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
Sage advice for those planning to fish Alaska or British Columbia
It’s just past 7 a.m., and the driver of the bus I’m on lays on the horn to pass a slow-moving horse-drawn carriage in the pothole-ridden right lane.
By William Sisson Trap fishing with the Wheeler family requires a strong back, finesse and A healthy dose of old-fashioned seamanship. It is a little after 6 o’clock in the morning, and the moon is still up as the 62-foot Maria Mendonsa steams west from Sakonnet Point in Little Compton, Rhode Island, with her brood of three aluminum workboats and a small skiff in tow. The destination is a floating fish trap anchored off Newport. A dozen men in foul-weather gear, some red-eyed, some yawning, sit on the bench seats or stand in the 30-foot skiffs, talking, smoking, drinking coffee,
Richard Stanczyk is growing impatient. We haven’t caught a bonefish. “One thing I have not figured out in 67 years of fishing is how not to catch fish and still have a good time,” says Stanczyk, his nose smeared in the trademark zinc oxide he uses to protect against skin cancer, which has dogged him lately. A stiff wind is blowing onto the beach, and the shallow water is a milky green. It’s muddy. Stanczyk, owner of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina, an icon of Florida Keys sport fishing, says the dirty water could stymie us, adding optimistically that bonefish aren’t
Real summer comes first when the lily pads and weeds along the edge of the river began to grow. It does not happen slowly, does not seem to occur gradually. One day the pads are not there and the weeds are all dry and brittle from winter and the next day the pads appear and the weeds are green and the summer water has life it did not have before. The second sign of true summer is when the rock bass start biting down by the Ninth Street bridge. It is thought that they start biting simply because the water
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A well-traveled photographer is drawn to Piñas Bay, Panama, for its black marlin and other hefty cohorts. I go to Piñas Bay, on Panama’s south Pacific coast, for one reason: to photograph black marlin. It’s a lot closer to my home in Florida than Australia, which is the only other place I know where I can find this gamefish. I’ve been to Piñas Bay nine or 10 times, but I rarely fish while I’m there. I want the people with me to catch fish so I can take pictures of them. I will sit on a boat for a week
I clearly remember that moment when my fishing DNA changed forever.Story by Ric BurnleyImage by Pat Ford
Discover why the Rainbow King Lodge has earned international acclaim.
A timeless story of closing the loop and returning to one’s natal waters
Scores of shadaholics are drawn into the new season as American shad leave the salt and move upriver to spawn
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 26 Lookdown (Selene vomer) Winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii) Pirillo (Physopyxis lyra) Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) Smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) Monterey skate (Raja montereyensis) Slender snipe eel (Nemichthys
When fishing deep, it’s hard to beat these simple chrome-over-lead bruisers