Fly fishing.. for Bluegill?

So, when you think of fly fishing, do visions of beautiful mountain streams and foot long rainbow trout spring to mind?  They always had for me.  In fact, I had never really spent all that much time with a fly rod even when I was trout fishing (blasphemy I know).  But, that all changed several years ago when a friend […]

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Our Bluestone Lake Incident

After several years and hopefully a statute of limitations, I think it is finally safe to share the story of a fishing weekend gone wrong with the world. Now, admittedly, it is not an unusual thing for something to go wrong when either of my two brother-in-laws or one of my best friends agree to get together with me for […]

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The night of the Mudpuppy

Catfish, that was the goal.  Well, that and maybe some dumb jokes and a six pack or two. It was a fairly warm summer night on the banks of the Kanawha river in Putnam County, West Virginia.  What was NOT the goal is what we ended up landing.  Repeatedly. For some reason, on a couple of different occasions over the […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

For over 140 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been a partner on the American landscape in the conservation and restoration of our nation’s aquatic resources. Since its inception as the United States Commission on Fish and Fisheries, the Service has worked collaboratively with tribes, states, landowners, partners and stakeholders to achieve the goals of healthy, self-sustaining populations […]

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