The Bassassinator Fly tying tutorial

The Bassassinator is a fly I came up with one evening while thinking about making a fly that would have plenty of  baitfish like movement and push water when stripped while being having a very slow sink rate. It will almost suspend when stopped. I have fished it many times recently and the Smallmouth and…

Hex Mayfly Hatch

I’ve noticed our local lake has been having some large Hexagenia mayfly hatches lately. I am going to have to hang around after dark and see what happens when they start dropping on the water.

Fiberglass Canoe Trip 2

Yesterday evening I loaded up the canoe and the dog for a quick trip to the lake. I knew it was going to be a test of my patience as my 11 year old dog (Lucy) is afraid of water and has the attention span of a 3 year old. This was also going to…

Spring Fishing – Milford Lake 2015

The warm spring weather has finally shown up and that mean I will be making more time to go fishing. This year fishing has been great at Milford Lake here in Kansas. I have managed to catch smallmouth, largemouth, wipers, and even a walleye while fly fishing. We have been getting rain at least a…

Everything But Trout Flies

It’s that time of year when the weather turns nice and it is time to get out and fish. Here are some of the flies I have been tying and fishing recently.

Summer Camping

This past Saturday the weather was unusually cool for this time of year, so I packed up the family and headed to the lake for some camping. We found a spot close to the water and set up camp. Shortly after setting up the tent I heard a bunch of splashing so I grabbed a…

A Great Summer Evening

Tuesday evening I took the family to do some fishing at Milford lake. With all the rain we have been getting over the past month here in Kansas the lakes have finally recovered to normal water levels. We were fishing a small cove when all the sudden a group of hybrid bass started exploding on…

Weekend Fishing Update… Finally

Spring is finally here in Central Kansas. With spring comes some of the best fishing of the year. The white bass and wipers begin to migrate up rivers and the bass begin the move shallow to spawn. Saturday afternoon the wife and I decided to go check out the Cottonwood river that flows into Marion…

Outfished

Finally I got out and did some fishing Sunday. It didn’t go as I had hoped. My wife outfished me. The family and I loaded up and headed for Kanopolis Lake Sunday morning. The temperature outside was perfect. It looked like a great day to do some fishing. When we arrived we found that the lake…

August Fishing and Kayaking in Kansas – Bass fishing

Last weekend my family and I went to Milford lake and visited Acorn Resorts. They have some really nice Hobie kayaks they rent. We chose to rent a tandem kayak so I could take my daughter and wife out for their first kayak ride. It didn’t take long for us to decide that we will be…

July fishing in Ohio

So I finally took a few days off work and the family and I headed up to north west Ohio to see some family. I couldn’t pass up a chance to do some fishing while we were there. It’s been pretty hot and dry there so fishing wasn’t great. My wife’s family has a cabin…