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Footprints Don’t Lie.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Nature, Sport Fishing | 9 comments

Originally published in The Fisherman Magazine, NE Edition: Issue #4, January 27, 2011 By John P. Lee I needed help. I wanted to catch a Rhode Island native brook trout. It’d been years since I targeted them. I understand that January is not the ideal month, and to help with motivation I gave myself a pep talk by saying, “Brook trout are not a trout...

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Loaner

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Sport Fishing, Stories | 3 comments

I write a fishing column for the Fisherman Magazine. Originally published in The Fisherman Magazine, NE Edition: Issue #2, January 13, 2011 ON FRESHWATER LOANER By John P. Lee For an anchor I use a 10-pound dumbbell tied to a line with a rolling hitch. It’s plenty of lead—the canoe hasn’t dragged bottom yet, and likely never will, because if...

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Vineyard fluke

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in Sport Fishing | 6 comments

Catching a big fish doesn’t always make perfect sense. With fluke I had convinced myself that the biggest fish, the true slabs, the fish destined for the sushi market, were to be found on the hard bottoms–the cobble, the reefs and rock–and more so if a strong current was ripping overhead. I wasn’t a huge believer in the slack water...

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