Monthly Archives: May 2017

How to Catch the Biggest Brook Trout of Your Life, Again

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. –¬†George Santayana The first time I caught the biggest brook trout of my life, I was so excited that I felt compelled to write a how-to essay called—boldly enough—How to Catch the Biggest Brook Trout of Your Life. Although I thought I was doing […]

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He Was After Walleye

Catch and release is a difficult thing to explain to someone who has never thought about catching a fish with a deliberate plan to release it. Opposable thumbs and a three-pound brain have enabled us to invent spectacular and efficient ways to feed ourselves, and some people can’t understand why other people use those methods […]

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