Photo Essay: Shutdown Brown Trout in Montana

Written by: John McKinnie, Lone Mountain Ranch

The Upper Madison below Earthquake Lake continued to produce when the Yellowstone National Park was off-limits.
Photo courtesy Lone Mountain Ranch

Over the two weeks when the U.S. government was shut down, anglers around the area were frustrated by the closure of Yellowstone National Park. Fall fishing inside the park can provide the opportunity for the fish of a. . .

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Casting for Recovery: A Celebration

Mary Jane Edwards (r) & friend celebrate
Photo by CFR

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in celebration of the brave women and men who battle this dreadful disease, we’d like to share with you the remarkable journal of…

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Fish Story: Wyoming is for (Cutthroat) Lovers

Written by: Mike Dawkins

The Cutt Slam program combines education and challenge of catching Wyoming’s four sub-species of trout.
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I, probably like many anglers, have had a love and hate relationship with cutthroat trout. When I first moved to the Jackson Hole area in January of 2005, I could not satisfy my angling appetite for cutthroats. They were different, they were new, they loved to. . .

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Photo of the Day: Catching ‘Em Up at Cow Creek Ranch

This gorgeous rainbow fell for a size 8 Sculpzilla streamer.
Photo courtesy Dan from Albuquerque

[Editor’s Note: Blog reader “Dan from Albuquerque” sent in this great photo, and the story that goes along with it. If you have a great photo or story, here’s how to submit it.]

A few days ago I fortunate to spend a day fishing Cow Creek Ranch, about an hour out of Pecos, New Mexico. The property is home to a few miles of a little high mountain stream called Cow Creek, which tumbles through a narrow canyon at the top of the property and then. . .

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Photos of the Day: South Carolina Redfish in Skinny Water

Written by: Joel Murphy

Joel Murphy with a fine South Carolina redfish.
All photos courtesy Joel Murphy

[Editor’s Note: We got these photos from blog reader Joel Murphy yestereday. Looks like he had a good day chasing redfish.]

On Monday, I stalked tailing reds on the flats with Capt. Tuck Scott of Bay Street Outfitters based in Beaufort, South Carolina. Captain Scott put me into some great situations on these flats in. . .

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Photos of the Day: Big Carp, Nicknames, and Optical Illusions

Orvis copywriter John Van Vleet shows off a carp that bottomed out his 15-pound Boga Grip.
Photo by Shawn Combs

Orvis copywriter John Van Vleet (a.k.a. “JVV”)—the guy who actually writes the fly-fishing catalog—caught this brute while fishing with rod designer Shawn. . .

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Photo of the Day: San Marcos Monster

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, right?
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

This beauty was caught a few days ago by Griffin Douthitt, a student at the University of Texas, caught this gorgeous bass on the San Marcos River in Central Texas during a float trip with his dad and. . .

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