Fishing Life

Jacob Davidson Fishing Trip

Word of Wisdom from a Three Year Old

My Fishing Partner My daughter Jalyn is three years old, and she loves fishing almost as much as I do, she even asks to watch Fishing with Nordbye. A fishing show on Youtube hosted by Andrew Nordbye, a FlW tournament fisherman out of Guntersville Alabama. Jalyn also asks to practice her casting whenever I am […]

Ice Fishing

Hard Water Angling – Ice Fishing Basics

As I sit on the frozen lake, double checking to make sure that we have just the right amount of tip-ups out, I’m drawn to a sight I’ve seen countless times. The Osprey nest in the same dead tree in the middle of the lake that it has been in since I began driving by […]

Tyler Babinchok Muskie Fishing

Muskie Fishing Basics – Chasing River Dragons

The Muskellunge – the fish of 10,000 cast. Catching a Muskie is on many people’s bucket list, and most Muskie anglers will tell you it is incredibly addicting to chase these apex predators. However, with great success comes many failures along the way for most anglers seeking to claim the prize of pulling one of […]

Summertime Smallmouth Fishing Tips

If you are like me, mid to late summer you find yourself in a bind. Water conditions make it unsafe/unethical to fish for trout. Stream flows shrink and the temperature rises. These conditions can frustrate many anglers. In Southwestern PA, we are blessed however with a healthy smallmouth population. Pretty much any river or stream […]

Tenkara Smallmouth

Tenkara Angling for Big-Water Smallmouth

Since discovering tenkara fly-fishing a few years ago, I don’t travel much without a tenkara rod. Tenkara rods are telescopic, collapsing down to about eighteen inches and only require a fly line, leader, and a handful of your favorite flies. Minimal gear and super simple. Absolutely liberating after years of carrying a minimum of four […]

The One That Got Away

Sitting on the bank of a mountain lake as the glow starts to shine in the eastern skies.  Sitting with my kayak beached on the bank waiting for the first safe light to launch.  The birds starting to chirp as the warming glow starts creeping up the mountain slope from the lake.  Fish crashing the […]