Spin for Spring Bass

April 18, 2013

April was created for two things: spring bear and monster spring bass.  Since I’ve already established what this article will be about in the title, you can mostly ignore the spring bear part for now.  With the weather beginning to do its April thing, fishing can be erratic, but if conditions are right, April is […]

Spring Flies

May 24, 2012

Spring has always been noted as the time when life is reborn. Unfortunately, not all of life is made up of things that we wait impatiently all winter for their rebirth. For one, I actually enjoy my winter reprieve from flies. The pesky critters annoy me with such persistence during the fall that when the […]

Dad’s and Son’s and Fish

April 15, 2010

By Gary Sorenson Last weekend I see Tom went fishing and sure enough, he puts up a picture of his son and wife Shanna taken while on their outing.  Then I was checking Benji’s, my oldest son’s blog, Getting Out, and there it was again, dad and his son.  It sure brought back the memories […]

Fishing Success

April 11, 2010

After a Saturday spent in the garden, I went fishing with my wife and little boy. We only spent an hour, and we didn’t catch anything, but try and tell us we didn’t have fun! I’ve decided fishing success is measured by the width of the grin:

Unicorns, Fire Breathing Dragons, and Flying Steelhead: The overly dramatic title, to a fairly ho hum story of one man’s quest for, um, revenge?

February 24, 2010

I stepped out the front door of the cabin and was blasted in the face by a gust of arctic wind.  It has been an early spring in the southern reaches of the state where I make my home but here in the mountains it evidently still gets cold.  I almost wanted take my cup […]

Steelhead DO exist?!

February 22, 2010

Up till Saturday, I had been quite certain from my own experience that steelhead are nothing more than imaginary critters made up in the minds of exhuberant, and very creative, fishermen. I mean, really, a trout that goes to the ocean and back? That’s really creative, is it not? So, try to imagine my dissapointment […]

Every Chance You Get

November 17, 2009

Something about going fishing in the middle of a work day makes the sport that much more enjoyable. Knowing that you could still be at work, but there you are knee deep in a trout stream, brings a new appreciation for the opportunity. I am lucky to work a half hour drive from a great […]

Fly of the Month

November 2, 2009

Late fall has arrived and a short flurry of snow here today reminded me that winter is on its way. Unless your favorite fishing location closes for the winter though you don’t need to hang up the fly rod just yet. I have a pattern that has become a favorite of mine from late fall […]

Big Fish, Small Rod

August 27, 2009

We’re talking very small rod. Mike Di Pippo, President of Pen Fishing Rods sent me this video along with several photos. I’ll admit to never having tried the Pen Fishing Rods, but c’mon, who wouldn’t want to catch a lunker on a rod that closes to less than 8 inches long?! Check it out: httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nplomWaRT8I […]

Snake River Catfish Action

August 17, 2009

A portion of the Snake River makes up the border between Idaho and Oregon and I’ve lived almost my entire life in its general vicinity. Here is what happens when you rig up with some good ol’ stinky rotten meat and drop it on the bottom of the Snake River: Of course the fishing had […]

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