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No color adjustment needed. I told you guys that @mrwerbs catches all the pretty ones... #basicbow


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FISHING IS ALL ABOUT THE MARGIN
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The margin, or the edge, is of critical importance in fishing, but we don’t typically think of things in those terms. What I mean is this- in isolation, we may look at a current seam, or a weedbed, or a dropoff, as a good place to fish. But we don’t frequently think about WHY that is. Each of these locations is attractive to fish because they represent the edge, or transition, from one environment to another. This transition is inherently valuable; it gives fish the opportunity to ambush prey, and move to different areas that are more suitable to their preferences or level of activity. .
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The weedline example? That “margin” is the transition from weeds, which offer protection and stealth, to open water, where prey is vulnerable to attack with nowhere to hide. Thus, holding along the edge of the weeds is an optimal location for gamefish- they can remain hidden from predators and prey, while having quick access to easy meals that swim, or float, past them on the open water side. .
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A similar phenomenon happens along dropoffs, where fish can move from deep water holding areas to shallow water feeding areas with ease. Ever fish the mouth of a clear, coldwater tributary in a warmer, murkier portion of a stream or lake? The influx of cold water, and the food that comes with it, is like a magnet for fish, and again, creates a point of transition; an edge between warm and cold, clear and murky. .
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Okay, so, what’s the point? The point is this: if you can understand that it is the transitional areas, the margin, that attract fish to particular pieces of structure, you’ll become much more adept at identifying new areas to fish. Instead of seeing a stretch of water as an endless expanse of potential spots, you’ll see it as an array of ambush points, some better than others, that allow fish to satisfy their vital needs of food and protection, while expending as little energy as possible. I’ve found that looking at rivers and lakes through this lens has helped me “think like a fish”, taking much of the random guesswork out of fishing, and helping me be a more strategic and effective angler.


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They can’t all be big. But they sure are pretty. #texasfishing #fishing #wadefishing #trout #speckledtrout #catchandrelease #letemgosotheycangrow


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I finally had the opportunity to get one of these in my net and check it out in person. Although it would have been nice if it was on the end of my line I am stoked that @mal.pennie got to catch it. Congrats again and cheers to many more! The Bear Lake Cutthroat is one of the coolest subspecies (a minor subspecies of the major subspecies Yellowstone Cutthroat) of cutthroat out there in my opinion. While there are no biological or life history unique to these fish, evolutionary adaptive distinctions are associated with populations. They have superior survival skills being able to coexists with lake trout, adapt to very specific environments and resist hybridization with non native species. They have a longer lifespan and highly predatory feeding habits. The BLCT diet consists primarily of fishes which were more abundant before the introduction of lake trout in 1911. Previous to that date they are recorded to have reached 23-26lbs. Now few of these fish reach over 24” and 5lbs. Bear Lake Cutthroat are the only trout, accept Arctic Char known to increase in weight during winter months when the water temperature drops below 39 degrees. “If lake trout stocking in Bear Lake ceased, lake trout would eventually become extinct in the lake or their natural abundance would be maintained at a very low level.” Info from Trout and Salmon of North American. Written by Dr. Robert J. Behnke 2002


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Took seven years of hard looking but I finally got onto that southern Alberta walleye bite. The #humminbirdice35 is a complete game changer and the only reason 15 walleyes, including this 26 incher hit the ice #walleye #wilderness #wildalberta #walleyefishing #explore #explorealberta #repyourwater #iphone #outdoorlife #alberta #southernalberta #fishing #icefishing #fishalberta #getoutdoors #letemgosotheycangrow #catchandrelease #hummingbirdelectronics #flasher #lethbridge #calgary #rapala #eskimo #pike #monster #solotravel #solo


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Cool to be able to see the fish I catch now😎 #foureyes #fishing #laketrout #catchandrelease #icefishing #letemgosotheycangrow


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THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF HANDLING FISH
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1. Minimize the time the fish is out of the water, and only take it out for a quick picture.
2. If you use a net, use one with rubber netting. They remove minimal protective slime, compared to traditional nylon-based nets.
3. Use barbless hooks, or pinch down the barbs on your flies with pliers. Barbs can inflict nasty wounds on fish when they are hooked in the wrong place, and lead to increased handling, which leads to higher mortality rates
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1. Grab fish by the gills, the lower lip (unless it’s a bass), or hold it vertically. While the place you grip a fish can vary slightly by species, you always want to make sure that the fish is sitting horizontally with its stomach and spine supported. A fish’s organs will suffer damage if they are held vertically, and their bone structure is not strong enough to support the stress of being held out of the water without additional support.
2. Dig deep in a fish’s mouth if it has swallowed your hook. Flies are a lot easier to replace than healthy fish. Cut the tippet and tie on a replacement
3. Touch the fish without wetting your hands first. Fish have protective slime on their bodies, and any dry, relatively coarse material will easily remove that slime, exposing the fish to a higher risk of infection and mortality. .
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Had a solid morning fishing ice cold water with good friends. The trout were surprisingly active in tail-outs and deeper runs and were looking for a very slow swing with some short ticks of the line. Clear water called for a small, natural streamer. More pictures to come! #troutfishing #wildtrout #browntrout #wildbrowntrout #flyfishing #streamerjunkie #streamereater #marylandfishing #catchandrelease #winterfishing #letemgosotheycangrow #trout #flyfishingnation #flyrod #4wt #streamerfishing #stripstripboom #troutfishing #findyourwater #flyfishingjunkie


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Gotta love that first musky slime of the new year... 😁 Poor girl had a bad eye injury, I believe from a previous release, but otherwise she was in good health. Best part is watching them swim away... Especially the biggins!!! 😁🙏🎣🐟 #letemgosotheycangrow #pennsylvania #blessings


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Sitting inside looking out at the official winter weather waiting for my nephew to arrive, just dreaming of warmer weather and getting excited to get out again soon and freeze some guides lol #fishing #friends #ontario #steelhead #flies #flyfishing #floatfishing #thickchunckysteel #wintersteel #letemgosotheycangrow #rise #riseapparel #riseandgrind #babyitscoldoutside #fishinginstyle #goodtimeswithgoodpeople #randomladyaskedforourphototoo @officialriseapparel @fishwhistleflies @jspadventures


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Wow, what a drought! First fish since Oct... And it's pushing 8lbs! Maybe my biggest whitey. Ended with 4 on the day, all naturals and therefore released to fight again. Thanks for finally freezing up Simcoe. #fishing #icefishing #whitefish #simcoe #letemgosotheycangrow #catchandrelease


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