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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

Henry David Thoreau

He stood at the head of the run, atop a flat rock, fighting a good steelhead that behaved at first but then decided the thing pulling on its jaw was really getting annoying. 1,109 more words

How Lake Turnover Affects Fishing

What is Lake Turnover?

In spring and again in fall, large lakes will turnover — small lakes and ponds that are too small to develop a thermocline, or moved by a constant current, will not turnover.  601 more words


Looking Back on 2013

It’s always helpful to take a look back before moving forward. And while this post is a little late as we near the close of March, for most Southern Tier fly anglers, the traditional fly fishing season has not quite started. 1,019 more words

How Foods Affect Fish Behavior

Fish begin testing foods when they are very young.  They encounter an unknown food item and may taste and eject it a few times before they decide the item is edible and swallow it.  527 more words


How To Find Fish On Any Lake

I’ve had lots of people ask me, “Clayton, how do you do it?  How do you catch these big fish?”   This can be a pretty tough question because there are a lot factors that go in to catching fish consistently versus sitting on the bank sun bathing, but there is ultimately one right answer.  1,001 more words


The Salmon River Conversion to Darn Tough Socks

In a scene from the movie “Forrest Gump” – a Southern Tier Fly Fisher favorite – Forrest and his good friend Bubba are introduced to Lt. 971 more words

Summer of no smallies...

It’s been a frustrating summer if you’re a smallmouth bass angler, particularly, the feather-thrower type. Aside from some great spring pre-spawn fishing and a few choice slots where the rivers were coming down and clearing, the summer has been a bust due to high water and turbidity. 459 more words