Wet fly fishing is an effective and easy means of searching for feeding trout. In this excellent video Norm Bolen describes the essentials of wet fly fishing along with professional guide Rob Heal. Casts, presentation and fly patterns are all discussed.
Bryce hooked into a octopus which he originally thought was a snag. I was able to get some pretty sweet underwater shots while it was next to his kayak. The octopus was kept and enjoyed. It swallowed a pretty large hook so its survival was unlikely. I used a Kodak Playsport (Zx3) to film this.
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This animal was not wasted. Its sacrifice was well respected among those that did eat it. I'm not a biologist of any kind, but a simple search on the internet shows that octopuses are not a rare animal. In fact, there is evidence that suggests they are overpopulated in their range. They have a life-span of 3 to 5 years so I'm guessing because of its size that this one was nearing the end of that span. So, I would rather it be killed quickly and not wasted than it be set free to suffer and starve for the last year or so of its life with a six inch hook in its mouth.
A buzzbait is to topwater fishing, what a jig is to bottom fishing — a BIG FISH lure. The size and aggressive action of the buzzbait triggers bites from the biggest bass in the system, especially during the fall and post spawn. Denny Brauer explains the mechanics of effective buzzbait fishing. This is all-around good how-to content for those looking to catch a bigger average sized bass when they’re on the topwater chew.