Fishing Techniques

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 […]

Dylan Trout Blog Hero

Fall Trout on the Fly

Fall is an awesome time of year to be outside. Many people, including myself, are gearing up for hunting season and planning where they are going to be chasing those big bucks. Fall is also a great time to get back on the water.  Any avid trout angler will tell you that they are excited […]

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 […]

iced over yellow perch

Traditional Tactics for Iced-over Yellow Perch

I am not sure what allure ice fishing or yellow perch had on me, but both suckered me in quickly. A high-mountain reservoir contained yellow perch near my Appalachian home town, but I could never quite connect with them like folks who knew the lake better than I. They were forbidden fruit. So, when I […]