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She said: “Crappie fishing is so much fun it ought to be done in bed”

If you can find one crappie, there are dozens more nearby. Panfish, in general, do not cruise to hunt, they park and ambush near structures, but often found in open water at night. [...]

October 1, 2019 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Slide

Book Review: Stronghold by Tucker Malarkey about Guido Rahr’s salmon passion

Salmon feed us, and their presence tells us that our rivers are still healthy. At least 137 different species depend on the marine-rich nutrients that wild salmon provide. [...]

August 13, 2019 Book Review, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Salmon Fishing, Slide

Book Review: A new classic, “Squaretail” by Bob Mallard

"Plunge" stocking over wild fish is not good science, and introducing nonnative fish, and nonnative bait can be dumber than a reality TV show host turned politician. [...]

August 5, 2019 Book Review, brook trout, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Chris Dombrowski writes a classic in “Body of Water”

Lounging like a lizard in the warmth of the morning beach sun in Hobe Sound, Florida, a lot of Dombroski’s sentences in Body of Water earned rereads and pauses. [...]

February 27, 2017 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Florida, Florida Keys, Fly Fishing, Slide

Book Review: An old book (about fishing) is a good book

Upriver and Downstream: The Best Fly-Fishing and Angling Adventures is a book you can read in bites. No plot to follow, just fun snippets [...]

February 10, 2017 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Jimmy Jacobs’ book on Brook Trout in Dixie

Jimmy Jacobs is one of the best current writers covering the out of door. From fly fishing to field dogs, Jacobs' breadth of knowledge is impressive. [...]

January 30, 2017 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: The only instruction you’ll ever need to catch El Refuser

Even if success with permit is still a goal, the tips and tactics you will learn with A Passion For Permit will immediately make you a better bonefish and tarpon angler [...]

December 29, 2016 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Frank O’Brien, a man with a vision, passion and “True Grit”

The origin of offshore big game fishing can be found in this book, and Frank O'Brien was a part of it. He loved what he did, flourished in it and influenced it in a big way [...]

July 20, 2016 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: Flyfisher’s Guide to New England

The book tells you everything you need to know to enjoy a lifetime of fishing in New England, from maps and directions to the flies and times of the year to fish. [...]

July 14, 2016 Book Review, Flies, Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide

Book Review: Fly fishing for crappie, the game fish for all seasons

With the possible exception of Dave Whitlock, Terry and Roxanne Wilson probably know more about "panfish" than anyone who ever dangled a worm or cast a fly [...]

July 11, 2016 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide