Are Blue Fox Spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)

Are Blue Fox Spinners any good? (How do they compare with the competition?)

I have been fishing Blue Fox Spinner lures for nearly two decades, and they are among my favorites. When I first got into trout fishing, I favored Blue Fox Vibrax based on price alone, at that time they were a couple of dollars cheaper than the other big brands and I frequently found them in…

Is September a good month for trout fishing?

Is September a good month for trout fishing?

September might just be my favorite month for trout fishing. The hot dog days of summer have passed, replaced by cool mornings and sunny days. The water temperatures slowly cool throughout the month allowing the trout to be active throughout the day. Best of all, the summer vacations are over, and the mountain valleys are…

Selecting the most suitable trees to plant alongside a trout stream or pond.

Selecting the most suitable trees to plant alongside a trout stream or pond.

There are many reasons why you might want to landscape around a trout stream or newly developed pond. Trees and plants do bring many benefits and a few downsides to a trout fishery. If I were to offer one piece of advice, is to try and plant a good selection and mix of trees. Try…

Which fishing kayak paddles the faster (A look at high performance paddling kayaks)

Which fishing kayak paddles the faster (A look at high performance paddling kayaks)

This topic is a quick overview of some of my favorite high performance fishing kayaks designed for paddling. In my opinion, and for the style of fishing I do I find the vast majority of fishing kayaks to be terrible, with too much emphasis placed on stability so performance suffers. With a few smart design…

Introducing the Lake Grada trout- Maybe the strangest trout in the world

Introducing the Lake Grada trout- Maybe the strangest trout in the world

It has been a while since I wrote about strange or rare trout. Today I want to discuss Salmo carpio, a trout (or salmon) that is endemic to Lake Garda, in North West Italy. While there has been attempts to establish populations elsewhere they have failed. What are they called? Salmo carpio is commonly referred…