Perusing through Facebook, I saw a post from my long time blogging friend, Mr Windknots and Tangled Lines , that said " Every fisherman needs to read this" - and so I did. The article was written by the Venturing Angler and it was about the things that he ...
His first bass caught with Daddy's fishing rod My oldest little guy is turning the big 4 in a few weeks and I am definitely getting him a new fishing rod and reel combo. The problem is what kind... Last night, while we were fishing at the pond, I asked if h...
Well I finally got a new system for video editing and have just finished my first video with it. The video is from September and features a full battle - from the strike to the hero shot - with a 36" chinook salmon. If you look in the middle left right wh...
So my oldest boy Landon - who is 4 years old now - has really been getting excited about fishing this year. At least once or twice a week, we'll head across the street to the local pond for a little bit. He has progressed quite quickly! He casts by himself,...
Man it's been a long time since I've hit the Des Plaines with a set of waders!! For whatever reason, I had the urge to suit up and see how the smallmouth were doing and I was not disappointed. Time was short but I had some goals I wanted to make happen incl...
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Since the age of three, I have been addicted to fishing. My first outings were for bluegill with my Dad at local ponds. That quickly progressed to bigger and badder species like bass, carp, musky, and salmon to name a few!
I am true multispecies - as well as a multi-technique - angler. Generally speaking, I am always targeting the biggest and fiercest predators in whatever body I am fishing. In terms of techniques, I fish artificial baits with spinning and casting gear as well as being a passionate fly fisherman. Most importantly, I am very strong advocate for Catch - Photo - Release!! Salmon are one of the only species that I will ever keep but I still do my best to let them go! By releasing a fish, I give other anglers the opportunity to experience the thrill of catching that same fish!
Fishing to me is all about the thrill and the adventure. When it comes to getting out on the water, I am most often found in my kayak or wading. In 2014, I decided to put my skills to the test against other fantastic anglers in several tournaments. My first year resulted in multiple top three finishes, a first place finish, and a series title! I am hoping that 2015 will be even better!!
Finally, I have a passion for sharing the things I have learned with anglers and non-anglers alike through various forms of media including my personal blog, various forums, speaking events, and print publications. I will never claim to be the best angler out there but I will gladly share what I know and hopefully continue to learn from others as well
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