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Lake Powell Fishing Expecting a Fall Kick
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Lake Powell Fishing Expecting a Fall Kick

Lake Powell water level is now at 3,548 mean sea level and has only dropped 2 feet since August 26. Upstream reservoirs  have increased their outflow to keep Lake Powell as full as possible in these drastic times when water is scarce. Increased water releases from Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Utah/Wyoming border have begun...

Check Out Early Fall Bite on Warm-water Streams
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Check Out Early Fall Bite on Warm-water Streams

August can be a bit brutal  in the South. With daily high temps hovering near the century mark and relative humidity in the 90’s, it’s sometimes hard to get motivated to spend too much time outdoors. You start to sweat just thinking about it. However, before thoughts turn to cooler weather, hunting seasons and football...

Northland Patterns for Late Summer/Early Fall
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Northland Patterns for Late Summer/Early Fall

We’re in an August lull of sorts right now, and that kind of fishing can certainly extend into September depending on weather. Still, I’m given a bit of hope by the cooler nights and drier days. That fall-like air is always an indicator of better angling, or at least better fishing yet to come. On...

Ready for a Challenge? Try Saltwater Fly Fishing
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Ready for a Challenge? Try Saltwater Fly Fishing

Many people new to recreational angling wonder about fly fishing, which is one component of the whole sportfishing pie, and assume that this activity is just associated with using insect imitations and fishing for freshwater trout. But what about saltwater fly fishing? Can you fly fish in saltwater? Sure you can. Fishing in saltwater takes...

Fly Casting Tips: Dry vs Wet Flies
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Fly Casting Tips: Dry vs Wet Flies

Fly fishing differs from all other fishing methods because it is the weight of the line that is used to cast the lure, instead of the weight of the lure, which can be very tiny. If learning how to cast a dry fly, know that as with almost all fly casting, propelling an essentially weightless...

How Florida’s Biggest Bass Were Caught
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How Florida’s Biggest Bass Were Caught

During Season 9, TrophyCatch anglers reached a new milestone, surpassing 100 approved Hall of Fame (HOF) catches weighing 13 pounds or more! To celebrate this incredible achievement, Hall of Fame anglers were asked to participate in a survey to gather unique information about pursuing and catching Florida’s largest bass. Several anglers have multiple HOF entries,...

Texas Tenkara Fly Fishing Webcast Now Available
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Texas Tenkara Fly Fishing Webcast Now Available

Vincent Lecca, Angler Education  Area Chief located in Driftwood, will be hosting a TPWD educational series with help from fellow Anger Educators and TPWD staff to introduce Tenkara fly fishing. This style of fly fishing can be traced back 400 years to fishermen in Japan, but was only recently introduced in the states. Daniel Galhardo,...

Tie Your Own Flies
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Tie Your Own Flies

Once you’ve learned the basics of fly fishing, the next step for many anglers is learning how to tie your own flies. While pretty much all lessons in fly tying for beginners tend to cover fly fishing basics about the various fly tying tools and materials, the only way to become a competent fly fishing...

Tips on Fishing Bladed Jigs for Bass
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Tips on Fishing Bladed Jigs for Bass

The bladed jig is is really making a splash these days among bass anglers. The Chatterbait is credited with being the first bladed jig to come on the scene and its trademarked name sometimes mistakenly is used to mean “bladed jig.” Even in the fishing lure industry there is some confusion. One online lure outlet...