So Much More Than Brook Trout

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By Jason Tucker TWILIGHT. THE SUN, SETTING UNDER CLEAR SKIES HAS TURNED EVERYTHING INTO BLUE MERCURY. We have parked the boat on a gravel bar where ripping current meets still water. Fish are rising on the soft side of the seam that trails off the tip of...



Saturday Shoutout / Tarpon Fishing is a Joke

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Some days it’s all about keeping your sense of humor. Anyone who has fished for tarpon will relate to this great piece of writing from Amberjack Journal. When you’re up against the silver king, some days you’re the kid and some days you’re the clown. And...



An Enigmatic Trophy

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By Justin Pickett So here I am. Streamside. Spankin’ new Epic 686 in hand. The anticipation of tossing the first bits of feather and fur into a fishy run with this stick is more than I’ve been able to tolerate. I can’t wait to put the first...



The Kill

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By Justin Pickett The rubber basket of my net is stressed as it is stretched, enveloping what many anglers might consider the “catch of a lifetime." He is wild and full of energy. His hooked jaw chomping at the air, almost as if he’d bite the hell...



Omar

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"HE LEARNED, BECAME OLDER, WISER AND, YES, BIGGER. HE BECAME A BETTER FISH AND TO CATCH HIM I WOULD HAVE TO BECOME A BETTER MAN." Omar was a tough guy. Mean, if you got right down to it. A loner. Seldom seen, and when he was,...