Photos of the Day: Getting Hexed on the Boardman River

Written by: Ben Brown, Orvis Streamside

Fly-fishing in the dark has its drawbacks, but the rewards can be spectacular.
All photos courtesy Ben Brown

The Hex hatch has been producing large fish on the Boardman River, and these photos show some of the great browns we’ve been catching. The top photo shows two fish that my friend, Thane Herbert, and I caught on the Fourth of July. Thane is. . .

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Video: Great Big Minnows, the Carp of Beaver Island

I think we might have a candidate for best carp video ever right here, as this production features some killer footage of the fishing off Michigan’s Beaver Island. Not only that, but these anglers are a serious Who’s Who of . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIII: George Daniel

George Daniel shows off a brown trout from one of his Pennsylvania home waters.
All photos courtesy George Daniel

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Last week we launched another round of. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Rogue Brown Trout in Michigan

Michigan’s Rogue River, a tributary of the Grand, is well known for its fall brown-trout fishing.
Photo courtesy Scott Ribitch

Blog reader Scott Ribitch sent in this photo along with a description: “This beautiful brown trout was holed up in a deep pool and took my egg fly on the Rogue River in Rockford, Michigan.”

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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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Photos of the Day: Lena’s Lunker

It may not be as pretty as a brown trout, but Lena looks mighty happy to have landed such a brute.
Photo by Martin Turek

Proud father Martin Turek sent in these photos, along with the story behind them:

My daughter Lena caught this sucker on the Manistee River (below Tippy Dam) while trying for the brown trout that where in position to steal some eggs. She was using my new. . .

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