Seven seconds from sight to the cast that caught the fish. Talking about the Samurai system doesn’t seem to always get my message across, so this weekend I put my new GoPro to work to try and capture the system in action. Its hard enough solo fishing with a fly rod in a kayak with … More See the Fish, Catch the Fish
I had a great one day charter trip this week to Louisiana for Jack Crevalle with guide Miles (@shallowsouth) and friend Kyle. My biggest fish was 31 lbs and most of the fish were from 25-30 lbs. Considering that the state fly rod record is 30.56 lbs caught in 2002 and that fish was the … More Big Jacks, Big Fun!
After my fourth of July success with white bass I monitored the river levels closely for a return to the 23.5 mark where I had found good water. An online forecast comes out every Wednesday, published by the Army Corps of Engineers. The forecast is very accurate, especially if you use it for only … More Fishing for Stripers, “Down the Rock Island Line!”
The Mississippi river doesn’t play well with fly fishing, but a few days out of the year the river is tame enough for a good day on the water. This past 4th of July was one of those days. Spring was long gone and summer well under way by July 1 when my USGS Water … More Jetty Hopping on the MS
My new foam stripping bucket is really winning the war against the dreaded “Flying Spaghetti Monster”. Unlike Pastafarians who wear colanders in devotion to the “Flying Spaghetti Monster”, I use my new stripping basket to keep him away. For those of you unfamiliar with Pastafarians, go to this Wiki link. Believe me I am not … More Pastafarians Rejoice!
Is it a bucket or a basket? There’s no wikipedia result for “stripping bucket” or “stripping basket” so until the National Standards Institute comes out with a ruling I’m using the term “bucket”. I am happy to say that I have worked out an optimum stripping “bucket” solution for the “Samurai System”. I haven’t been … More New SS Stripping Bucket
Breamfest was a hoot! A “hoot” is a good thing by the way, in fact, real good. I had a great time and actually took second place, winning an Abel reel and a check for $500. My best fishing buddy, Albert Wood, won first place. I know how well that guy can fish so I … More Breamfest Update
I was invited to fish at Providence Hill Farm in advance of their Breamfest tournament on May 21. Two of my buddies and I had the time of our lives with the numerous monster bluegills. Incidental catches of bass and crappie didn’t hurt our feelings a bit. We didn’t catch any monster bass, but of … More A Day on Providence Hill Farm Lakes
Made a little weekend run to Louisiana with sight casting buddy Rusty Hook for a guided trip with Miles Larose (@Shallowsouth on Instagram). Had a great trip, even though we were far short of our 25 fish day back in April of 2015. Saturday was the first day and though it was clear and pretty, … More Dog Fly Morning, Spoon Afternoon
Something I have set my sights on, is Breamfest at Providence Hill Farm May 21st. I recently made a visit to Providence Hill Farm to meet the fly fishing manager, Chris Haddad and check out the fly shop and the lakes. Providence Hill Farms is a beautiful horse farm and sporting club on approximately 1,250 … More Breamfest at Providence Hill Farm