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How to Catch Summer Trout

I just did a google search on "how to catch summer trout" and I found complete garbage.   Most of the articles describe that unless you have perfect conditions its impossible.   Here are the facts. Trout burn a huge amount of calories swimming against the current.   Why do they swim in the current?: 1. Its safe.  Its hard for predators to see into a fast moving current. 2. It provides the highly oxygenated water that trout need to survive. Trout are not watching their weight.  They are eating to survive.  If they see something that looks like food they are going to eat it. I think where these articles I read fail is that they don't draw the...

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When to Use and Choose a Spinner - By Doug Steimel

A spinning bait can be on the most fun and exciting ways to fish for trout.Some favorites are Panther Martin, Thomas Spinners and Rooster Tails.A spinner imitates a bait fish and triggers trout to strike.A spinner is only a good choice when the area you want to fish is at least 10 feet from where you can cast. This means if there is an area against a cliff face or sunken log on the other side of the stream you really can't use a spinner bait. You want to use a spinner bait when you can cast to an area that does not hold fish and you can bring it towards the area that should hold fish.If you are trying...

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Bears in the Philly Suburbs - Doug Steimel

I have lived in Chester County PA my entire life and never dreamed of seeing a bear there. Right now the entire area is buzzing with bear sightings.  It seems one has wondered down from the mountains and has taken up in our town.   This is exciting news for myself and terrifying news for others.   The only bear you will find in PA is an American Black Bear.   Males can get as large as 600lbs and females a very modest 200lbs.   Their main diet consists of plants, roots, berries, acorns and garbage.   Garbage is the easiest and favorite meal of the black bear.   Families in the mountains are bear trained about when to put out their garbage and most have...

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Choosing the Right Lure for a small stream - by Doug Steimel

By Doug Steimel A very small stream can be a very tough place to choose the right lure. When the area that may hold fish is very small, its not really possible to use a spinner or crank bait.   Nothing you have to reel towards you.  The problem is that there just isn't enough space to cast the lure and to start creating action before its past the fish. What you need is a soft bait that you can cast upstream from the fish and have it come towards the fish.   Trout always face upstream so you cast up ahead of where you think the fish are and let the bait come to them. The main diet of...

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