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The Taimen of Siberia

Taimen are a fish on my bucket list, and I'm sure just about every other angler has them there, too. Taimen grow to immense sizes - according to Russian folklore, some weigh up to 200 pounds - but for Keith Rose-Innes, all he wanted was a fish over 6 feet long and denting the scales at 100 pounds. The story he wrote about his 17-year trip to find and catch...

5 Large and Unusual Fish to Catch in North America

This article from Gear Junkie is a fun read, especially as angling restrictions are slowly being lifted across the country. After being cooped up for months, who doesn't want to go and have some adventure? This piece details 5 of North America's more unique fish, and where and how to catch them. If you're really looking for something fun to fill your...

The Great Texas Fishing Safari

Texas gets a lot of love as a hunting state, but it's often overlooked for fishing. Wes Ferguson aims to dismantle that myth with his ambitious, sprawling project for Texas Monthly - The Great Texas Fishing Safari. From alligator gar in the Trinity River to trout in the Pecos River, Ferguson gives anglers a bucket list of places to see and visit in the Lone...

State of the Bone

We all know that tarpon are in trouble, especially down in the Gulf of Mexico. But they're not the only prized game fish that's suffering due to over-fishing. According to this article from American Angler, bonefish aren't in great shape, either. Author Chris Santella takes us through the problems facing bonefish, and offers up some tips on how to...

How to Properly Catch and Release a Bonefish

It's that time of year when the cabin fever drives most of us to pine for the warmer months and their accompanying adventures. If you're looking at a trip for bonefish at all this year, you're probably planning it now. That's where this video from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust - published by Orvis - comes into play. It's a great primer to get you ready...

Fly Fishing on Top of Mount Kenya

Africa is increasingly becoming a popular angling destination - thanks in no small part to the Animal Planet show River Monsters - but this piece from CNN makes Africa seem even more alluring for the weekend angler. It's a bit long, but take the time to watch through this entire video. It's incredible.

Fly Fishing Growing in South Carolina

When I think of fly fishing on the East Coast, I think of stripers off Long Island, or the brook trout of Maine. Aside from a desire to fish in the Great Smoky Mountains, I haven't given much else that far east a second thought. But this recent piece from Charleston's The Post and Courier details the great fly fishing in South Carolina. The state has it...

Movie Monday: The Best of Labrador River Fishing

It's that time of year when we start planning trips, if only to ward off cabin fever. It's been a cold, tough winter here in the Rockies, and I find myself dreaming of high-country adventures far more often than usual. I reckon you're in a similar situation. So, take a break from work and the detritus of regular life, and watch this brand-new flick from The...

Bahamas Back in Business After Dorian

This pleasant bit of news come to us from Tom Rosenbauer and Hatch Magazine. Tom is, of course, the famous face of Orvis, and has a longstanding love affair with fishing the unique ecosystem available in the Bahamas. Tom's piece details how, just months after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas in September, lodges are once again up and running. This...

Movie Monday: Arctic Char

Cortney Boice and Derek Olthius made a splash a few years back with their award-winning film "Seriously North." They managed to go back north last year, chasing more giant, gorgeous arctic char. Luckily for us, they documented their journey again, and we have this great flick with which to kick off our Monday. So sit back, relax, and enjoy five minutes of...