Bass

Winter

  • By: Jim Reilly
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In the back seat of my car my fly rod is still strung up with the big streamer I'd last used in October in a desperate, Hail Mary attempt to catch a smallmouth bass before winter's onset. It was cold, the wind was howling and I gave up after the time it takes to drink one beer. Now I'll settle into my

Win a Winston Rod & Bob White Prints

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It's been 16 years, and soon-to-be 100 issues, since John Gierach and Bob White teamed up to create the "Sporting Life" column that graces the back pages of FR&R. To celebrate the 100th column (which will appear in July/October '08) we have partnered with Bob and the folks at the Winston Rod Company

New for Early 2008

Orvis Helios

Orvis Helios rod, SA's new line and much more were introduced in late 2007 for the 2008 fishing season.

Gamefish Status for Stripers

Over the weekend President Bush signed an executive order giving striped bass and red fish gamefish status in federal waters.

Maine Musician Shows Moosehead Lake is Something to Sing About

  • By: Ted Williams

People who live there or who love to visit know that Moosehead Lake is something to sing about. Now, Maine singer-songwriter David Dodson is making the point with a new song he has just written, recorded, and released, called "The Ballad of Moosehead Lake." The catchy little ditty, which can

Too Hot for Trout

  • By: Jim Reilly
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It's been real hot and dry the past few weeks here in Midcoast Maine. The rivers are extremely low which means trout fishing is out of the picture until we get some good rain. However, a guy's got to fish, right? So on Saturday I went to a nearby pond with the intention to catch some big bass. Instead, I caught a mini-pike, aka a chain pickerel. I'd say it weighed about 2.5- to 3 pounds measured around inches.

Where Baitfish Don't Belong

  • By: Ted Williams

Wild trout water more beautiful than northern Maine's Big Reed Pond doesn't exist. It is embraced by one of the few remaining old-growth forests in the East. It is one of about 307 lakes in the nation (305 in Maine) that still sustain native brook trout undefiled by hatchery genes and one of only 14

A Fisherman's Guide to Maine

A Fisherman's Guide to Maine

Many fly-fishing trips or at least the most memorable involve planes, trains and automobiles. The books that make the travel time move faster are found here.

Where Baitfish Don't Belong

  • By: Ted Williams

The most-recent issue of FR&R takes the shine out of shiners.

Fishing Down on the Farm

  • By: Chad Mason

How to find and fish the ultimate largemouth pond