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  • Fishing Trout Talk

    Tip – basic lake fishing tactics

    Check out these tips from Far Bank’s Simon Gawesworth to get started lake fishing.

    In many areas of the country, lakes are about to exhibit what many anglers refer to as “ice out”, as in melt. As they open up, lakes can be a great place to fish as the fish are typically hungry after a long winter, and they are often cruising around thanks to cold, clean water…

  • The True Cast Trout Talk

    The True Cast – Secret Spots

    The best “secret spot” story I can share involves a place (I still can’t say where, other than somewhere in southwestern Colorado) a good friend (D.)

    As a writer of fishing stories, one thing I wrestle with most is whether to divulge the places where the stories take place. That’s not a new dilemma. Legend has it that when Ernest Hemingway wrote about the “Big Two-Hearted River,” he wasn’t really writing about the actual Big Two-Hearted River. I admit to doing…

  • Fishing Trout Talk

    Tip – Fishing a new river

    Sometimes approaching a new river can be overwhelming. Dissecting it to determine where the fish are holding, how to cast to them and what flies to use invokes serious consternation among all anglers, beginners and experienced alike. These tips should help you break down each aspect, teaching you what to look for, how to prospect…

  • Fishing

    Tips for fishing the Driftless in late winter

    Winter and early spring fishing can be remarkably good in the Driftless Area. However, flexibility is the name of the game in low temperatures.    Generally, I favor the classic slow and deep approach. If I see no visible rises, I start out indicator fishing with a scud or a caddis on point and a Brassie…