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There is one sound that speaks to the wilderness more than any other and that is the call of a loon at sundown. The first time, I ever heard a loon call was on a canoe trip in the Allagash in Maine. Our campfire had died down to just the embers and we had crawled into our sleeping bags for t…

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All that talk about bass fishing last week got me to thinking back to the time before I got hooked on fly fishing. It is hard to believe that back in the Dark Ages, I was a devoted bass fisherman. I still have two large tackle boxes full of bass plugs and spinnerbaits. And despite the desper…

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MADISON — The warmer weather has driven many of us off the rivers. Water temperatures over 70 degrees force the trout in our rivers to cold water refuges to ride out the heat wave. For those of you jonesing to fish regardless of weather, it’s time to head to a lake and top-water fish for bass.

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Most trout fishermen will shy away from bass and rarely, if ever target them. On the whole, you would have to put me down as someone who fits that category. However, this time of year, I can be as enthusiastic about bass as TV personality and all around bass authority Charlie Moore. When the…

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A couple weeks ago, my son and I were checking in at the front desk of a hotel in West Yellowstone. A young man was standing next to us doing the same. The hotel clerk started to hand him some printed information on restaurants and things to see while in the area.

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I had the pleasure last Saturday to attend the Saco Valley Trout Unlimited Kids' Fishing Day. The event was held at the Jackson Pond in the center of the Jackson Village. It was a cold, cloudy morning and the attendance was down from last year, but those that did come out had a wonderful tim…

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It is time to return to the rivers. Fishing in ponds is fun, but it is rivers that capture my imagination. There is just something about running water and standing in it and feeling it.

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Things are starting to look up. By the end of last week, I had finally caught some trout. After hitting my home waters and doing some traveling with no success, I was beginning to despair. And then things started to come together, and I felt that old familiar hesitation on the end of my line…

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This has been the worst start to a new fishing season in years. I honestly can’t remember when I have had a more disappointing opening day. Pouring rain and high water contributed to the dismal conditions, but the lack of fish was the final nail in the coffin. Due to the late ice-out in our …

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Today, the fourth Saturday in April, is opening day of trout season. I haven’t looked, but this is probably my 18th column on opening day. Opening day has special meaning for a lot of anglers and certainly does for me. I see it as the true first day of spring, and the promise of the new seas…

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The final countdown is underway. Opening day of trout pond season begins Saturday, April 27. If you haven’t already it is time to make those final preparations.