northern pike

  • Fishing

    To kill bass (or not)

    The thrill of the catch

    A South Umpqua bass next to a fishing pole handle

    The thrill of the catch. Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle…splash!  As I reared back and the fishing rod bent in a tight arc, I thought, “This is a good start!”  And it got better.  Seven casts. Seven fish. And 30 minutes of the best smallmouth bass fishing I’d ever experienced. Five of the seven bass were fat…

  • Travel Youth


    Cameron donned the headphones in the co-pilot’s seat, the splendor of McGavock Lake spread out before him through the windows of the DeHavilland Beaver.  He had a little spring in his step that morning as he jog-walked his way down to the dock where the Beaver floated on the calm boreal lake that, for most…

  • Fly tying Fishing TROUT Magazine

    Conehead Bunny Leach

    Brown trout across the nation are on the move—fall is when they're most active and most aggressive as they're preparing to spawn or defending redds. And, often, the best way to elicit strikes from big browns is to chase them with streamers. https://youtu.be/UzPxgE7yruw Step-by-step instructions. And there might not be a better leach pattern than…