A Team Approach To Landing Big Fish

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WHEN LANDING A BIG FISH YOU NEED THE DECK STACKED IN YOUR FAVOR. On my recent trip to Alaska West, I hade ample opportunity to practice big fish landing skills. We fished from the boat a good bit and it seemed like every five minutes we...

9 Tips for Netting Big Fish on Your Own

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ELATION, PANIC AND EPIPHANY. THAT'S THE USUAL ORDER OF EMOTIONS WHEN AN ANGLER LANDS THEIR FIRST BIG TROUT. I had the pleasure of seeing a dear friend land his first trophy trout recently and I think that's a pretty fair description. I think it's pretty common...

Sunday Classic / 9 Tips for Netting Big Fish on Your Own

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ELATION, PANIC AND EPIPHANY. THAT'S THE USUAL ORDER OF EMOTIONS WHEN AN ANGLER LANDS THEIR FIRST BIG TROUT. I had the pleasure of seeing a dear friend land his first trophy trout recently and I think that's a pretty fair description. I think it's pretty common...

What’s in a net?

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By Justin Pickett My indicator drops below the turbulent surface and my rod bends over as I come tight to a nice rainbow trout. Her initial reaction took her further into the head of the deep run, shaking her head violently in an attempt to escape...

Don’t Let Landing A Fish Stress You Out

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Does landing fish stress you out? I got an email the other day from a reader asking what he should do with his rod when landing a fish. He was worked up and clearly struggling. I could see the scene in my head and I knew...