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Turneffe Flats Lodge 2017

Fresh off the plane from Belize and I stepped into 30 degree temps and snow.  Quite the welcoming home I would say.  Regardless how the weather is here, it was wonderful on the Turneffe Atoll last week.  My second trip back to Turneffe Flats Lodge did not disappoint.  Warm temps and eager fish awaited my [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Time to Down Size

Its that time of year to start downsizing your fly.  The cold nights and mornings have brought down the water temps below 50 degrees.  On rivers I would normally throw a 12-16 hook I'm now fishing 16-20 to get the bites.  Morning fishing has been slow with the afternoon bringing on feeding and the bugs. [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Slime Rockets

It has been a productive Fall on Virginia's trout water.  Waters have been very low on the majority of the mountain streams, but some recent rains have helped raise water levels.  I primarily have been sticking to the tailwater section of the Jackson River.  Flows have been consistent there because of the dam.  Flows are [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Jungle Love

When I answered my phone back in July from an old friend, I wasn't expecting the opportunity to fish for peacock bass in Brazil.  Ever since I was a little boy and saw peacock bass for the first time on a TV show, I have had the itch to fish for this exotic fish.  I [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Last Call For Topwater

Unfortunately its that time of year to start thinking about something other than bass.  My smallmouth bass trips are winding up and Fall so far feels like July.  It cooled off the first of the month but we had several days in the high 80's lately.  Still catching some great fish on topwater flies but [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Here Comes the Rain

What a lovely site today.  As I type this it is raining nice and steady, remnants of Hurricane Harvey.  Unfortunately Harvey put a hurting on Houston, TX.  The fly fishing community has come together to help though. The Orvis Company is sending waders for rescue workers and companies like Yeti, Nautilus Fly Reels, Howler Brothers, [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Bug Fishing

The topwater bite is going strong and will continue till late September.  If you have that topwater fishing itch now is the time to scratch.  The past trips on the James and Staunton Rivers have given up personal best bass each trip.  I'm starting to see more big bass shallow along the banks looking for [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Dog Days

I remember my father telling me as a kid " its the Dog Days son, fishing is no good".  That never stopped me then and surely not now.  I have never seen any change in the fishing in August for smallmouth bass.  They still have to eat, and as long as there is water in [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Topwater Bite

The heat is on now that its mid July.  The rivers have gotten low quickly with the lack of rain.  So now wishing we would get a fair amount so the drift boat doesn't suffer more than usual.  Maybe a tropical storm will make its way north sometime in the near future. The smallmouth bass [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

This Could be You

Smallmouth bass fishing has really turned on this past week on the James River.  Warmer water temps and tons of insects have the fish on the banks looking for their next meal.  Caught several fish this week with beetles and other types of insects in their mouth.  Not that you need to throw small flies [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments