Thoughts from the Water

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

To Harvest or Not to Harvest

To Harvest or Not to Harvest – That is the Question To harvest your catch or to not harvest your catch? In a culture where catch and release is sacrosanct, proper fish handling procedures lead to arguments, and advocating eating our catch is political suicide, why would that question even pop into my head? Our clients rarely ask to keep fish (except for salmon and I haven’t run any walleye charters so…) so the conversation … Continue reading To Harvest or Not to Harvest

Guyana – Paradise for the Adventurous Angler

Guyana – An Adventurous Angler’s Paradise Our Guyana trip was a resounding success! It’s no secret – we love to fish and think about it incessantly. We are fortunate to live and guide in a fishery that keeps us engaged year-round and we love advocating for it every chance we get. Although we love our home waters here in Buffalo Niagara, we still have a wanderlust that pushes us to explore new places, learn new … Continue reading Guyana – Paradise for the Adventurous Angler

Winter Fishing in Buffalo Niagara – 20171218 – 20171225

Winter Fishing in Buffalo Niagara – 20171218 – 20171225 Winter fishing in Buffalo Niagara can be magical. Right now, as I type this, there are thousands of steelhead and brown trout in the lower river and great lake tributaries throughout the region. While cold weather keeps many anglers and would-be anglers inside, those that avoid the shack nasties will capitalize on relatively unpressured waters. That’s exactly what happened this past weekend. Mother Nature Coats us … Continue reading Winter Fishing in Buffalo Niagara – 20171218 – 20171225

Avoiding Shack Nasties – Buffalo Niagara Fishing Report – 20171204-20171210

Fight Against Shack Nasties Shack nasties are the leading cause of crushed morale during Buffalo Niagara winters. I’m not sure if this time of year has the same effect on everyone but my mindset changes as winter approaches. I can’t escape the sense of urgency I feel when the days are short and the temperatures are cold. Making matters more complicated: days when fishing conditions are even somewhat permissible start seeming few and far between … Continue reading Avoiding Shack Nasties – Buffalo Niagara Fishing Report – 20171204-20171210

Fishing in Buffalo Niagara – 20171126 – 20171202

The Fishing is Still Hot in Buffalo Niagara Fishing in Buffalo Niagara is nearly always an option as a recreational activity. Regardless of the season, wetting a line will rarely go unrewarded. Now, at the doorstep of winter, is no exception. With the cold weather causing many people in the region to turn their heaters on and pre-heat their cars in the morning, the drive to go outdoors starts to wane. That’s exactly what we … Continue reading Fishing in Buffalo Niagara – 20171126 – 20171202

Thanksgiving Weekend Fishing in Buffalo Niagara

Thanksgiving Weekend Fishing – Classic Buffalo Niagara Fall Fishing Conditions Thanksgiving weekend fishing is sacrosanct to many anglers around Buffalo Niagara. Nearly everyone has a long weekend that affords a good amount of time on the water. If spent well, prolonged time on the water provides plenty of time to reflect on things OR to empty the mind completely. I’m very prone to reflection so I guess you know what route this piece is going … Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend Fishing in Buffalo Niagara

Late Fall Fishing in Buffalo Niagara

Late Fall Fishing in Buffalo Niagara The arrival of the late fall fishing pattern this year really took me by surprise. This past summer was great, characterized by long days, mild temperatures, and awesome fishing. Even when I had some other endeavor that kept me off the water during “normal working hours,” the long days of summer still allowed for at least 4 hours of daylight to wet a line. As the summer transitioned to … Continue reading Late Fall Fishing in Buffalo Niagara

Re-Discover Your Region Update

Re-Discover Your Region 2017 Recap Filming the Re-Discover Your Region videos has been a blast.  It was a lot of fun visiting old friends, making new ones, and exploring new water throughout 2017. In order to make 2018 a bigger year – we need your support. Please subscribe to our channel to receive notifications about our upcoming episodes. We would also greatly appreciate it if you could share our work with your friends. With your … Continue reading Re-Discover Your Region Update

Buffalo Niagara Fishing Report – 21071024

Buffalo Niagara Fishing Is At Its Finest Right Now Buffalo Niagara fishing is at its finest right now. Well, at least that’s our opinion. Big fish are eating readily everywhere and an angler with the will…will catch many. Salmon, smallmouth bass, musky, trout, and steelhead are all making an appearance in our favorite hero shots. All these species are available to avid anglers of all tackle types – from fly to center pin to conventional … Continue reading Buffalo Niagara Fishing Report – 21071024

A Year of Fishing in Buffalo Niagara : Rediscover Your Region 10

A Year of Fishing in Buffalo Niagara Capturing a year of fishing in Buffalo Niagara is definitely a journey. This capstone project wraps up an awesome year of filming. We are very proud of this short video in that it represents an ode to our region, our home waters. Nate has been telling me about that feeling for years now and I’m just beginning to understand what it’s all about. This year of fishing in … Continue reading A Year of Fishing in Buffalo Niagara : Rediscover Your Region 10

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