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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Alaskan Experience With SAO

I have heard it being said, and at one time believed it myself! That the Great Lakes Regions of Canada and the U.S. offered salmon fishing that rivals that of Alaska, and even better it was half the cost for the same experience... After being in Alaska I quickly came to reality and understood that the people saying such a thing have either never been to Alaska or just need to have their head and eyes checked!

Each year we host several great groups of angler's from across the lower 48 to what has become one of the great fly fishing experiences of my life. I truly believe that it is a must experience to fish and share these waters along side the Grizzly Bear at least once in your life!!!

So if you are looking or wanting to head north and are interested in meeting angler's of all walks of life, looking for a festive good time, chowing down some great food, telling fish stories in good company, and long for catching fish on the fly...! Give us a shout we would love to have you as a part of our outing each year!

A Double on Trophy Arctic Char

A Trophy Rainbow Trout

A Colored Up Buck Silver Salmon

A Fresh Silver (Coho) Salmon on the Naknek

Sockeye Are Everywhere

A Monster Ugashik Narrows Char....32" in.

One Heck of an Alaskan Double

A Sow Grizzly and her Two Cubs on The Brooks River

A Sockeye Up Close and Personal...Check out Those Teeth

Walking in for a morning of fishing you will never forget!

Ample opportunities to catch Char like this...

Casting mice to hungry Rainbow Trout.

Big and Bright Silver Salmon!

Hefty Sockeye...

Monster Coho.

Doubles, Triples... Everyone has a great experience!

Hooked up on a good fish.

Big Bows abound..

More Char?

We hope to see you here!!

Alaskan Experience includes:
6 days/ 7 nights lodging/meals
6 days Guided fishing
Multiple rivers and fly fishing experiences
River side Cabins and Full bath house
Serious inquiries only!!! Complete Outline of trip details will be provided on request.. Please call me at 419-466-9382 or email us at Prices are very reasonable and affordable! We look forward to hearing from you...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mertensia Springs Trout and Wilderness Conservation Club

During the summer months we offer trips exclusively through the Mertensia Springs Trout & Conservation Club in Ludlow Falls, Ohio. The club offers 3 distinct fly fishing opportunities to its visitors.

My favorite is fly fishing in Ludlow Creek! This is awesome 3wt water that is stocked with both Rainbow and Brown trout, and is home to wild Small Mouth Bass and Rock Bass! This stream is a blast to wade and alot of fun to spend the day on.

The club also borders the Still Water River which has been rated one of Ohio's Top Small Mouth fisheries. Several water way lakes are also on the property offering superb Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, and carp on the fly.

The club house at Mertensia Springs.

Angler drifts a nice run on Ludlow Creek.

Brown Trout From Ludlow Creek.

Fly casting for bass on one of the water way lakes.

Wild Small Mouth on the fly..

The Mertensia Springs Club offers a wild and scenic fly fishing experience.

Mertensia Springs Club Trips Include:
Choice of one or all three
Ludlow Creek 3wt fly fishing for Small Mouth and Trout- Back pack wade trip
Water way Lakes for Large Mouth Bass and Carp- Canoe/Float trip
Still Water River Small Mouth Bass- Float Trip
8 hours with a professional permitted guide
All rods, reels, flies, and tippet
Lunch and Beverages
Angler responsible for Ohio fishing license and waders/wade shoes.
If you are interested please contact us at 419-466-9382 or email at
All inquiries are welcome!

Brook Trout Retreat

Are you ever looking for that friends or family get away? Some where totally quite and out of the way place that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to simply enjoy yourself and have a memorable vacation!

How does a small trout stream and private cabin sound to you! One of the more popular packages we offer is our Brook Trout Retreat in the Allegheny National forest in Beautiful Pennsylvania.

A view of the stream from the Balcony.

Brook trout from 8 to 15 inches caught daily on a mile of private secluded stream frontage.

A quick view of the cabin's living room.

Retreat cabin has rustic accommodations.

Full Kitchen, 2 bedroom, and full bathroom.

Gorgeous brown trout caught from cabin pool.

Angler nets a nice brook trout!

If you like to catch small to medium sized trout in wild settings, spend time with family and friends, or you are looking for an affordable vacation... This is a great option!

Brook Trout Retreats Include:(Seasonal)
Lodging for 4 anglers.
Rods, Reels, and Flies are available at cabin for use.
Private stream access
Satellite TV
Full Kitchen and Bath
20 Foot Balcony over looking stream
Out Door Grill and fire pit
Guest are responsible for food, beverages, and fishing licenses.
If interested in one of our brook trout retreats please call me at 419-466-9382 or email us at
A complete outline of services and prices will be provided on inquiry, including golf and non fishing packages that are also available.
All inquiries welcome!!!

Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass

Starting in Late April and early May, Smallmouth Bass start to migrate into the Lake Erie Tributaries and around Presque Isle Bay. Bass from 3 to 5 pounds can be caught on everything from top water flies to large streamers and leeches.

Fly fishing for Smallmouth Bass has become extremely popular for anglers around the region, and it as exciting as fly fishing gets on 5wt gear. If you are into warm weather, sight fishing, and hard fighting fish this type of trip is for you!

Float and Wade Trips Available!

Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass Trips Include:(May thru July)
8 Hours with a licensed professional fly fishing guide.
All reels, rods, flies, leaders,and tippet.
Stream side lunch and refreshments.
Angler only required to have valid fishing license!
Half Day trips Available!

Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass that hammered a Eumer Leech Tube Fly!

Stalking, Sight fishing, and seeing the take!!!

Angler with a football Smally that hammered a swung streamer!

Are you are into big flies? The Smallmouth are!

Trophy Sized Lake Erie Smallmouth on the fly!

If you are interested in fly fishing for Lake Erie's other Exciting game fish, please call me at 419-466-9382 or email us at
All Inquiries Welcome!
Beginners, experienced, family, club, special needs, and corporate outings and be accommodated.

Lake Erie Steelhead.

The tributary streams of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania and Ohio offer three seasons of spectacular fly fishing for steelhead. Many anglers who travel here can not believe how beautiful the fishery and scenery can be, due to "Steelhead Alley" being so close to or within major metropolitan areas such as Erie and Cleveland.

The truth is Steelhead fishing here has become a way of life and an addiction most will not be able to shake once you have tried it!

Lake Erie Steelhead Fly Fishing Trips include:
8 hours with a professional licensed fly fishing guide
All rods, reels, leaders, tippet, and flies are included
Stream side Lunch and refreshments
Only a valid fishing license and waders required by angler!

Angler hooked up on Elk Creek in Pennsylvania on a beautiful Fall afternoon.

Angler proudly holds a Fall Run Lake Erie Steelhead.

Fly angler hooked up during a winter outing!

The reward for braving the winter weather!

Angler with a beautiful Spring Time Buck Steelhead!
If you are interested in spending a day or two along the Lake Erie Tributaries, Please don't hesitate to call us at 419-466-9382 or email at
All Inquiries Welcome!
Beginner, experienced, group, family, special needs, and corporate trips can all be accommodated.
Our prices are very competitive and our services are second to none!