This is the time of year where barbecues and family get-togethers rule the days. Who doesn’t have good memories of getting with family and friends to grill a hamburger or a hot dog, get a scoop of potato salad and grab an ice cold beverage? I know that I do!
Sliding the float tube out of the back of the Frontier, a Hendrickson mayfly landed on one of the floats. Hendricksons had been hatching for several weeks and the hatch should have ended by this time. Whenever there are Hendricksons hatching, the go-to fly is the Red Quill.
Troutman drove up the driveway to camp. He was able to leave work early and head north for the annual Father’s Day fishing trip. Exiting the Jeep Cherokee, a vehicle he purchased to accommodate his growing family while being able to drive to remote waters, Troutman was startled to see the Ol…
This weekend, the Mount Washington Valley will play host to the first ever Tenakara Camp Out. This is a gathering of like-minded individuals whose preferred method of angling for trout is using the ancient Japanese practice of Tenkara.
The sun peered into the bedroom and shined into the angler’s eyes. Sleepy eyes opened and the angler reached for the iPhone to check the time. 5:08 flashed on the screen. Decision time. Get up and go fishing or roll over and catch a few more winks of sleep.
Memorial Day weekend is the start of the prime fishing season in the Mount Washington Valley. No matter what your preferred fish is, trout, bass or pickerel, this weekend has options for all these great game fish.
Writing this weekly column and operating the North Country Angler, we get asked quite a few questions. From time to time, we will empty our mailbag (email, text, social media, or in person) and share our answers with you. On with another edition of the mailbag.
Fishing, and specifically fly fishing, has a long tradition in the Mount Washington Valley. One need look no further than the North Country Angler, which started as Dick Surette Fly Shop in 1969. The shop is the second continuously operated fly shop in northern New England, longest being the…
The wind was howling through Franconia Notch as the group assembled. The topic for the day was removing a small barrier dam to the historical Breeder Pond at Profile Lake.
One of my earliest memories of big brook trout fishing was on the East Branch of the Saco River. I was bushwacking through the forest with Gordan Mann to reach a hard-to-find section of the river. I used a yellow hornberg and caught 14-to-16-inch brook trout one right after another. Clearly,…
This morning, thousands of anglers spread out across New Hampshire to fish for the trout of the Designated Trout Ponds. Many fish will be caught. Some will be brought home for people to eat. Most will be released to be caught another day.
Opening day in baseball is a time-honored tradition. Spring training and then the start of 162 games until playoffs in October is nirvana for many. So it is with trout anglers.
There are only a couple of times each fishing season when salmonid anglers have an opportunity to catch big fish. Fishing in the fall during the prespawn. Fishing the Alder fly hatch and the Hexegenia hatch. And when the ice goes out and the lakes turn over.
Just before lunchtime, the cabin door swung open. A blast of warm air hit the Old Timer in the face. It felt good after leaving the truck and walking across the snowy yard and smelling the wood smoke that hung close to the ground.
The official start of spring 2022 begins Sunday morning. While our winter was fairly easy, it is time to turn the page on winter. The sun rises before 7 a.m. and sets around 7 p.m. The sun is warmer in the sky.