Angler of The Year

  • By: Zach Matthews
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The pr people had a tough task ahead of them. Their bosses—an international multi-billion-dollar syndicate, headed up by a Canadian mining company called Northern Dynasty Minerals—wanted to start digging on a new project.

First Bill

  • By: Crai Bower
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Thirty-seven volcanoes rise from the Guatemalan landscape. During an average three days of angling out of Guatemala’s Casa Vieja lodge, in Puerto San José, a guest might expect to raise twice that number of sailfish. To be clear, the fishing isn’t always that good; sometimes it’s better. Much better.

Trails in the Clouds

  • By: Greg Thomas
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If I’m going to rot in hell some day it’s because I stuck a rock—at least a four-pounder—in a friend’s backpack just before he headed up a demanding trail into Montana’s Absaroka Mountains. Eleven hard miles in, while unloading his gear, he discovered my prank.

Three Rivers by Moon

  • By: Dave Karczynski
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“IS IT WEIRD GOING OUT IN THE DARK WITH PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW?”

overlooked

  • By: Zach Matthews
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Ask most anglers what equals summer fun for them, and they’ll answer, “Trout.” But what to do during a heatwave, or high water, or when your favorite stream gets hit hard by the angling hordes?

California Spring

  • By: Val Atkinson
  • Photography by: Val Atkinson
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California may be the promised land for many, including all those snowbirds who ride out winter in Palm Desert, and the yearlong sun seekers living large and scantily clad in SoCal, but eastern and northern California feel a lot like the rest of the country during winter, which makes spring a blessing when it arrives.

madmax

  • By: Kirk Deeter
  • Photography by: Tim Romano
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Is he the greatest guide in the world?

By Kirk Deeter

Haters Gonna Hate

  • By: Tosh Brown
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Bluefish invade the Northeast each spring without fanfare. They’re not tracked on message boards or rumor-milled in fly shops, like stripers. Bass freaks arrange their lives around the migration, but few people budget vacation time, rise at 4:00 AM and drive three hours just to check their favorite spots for bluefish.

Trails To Glory

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  • Photography by: Brian O'Keefe
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Seven hundred lakes beckon anglers from the Washington Cascades Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Some of the best, like UpperWildcat Lake, can be accessed off of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass, which is located just an hour east of Seattle.