Fifty-degrees Fahrenheit. That’s the magic number for channel catfish anglers in the fall. Above 50, catch rates can be fantastic, possibly the best of the year. Below 50, success depends on a lot of variables, but catch rates can still be good.Read More
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Yellow perch hold a special place in the hearts of hardcore panfish anglers. Seasoned anglers can recount the precise details surrounding the capture of their biggest yellow perch from decades past as though it was yesterday. Others spin tales of the day they got into a mother lode of jumbos and filled a fish basket too heavy to lift.Read More
Fishing northern pike are cunning predators adept at feeding in packs, while also solitary assassins. In addition to their keen senses of sight, smell, feel (vibration), and hearing, they possess stealth, speed, and agility.Read More
Few freshwater experiences rival the adrenaline rush you get when a monster muskie shadows your lure to the boat. But this addictive surge of epinephrine can make it hard to focus on the best course of action to convert follows into strikes and, more importantly, get the fish in the boat.Read More
Drop-shotting smallmouth bass has come of age, no longer a niche finesse fad, but a mainstream tactic as critical as crankbait mastery or flippin’ in many situations. Even dedicated power fishermen acknowledge the facts and always have a spinning rod or two on board.Read More
Every fall, Lake Michigan king salmon flood the rivers and streams of connecting bodies of water for their annual fall run. A few years ago, it was one of the worst runs in history. However, after a few warmer winters, an abundance of baitfish have created a perfect storm of fishing.Read More
Round up the family, pack the bags we're are going to Estes Park, Colorado.
If you are reading this article, it’s likely because the title caught your attention. If it did, there’s a great chance you’re just like me—you love the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping and adventures all get you excited. If so, I have the perfect vacation for you!Read More
Fly Fishing the Yellow Conehead Woolly Bugger whistles by my ear and plunks in the river on the far side of a white plume. At the end of the swing, it glides into the slack water around my feet. A crimson blur flashes toward it—a brook trout trying to chase an intruder from the eddy.Read More
Multiple treble hooks are a perfect example of the Fishing Law of Unintended Consequences: Left alone, they do what they do best, snag the gills of fish, your fingers, and foul nets and tackle.Read More
When bass fishing, spinning reels, are the best choice for beginners compared to the baitcaster. There’re many reasons, but most importantly, spinning reels don’t have the learning curve of casting reels.Read More
I have become a huge fan of the website AirBNB.com. My family and I have turned to it time and again, and we are ALWAYS so impressed with the places we find. It’s great for last minute trips, or when you don’t have much to spend on a hotel. We have rented tiny little shacks on the Red River, and fished to our hearts content. We have stayed in huge sprawling cabins in the “Bluegrass Capital” of the south. The photo above was from a cabin we found on Sylamore Creek last year. We had the whole place to ourselves. The cabin was right on the water, and we spent the majority of each day doing just what you see. (BTW, we call call that "floatie fishing" and the little ones have perfected the art.) We’ve stayed in hip urban bungalows that were just a short walk to the BOK center in Tulsa, OK. I’ve never had a bad experience! Recently, I decided to place my own cabin near Lake Ouachita (in Arkansas) up for rent on their website. I reached out to all the other hosts that I had rented from in the past and offered them an opportunity to swap houses for a week during the summer. We have decided to travel the U.S. and feel this would be the best way to do it on a dime! I’m so excited about the two trips we already have planned!
Why didn’t I ever think of this before? I guess my first thought was something along the lines of, “Why would anyone want to take a vacation to Royal, Arkansas?” I think I sometimes forget how amazing my home state is. Do you do this with your hometown, too? When I drove to work the next day I decided to open my eyes to everything on my drive as if I were a new visitor. Those beautiful green mountains in the distance, I forgot were there. The many bridges that take me across two different lakes on the way into town, I had grown too accustomed to seeing. I had become blind to the beauty of my daily surroundings. Although I am still very excited to chronicle our trip across the U.S. this summer, I have found a renewed love for the vacation spot I call home!
We are nearing the last big push to get through this school year, and will soon begin the countdown to our next big adventure! To be continued…. (yay!)
Have you ever used AirBNB? What was your experience like? What's your favorite AirBNB spot?
A new episode is out! Lonnie Craghead who runs the Get Bit Podcast was kind enough to interview me about fishing, hunting. and of course my work at Fish Face Goods.Read More
After a winter researching the Driftless Area of WI, I officially started my 2016 fly fishing journey this week with a day of fishing on the creeks of Vernon County Wisconsin.Read More
Get out and fish!Read More
At this time of year I start thinking of new tackle I may need for the up coming fishing season. It may be that I have some extra Christmas money to spend but mostly its wishing it was Spring and I could be heading out to one of my local spots to wet a line.Read More
Home Grown is the latest series of walleye fishing t-shirts from Fish Face. The series is inspired by the popularity of farmer's markets and eating at farm to table locals.Read More
Fishing season is almost here. Wisconsin starts May 1. Minnesota is May 10, Illinois's trout season starts soon!Read More