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Anchovy Guided Missiles

Last year I was invited out to fish for false albacore off the NC coast.  Fishing had been great from reports but like a lot of us bad luck follows us around.  We were a day late and a dollar short, fish just seemed to vanish when we arrived.  Thankfully the invite came again this [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have I Made 10,000 Casts Yet?

This week I did my first few musky guided trips of the Fall/Winter season.  Started out this past Wednesday with a couple great guys, one from PA and the other a fishing guide in CO.  Weather was on the warm side this week, in fact I believe we may have broke some records.  I wasn't [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Musky Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

See Ya Next Year Bass

Fall is a wonderful time of year but also a bit depressing for me.  Yes the air temperature is comfortable and the leaves changing colors are nice to look at.  But the down side to Fall other than raking and blowing leaves till January, is the smallmouth bass season has come to a close for [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Tour De Colorado Rivers

Just got back from a great trip to Colorado where guiding all started for me.  Took some clients of mine out with me to fish some of the best rivers in the state.  We hired my good friend Pat Dorsey, who gave me my first job as a guide many years ago.  It was awesome [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Trout Fishing|0 Comments

Feeding Them Foam

It has been a damn fine September so far.  Smallmouth bass fishing the James River continues to produce citations caught on topwater flies.  4 citations the past three days this week, with the longest fish of the summer hitting the net at 22 inches.  Heading to Colorado soon for 6 days.  Looking forward to getting [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Pounding The Banks

The only way to describe the past week of fishing is incredible.  Multiple big fish have hit the net each trip along with others unfortunately lost.  Todays trip the James River gave up one 20 inch, three 19's, and couple 18 inch smallmouth bass.  Big bass are really cruising the banks and hanging in the [...]

By | August 28th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Out with the Old in with the New

I have been neglecting the blog for sure but for good reason.  After six months our home has finally sold and we have been moving out over the past couple weeks.  I know there is a lot of things that suck more than moving but it ranks rather high for me.  In a perfect world [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Sweating For Citations

I survived a ten day stretch of guided trips in 90 degree plus weather.  The heat was wearing me down but every time one of my anglers stuck a 18-20 inch smallmouth bass on the surface I was rejuvenated.  The past ten days has been great though.  Plenty of fish eating on the surface and [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Damn its Hot but so is the Fishing

Its been a steamy summer so far.  Feels like most days have reached 90 degrees lately but that hasn't slowed down the bite on the James River.  Big smallmouth bass have been out cruising the banks or hanging in the shade during the afternoon heat.  I'm starting to see more and more fish in the [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing|0 Comments

Chainsaws, Trout, and Bass

I have always said Mother Nature is my biggest competition.  She decides if the river will be good enough for my trips to be successful.  She can also make the river more dangerous than it already is.  After the flood waters came down over a week ago on the Jackson river near Covington, VA,  a [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Smallmouth Fishing, Trout Fishing|0 Comments