Waders

This winter I discovered the fact that Texas stocks rainbows in December and January. The water stayed warm late into December but the cold nights have made the Medina and Frio too cold to wade with just jeans and sneakers. Bought some basic chest waders at Bass Pro Shop. For the money it was a …

Garner State Park

LAT/LONG: 29.597752   -99.739986All because of a delayed flight, I discovered trout fishing in Texas. Garner State Park on the west of Bandera County in Uvalde County and was stocked in mid December. This gave me a chance to try my new waders. Bottom Line: Fly fishing was not the way to go. Spoke to a …

TEXAS in the Fall

We relocated from Virginia Beach to the Texas Hill Country to be closer to family.  The past summer was brutal and the Medina River was almost bone dry.  A few deep pools allowed some fish to survive if they were not eaten by the gar.  I caught one gar that was over 40 inches but …

Holland Lake, Fort Bragg NC

Holland Lake Fort Bragg NC Lat / Long:  35.177419  -79.294937 Description: Holland Lake is a managed bass lake located at the northern boundary near the Little River north of Manchester road near Holland Drop Zone. This lake is about 185 yards wide at the northern end and 410 yards long on the west side.  Its …

Notes on Military Leadership

http://reportsfrominthearena.com/ This might appear to be out of the blue for a fishing blog, but if you understand the background of bluecordfishermen, this post makes perfect sense. I’ve been knocking around the military for the past 35 years.  I have spent time on the payroll of all four services.  You get to meet some truly …

Crossing the Mississippi

Opportunities present new challenges.  We are returning to Texas.  We saw so much history in such a short time living in Virginia.  The Virginia Beach area was just starting to get interesting fishing wise after obtaining an access permit to the Norfolk Reservoirs for Kayak Fishing.  Of course the opportunity happened after I renewed my …

Smith Lake, Virginia Beach VA

Smith Lake, Virginia Beach VA Lat / Long:  36.890109 -76.161521 Description: Smith Lake is a Norfolk fresh water Reservoir located in the middle of Virginia Beach.  There is public fishing from shore at the park as well as a public boat access is available off US 13 [36.907727 -77.027270].  The Nature area has several docks …

Airport Lake, Wakefield VA

Airport Lake, Wakefield VA Lat / Long:  36.908556 =77028451 Description: After a few days of storms, I took a chance and drove to Wakefield to fish Airport Lake on the afternoon of 19 MAY 2018.  Bottom line is that the weather held but the wind did not keep me from catching a very nice 17″ …

Update on Lunker Pond, 14 May 2018

I stopped by Fort A.P. Hill on the way to Baltimore to take a break and make a couple cast at Lunker Pond.  As I approached the shore through the brush, I noticed the water level was considerably higher than my last visit in 2017.  I initially chalked it up to Spring rains but I …

Memorial Day

Some Thoughts Written in Stone Many will party, picnic and even fish over Memorial Day Weekend.  Just remember the price that was paid for our freedom.  Raise a glass to those who have paid the price. What follows is a few National monuments to remember the Fallen.  Included are local tributes that are found on …

BIG Muddy, Camp Mackall NC

Big Muddy Lake Camp Mckall NC:    Lat / Long:  35.022959  -79.487717 Description: Big Muddy Lake is a managed bass lake located on Camp Mackall NC. Camp Mackall is an large federal tract of land west of Fort Bragg and South of Southern Pines NC.  Southern Pines NC.  It’s a long way from main post.  Big Muddy is …

Quittapahilla Creek, Lebanon County PA

Quitapahillia Creek, Lebanon County PA  Lat / Long:  40.3243 -76.5126 Description: The Lenape name for the Quittapahilla is Kuwektəpehəle which means: Flows out of the Pines. The Quittapahilla Creek runs 17 miles through Lebanon County and directly passing through the Town of Annville PA.  It empties into the Swatara Creek near Bindnagles Church along Gravel Hill …

First Day of Trout for Adults 31 MAR in South PA (24 MAR for Mentored Kids)

First Day in Pennsylvania http://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/Stocking/TroutStocking/Pages/default.aspx The commission annually stocks about 3.15 million adult trout in 720 streams and 126 lakes open to public angling. That total includes about 2 million rainbow trout, 640,000 brown trout and 500,000 brook trout. The average size of the trout is 11 inches in length. In Pennsylvania, The commission also …

Jeremy’s Run, Shenandoah National Forest

Jeremy’s Run, Shenandoah National Park.  LAT / LONG:  38.73849  -78.3102 Background: I was on a business trip (TDY) to Reston VA over the Veteran’s Day weekend in November 2017 and used the great weather to fish the mountain streams that are found in the Northern portion of the Shenandoah National Park.  At this time of …

South Mills River, Hendersonville NC

South Mills River, Hendersonville NC:  Lat / Long:  35.404591  -82.661211 Background: For my second back country fishing trip, I chose South Mills River.  Western North Carolina has many alternatives to choose from near Asheville.  Alternatives near Asheville are Avery Creek and Davidson River.  Several articles and blogs provide some limited background which made selection challenging …

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