We've been on a brook trout kick lately. The Minnesota DNR measures the average length of a brook trout at only 8-10 inches. Anything much bigger than that is considered a hefty fish. They're not the biggest species in the Driftless region that we fish, but they are the only trout that are native to... Continue Reading →
The second half of our South Dakota road trip started with a quick solo outing to a stream down the road from our cabin in Hill City. I was able to land several brook trout and a few chunky rainbows in a short amount of time, before a day full of exploring Custer State Park.... Continue Reading →
I remember taking a family vacation to South Dakota when I was little. Although I didn't remember many of the details, I still knew it was one of my favorite family trips. Once I met Micah and realized he had never been to South Dakota--in fact, he'd never even been west of Minnesota--I knew I needed... Continue Reading →
Before I became a fly fishing addict, I was a bait-casting bass guy. Nothing could top spending an evening out on my boat throwing a LIVETARGET frog into heavy cover, waiting for an explosion. In those days, my boat got a lot of good use and helped me catch a lot of fish. Unfortunately, last summer was... Continue Reading →
Carp. A fish I have known about and avoided for years. I saw them as a nuisance and "trash fish"--sure it was fun catching them as a young kid, but I was well past that. As I became more engaged in the local fly fishing community, I quickly learned that fly fishing was much more than... Continue Reading →
After spending countless hours fly fishing in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and Minnesota, I decided I wanted to broaden my fishing horizons and head south--approximately 1,500 miles south.Tampa, Florida was my destination.