Author Archive | John Kumiski

How to Catch South Florida Peacock Bass

How to Catch South Florida Peacock Bass by John Kumoiski “Throw it again, John.” A pair of peacock bass was clearly visible, and had not shown much interest in the Clouser Minnow on the first few casts. Capt. Alan Zaremba was giving the orders. He wanted me to keep trying. Finally one of the fish […]

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Goodnews River Fishing Outfitters

Goodnews River Fishing

If you’re looking for untouched wilderness to complement your fishing, the Goodnews River Lodge is the place to visit for Goodnews River fishing. The Goodnews River is located in a remote corner of Southwest Alaska about 475 miles from Anchorage, and runs through the pristine Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Since the Goodnews River Lodge is […]

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Top Shad Flies and How To Fish Them

Top Shad Flies and How To Fish Them

Fishing for shad has been a rite of Spring since colonial times. Here’s the top Shad Flies and how to fish them In the spring sexually mature American shad (Alosa sapidissima) wait at the mouth of many east coast rivers for the water temperature to hit that magic mark so they can commence their upstream […]

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To DEET or Not to DEET, That is the Question

To DEET or Not to DEET, That is the Question

Are you concerned with the health aspects of DEET?  Are there better alternatives? Read on to see if you want to DEET or Not to DEET, that is the Question DEET, (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) is the most effective insect repelling ingredient in most popular commercial insect repellants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 30 percent of […]

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How to Catch Everglades Snook

How to Catch Everglades Snook

Some of the best Snook fishing in the U.S. is found within the more than one million acres of Everglades National Park. Here is how to find and how to catch Everglades Snook Some of the best snook fishing in the U.S. is found within the more than one million acres of Everglades National Park. […]

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How to Catch Summer Dolphin

How to Catch Summer Dolphin

Dolphinfish are beautiful and fight hard. They are also very dumb, easy to catch, and quite delicious. Here’s how to find and how to Catch Summer Dolphin The Copout sat in neutral, surrounded by Sargassum weed, gently rolling with the swells. “There’s a dolphin,” I said, as I looked to grab a rod. Unprepared, I […]

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Top Flies for King Salmon

Top Flies for King Salmon

Top Flies for King Salmon: A handful of proven flies is all you need to connect with king salmon! In Alaska’s Goodnews River, king salmon typically rest in seam water that’s six to eight feet deep. There’s always a strong current. If you want to catch one with a fly rod you usually need a […]

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How to Catch and Release Fish Successfully

How to Catch and Release Fish Successfully

The late Lee Wulff said, “A gamefish is too valuable to be caught only once.” Here’s how to handle that prize so it survives its encounter with you! From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s website come the following catch and release tips: – Use appropriate tackle and bring the fish in quickly to reduce […]

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Best Fly to Use for Dolly Varden

The Best Fly to Use for Dolly Varden

John Kumiski shares his experience to help you know the best fly to use for Dolly Varden Dolly Varden are the Pacific northwest’s version of the eastern brook trout. Taxonomically both are in the genus Salvelinus. They look alike. They even feel alike. And like brook trout, Dollies lack fine discrimination skills and will strike […]

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