On Top in Louisiana
Text and Photo by Joel Masson
March and April in the Bayou State are unrivaled for outsized specks that just can’t seem to resist a big, noisy topwater.
Catching speckled trout on topwater plugs is almost a religious experience for some. There’s quiet contemplation as the angler scans across his casting range for baitfish, surface strikes or nervous water.

Fisherman’s Logbook
Text and Photo by Patrick Murray

The early months of spring can present some of the most challenging conditions of the year for Texas trout anglers, but they also yield some of the best catches.

SoCal Seasons
Text and Photo by Merit McCrea

While coast California’s seasonal changes are subtle at best, offshore seasonal changes are striking.
The ebb and flow of recreational angling in Southern California’s waters follows a seasonal pattern of changing water conditions, yet the regular progression can be drastically altered by oceanographic oscillations.

Gallery Feature – Eric Estrada
South Florida native, Eric Estrada, is a fly fishing artist who comes from a family of artists.

The Other Silver King
By Capt. Ted Lund, Photos by Jason Arnold

Second to none for aggressiveness, the king mackerel is a worthy pursuit for fly-fishermen.

Talk to most fly fishermen about “the silver king” and visions of gaping, sandpaper lined maws, scales the size of the bottom of glass Coke bottles and gill-rattling jumps that have inspired salty fly-rodders for more than 70 years.

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