Category Archives: Fishing Tips & Other Wonderings

Fishing is so much more than tips and techniques, though you’ll find plenty of it here. It is also about getting away and getting in touch with ourselves, our friends and families. This page gets into all aspects of fishing. You may learn something new (or maybe just some nuance to an old approach) about a particular method for catching your favorite species, but you’ll also be exposed to more personal and thought-provoking content on topics and stories such what it is to approach fishing with a minimalist mindset, or one woman’s magical day with her family on the Texas Gulf Coast catching her first bull redfish.

fishing with worms for bass

Catch More Bass With Live Worms: Gear, Tips and Tactics for Fishing Nightcrawlers

When most people think of bass fishing, they almost automatically think of using artificial lures. While this is certainly a popular and effective approach, another great way to catch bass is by using live worms. Yes, it might be considered "old-school", something nostalgic from our childhood, but fishing with worms ...
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kayak bass fisherman

Kayak Bass Fishing: Essential Guide (With Tips and Recommendations) for Getting Started

When most people think of bass fishing, they imagine someone standing in a boat with a motor, casting a lure into the water. However, bass can also be caught from a kayak and we see this approach becoming an increasingly popular alternative to more traditional methods. In fact, bass fishing ...
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Dry Fly Strategies for Catching More Trout

Dry Fly Strategies for Catching More Trout

It’s a cool, overcast spring morning when you throw a size 16 blue-winged olive fly (Baetis) into the current. You watch in amazement as within seconds it gets crushed by a hungry brown trout breaking the surface. Welcome to dry fly fishing, one of the most thrilling methods for catching ...
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fisherman holds barbless hook

Barbless Hooks: The Fish-Friendly Alternative Anglers Should Consider

Many anglers today choose to fish with barbless hooks because they want to conserve our fish populations and natural resources. Fishing with barbless hooks is safer and more humane. These hooks are designed to catch fish without injuring them which is better for the angler, fish, and wildlife. It has ...
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fishing in small trout streams

How to Adapt Big Water Tactics to Small Currents for Big Results

In fishing, as in life in general, we can sometimes take something that works in one situation and through small adjustments or adaptations, make it work in another. Fishermen have always been some of the best innovators anyway and this post is about taking what we already have and adapting ...
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catch and release brown trout

Is Catch and Release Still Good for the Fish and Fishing?

When I return from a fishing trip and regale my non-fishing friends with stories from the stream, I am often met with bewildered looks and a predictable slate of questions. Namely, “Where’s the fish?”  As a fly fisherman, it’s a question I’ve had to answer numerous times and my justification ...
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