Some of our favorite photos of 2016 from the pages of Anglers Journal...
The worst part about driving through most of Wyoming is having to look at it. The state’s office of tourism dissembles. The pictures plastered on rest-stop brochures and online clickbait banners represent a small portion of Wyoming’s vast rectangular canvas. An accurate rendering would depict a monochromatic backdrop speckled with denuded foliage and sagebrush. But it is not the scenery itself that is vexing; it is the vague feelings that the scenery is prone to produce. The landscape doesn’t have a focal point, which allows thoughts to tip toward the abstract. Thoughts and emotions are blithely swept along, tumbling over
Fish Town It’s clear from the moment I arrive that there aren’t enough dead bugs on my windshield or dirt on my car to be perceived as a serious fly angler here. I’ve always been fastidious about my equipment, including my rig, but I have to admit I’m a little jealous of the beater next to me that’s covered in various dead hatches with the words “Fish or die” scratched into the caked mud on the window. That’s West Yellowstone, Montana: a fish-or-die kind of town. Did I say town? More accurately, it’s an outpost. You stay here because you
Remembering a close friend, a special fish and an island disappearing beneath the waves.
The hard-bitten watermen of Tangier Island soldier on against a host of challenges By Gary Reich Photos by Jay Fleming Rush hour on Virginia’s Tangier Island begins about 3:30 a.m. On land, the only tip-offs that people are stirring are the switched-on kitchen lights and the faint aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafting on the predawn breeze. Down at the waterfront, the sound of cascading water pouring from the crab shanties is broken only by the blappity-blap-blappity-blap of diesels from the deadrise workboats slowly motoring out into Chesapeake Bay to work the crab grounds. Indeed, life on Tangier Island ebbs
A former fisheries technician brings his sharp eye to photographing rural Texas
Bull Reds from Boat, Pier, Kayak and Surf
Fishing for Giant Bluefin Tuna on Prince Edward Island
More than a dozen new saltwater models were introduced in Florida
Winter fishing for wild browns on the legendary Au Sable River is not just a Michigan thing.
The fishing was excellent and the living sublime at this unique lodge and working ranch in Chilean Patagonia.
A.D. Maddox paints trout like nobody’s business, then hops on her Ducati to unwind.
Today's bay boats have the essentials for inshore skinny-water fishing but also enough power and deadrise to play offshore.
From her Steel Gray color scheme to her impressive performance, the newest Jarrett Bay 46,Grander was born to instill fear in the hearts of fish--and fishermen--everywhere.
By Chris Landry New products are a big part of the lifeblood of the annual ICAST sportfishing trade show held in Orlando, Fla. Here are the 24 product winners deemed the most innovative in their respective categories at the 2016 show. They range from newly designed hooks that cost less than $4 for a pack of six to a trolling motor and a kayak that each run about $2,800. Previous Next 1 of 12 Tangier Island: Just Scraping By Tangier Island: Just Scraping By Tangier Island: Just Scraping By Tangier Island: Just Scraping By Tangier Island: Just Scraping By Tangier