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These Columbia River Redbands in NW Montana wanted Big Dry Flies
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
Last week I made a discovery while riding my bike, just eleven miles from our house. I came out of dense dark cedars into bright sunshine and beheld a beautiful lake abuzz with life. A large lake where I come from, but only modest here in the land of giants. Deep clear green with the

Pike Fishing in the Rio Grande, NM
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
It’s the middle stretch of the Rio Grande that holds the most Pike, forgotten lands of slow water, crumbling basalt, and sky. Trout are few and far between here, camped out at the rare rapids like the last Apaches. Those we do encounter are a special breed; dark with sparse spots and a primal hunger. …

Another Incredible trip to Fish Great Inagua, Bahamas
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
We had wonderful weather the entire time, with only a couple of fast moving fronts. It was the pre-front days that brought the Permit in to feed on the flats. Despite many good shots and opportunities for everyone in our group at Permit, I was the only one of us to come up large. The …

Fishing the Yellowstone in Fall
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
The wind blows hard and often on the Yellowstone. Only in Patagonia have I fished in more consistently windy conditions, and then I was not trying to keep a boat from growing wings. Usually it blows downriver, and can turn a fifteen mile float into a three hour cruise if you don’t pull back hard …

Abu Garcia Black Max Review
Fishing Blog / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
Today we are doing a real review on the Abu Garcia Black Max. We’re going to go through it, see if it’s if it holds up to that price point or even if it’s better. See if it’s a good bait caster for you guys to start out with, because from what we’ve seen the …

Whitewater and Excellent Fishing on the Arkansas River in Southern Colorado
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
The Arkansas River has its headwaters in Leadville, CO, and we fish it near the town of Salida. Home to hot springs, fine food, and one of the friendliest fly shops anywhere, I’m always happy to find myself there. The fishing’s great too, with fish counts over 3500 per river mile, mostly browns. Those numbers …

New Chapter for Rio Rose
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
Our stay was short, only long enough to get our bearings and determine if it was indeed a place we could live. With bone white beaches, coconut palms and turquoise seas thick with fish, our answer was a resounding yes! We leave next week to finish out their season, and so begins a new chapter …

Mexican Tidings from Casa Blanca Fishing Lodge
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
I still can’t get over how lucky we are as fishing addicts to have landed here at Casa Blanca. It is completely unique to all other places I’ve ever been or even heard of. Permit tail right off of our dock when the conditions are right. Tarpon visit every night and on calm days swim …

Top Water Tales-Tarpon, Snook and Jacks at Casa Blanca
Fishing Blog, Travel / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
Johnny sits at the vice while the sky falls and the lightning crashes, further perfecting his new line of foam top water bugs. The latest version he’s christened the ‘Burgler’, after the old standby the ‘Gurgler’. Its profile is short and squat and it resembles a giant leggy beetle. Not the easiest fly to throw, …

Types of Fishing Weights & Sinkers and When to Use What
Fishing Blog / By Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
Types of Fishing Weights & Sinkers and When to Use What Weights, also known as sinkers, are essential equipment in fishing which helps you get your bait to where the fish is and keep it there. So, regardless of your kind of fishing, weights and sinkers are must-have tools whenever you are out fishing. But, …