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Winner Winner a Lew's Combo for Dinner

38 minutes agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

Lew's Tournament MB I am in a B.A.S.S. Fantasy Bass Fishing league associated with the Bass Boat Central message board. Sportsman's Warehouse is a BBC sponsor that is donating prizes for each event. It must be a random draw to win the...Show More Summary

South Andros Mini Gallery – Bill Kalm Edition

We’re fortunate to spend a lot of time with some really great, really fishy people. Some of those people also take really great photos. Bill Kalm is one of those people. Bill has been joining us for a number of years at Alaska West and BC West. He recently joined us for his first trip […]

Tippets: Shrinking Salmon, Rhode Island River Restoration, Decline of Juvenile Steelhead

17 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Researchers from Alaska and Washington recently analyzed 40 years of data taken from 85 king salmon populations ranging from California to Alaska. “The results show that the fish are both decreasing in size and maturing earlier,” writes Mark Hieronymus in The … more ?

Timeless Tips: 9 Questions About King Salmon You Were Afraid to Ask

Today we’re coming at you with another addition of a series of posts addressing some basic questions on the topics we cover most. We’ve already covered some of the basic questions involving Alaskan trout, bonefish, and even spey fishing. Now its time to address the biggest and baddest of them all, the king salmon. 9 […]

Video Hatch: “Das Fischer”

This clever fictional comedy features a young German man, Otto Rubschlager, and his journey to Idaho to learn the art of fly fishing and uncover the mysteries of the reclusive, legendary outdoorsman, Hildebrand Richwine. Via Ben Herndon.

Tippets: Drift Boats with Hillary Hutcheson, Keep Hands on the Cork

In a recent Orvis podcast, Montana-based guide Hillary Hutcheson talks with Tom Rosenbauer about “getting a boat, rowing a boat, and most importantly, all the responsibilities that go with getting down the river safely and with courtesy.” Listen to a … more ?

IGFA Names 2018 Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees

The International Game Fish Association has announced five angling pioneers who will be inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame. Inductees include: IGFA World Record leader Dr. Martin Arostegui, fly-fishing broadcasting pioneer John Barrett, master blue marlin angler Ralph G. Christiansen … more ?

There’s Only One Bristol Bay

Our good friend and Sportman’s Alliance for Alaska director, Scott Hed, recently passed along a great writeup sharing a personal experience while stomping around Bristol Bay at our own Rapids Camp Lodge. For those interested in the true power of the Bristol Bay region itself, along with the current status of the proposed Pebble Mine […]

Jason Christie- A Cautionary Tale

Jason Christie I believe has proven himself to be one of the very best bass tournament fishermen on the planet. He currently sits #1 in the World Rankings. You don't reach the top of that ranking system by a fluke. He catches...Show More Summary

No MN Lakes Ice Free Yet

They changed up the interface and way it looks over at the DNR's MN ice out tracking page. No surprise that lakes haven't started opening up yet. I'm doubtful it will even begin happing by the end of next week. It's ideal sap collecting weather for the syrup makers though. Pete's coming up this weekend and we're gonna do some ice fishing after the Classic wraps up on Sunday.

Lucky Tackle Box December 2017 Review

I am getting to this review now rather than in December because I wasn't motivated to do it in December, January, or February. The Bassmaster Classic starts this week and what better time to be thinking new tackle. So let's get to the Lucky Tackle Box. Show More Summary

When Will I See My Driveway?

It looks like we are in for an uninterrupted week of melting. So maybe by a week from today. View from the garage.

GOMH Today vs. 1 Year Ago

Today Last Year March 8th Today Last Year looking into Platte Today I believe last year we had just come off of a record-setting March warm up. This year it's a winter wonderland. There was a flock of swans that flew by as I was driving up tonight. Spring is coming, but slowly.

An Addition to my Blogroll:

So yesterday I got a request to add a Wisconsin based website to my blogroll. It's been a number of years since I last had a request to do it. I haven't messed with my blogrolls at all so far this year. I added it to the "Friends of Bass Pundit" roll. Show More Summary

Lucky Tackle Box November 2017 Review

I know I know, I got way behind on writing this review. The thing is there was a screw up at Lucky Tackle Box and I didn't get the box until December. A few days after it arrived I got the box for December. Had the box arrived when it was supposed to I most probably would have gotten the review done in November as I waited for safe ice. Show More Summary

Sage ‘Saltwater Season’ Essay: Silver Linings

The folks at Sage recently launched their 2018 Saltwater Season campaign featuring some great writings, stunning photography, and captivating video. Upon its launch, we were excited to learn that our good friend, Riverhorse Nakadate, put together an essay for the campaign on a memorable day of tarpon fishing, and we strongly suggest giving it a […]

Setting the Hook: Strip Long, Not Hard

One the biggest hurdles most anglers encounter when making the jump from freshwater to saltwater fly fishing is how to set the hook. A strip-set gets the job done on the flats. Raising the rod in ‘trout-like’ fashion doesn’t. If you’re not quite sure what we’re talking about, not to worry, check out this post […]

Thanks, Lefty

Last Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, the fly fishing community was deeply saddened by the loss of the most influential angler of our time, Bernard Victor “Lefty” Kreh. In a recent tribute published prior to his passing, legendary angler, Flip Pallot, wrote of his close friend; “You and I shall never see his likes again.” I […]

What’s Your Favorite Saltwater Fly Line?

When it comes to fly fishing gear, many are surprised to hear that the fly line is arguably the most important component of any fly rod setup. That’s right, no matter how expensive or ‘technologically advanced’ your rod, without a properly matched fly line, the rod will never perform to its full potential. Saltwater anglers […]

Timeless Tips: 5 Ways to Control the Speed of Your Swing

When swinging for anadramous species like king salmon or steelhead, more often than not, the slower the swing (while still maintaining a broadside presentation of your fly) the better. As long as it is moving just enough to suggest life in your fly, odds are you are in the game. With that said, from time […]

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