Catch and Release?

A few weeks ago The New York Times ran this article which allows contributors and readers to debate the virtues and pitfalls of practicing catch and release. While I am a strict practitioner of C&R, I realize that others do not necessarily share my convictions. I enjoyed reading the viewpoints expressed by the contributors, and would encourage […]

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Evening Brown Trout

Due to my family,work and chores schedules, I’ve been fishing mostly in the mornings on the weekends before my wife and kids are awake, making it home in time for breakfast. Last night I had a chance to get out and do some evening fishing with one of my good friends. We both landed some great fish, […]

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Handle With Care

This morning I caught this beautiful 14″ brown in the river near my house.  It fought me consistently, even when it was briefly on the shore for photos. I released the brown by facing it into the slow current and holding it loosely, allowing it to gently recover and start swimming on its own. Fish are fairly fragile […]

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