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Shaped by Water

Shaped by Water

North Carolina novelist David Joy enjoys talking about fishing and turkeys, woods and water as he plumbs a small “speck” stream in the Appalachians.

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Wrapped in Red Snapper

A 90-mile run into the Gulf of Mexico produced fish and plenty of laughs.

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New Boat Report: Pursuit S 358

Pursuit’s latest Sport series center console fishes hard but doesn’t spare the comforts.

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Fall Run: Secret Spot

Nicknamed Bizarro Beach, this sandy stretch produces big fish. The why is still a mystery to the angler who discovered it.

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Hail to the Bait Man

To keep his customers on the bite, hard-working bait master Tyler Hall fishes through the night.

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One Fly to Rule Them All

Best-known for his namesake pattern, Bob Clouser's contributions to fly-fishing reach far beyond fly tying.

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Fish Hippies

For a brief wrinkle in time, a band of cosmic cowboys from the '70s reveled in a western trout paradise.

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Fall Run: Secret Spot

Nicknamed Bizarro Beach, this sandy stretch produces big fish. The why is still a mystery to the angler who discovered it.

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Season of the Blitz

The action heats up as fall migrations hit their peak.

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Hail to the Bait Man

To keep his customers on the bite, hard-working bait master Tyler Hall fishes through the night.

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Feeding the Bull

The writer kills a non-native brook trout to help a bull trout compete in a Montana stream.

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Atlantic Salmon: An Acrobatic Prize Fighter

So which fish is strongest relative to its weight? Third in our survey of six contenders is the Atlantic salmon, known for its hard pull and ballerina-like aerial displays.

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Lures

A poem about tackle boxes, old lures and secrets.

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Wild Things

The search for unfished waters comes up big for two friends on an Alaskan river thick with rainbows.

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Griz Country

Fishing in bear country is a calculated risk, even if they are rarely the greatest risk an angler faces.

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Over the Rainbow

Argentina's Lago Strobel Is Home To a Thriving Population of Dinosaur-Size Rainbow Trout.

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New Boat Report: Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition

Two legendary North Carolina builders join forces to create a new sportfish convertible.

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New Boat Report: Viking 64C

Viking’s latest convertible carries with it decades of sportfish design and building expertise.

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New Boat Report: Cape Horn 34XS

The Florida builder’s latest center console is sleek, fast and set up to chase big fish far offshore.

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