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Peter Kaminsky

Peter Kaminsky’s “Outdoors” column has appeared in The New York Times for 25 years. He has been a contributing editor to Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and Sports Afield, and is the author of many books, including American Waters and The Moon Pulled Up An Acre of Bass.


The Chef Would Rather Fish

When Ned Baldwin Isn't in the Kitchen, He's Usually Fishing, Thinking About Fishing, or Cooking Something He Caught


Crazy Big

Lake Thingvallavatn might be hard to pronounce, but it's overflowing with giant brown trout


Full-Contact Fishing

The lure of ever-bigger trout pulls anglers south.


Catch It, Cook It

When the writer landed what has become known as The Fifty Four Dollar Grouper, it was the beginning of a lifelong education in cooking his catch.

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

The fly fisherman has ‘this thing’ for browns rising to mayflies

shad opener

Sure Sign

Scores of shadaholics are drawn into the new season as American shad leave the salt and move upriver to spawn.


Damn Near Perfect

Here at last was an almost-virgin, freestone stream that looked like the streams that Arnold Gingrich, Ray Bergman and A.J. McClane had written about.