A Bowfin caught on Lake Champlain, Vermont. The fish weighed in at 12 pounds!
A smallmouth caught in a Lake Champlain tributary in Vermont, pre-spawn.
Rainbow trout caught in the Winooski river, Vermont. I was having luck with drifts just along a gravel drop off as the hungry trout were darting up and grabbing the nymphs as they came into sight. The trout seemed to prefer either fly as they were taking both the stone and the caddis I had on. This bow took the caddis nymph. This was the biggest of the day and the best tussle.
Landlock Salmon caught in Lake Champlain. This cock took an old Scottish salmon fly pattern (ally’s shrimp) tied on a double. The fish were up top during spawning and could be targeted with flies. Beautiful Kype on this guy…
Largemouth Bass caught on a secret pond in New Hampshire. Caught on a dalberg diver in tight structure. This little gem of a pond has plenty of wild and untouched pickerel and largemouth. Armed with a canoe, it never disappoints.
20lb Atlantic salmon caught while home in Scotland. I got lucky as the tail end of salmon season happened to align perfectly with my sister in-law’s wedding… I’m also lucky enough to have a friend that owns a beat on my home water and on the very first night home I hooked into this hen. I fished every other day I was home except the day of the wedding, and this was the only fish I had… But that was fine with me. She nearly took my hand off as she kicked away on the release.
Brown trout caught on the Winooski River, Vermont. By far the largest brown I have ever caught. Only a month ago this monster in all of his spawning-colour glory, nailed a green egg under an indie. I was having luck with caddis pupa and had lost all of last night’s ties. I took a green eggfly and thought maybe it will work as an imitator… It did. Released healthy.
By Evan Potter