Wading anglers should focus on weedbeds that meet open water.
photo courtesy NYDEC
Everyone knows that bass loves weeds in the summer, but to cover big weed beds efficiently, you often need a boat (although not necessarily a sparkly one). Especially in the South, the lake bottom around most weeds is mucky, with a thick layer of decaying vegetation on top. Plus there are snakes to contend with. But in cooler climes—the northern tier of the country and at higher elevations—sandy or rocky lakebeds allow wading anglers to get in on. . .
Back in December, we posted twice about the case of Jim Saka disabled veteran and former Chicago police officerwhose service dog was taken away because the town he had just moved to, Aurelia, Iowa, had passed an ordinance prohibiting the ownership of pit bulls. (See the original posts here and here.) After a long legal battle, last week. . .
Earlier this year, we posted a trailer for Jessica Plumb’s upcoming documentary “Return of the River,” which explores the events leading up to and the ramifications of the removal of two dams on Washington’s Elwha River. Here’s a longer version that gets deeper into. . .
Dunno how I missed this one when putting together the FFF last month, but a hat tip to Moldy Chum for unearthing it. Pro snowboarder Mikey Wier and his buddies float California’s East Carson River, and they find both big rainbows and good times. Dudes need to carry bigger nets, though. I’ve never fished the eastern Sierra, but it looks fantastic.
Officer Dan Waskiewicz responded to a call about a “vicious dog” with an open mind, rather than a predisposition to treat the dog harshly. As you can see, he was right.
photo courtesy modifiedk9.blogspot.com
Here is a truly wonderful story about a police officerwho also happens to be a dog lovershowing the proper way to respond to reports of a “vicious dog.” Officer Dan Waskiewicz was on duty and received a call that a vicious dog was chasing some children. This is a serious situation, of course, especially when children are involved. But Officer Waskiewicz was not so quick to. . .
Apparently chastened by my response to their sneaky release of the previous issue of Southern Culture on the Fly, the editors were quick to hip me to the Summer 2012 number, which launched today. And if you think fly fishing is all about cool mountain streams and trout, this issue has got a thing or two to. . .
After the disturbing news of our last post, here’s an uplifting story of love and perseverance. Alfie came to the Best Friends Animal Society in rough shape, suffering from parvovirus and distemper. His illnesses left him unable to walk well, which would make him difficult to re-home. But a couple from Montana fell in love with Alfie, saw past his. . .
Host Colin Mckeown is all smiles as he hoists his trophy 12-pound walleye, a species that few fly fishers ever target.
photo courtesy Hawk Lake Lodge
Ted Putnam of Hawk Lake Lodge in Ontario sent in this unusual fly-fishing photo and the story behind it:
Colin Mckeown was here at Hawk Lake Lodge for a week taping a new episode of his fly-fishing show “The New Fly Fisher.” During his trip he has concentrated on smallmouth bass and northern pike. However he also spent some time going after. . .