Classic Photos: Into the Wild for Pike, Smallmouths, and Lakers

Written by: Todd Van Dyke


Todd Van Dyke shows off his largest pike ever, caught in Quetico Provencial Park in northwestern Ontario.
Photo by Kyle Riddle

[Editor’s Note: While I’m in Norway, we’ll be republishing some of our favorite posts from the past that you might have missed. Here’s a great email we received from blog reader Todd Van Dyke last year.]

I wanted to send a big thanks for everything you are doing with the blog and the podcast, I have learned a lot over the years. A hat tip to the timely pike and striper podcasts as well, as I spent. . .

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First Casts 02.26.15


Written by: Phil Monahan

One of the keys to successful cold-weather fishing is staying warm. It could save your life.
Photo by Zach Matthews

“First Casts” is an occasional feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads. . . .

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Fish Facts: Northern Pike (Esox lucius)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Blog reader Todd Van Dyke caught this beauty in Quetico Provencial Park in northwestern Ontario.
Photo by Kyle Riddle

The northern pike (Esox lucius) goes by a variety of names across its range in the U.S. and Canada—from “gator” to “water wolf” to “snot rocket”—reflecting both its popularity as a game fish and the low esteem many. . .

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