Fisheries managers must take a comprehensive look at our fisheries and factor in climate change, water quality, and habitat to keep the health of our oceans intact. Our dynamic world is changing and we have to err on the side of caution to keep commercial and recreational fisheries healthy and productive from an emotional and economic standpoint.
We are all united by water, it’s our life force, it carves the landscape, provides us food, and support so many recreational passions… it bonds us all no matter the color of our skin or the pace in which we traverse this world. Original post from the Thomas & Thomas blog.
Striped bass are highly pressured as they migrate and resident on the east coast of the US through the year. Big breeder bass are essential to the reproduction of the population and vital to keeping our recreational fishery intact. We must protect these incredible fish and keep them swimming and spawning. Big breeder bass also make toxic table fare as their meat is filled with dangerous levels of mercury and PCB’s.
Social media has changed the landscape of fishing for better or for worse. Remember that what you see on the social channels isn’t always reality…
Chef Rapp blends catch and release guiding with catch and cook chefery. The balance exists but we all must be conscious to find it.
Plastic plagues our oceans BUT we can make a difference. Act small and think big.
Striped bass are the perfect target for fly rodders in New England. There’s too many reason’s too list why stripers are the ideal quarry.
Fly fishing gear for striped bass in Maine and New Hampshire.
Whether you are hoping in the skiff of an experienced guide or your best bud, teamwork on the flats can be the difference between a banner day of saltwater fly fishing or coming home with a skunk.
Getting your Strip Set dialed in will help you land more fish and convert more opportunities on the water.
Soul Fly Trip to Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas.
Fall in love with Fly Fishing, because it just may save the world.
Big bass and beautiful scenery... fly fishing for striped bass in the dynamic rocky coast of Maine and NH.
You don't have to fly to Florida or the Bahamas for epic flats fishing, hone your skills right here in New England.
Key Connections Between Estuary Health and Fly Fishing for Striped Bass.
"The fall run is a like a freight train… it may be slow to start but once enough momentum is behind this New England phenomenon, amazing things can happen. Slowly but surely stripers that have fed all summer in smaller groups begin to school back up, peeling away from their summer habitat. One by one, stripers leave their seasonal grounds to find old pals and embark upon a familiar journey."
A season ender for the books & Soul Fly's 2017 in review.
It's August... Time to think like a striped bass is more important than ever.
Fly fishing the bold and rugged rocks of the Maine coast can be as rewarding as it is gorgeous. Current, surf, tide, and structure all interact to create great striped bass holding water and an environment where big fish thrive.
Southern Maine and New Hampshire Striped Bass Fishing Report for June 16, 2017.