- By: Val Atkinson
- Photography by: Val Atkinson
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.
- By: Kirk Deeter
- Photography by: Tim Romano
- By: Tosh Brown
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.
- Photography by: Brian O'Keefe
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.
- By: Dave McCoy
Washington is home to the magnificent Pacific steelhead and five species of salmon that have brought anglers to the Evergreen State for more than 100 years. All the famous anglers, from Roderick Haig-Brown to Steve Raymond to Enos Bradner, et al., have thrown lines here trying to raise those massive steelhead and salmon to flies.
- By: Michael Salomone
by Michael Salomone
- By: Greg Vinci
by Greg Vinci
- By: Jeff Erickson
By Jeff Erickson
- By: Chris Santella
- Photography by: Brian Grossenbacher
I once asked photographer and angling adventurer extraordinaire Brian O’Keefe what advice he would offer young people who were interested in working in the fly-fishing industry. “Don’t be the guide,” he advised.
- By: Stephen Camelio
Singer-songwriter, snowboarder, actress
. . . and always an angler.
Pinning down musician Greta Gaines, whose new album—Lighthouse & the Love Impossible—came out in May, is no easy task.