain Pickerel 

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Lake Snake Love: How to Catch Chain Pickerel 

“You’re betting me $100 that you can catch a fish in one cast?” the security guard asked incredulously. Now I’ve never been much for gambling, but this was back in college when all moral scruples are set aside for beer money. So, when the security guy saw me standing at the campus pond with a...
Go Small or Go Home: Trout Tactics for Great Lakes Steelhead

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Go Small or Go Home: Trout Tactics for Great Lakes Steelhead

Saying the Great Lakes winter steelhead fishery is popular would be a grave  understatement. On days when the fishing is hot, the more well-known steelhead rivers look like something akin to the check-out lines at the grocery store during the early days of the pandemic. Anglers line the banks...