Why Travel For Great Lakes Carp?

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By Jason Tucker Everyone has a bucket list. For most of us that includes the Bahamas or a similar destination for bonefish. Carp fishing the flats in the Great Lakes should also be on that list. Why? Crystal clear water in an other-worldly setting. Once you get out...



Small Stream, Big Reward

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By Jason Tucker Spring has sprung, and if you listen closely you can hear the rumble of fly anglers prepping their gear for trout fishing. Trout seasons will be opening very soon if not already. We’re all looking forward to warmer temps, fly hatches, and trout looking...



Twelve O’clock, Forty Feet

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By Jason Tucker I STAND IN WHITE-SNOW SAND AND WATER, THE SUN SHINING WEAKLY DOWN FROM A BLUE SKY MUTED BY HAZE HIGH IN ANOTHER ATMOSPHERE REMOVED FROM THE ONE I BREATHE, SCANNING BELOW ME AN ATMOSPHERE LIKEWISE FOREIGN, SEARCHING FOR SHADOWS WHICH THEMSELVES SEARCH FOR THE SCUTTLING,...



Demystifying The Hex Hatch

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By Jason Tucker I listened to a fishing podcast the other day in which both the hosts discussed the famous Hexagenia mayfly hatch. Despite admitting that neither of them had ever fished the hatch, both opined that the Hex hatch was probably overrated. Yeah it has a...



Labrador Bound

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By Jason Tucker It's no secret that I love brook trout, and thus the name of my blog, Fontinalis Rising. Size doesn't matter. From 4-inch little gems to behemoth monsters the size of respectable brown trout, I find them all fascinating and exciting. When I was a...