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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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: 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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Pro Tip: Secrets of Springtime Smallies

Smallmouth bass are some of the most fun fish to catch on a fly. They hit hard, fight hard, jump, and are more than willing to take a fly. Catching smallies on the fly is something that I love to do, and the springtime is my favorite time to do it.

Smallmouth bass start switching into spawn mode at about the same time as the. . .

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