The first brook trout I ever saw was about three inches long, little bigger than a baitfish really. But the memory of that vision—of that glittering flash of color and light—remains sharply etched in my . . .Read More
Photos and Story: Big Dreams, Big Fish
Muskellunge are the fish of legends—top-tier predators that are notoriously challenging to catch on even conventional tackle. Back in the mid ’90s, when I first started chasing muskies with a fly, people thought I was nuts. Now, these toothy monsters . . .Read More
Pro Tips: Stay Away from Redds
I often get asked, “what does a trout redd look like?” Above is a picture I snapped last week on the South Holston River while floating through a tailout. The redd, or the bed, is circled. Most of our large brown trout are in peak spawn at the moment. . . .Read More
Meet the Winners of Our 2022 “20 Days in September” Contest
This year’s “20 Days in September” Photo Contest was another rousing success, featuring thousands of great photos from anglers around the U.S. Even those who couldn’t get the full 20 days in seemed to enjoy discovering new waters right in their . . .Read More
Vote for the Winners in Our 2022 “20 Days in September” Contest—and Maybe Win Something for Yourself!
Starting on September 1, many of you committed to trying to get on the water at least 20 times during the 30 days of the month. (I managed a respectable 25 days this year, while my friend Drew Price fished all 30!) As an added incentive–although you . . .Read More
Photos: Just a Few Days Left to Enter Our #20sepdays Contest!
It’s Day 26 of our “20 September Days” Photo Contest, which means that there are just four days left for you to enter. Remember: You don’t need to hit 20 days to take part. Heck you can fish one day this month and still enter the photo contest. At the end of . . .Read More
Photos: Entries from Week Two of Our “20 September Days” Contest
It’s Day 15 of our “20 September Days” Photo Contest, which means that we are exactly halfway through our challenge. So far, I’ve missed just three days; how are you doing? The fishing in southwestern Vermont has been spotty, with alternating low water . . .Read More
Photos: The Start of This Year’s “20 September Days” Contest
It’s Day 8 of our “20 Days in September” Photo Contest, and since “thirty days hath September,” you could start today and still complete the challenge. How are you doing so far? I’m doing okay, having fished every day but two, . . .Read More
Here We Go: The “20 Days in September” Contest Starts Today!
The end of summer can be bittersweet for anglers, so to ensure that we make the most of the late season, we launched the “20 Days in September” Photo Contest back in 2015. Ever since, the ninth month has been our favorite. The contest has grown . . .Read More
This Year’s “20 Days in September” Contest Starts in ONE Week!
The end of summer can be bittersweet for anglers, so to ensure that we make the most of the late season, we launched the “20 Days in September” Photo Contest back in 2015. The contest has grown every year, and participants have sent us countless . . .Read More