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Catch and Release article by Jeff Rivera

By Bob Randall on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Fishing Wisdom, No Comments


Good article about catch and release techniques as related to fish survival. I have permission from the author, Jeff Rivera, to post it. https://agreateroutdoors.com/blogs/news/catch-and-release-fishing-best-practices-for-handling-fish Here are the bullet points: Use Barbless Hooks or Bend Down Your Barbs Don’t Drag Your Fish Onto Land or Across Rocks… Wet Your Hands and Use a Proper Net (some […]


2018 MTFA Derby

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in Fishing Trip, Social Events, State Council, No Comments


The MTFA State Council Derby went off pretty well. This was the 72nd annual Derby. We had a little rain, but I didn’t see anybody melt. Fortunately, the rain held off while we were cooking fish in hot oil. We were able to serve up the food for Saturday night’s picnic without getting wet. I […]


04/01/2018, Fishing Report from Kerry Evans

By Bob Randall on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 in Fishing reports, No Comments


Spent eight days at a vacation home at Belle, MO with the family, including my son from Calgary and his family. Place had a nice pond in the back yard. About an acre plus. Yesterday. I caught 42 fish. 30 crappie, eight bluegill and four bass. I am attaching some pix from the first day […]


Midge Fishing Techniques by Dave Tucker

By Dennis Stead on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 in Flies, No Comments


If you want to learn how to caught fish like the one Dave Tucker has in his hand, go to PDF Downloads and eBooks in PDF format on this web site.  There you can read the article and even download it to your phone or computer.


Fishing Wisdom: Size Matters

By Bob Randall on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 in Fishing Wisdom, No Comments


The one thing that most of us agreed upon yesterday, 1/6/2018, was that size matters. Go small. Even a large fish will take a tiny insect, lots of them. I had previously believed that a size 20 fly was the smallest I could tie or attempt to attach to a tippet on a regular basis. Now […]


12/29/2017, Bennett Spring just above freezing

By Bob Randall on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, Flies, No Comments


I am happy to report that the line did not freeze to the guides and my reel never froze up.  Larry Olson and I took advantage of our last opportunity to fish in 2017.  There were more people there than we expected but we didn’t have to crowd anybody.  We each caught a few.  Most […]