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100,000 miles worth of memories
This morning marks 100,000 miles on my Nissan Frontier and man have there been some amazing miles  memories on that thing. I am not sure why but I have always felt a certain connection to most of my vehicles. They tend to be my worst enemies or a great frie...
This morning marks 100000 miles on my Nissan Frontier and man have there been some amazing miles memories on that thing. I am not sure why but I have always felt a certain connection to most of my vehicles. They tend to be my worst enemies or a great friend. This truck made me think for a long ...
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Illinois Smallmouth Alliance Bronzeback Blowout - March, 7, 2015

Kayak Wars 2015 Profile · Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series · 2015 Northeastern Wisconsin Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Salmon Tournament - Kayak Division. Local Blogs. CARF Outdoors · Big Crappie · Waterdog Journal · Perception Versus Reality · Illinois Wisconsin Fishing ...
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Reel Tuning - is it worth it?
I have never really been one to buy into the whole reel tuning thing. By tuning, I mean upgrading bearings, drag discs, and all that other jazz. To me, a good reel is just fine right out of the box. However, I had a couple of reels that had been used hard f...
I have never really been one to buy into the whole reel tuning thing. By tuning, I mean upgrading bearings, drag discs, and all that other jazz. To me, a good reel is just fine right out of the box. However, I had a couple of reels that had been used hard for a years and needed a bit more than a ...
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Super proud to announce #Railblaza  as new sponsor for 2015!! These folks seriously make the best #kayakfishing  gear! 
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Good luck, buddy!! When your done, it's time to buy a kayak!
Well, I just thought I'd give everyone a heads up that I will be having my surgery this coming Tuesday.  They say I will be in the hospital overnight and then home for a week. I thought I'd take this Valentines Day weekend to...
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My number one key to catching fish!!
There are so many important tools that I use to catch fish. Custom rods, the right fly line, hand tied flies, the right crank bait, jig or plastic or the best kayaks out there all play a critical role but they aren't the most important... In 2014, I went fo...
There are so many important tools that I use to catch fish. Custom rods, the right fly line, hand tied flies, the right crank bait, jig or plastic or the best kayaks out there all play a critical role but they aren't the most important... In 2014, I went for almost the entire year without a ...
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Fishing a tiny sliver of open water on Lake Michigan
With Chicago having the coldest February in 140 years, trying to find open water on Lake Michigan has proven much more difficult than normal. With the bitter cold, it takes a magic combination of industry and the right winds to blow some of the ice pack off...
With Chicago having the coldest February in 140 years, trying to find open water on Lake Michigan has proven much more difficult than normal. With the bitter cold, it takes a magic combination of industry and the right winds to blow some of the ice pack off shore just enough to get a kayak in ...
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Illinois Smallmouth Alliance Bronzeback Blowout - March 17, 2015

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So close to the 1,000 mark!! Spread the word and let's make it happen. I'll be doing a giveaway of some awesome Biovex crankbaits soon and will have all the info on here!! 

Hint - you'll need to like the Brookfieldangler Facebook page!
Official Facebook page for Nick Doumel at www.BrookFieldAngler.com
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Spring Coho Seminar Recap!
Thanks to everyone who came to my seminars on Indiana spring coho kayak fishing this past weekend at the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Expo. Thanks to Quest Watersports for giving me that platform to share what I have learned.  As promised, here is a reca...
Thanks to everyone who came to my seminars on Indiana spring coho kayak fishing this past weekend at the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Expo. Thanks to Quest Watersports for giving me that platform to share what I have learned. As promised, here is a recap with the various websites and products ...
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Kayak Rigging - Drill Baby Drill
One question I get quite a bit and see on various forums and social media groups, is about rigging a kayak and drilling. There is a very common attitude that usually sounds like this... "I'm definitely NOT going to be drilling any holes into my  kayak!" To ...
One question I get quite a bit and see on various forums and social media groups, is about rigging a kayak and drilling. There is a very common attitude that usually sounds like this... "I'm definitely NOT going to be drilling any holes into my kayak!" To that statement, I scratch my head every ...
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  • BrookFieldAngler.com
    Owner/author, 2011 - present
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  • StankX Bait Co
    Prostaff, 2014 - present
    Best soft plastics on the market!!
  • Biovex USA
    Prostaff, 2014 - present
    Sickest crankbaits out there!!
  • Lucid Fishing
    Prostaff, 2013 - present
    Never leave home out with my Lucid Fishing Grips!
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Introduction
I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and, with the exception of a six year hiatus in Las Vegas during my early 20's, the area has always been my home. It's a great area that offers a good base point to fish many different spots throughout the region.

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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Prostaff for Hobie Fishing, Quest Watersports, Lucid Fishing, BIOVEX Lures, and StankX Bait Company
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BrookfieldAngler.com: Why the fly is this happening?
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Why the fly is this happening? If anyone has really read this blog more than once, it would be easy to conclude most of my fish wrangling ha

BrookfieldAngler.com: Video - Teddy's carp on the fly
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Carp fishing is so fun, good job there! I try not to be so nice and I use a 6 wt. My problem is netting by myself, that takes as much time f

BrookfieldAngler.com: Family Bassin
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I was able to make it out with my uncle and a couple of cousins this past weekend for a little bit of family bassin'. We fished a bit Saturd

BrookfieldAngler.com: Look out Owl Jones: you could be next!
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I consider myself to be a friend to many bloggers - progressive, in the middle, or conservatives so when I see a story about attacks on blog

BrookfieldAngler.com: The Carp Slayer Build - TFO BVK Reel
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Ed Schmitt, aka The Four Season Angler, is currently working on a custom 6wt fly rod for me that will be dubbed, The Carp Slayer. I had very

BrookfieldAngler.com: Gear Review: Maui Jim - Makaha polarized sunglasses
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As a sunglass addict and avid fishermen, I tend to find myself shopping towards the higher end of the sunglasses market and demanding polari

BrookfieldAngler.com: Mission: First carp on the fly
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My latest obsession has been to catch a carp on the fly. Up until this morning, I had spent hours researching and tying flies, but not catch

BrookfieldAngler.com: A glimpse into the world of center pinning
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This type of reel is rather large compared to more traditional fly reels. The diameter of a center pin reel is typically about 4 ½ inches. A

BrookfieldAngler.com: Bittersweet Beginnings
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Got out to West Loon Lake at about 7:00am on Sunday. The skies were high and it was a nice crisp morning. This was to be the maiden of my ne

BrookfieldAngler.com: Casting for Musky...In January?!
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This year, at least here in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, there has been a strange streak of winter weather. Normally by this time we have

Nate's Fishing Blog: Interesting Week Fishing and Fire
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Nate's Fishing Blog. A fishing guide and lake managers attempt to explain what he does on a typical day at work and documents the long h

BrookfieldAngler.com: Extreme Kayak Fishing Trip!!!!
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Extreme Kayak Fishing Trip!!!! Check out this link... Josh Tart, who is 22 years old, set out for a kayak adventure that I can't see bei

BrookfieldAngler.com: Landon's Here!
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Landon's Here! August 15th - 2:30AM I am awoken by my wife's calm but serious voice, " Babe...I think we need to go to the hosp

BrookfieldAngler.com: Bowfin hunt - Returning to the scene
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Bowfin hunt - Returning to the scene. Ever since catching my first bowfin a couple weeks ago, I have been somewhat obsessed with catching an

BrookfieldAngler.com: Dave and The 1000 Dollar Bass!!!
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Dave and The 1000 Dollar Bass!!! My friend Dave has been a hobby enthusiast for a long time and has recently started to fish. We started out

BrookfieldAngler.com: Bizz Baits Product Review
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Bizz Baits Product Review. Bizz Baits is a local lure company based in Arlington Heights IL which has a soft plastic line of lures for all s

BrookfieldAngler.com: Don't set the hook so fast!
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Don't set the hook so fast! The wife and I took advantage of the long weekend and headed down to see my best friend Jason, his wife Brit

BrookfieldAngler.com: Giveaway time!
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Giveaway time! In celebration of our 6 month anniversary, Brookfieldangler.com is proud to present its first ever giveaway contest! This giv

BrookfieldAngler.com: Bassin for photo ops
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Bassin for photo ops. Matt from MC Custom Rods built me a sweet travel rod not too long ago. The story behind the rod and initial impression

BrookfieldAngler.com: Yakkin The Fox River 6/26/2011
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Yakkin The Fox River 6/26/2011. First let me say thanks for the invitation to be an author on BFA! This is exciting for me because I enjoy t