Sunday, May 26, 2013


Although I love fly fishing, I know that it isn't always the way to get big bass to bite. I particularly enjoy wacky worming for big chunks like these:

Wild Brookies, Brownies, and Bows

(1/30/2018- This post contains examples of very poor fish handling. Use them as an example of what not to do. Thank you, 
R.M. Lytle)

Fishing one of my favorite little creeks, I caught the trout slam: a native brookie, a wild brown, and a  rainbow. The last on the list is very special, because very few stocked bows survive the heat of the summer in this watershed. unfortunately, I did lose a very large brookie in a log jam, but the trip was one of my best so far this year.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


One of my favorite fish to catch happens to be the child of the brookie and the brown: the tiger trout. They are stocked in small numbers, and wild examples are exceedingly rare, but they are incredibly beautiful and hard fighting trout. I caught my biggest so far in the Salmon this March. That day was a fine one, with many trout coming to hand. All were caught on a black beadhead hare's ear.