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On Golden Pond: Squam Lake New Hampshire

Squam Lake is smack dab in the middle of New Hampshire just a few miles Northwest of Lake Winnipesaukee. A beautiful lake and a great fishery, this 6,770-acre body of water produces big bags of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pickerel, white perch, yellow perch and lake trout. Other species include: cusk, horned pout, (bullheads) and landlocked salmon.

A Smart Choice-Bucktails

If you were limited to a single lure guaranteed to catch fish in a variety of situations from bonefish to bluefish, striped bass to tarpon, and snapper to sailfish anywhere in the world, what would you choose? While you’re wrestling with your decision, you might find it helpful to know that in the early days of World War II, the U.S. Government answered the question for you. Survival kits in life rafts aboard warplanes and ships contained a package of fishing line and leadheaded bucktails.

Say Cheese: Taking Quality Photos from Your Kayak

As far as I can tell, there isn’t an Angler that does not love to show off their trophy catches. Over the last decade sharing your photos has become increasingly easier and an integral part of most fishing trips. In my experience, this trend has advanced quicker and been mastered by the kayak fishing community.

Fly Fishing for Striped Marlin

Fly Fishing for Striped Marlin, Cabo San Lucas Mexico from Hopper-Stone Outfitters on Vimeo.

Picture Perfect

Ask me to describe the perfect fishing location and my mind conjures up images of calm, clear water over rich grass beds with white sandy potholes, perfect ambush points for hungry trout and redfish

Cocodrie, Louisiana—Kayak Fishing Paradise

The fishing, shrimping and crabbing village of Cocodrie is located where LA Highway 56 abruptly ends deep in the heart of Louisiana's fabled saltwater marsh. Mention the word Cocodrie to any saltwater fish-chasing Louisiana native and you'll likely get that faraway look of desire that comes from knowing that even in a marsh habitat as massive as Louisiana—this is one very special place to go fishing.

Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands

I was fortunate to get the chance to grow up during a time when machines and devices didn’t control so much of our lives. Back then, it was wilderness where we went to spend time. Depending on where you go, wilderness is a relative term. However, having spent most of my years in Florida, backcountry flats surrounded by mangroves are the wilderness I know best.

Monster Tarpon in the Florida Everglades

When my father approached me this past November with the idea of tarpon fishing in Florida, I was all ears. You see, a lifetime of angling (and a handful of forty and fifty pound stripers) has spawned within me an obsession to tangle with ever larger fish, and the tarpon holds a lofty position on the bucket list.

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MDALA wins 58th Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

The 58th Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament kicked off at Whale Harbor hosting 80 anglers along with family and friends with a grand buffet including stone crabs.   The sailfish action started on Friday morning and continued over the next two days concluding on December 5th. 

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