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Anglers rejoice! The St. Johns River Water Management District opened the highly anticipated Headwaters Lake Boat Ramp in Indian River County on Aug 10.
While pro angler Paul Mueller fell 1 pound, 10 ounces short of winning his third Elite Series title, a nearly 8-pound smallmouth will live forever in his memories of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.
Just when it appeared that the 2020 red snapper season was a wrap, private recreational anglers in Alabama are likely to get one more opportunity to fish this year.
There’s very little coming out of Washington these days that we can all agree on. But if you’re an angler, the Great American Outdoors Act, signed into law in August, is something to be glad about.
This time of year, aquatic vegetation is likely at its densest, making it difficult to fish a pond or even launch a small boat. Here’s a few tips on controlling pond weeds.
Covering water is important to catching fish during this transition period. Instead of chasing birds or anchoring up on a piece of structure and catching all the trout you can on live shrimp, try throwing artificials. Sure, you might find a pod of small fish hanging on an oyster bar or working under the birds, but you’re going to have to look to find bigger fish. They’ll be scattered across the potholes and pond drains.
Almost every angler understands the best fishing times are when the fish are feeding. This tends to be during dawn and dusk, but what often goes unnoticed are the two periods elsewhere in the day, which are moonrise and moonset. These are important, because these moon phases also have an effect on a variety of factors when they trigger a feeding pattern during these periods.
While numbers of native brook trout are down in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, average size of individual fish is up. That’s exactly what the folks at R&R Fly Fishing in Townsend, Tenn. have been seeing on the streams.