- LIVE WORM INSIDER
Brock Ray | April 4, 2009
While game fish probably rarely see a real worm, much less a night crawler, it is the exceptional fish that will turn its nose up at an opportunity to eat a lively, juicy worm. The secret to consistent, successful catches with live worms is having a lively bait. During the heat of summer, that often does not work out well for many anglers…
- Smallies In The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Brock Ray | February 12, 2009
The existence of smallmouth bass in these streams comes as a shock to many, including a few lifelong trouters in the region. However, these marvelous gamefish, as well as rock bass and even a few largemouth bass, are found in these streams…
- Smoky Mountain Smallmouth Bass Fishin’
Brock Ray | January 21, 2009
East Tennessee’s best kept secret since the A-bomb–our best fishing for smallmouth bass lays hidden in the very shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.?
- The Truth About Night Fishing
Daniel Eggertsen | October 27, 2008
I like to think the big fish just sit around all day and take bets on which little fish is going to get caught by a fisherman. Ok, maybe that is a little far fetched, but it’s fun to imagine. Bigger fish also seem to feed on baitfish in more shallow water than during the day.
- TACKLE TREASURES IN YOUR ATTIC
Brock Ray | June 5, 2008
It seems everyone collects something, be it old buttons or Indian arrowheads. In recent years sporting paraphernalia, such as baseball cards and duck decoys, has been eagerly sought by a growing number of collectors. Old fishing tackle is the latest craze among sporting collectibles.
- Early-Season Small Trout Stream Fly Fishing
Brock Ray | March 6, 2008
Die-hard stream trout fly fishermen have it tough during the winter, when their favorite streams ice over or are too high to afford decent fishing. Warm weather rarely arrives before the faithful are out sloshing around in trout streams. Crazy as it may sound, in many instances early-season trout fly fishing is not crazy! In fact, some of the year’s best fishing can occur…