Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Finding Bigger Trout

Written by: Toby Halley


The author seeks out water likely to hold the largest fish in a stream.
Photos courtesy Toby Halley

I used to fish a lot of good trout water and wonder why I wasn’t catching big fish, knowing that they were in there. It wasn’t until I started fishing with my good friend, Rick, that I really. . .

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Video: Why Chase Muskies on the Fly?

Have you ever wondered why some fly fishers become obsessed with catching a musky? Well this video goes a long way toward explaining that phenomenon, and it includes a cool interview with . . .

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Video: South Is Local

When someone says that they “head south” in winter to fish, you probably picture the Florida Keys or the Gulf Coast. But for these Duluth anglers, “south” is a lot closer: the Driftless Area of . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


Kip Vieth is passionate about the smallmouth-bass fishing in his home state of Minnesota.
Photo courtesy Kip Vieth

I call the banks of the Upper Mississippi River home. Our shop and guide service is located right in the heart of the famous catch-and-release section, just north of the Twin Cities. Where we live, . . .

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Photos: A Young Angler on a Quest

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


This gorgeous smallmouth allowed Christopher Watt to get one step closer to his goal.
Photos by Kip Vieth

It’s always good to see young people embrace the great sport of fly fishing. No one in my recent memory embraces it more than Christopher Watt. He’s a young man on a quest to catch a. . .

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Classic Trout Bum of the Week: Kip Vieth


Kip Vieth is passionate about the smallmouth-bass fishing in his home state of Minnesota.
All photos courtesy Kip Vieth

Kip Vieth operatesWildwood Float Trips, based in Montecello, Minnesota. He floats the Upper Mississippi, St.Croix, Rum, Kettle, and St. Louis Rivers, chasing everything that swims. One. . .

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