Bucket lists. Everyone has them, but outdoorsmen seem to have more items on the list. Fortunately over the course of a lifetime, I’ve been able check off the majority of items on my bucket list, but one persisted- to catch a golden trout. Relocating to Wyoming gave me a better chance of catching a golden….

Straight-line reels have been around as long as the wheel in terms of ice fishing history. It’s only recently that the concept that makes straight–line reels so effective has been taken to new levels. There are numerous companies that are now making their own versions of the reels and it’s turned the ice fishing industry…

  What can you do to survive a prolonged, blustery Wyoming winter? Go south to a warmer clime? Take up cross-country or downhill skiing? Or try ice fishing? More and more people are opting for the latter. “Ice fishing has always been popular in places like the Midwest,” claimed Wyoming Game and Fish Department Regional…

Images and story by gnatoutdoors.com If you were going on a trip to a place called Mallard Manor in Mississippi in the dead of winter you’d think you’d be safe to assume that you would be crushing the greenheads. That would be true except for the old waterfowling bugaboo- weather. When you have a mild…

September 1st means one thing to most Wyoming hunters-big game. The first day of September signals the unofficial start of the archery season and the big game hunting season for elk and deer. There’s a much smaller cadre of Wyoming hunters that look forward to September 1st as the official start of dove season. Most…

In many places, the diminutive salmon serve a fodder for a host of predators that include lake trout and northern pike. The lake trout wouldn’t exist without the Kokanee and there’s a delicate balance between too many of one and not enough of the other.

Classic spoons, like the Needlefish, Krocodile, Super Duper and Dick Nite, have been standard fare for western trout for decades. Even the basic colors of these spoons have been the undoing of many a western trout. It’s no secret that western salmonids, especially rainbow and cutthroats, love bold, outrageous colors. For some reason, spoons that…

In 2015, Pueblo Reservoir dropped off the list, but according to the fishing I experienced in September 2015, BASS made a big mistake by not including the Colorado reservoir.

In contrast, the Green River above Flaming Gorge Reservoir to its origins in the Bridger Teton National Forest and Green River Lakes has far fewer trout per mile, but far fewer anglers, too. Many would agree that the trade off is worth it.