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Video Advice on Poppers for Smallmouth and a Shad Prediction

While surfing the interwebs, I found this nice video (one of a series) which has some good footage displaying why you shouldn’t “pop” your popper too much.  The video is only four minutes long.  The top water season is fast … Continue reading

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Record Bull Steelhead from Muskegon River

A couple weeks ago my friend Mark caught a very large steelhead. It was a Gray Drake Lodge record steelhead. Every week Mark writes an outdoor column for our local newspaper. You can read his story here. Living vicariously through … Continue reading

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Some Saturday Humor

Fishing has been in short order the past few weeks. Tomorrow we have an exciting new post and an amazing picture to go with it. Stay tuned.                           … Continue reading

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The Largemouth Spawn Begins…

Unnamed (secret) beaver dam pond, central Virginia 3/3/12 1545-1730 Air Temp – 57 deg F Water Temp – 54.8 deg F! Intermittent clouds with gusts of wind Bountiful mosquitoes tannin stained stillwater Six Anesthesia residents, twelve + beers, some pipe … Continue reading

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No turtles were harmed during this post.

Rivanna River. US 29N 2/29/12 1600-1730 Air temp 53 def F Water temp 49.8 deg F! Light to heavy rains Water clarity – turbid, muddy Hatch activity – ample mosquitoes The weather dot com said there was a chance the … Continue reading

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Freshly Stocked Rainbows!

Lower Moormans’ River 2/26/12 1530-1700 Air Temp – 49 deg F Water Temp – 43 deg F Bright, cloudless skies, minimal wind Water Clarity- slightly more turbid than usual in the slow water stretches Hatch activity – multiple size 20 … Continue reading

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Rivanna River at Pen Park

Rivanna River: Pen Park 2/25/12 1400-1530 Air Temp: 47.5 deg F Water Temp: 47.3 deg F Sunny and windy Water Clarity: very turbid, low visibility Hatch Activity: none By every measure today was a bad day for fly fishing. Winds … Continue reading

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In our lifetimes, fresh water will become an increasingly scarce commodity. Should we invade Canada?

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An Entirely Synthetic Fish

I am thoroughly enjoying my latest amazon dot com purchase An Entirely Synthetic Fish. I started it two days ago and haven’t been able to put it down. I’m on par to finish it tonight. This book is fascinating. It … Continue reading

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The Jackson River, 5 Anesthesia residents get a day off

Jackson River 2/18/2012 Warm Springs, VA Dave Peterson, Matt Reynolds, Jared Davis, and John Butz 1030-1345 Air temp – 48-56 deg F Water temp – 40-43 deg F Bright sunny skies, wind gusts to 10-15 mph Hatch Activity – midges … Continue reading

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