Author Archives: Reelerz

Fin-Telligence: Brown Trout

Left to their own devices, brown trout (salmo trutta) would own the world’s freshwater. They’re aggressive, voracious predators that start young, picking off insects and invertebrates that inhabit the same streams, rivers, and lakes. Bigger specimens (and they DO get big: more than 40 lbs.) make life miserable for their smaller neighbors, snacking happily on […]

Outdoors Passion Fuels T-Roy Broussard

By David A. Brown Ask him his profession and T-Roy Broussard will tell you he’s a fireman. Truth – he’s served the Port Arthur Department for 25 years, the past decade as Captain. But ask him about his passion and that’s when the colorful details comes surging forward like a bull gator on a short […]

Bull reds with Brandon Simon

“A tuna just jumped right in front of me!” Brandon Simon exclaimed over the phone. I thought he’d told me that he was fishing from the beach. “I am,” he said. The pharmacy manager from Santa Claus, Indiana — who now lives in South Walton, Florida — explained that blackfin tuna come in close to […]

Get a grip: how to hold a bass properly

If you practice catch and release, the effect of gripping a fish by the mouth is maybe something many anglers haven’t considered. Is it safest to hold it vertically or horizontally? With a clamping scale? A biologist and two veterinarians devised an experiment to see what, if any, harm was done by different ways of […]

Video: T-Roy Broussard Bass Tips – Change Up Your Lure

Just because they stopped biting doesn’t mean they aren’t there. In this Tip/Hack video, pro reeler T-Roy Broussard talks about why it’s important to “change it up” when your line goes quiet.   Watch for more Tips and Hacks from T-Roy this week. Also check out our day with T-Roy on the Sabine River system […]

Chasing Stripers in Their Mountain Home

Norfork Lake, in the Ozarks, is like a home in the mountains for striped bass, as well as the reelers that chase them. The nearest city — probably not coincidentally — is Mountain Home, Arkansas. “Mountain Home is a beautiful place with nice people, good restaurants, and a lot to do that’s not just fishing,” […]

Tips and Hacks: Striped Bass

If striped bass (Morone saxatilis) aren’t the most popular saltwater gamefish in the United States, they’re certainly close to the top of the list. Stripers are also a favorite among freshwater anglers in fisheries where they’ve been stocked or have established a landlocked population. Local knowledge always gets you the best advice, but here are […]

Fin-Telligence: Striped Bass

Stripers may be the most popular saltwater gamefish in the country. Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) are voracious — and pretty indiscriminate — predators. When you combine their hard-striking eating habits with their hefty average size, stripers are a damn fun fish to catch. And that’s why reelers chase these so-called rockfish up and down the Eastern Seaboard, all […]