Anglers Journal - A Fishing Life
One Damn Fine Month

One Damn Fine Month

The author took a day off last May and went on an 11-hour, 120-mile, three-stream fishing marathon.

Adventure

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Exotica

A quest for the fierce golden dorado takes the author into the remote Bolivian jungle

Pete Jaacks somewhere in Alaska

Young Guides

A look at two young guides who have chosen to follow a different current seam.

The shape of speed dressed in the colors of a false albacore.

Prime Time

Fall is the season to break out the light tackle for albies and red drum off Cape Lookout, North Carolina

People

The author and his 22-foot Privateer Roamer

My Boat My Life — By Jay Fleming

I found my 22-foot Privateer Roamer in an art gallery, and she can take just about anything the Chesapeake can throw at her as I fish and photograph my home waters.

Lefty Kreh, 1925 — 2018

Lefty

Lefty Kreh will be remembered as one of the most influential and beloved figures in fly-fishing.

Pete Jaacks somewhere in Alaska

Young Guides

A look at two young guides who have chosen to follow a different current seam.

Saltwater

The Magic Plug

The Magic Plug

A veteran striper fisherman goes to great lengths to make exact replicas of an old plug that still exerts a certain kind of magic on the fish.

The shape of speed dressed in the colors of a false albacore.

Prime Time

Fall is the season to break out the light tackle for albies and red drum off Cape Lookout, North Carolina

Freshwater

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Exotica

A quest for the fierce golden dorado takes the author into the remote Bolivian jungle

Sandworms

Natural Attraction

There’s something about bait fishing that has captivated the writer since he was a boy and learned that fish don’t like raisins

Boats & Gear

The author and his 22-foot Privateer Roamer

My Boat My Life — By Jay Fleming

I found my 22-foot Privateer Roamer in an art gallery, and she can take just about anything the Chesapeake can throw at her as I fish and photograph my home waters.

The Magic Plug

The Magic Plug

A veteran striper fisherman goes to great lengths to make exact replicas of an old plug that still exerts a certain kind of magic on the fish.

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Center Consoles

A venerable design that’s nearly 60 years old, the center console reliably takes anglers to wherever the fish are

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Jarrett Bay 46

That’s not a Jarrett Bay. No, it can’t be, you can tell by the dark hull and rigging. Jarrett Bays are bright and colorful. Right?