The Gurgler

  There are almost as many variations to this fly than the Clouser Minnow or Popper but the variations all serve the same purpose; to create commotion on the surface which many predators find irresistible under the right conditions.  I've only tied the freshwater version but there are many saltwater patterns out there that I …

MSKA Flood Relief Tournament Recap

This was a unique tournament with a very sad backstory.  I was supposed to fish the KBS Open on Stonewall Jackson Lake but the tournament, along with others, were cancelled due to the flooding in many parts of West Virginia.  As the kayak angling community usually does, a number of individuals and organizations stepped up …

Topwater Bite During the Spring

When many anglers think of fishing topwater baits, they may think of warm weather, cloudy skies, and wind.  While all of these factors certainly lead to a decent topwater bite, there are other times of the year when this technique  shines.   Up here in the north, when the water warms up to temps higher …

Recap: No-Mo Charity Kayak Tournament

Two tournaments in two days; how is that for a weekend?  Unfortunately, the weather played a factor in the second day and this time, it was even worse.  When I woke up at 4am, it's not a good sign to hear the pounding of rain let alone ice pellets and snow.  By the time I …