Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Glenwood Spring, Colo.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better combination of gold-medal water, blue-sky climate, and stunning canyonscapes anywhere in the world besides Glenwood Springs. It's the geographic center of the best flyfishing in the state: The Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers merge right in town, and the Eagle River, the Frying Pan, and the Gunnison are easy day trips. In any season (even the dead of winter), there's always at least one world-class flyfishing option. Glenwood is far enough downstream from the la-la world of Aspen to keep things relatively affordable, and with 300 sunny days a year, natural hot springs, and more trout-laden rivers and lakes than you can count, Glenwood is soothing to the angler's soul.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

North America's Top 10 Trout-Fishing Towns

Arnold Gingrich, an avid angler who also happened to found Esquire magazine, once wrote, “A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.” According to government statistics, some 11 million anglers in the U.S. and Canada search for that moment of beauty every year. President Obama joined the ranks this week when he fished for trout in Montana.

North American anglers are blessed. The continent has some of the best trout fishing in the world. And unlike the British Isles, where most trout water is private, the best fishing on this side of the pond is open to the public and relatively easy to access.
In Depth: Top Trout-Fishing Towns

Depending on where one lives, right now might not be the best time to take up the sport since some rivers and streams have warmed to the point that the fish stop eating during daylight hours. But spring creeks (streams formed by ice-cold springs) and rivers known as “tailwaters” (rivers fed by the dams that release cool water from the bottom) fish well all year round, even in the dog days of August. And, with the coming of fall, all rivers will begin to cool off. Superb trout fishing is right around the corner. And we’ve got 10 great places to do it.

Admittedly, identifying the best trout towns in North America is a subjective exercise. Most of the time, the best trout fishing is wherever you can do it, and people tend to favor their home streams. Like politics, trout fishing is a local concern.

East Coast Spots

In the East, Roscoe, N.Y., in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, calls itself Trout Town USA. The hallowed Beaverkill River–a favorite haunt of the late Arnold Gingrich and the New York City literary set–and the charming Willowemoc River flow right through town. Nearby, the East and West branches of the Delaware River provide some of the best wild brown and rainbow trout fishing in the East.

“Roscoe is the hub of an area that has great trout fishing and a long literary history,” says Paul Weamer, author of Fly Fishing Guide to the Upper Delaware River and Pocketguide to Pennsylvania Hatches.

You might think of State College, Penn., as just a college football town, but the area surrounding it is veined with what locals call “limestoners,” which are creeks and rivers fed by cool springs. Penns Creek and Spring Creek, which flows through town, are two world-famous trout streams. “The springs keep the rivers fishable all year,” says Weamer. “And they hold some big trout.”

Big Sky Spots

 In the West, Montana has earned the reputation as perhaps the best trout fishing spot in North America. Missoula and West Yellowstone are two of the most prominent, but really any place in the western part of the state could fit the bill.

Missoula is a laid-back college town with a serious trout-fishing addiction. Anglers can fish the bouldery Blackfoot (A River Runs Through It author Norman Maclean’s home river) and the cottonwood-lined Bitteroot, both of which empty into the Clark Fork, named after explorer, William Clark, which has 300 miles of fishable water.

West Yellowstone is in the epicenter of some of the best trout fishing in the world. It’s a quirky place, where the frontier greets thousands of RVs that cruise through Yellowstone National Park.

“It’s a honky-tonk town with everything a fly-fisherman needs,” says Tom Rosenbauer, the marketing director for Orvis Rod & Tackle. “And it’s a gateway to so much great fishing.”

In the park, anglers can hit the famous Firehole and Gibbon Rivers. Also nearby is the Gallatin (where A River Runs Through It was filmed), the trout-rich Madison and Henry’s Fork of the Snake River–one of the most beautiful and challenging trout rivers in the world.

But there is great trout fishing found all over North America, from Michigan to Arkansas to California to Calgary. Time to rig up the rod and get out there.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Five of the best desinations for salmon fishing

There are several species of salmon worldwide. And then there is Salmo salar, the Atlantic salmon. For anglers there is something that sets “Salmo the leaper” apart. To Europeans it is our only salmon, and so it burns brightly in folklore and poetry and tales of red-letter days when Victorians with big beards hefted dozens from mist-soaked torrents in the Highlands.

 Fresh from the sea and of a silver that almost compels cliché, the Atlantic salmon is fishy perfection: they look predatory without appearing malevolent; they are built for stamina and persistence, but are neither rakish nor bullheaded. To anglers they are compellingly inscrutable. One day they’ll throw themselves at your feathery hook, the next they will leap all about you and nothing will induce them to take.

 Set against this sophisticated reservation, their poor Pacific cousins are arriviste, gaudy and promiscuous. Go to Alaska if you want to catch a boat-full of fish and die of surfeited boredom. But for a lifetime’s addiction, stick to the Atlantic.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

An englishman carp fishing in USA West Virginia

An afternoon fishing for carp on the new river in west virginia. I get my hands full as carp bite on both rods at the same time.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fly Fishing in Asheville

Bryn Mooser hops in his Land Rover to drive through the Biltmore Estate, to a beautiful lagoon, where he is introduced to fly fishing.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Carp Fishing in Washington, D.C. USA

A fun day carp fishing at the tidal basin in Washington, D.C. USA in front of the Jefferson Memorial. Caught a bunch of carp and small catfish on boilied feed corn and plum boilies from Dynamite Baits.

Carp Fishing - Tennessee Style USA

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fishing in the USA - Florida Keys

Fishing in Florida seems like one of the most popular past times. Travelling from the mainland to Key West fishermen can be seen along the old abandoned railway bridge and the interstate bridges. Free parking is available at opposite ends of bridges and safe from traffic fishing stations let all members of the family enjoy this past time. It's fun for all members of the family.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

10 great places to go bass fishing

With the sale of fishing licenses climbing, bass fishing is reeling in new fans. "There's a huge influx of young blood," says James Hall, editor of Bassmaster magazine, citing high schools and colleges that are adding competitive fishing teams. Hall shares some favorites from the magazine's annual list of the top 100 bass-fishing lakes with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

Lake Coeur d'Alene


Even if the fishing weren't good here, Hall says he'd still journey to this spot for its beauty. But the lake stands out because of the different ways you can catch bass. "You can fish shallow by the bank, or you can go to 30 to 40 feet of water and catch just as many fish off deep ledges or boulders." 877-782-9232; coeurdalene.org

Sam Rayburn Reservoir


All lakes go through life cycles with good and poor fishing, and this southeast Texas reservoir north of Beaumont is at the top of its game right now, Hall says. After several years of drought, the lake is recovering nicely. "The water has risen recently, and usually when that happens, the bass fishing goes crazy." samrayburn.com

Thousand Islands

New York

This section of the St. Lawrence River Valley in Upstate New York and on the Canadian border is not only a long-recognized beauty spot, it's also renowned as a hatchery for smallmouth bass. "They're acrobatic and they fight hard, and they're typically willing to eat artificial bait if you get it in front of them," Hall says. 315-386-4000; fishcap.net

Smith Mountain Lake


You don't usually find good smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing in the same area. But this Blue Ridge Mountains reservoir near Roanoke is blessed, Hall says, with plenty of 3- or 4-pound fish. "You can catch not only both species, but you have really good quality." 540-483-3040; visitfranklincountyva.org

Lake St. Clair


Ranked this year as the top bass lake in the country by Bassmaster, the Detroit-area fishing hot spot sits on the border between Michigan and Canada and is part of the Great Lakes ecosystem. It's especially welcoming during the summer fishing season, Hall says. "The fish are everywhere, and typically, they are really big. A first-timer can go out there and catch bass." 586-463-4581; metroparks.com

Kissimmee Chain of Lakes


Not far from the wonders of Orlando's theme parks, anglers can find their own fantasyland of fishing — an ecosystem of more than two dozen lakes that's home to record bass-fishing tournament catches. Hall, who previously lived in the area, loves the Old Florida atmosphere. "You're surrounded by really cool swamp. There are alligators all over the place, there are water birds, and the bass there are enormous." 407-742-8200; experiencekissimmee.com

Grand Lake O' the Cherokees


This impoundment of Grand River was the host of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, which is considered the Super Bowl of competitive bass fishing. "It's a lake that is very generous to newbie anglers. You don't have to know a great deal to be able to have the day of your life fishing," Hall says. "It's in a very healthy moment of its life cycle, so the bass fishing is really, really good right now." 918-786-2289; grandlakefun.com

Bull Shoals Lake 

Arkansas and Missouri

Anglers find striking scenery and memorable fishing at this Ozarks-area lake, an impoundment of the White River held back by a huge concrete dam. Hall says it is popular with crank baiters, a simple cast-and-reel technique using an artificial minnow-shaped lure. "You can just throw it in and pull it out." 870-404-2741; ozarkmountainregion.com

Clear Lake


Anglers come to this natural freshwater lake in Northern California for stunning mountain scenery — and huge fish. The area is sometimes called the "Bass Capital of the West." Hall is a big fan. "You can float in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and maybe catch the biggest bass of your life." 800-525-3743; lakecounty.com

Lake Guntersville


Located about 90 minutes from Birmingham, this state park, an impoundment of the Tennessee River, is a perennial bass-fishing powerhouse. "It's a giant nursery for bass. It's filled with grass, and it's a really big body of water," Hall says. "It's not hard to find fish." 855-934-7425; alabamabasstrail.org

Monday, June 1, 2015

North Myrtle Beach S.C. USA Surf Fishing

HD Verde River Trout Fishing Arizona USA

Fly fishing the Verde River in Cottonwood Arizona areas.

Small Trout but Great Fishing in Arizona !

Discovering carp fishing in USA

In todays video Raphael Biagini gives you his best fishing tipps and how he approaches new and unknown lakes in the US. "Fishing in America is a real pleasure!" Have Fun watching!