The Language of Dog

Language of Dog

Ryan Chin and his dog, Big Head, are has-beens–they’ve run the fastest they will ever run and jump the highest they have ever jumped.

And My Son Thought We Were Just Fishing

And My Son Thought We Were Just Fishing

Mike Bogle’s son wasn’t sure that he wanted to go fishing with his dad, but their trip turned into a memorable bonding experience for both father and son

Fishing With Grandpa

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“You catch ‘em, you clean ‘em. That’s the rule. Right, dad?”

What Would Jesus Do?

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In this haunting villanelle, Will Stockton evokes both the sacred and the profane, calling up, as he does so, “a dangerous memory”

Families That Fish Together, Stay Together—Fishing as a Family Survival Skill

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When it comes to collecting and foraging for food during hard times or during a long-lasting post-disaster period, almost everyone in the family can engage in some form of fishing.

Stoneroller in the Hiawassee

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Christopher Martin writes on a quiet, lovely moment with his son.

Searching for the Copper Salmon of O’Brian Creek

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An Alaskan side road takes Dan Szczesny to a local, and secret, fishing hotspot where the fish swim right into nets.

What’s Motivating Sport Fishermen to Become Climate Advocates?

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“Sportsmen are on the front lines of conservation. They’re already seeing changes where they fish and they know we can’t leave this problem for our children and grandchildren to deal with.”

Putting Alaska Behind Us: The End of the Line in Valdez

The great salmon of Valdez looms outside the visitor's center.

Dan Szczesny reaches Prince William Sound, and finds much more than oil at the end of the line in Valdez.

Things I’m Not Supposed to Be Scared Of (or “Icked” by): I Can’t Be the Only One

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JJ Vincent just can’t get the fear of some things out of his brain. Does anyone else feel unmanly for saying so?

The Fish I Killed

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Steven Garbin remembers a fish he wishes he never caught.

Upstream Beyond Sports: A Fly Fisherman’s Journey

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Brian Shea never learned the lore of sports, but rather the lore of trout… and that’s been more valuable over the years.

I Married Her So She Wouldn’t Leave Me

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A man with a difficult childhood marries a woman out of fear of abandonment.

The Humble Fish Hook

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Fishing, like sex and golf, is another thing you don’t have to be good at to enjoy.

Learning How to Grow

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After a stroke, Bryce Emley’s father suffers permanent physical and mental impairment, but the cruelest effect has been the damage to his manhood.

A Cloak, a Scythe, and Sweet Halloween Revenge

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After a viewing of Children of the Corn, Joanna Schroeder and her dad hatch a plan to scare the living shit out of her older brother and his friends in true Halloween fashion.