Photo of the Day: A Late Season Brown Trout to Remember

Written by: Brian Burkholder


Doug Robidoux shows off his late-season White River brown trout, which fell for a Soft Hackle.
Photo by Brian Burkholder

[Editor’s note: We love it when readers send in their photos and the stories behind them. We dig it just a little more when the fish is from our own backyard.]

I’ve been prodding my buddy, Doug Robidoux, to submit this photo of the brown trout he caught recently, and he’s finally. . .

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Photos of the Day: Brookies and Tigers and Catfish, Oh My!

Written by: Stu Thompson


Stu with a sweet catfish, taken on the DDH Leech.
All photos courtesy Stu Thompson

I’ve had not too bad a year. The fishing in Manitoba was unreal, as anglers were catching big browns, rainbows, brookies, tigers, and all the other types of fish we have.

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Trading Secrets with a Bass Master, Plus a Chrome Surprise


Tom admires a fine Lake St. Clair smallmouth caught in fairly cold water.
Photo courtesy JP DeRose, Breaking Boundaries

Yesterday, I was on Lake St. Clair—just outside of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario—and it was cold, rainy, and windy with water temperatures in the high 40s. If someone had asked me last week if this would. . .

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Photo of the Day: Possibly the Biggest Rainbow Trout Ever Caught in Missouri


At 31 inches long, Mark Clemishire’s trout was a fish of a lifetime.
Photo courtesy Mark Clemishire

Angler Mark Clemishire sent us these photos today of a monstrous rainbow trout he caught on Missouri’s Lake Taneycomo tailwater last Saturday. Clemishire, who hails from Skiatook, Oklahoma, was fishing with guide Brett Rader when they spotted a huge fish cruising in just two feet of water. Clemishire got in about. . .

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Photos of the Day: Deadly Sin #2, Gluttony

Written by: Bryan Eldredge, Falcon’s Ledge


Open up and say “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.”
Photo by Bryan Eldredge

The fish in the rivers of Utah are working hard to bulk up for winter. Talk about your eyes being too big for your stomach! I caught these two fish in a. . .

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Gear Review: The New Orvis Helios 2 Switch Rod

Written by: Reid Baker, Freestone Outfitters


The Helios 2 Switch Rod in action, swinging for summer-run steelhead.
All photos by Reid Baker

[Editor’s note: Don’t forget to enter our Helios 2 Switch Rod giveaway, which has just three days left.]

Having spent the last several years being enamored with two-handed fly rods—and in particular using them for chasing anadromous fish in the Pacific Northwest—I have cast a wide variety of rods in a variety of sizes and settings. I was drawn to. . .

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Photos: Lunch-Break Trophy from a Mountain Trout Stream

Written by: Tim Donaghy


The brown was a surprising handful in a stream that usually produces small native brookies.
Photo by Tim Donaghy

Ever since I started working at Orvis earlier this fall, I’ve been making a point to sneak out of the office at lunch every day to enjoy the few days left in the. . .

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