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2008-07-05 18:00:11

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 5--It already was 65 degrees when I rolled out of bed just after dawn. The sun was barely peeking over the Columbia River rimrock, but most of the river in the John Day Pool still was in shadow. A heat wave was baking Eastern Washington, and I figured the smallmouth bass -- so abundant in the Columbia River -- would bite best early in the day. I rigged a fly rod with a floating popper fly -- and toted along a spinning rod as well. My...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Craig Wilson HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Mary Alice Monroe is standing thigh-deep in the Dry River, which is anything but. The previous night's rain has swollen the stream that runs through Riven Rock Park outside of town here. It's not the best conditions for fly-fishing. Her guide has already told her that fishing today is going to be a "real challenge." In fact, Monroe just caught her line in a tree. "Now I know how Mia felt!" she yells over the roar of the rushing water. "This is more...

2008-06-22 15:00:10

"The legend of the trout's sagacity ... arises from man's conceit. If the trout can outwit us, the lords of creation, he must be superior to us in cunning." -P.B.M. Allan "You want to fish the deadwater Friday," Gifford said. "I was thinkin we could try that in the morning and then maybe catch the evening rise on the river," he added as an enticement. "Friday's good for me, Giff. Let's do it!" I said. One of my favorite fishing partners, Gifford Stevens of Bradley, is a skilled angler...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By Ed Dentry The swirl in the chop said northern pike. When the fish gulped the guy's bunny streamer, it showed nothing of itself. But you could see the boil, and it was profound. So was the bend in his fly rod. The beast sulked, as if it were thinking things over. Then it poured on the coal and pulled free. The hapless angler left without commentary, which said volumes about fishing's mood on this breezy day in the shallows at Taylor Park Reservoir. That was his chance, and he blew it....

2008-06-15 15:00:23

By Sam Powell, Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 15--The Wildlife Department will host its eighth annual Kids Camp on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cherokee Wildlife Management Area. This free event is open to any youth 15 and under and will include a wide range of activities--everything from fishing to shooting, paint ball and seminars on taxidermy, trapping, turkey fall and much more. Food and drinks will be supplied, as well as fishing tackle. This WMA is east of Fort Gibson. Call Ron Justice at...

2007-01-15 03:00:22

By Journal, Business In just 18 months after opening an international headquarters in Colorado Springs, John Watson, CEO of Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, and his team have already closed $44 million worth of ranch and recreational land transactions. The longtime Westcliffe resident and land broker owned his own company prior to approaching Cushman-Wakefield owners John and Lou Cushman about starting a new enterprise. "I could see such potential for a company that worked with special...


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Australian Grayling, Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2 to 3 years and reach a length of roughly 7.9 inches. It has rarely been recorded up to 5 years of age...

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2007-04-10 16:32:44

The chub or European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. It frequents both slow and moderate rivers as well as canals and still waters of various kinds. The name chub also describes numerous other cyprinid fish in several North American genera, including Algansea, Erimystax, Gila, Hybopsis, Macrhybopsis, Nocomis, Notropis, and Semiotilus, as well as the unrelated sea chubs of the family Kyphosidae. It is also a regional name for fish such as Shortnose...

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