Thoughts from the Water

Things other than random songs that, “just pop in there,” while fishing.

Rocky Mountain Recon: Re-Discover Your Region

Rocky Mountain Recon What does that mean – “Rocky Mountain Recon?”  Recon – short for reconnaissance.  Learning a little something about a person, place, or thing.  That’s what this video is all about.  It’s a small, yet informative glimpse into this slice of the country.  A look at it’s fisheries.  A dose of it’s personalities. FISH AND SCENERY RIVALED ONLY BY THE PERSONALITIES AT PLAY For our 5th episode of Re-Discover Your Region, we travel to … Continue reading Rocky Mountain Recon: Re-Discover Your Region

IT’S AWESOME NOW AND IT’S ONLY GETTING BETTER: A Sustained Spring Pattern

Fishing Report: Sustained Spring Pattern Put simply – the spring pattern persists – and we’re stoked about that! The Niagara River and Lake Erie smallmouth bass fishing is incredible now and it’s only going to get better. This spring has been very mild and decently wet. Although it’s horrible to see the effects all this water has been having on some of the people that live along the Lake Ontario shoreline, the fish will benefit … Continue reading IT’S AWESOME NOW AND IT’S ONLY GETTING BETTER: A Sustained Spring Pattern

Spring Fishing Update 20170421-20170501

Spring Fishing Update 20170421-20170501 Spring Smalljaws Since our last spring fishing update, the seasonal pattern has come into full swing. This past winter was super mild and we thought that would lead to an accelerated spring. That’s exactly what happened. A few unseasonably warm days raised the water temperatures a good bit. Steelhead seemed to vanish in the tributaries and numbers brought to the net in the lower Niagara River came down significantly (it was … Continue reading Spring Fishing Update 20170421-20170501

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Spring in Western New York : Back at it in Force

 Spring In Western New York I would say that spring in the Buffalo Niagara Region is my favorite time of year but I think I said that already…about fall.  The reality is, if you haven’t picked up on it yet, every season is fishing season around here.  Every one of them has its own nuances, beauty, and metaphor about life – that’s why it’s hard for me to pick a favorite.  BUT – spring is easily in … Continue reading Spring in Western New York : Back at it in Force

Getting Started as Guide: The First Year

Avoiding the Quagmire in Your First Year as a Guide I am a fishing guide and charter captain.  That makes me a professional – I guess – whatever that means.  I’m new to the business so I am not an expert in the industry.  We just started our business last summer.  So the only label I can give myself at this point is that of a student. No matter how renowned they are, all the great … Continue reading Getting Started as Guide: The First Year

Re-Discover Your Region: Shaking the Shack Nasties

Do Not Get Bound Inside this Winter For our third episode of Re-Discover Your Region, we shake the winter shack nasties by exploring the Great Lakes tributaries.  The pursuit of steelhead on these creeks during the winter can lead to big fish in some breathtakingly beautiful settings.  It’s not for the faint of heart but if you dress appropriately, you could bear witness to a winter wonderland unlike anywhere else in the region. Special Thanks … Continue reading Re-Discover Your Region: Shaking the Shack Nasties

Fly Fishing for Musky – Interested?

A New Authoritative Source for Musky On The Fly Over the past few years, much has been made of pursuing muskellunge on the fly and for good reason.  These fish they get huge, have sharp teeth, are photogenic, and are difficult to catch. Muskellunge (or musky) are THE apex predators with gills in freshwater. Because they are at the top of the food chain, they eat when they feel like it.  This makes them hard to target … Continue reading Fly Fishing for Musky – Interested?

Cutthroat Trout: Hunting for Headwater Gems

Getting out of your Head While Hunting For Cutthroat Trout I’m sure we’re not alone in our love for native fish.  It’s pretty easy to explain the attraction.  Chances are, if you’re hunting natives, especially trout, you’re in a breathtakingly beautiful location and few fellow anglers are anywhere to be seen.  If anglers hike far enough, up to the headwaters of creeks, it’s nearly a sure bet you’ll end up in a remote location.  You’ll … Continue reading Cutthroat Trout: Hunting for Headwater Gems

T-Shirts: Pre-Order Now

We’ll Order the T-Shirts this Week You voted and the results are in.  There was an interesting trend in the voting.  Women preferred blue, white, and gray on a black background.  Men preferred the yellow, tan, and black on a green background.  So, we’ve decided to take care of both genders by offering both t-shirts. We’ll state this up front – we are not going to get into the t-shirt business.  That will be obvious … Continue reading T-Shirts: Pre-Order Now

Buffalo Niagara Winters: Stave Off the Shack Nasties

Buffalo Niagara winters can be painful…if you let them Although our region is known for an insane amount of snow and frigid temperatures, it’s really not all that bad.  At some point, years ago, we got a bad rap.  I’m not sure how, because Buffalo Niagara winters aren’t even in the top 20 coldest in the lower 48.  We don’t get that much snow either.  Sure, every once in awhile we get a strong blast … Continue reading Buffalo Niagara Winters: Stave Off the Shack Nasties

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