• Fishing Report 1/19/2020

    On the Water Once again, the Niagara River looks more like a chocolate milkshake than something moving around 20% of the worlds fresh water.   Still, since the winter started, there has been at least one day of good fishing per week – usually more. I’m thinking the same will be the case this upcoming week.  If the forecast holds, I think the water will be pretty chocolatey through Tuesday.  The freezing temperatures and low … Continue reading Fishing Report 1/19/2020

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  • Determining What’s Natural – A Worthwhile Endeavor?

    Determining What’s Natural – A Worthwhile Endeavor? The words, “native,” “wild,” “stocked,” and,  natural often swim through my head on angling adventures. Some “accepted” definitions of these words will follow but as a quick introduction – all represent a degree of human influence on an ecosystem. Some sense of the “human influence factor” of a fishery is important to many people in the angling world because much acclaim is given to those anglers with enough … Continue reading Determining What’s Natural – A Worthwhile Endeavor?

  • Fishing Report 1/5/2020

    Welcome to 2020!  Going into the week it was looking like we wouldn’t get a chance to fish.  With the crappy weather and water color as well as the holiday in the mix, finding a chance to get on the water was looking grim. However – with only a little prodding, one of my friends convinced me to check out the upper Niagara yesterday.  The fishing didn’t pan out very well but the water color … Continue reading Fishing Report 1/5/2020

  • Fishing Report 12/29/2019

    It was another fun week.  We had great weather and even better water and advantage of it as often as we could. This week is gonna be interesting – waiting anxiously to see the outcome of the rain and wind we’ll be getting. Next time you’ll hear from us it’ll be a new year.  2019 was a banner year for us – looking forward to an even stronger 2020! Now for your weekly playlist:

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  • Fishing Report 12/22/2019

    Happy Winter!  Contrary to most of what we’re starting to see on social media, we embrace the arrival of this wondrous season.  Amazing scenery, low angling pressure, silence, and some of the biggest fish of the year. The only downside of this time of year is how dynamic the weather can be.  Winter weather in Buffalo Niagara is always tough to predict.  Wind and snow can make the act of getting on the water a … Continue reading Fishing Report 12/22/2019

  • Fishing Report 12/12/2019

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  • Fished-Out Waters – Then vs. Now Discussions in Angling

    Fishing Fished-Out Waters – The Then vs. Now Discussions in Angling On a recent trip to Georgian Bay, Ontario with my brother Nate, we dropped the line, “this place is fished-out,” when things got slow. Nate and I often drop this phrase during long stretches of little activity on the water. This past trip to Georgian Bay had plenty of those slow periods so our assessment was that the place was certainly “fished-out.” Ironically, Georgian … Continue reading Fished-Out Waters – Then vs. Now Discussions in Angling

  • Experiences vs. Materialism – What’s Your Story?

    On the day before the summer solstice, I find myself reflecting on my experiences from this past spring. If you follow us on social media, you likely noticed that the fishing has been incredible. We had a banner spring season – many clients and many fish. I’ll touch on that later. As awesome as the fishing was, the conversations with clients are what really stuck with me. There was a theme that kept popping up … Continue reading Experiences vs. Materialism – What’s Your Story?

  • Alaska Fishing Trip 2019 – Native Steelhead

    The Journey What can I say about fishing in Alaska that hasn’t already been said?  Nothing really – so here are some adjectives that work well so I can move on – wild, wondrous, unforgiving, unforgettable.  If you pride yourself as a passionate angler that has a penchant for exploration – no matter where you go in Alaska, I’m sure it will not disappoint.  Of course the fishing was excellent on our trip and of … Continue reading Alaska Fishing Trip 2019 – Native Steelhead

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  • Attempting a New Smallmouth Bass World Record – Fly Tackle

    I’ve had the privilege of pursuing smallmouth bass on the fly in almost every state where they’re native as well as others where they are now wild. They are my favorite fish. One of my friends recently told me that smallmouth bass are my spirit animals. I provide this little slice of my background with smallmouth bass because Nate and I have been contemplating an idea that some might think would tarnish my love for … Continue reading Attempting a New Smallmouth Bass World Record – Fly Tackle

  • March Madness – The Angling Version

    I can only speak for myself, but March felt like the longest month ever here in Buffalo Niagara. Very high highs and very low lows. The following article is by no means a knock on our fishery. In fact, I challenge anyone to find a place in the U.S. that fishes better than the Buffalo Niagara region during the month of March. Considering that we are spoiled in that regard, I will tread lightly. However, … Continue reading March Madness – The Angling Version

  • Getting Nasty – Lessons Learned from a bout with the Shack Nasties

    Yeah…so…I’m fighting off a potentially ravenous case of the shack nasties. My hope is that by exercising my brain a bit by writing this blog, I’ll continue to stave off what could be something truly horrendous. Over the past few years, we’ve discussed numerous strategies to help you avoid getting nasty when it gets wintery outside but I had an opportunity and I took it. That’s right – I tried to contract shack nasties over … Continue reading Getting Nasty – Lessons Learned from a bout with the Shack Nasties

  • Guyana 2019 – Trip Report

    The 2019 Guyana Trip was a success! My colleagues couldn’t make it happen this year so I traveled alone. That allowed me to do a couple different things around the country before heading into the jungle to fish, which gave me a greater appreciation for the beauty of Guyana. Going without the companionship of my bros from back home also put me in the position of having to pair up with another angler, Jay Samm … Continue reading Guyana 2019 – Trip Report

  • Tribalism and Angling – There’s No Room for It

    Why can’t we hairless apes avoid the negative aspects of tribalism?  Acting superior without thought or basis, rushing to judge, haplessly tossing labels around, etc.  All that counterproductive, generally negative behavior even manifests in our recreational pursuits.  As a community of anglers, we need to consider how all this inter-tribal rivalry looks from the non-angling population.  Especially to those that are considering getting into fishing.  We owe it to ourselves to work with one another/try … Continue reading Tribalism and Angling – There’s No Room for It

  • Winter Charter Fishing in Buffalo Niagara

    No…I am not going to go on another rant about avoiding the shack nasties. Hopefully, you understand our perspective on how remaining cooped up all winter is a recipe for a slow, yet assured, descent into depression…or worse. I would like to dedicate some time to challenging a few paradigms about charter fishing in the winter. I’m writing this in order to inform locals about a few natural wonders that go on in their back … Continue reading Winter Charter Fishing in Buffalo Niagara

  • Winter Fishing – It’s Not Crazy

    Every fall, after the leaves are gone and we start to see winter creeping up, we discuss the topic of shack nasties. See here for the definition. This year isn’t going to be any different. Consider it an annual public service announcement. If the shock of cold weather hasn’t hit you yet, it will soon. The forecast for the next week or so is looking somewhat grim for those that fear freezing weather. Use this … Continue reading Winter Fishing – It’s Not Crazy

  • Preparation for a Day on the Water

    I’ve been meaning to write about preparing for a day on the water for awhile now but keep kicking it down the road. This will be the opposite of a “how to” article. In a sense, I’m advocating to throw out many of the how to articles you’ve likely read over the years. We’ve discussed fishing preparation in several of our articles. From what to consider in advance of a big road trip to conducting … Continue reading Preparation for a Day on the Water

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  • Urgency is in the Air – Fall is Coming

    Maybe that’s why I like fall so much. When that first cold wind of the season creeps up your spine it triggers a sense of urgency that’s palpable everywhere you look. It’s a season of sensory overload – vibrant colors, incredible smells, tastes you can only experience this time of year. This sensory overload is part of the urgency of it all – it fuels our daily lives in a much more obvious way than … Continue reading Urgency is in the Air – Fall is Coming

  • Late Summer Fishing In Buffalo Niagara

    It’s late summer people. Even I have to kick myself in the butt to shake the late summer lull. If you’re a resident of the great lakes region, you do everything you can to maximize your summer. Why do we behave this way you westerners and southerners may ask? Because our winters are harsh and some of us hibernate. The problem with this way of life is that many of us take it too hard … Continue reading Late Summer Fishing In Buffalo Niagara

  • The Journey – Revelations About Chalking All 50 States

    The adage that it is not about the destination it’s about the journey sounds cliché when you’re young. (Yeah – this is going to be another philosophical piece so if you want the fish porn, scroll to the bottom and check out the pics). Watch, someone will comment that I’m still young (I’m 40). I may be young compared to many but I’m old in the eyes of my colleagues in their 20s and probably … Continue reading The Journey – Revelations About Chalking All 50 States

  • The People – Why We Keep Doing What We Do

    Disclaimer: I’m not a spokesperson for all guides by any means. I am junior in this business with only a little over 2 years under my belt. Although I may be relatively new to this industry as a professional, I feel compelled to write about my observations…for posterity sake. It would be an added benefit if my colleagues actually read the content and provided meaningful commentary in response. Either way, I believe what will follow … Continue reading The People – Why We Keep Doing What We Do

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