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Offline Westinghouse

Re: Fishing across the continental US
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 03:10:39 pm »
That would require a bunch of state fresh-water fishing licenses, and if you go to Florida they now require a license to fish in salt water. What is this world coming to? A license to fish in salt water?

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Fishing across the continental US
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 10:39:06 pm »
Alas, I don't fish myself but know that Black Earth Creek near Madison is highly regarded for trout fishing. Also great cycling area in the Black Earth area. The Wisc DNR website has maps of trout streams in the state. Have a great trip and hoist a Leinenkugels for me with your dinner.

Offline brad

Re: Fishing across the continental US
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2011, 04:39:11 pm »
I am very interested in making a long cycling trip and taking my time to fly-fish through the NW...
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~James Michener

Offline dubovsmj

Re: Fishing across the continental US
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 07:57:19 am »
hey there

i took fly-fishing gear with me when i biked the TransAm back in 2007.

i was def glad i brought it along as there were some hot days where last thing i wanted to do was be biking in mid day and opted to wade in a river and fish.

not that i'm saying not to buy a license but....i didn't buy any mainly b/c the streams are so remote, esp the more west you get you run into no one....plus, if you're not keeping the fish who cares.

i was able to catch fish in nearly all the states out west (kansas not so much).

i'd say, if you like to fish, a bike trip is a great time to carry some gear along....it's a great way to break the day up, esp on a lunch break....plus it provides you the opportunity to catch fish native only to certain areas of the U.S.

i.e.:  catching 4 wild cutthroat trout in middle of nowhere Montana is something I can't quite reel in back home in Virginia.

do some research on some of the bigger streams you might come across and maybe a guide for half a day would be a cool thing to do....

hope this helps some.

Offline dubovsmj

Re: Fishing across the continental US
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 07:59:59 am »
also, to note.....a lot of times, assuming you're camping, plan on pitching tent near a river and that way you can fish well into evening....that way you'll have a camp set up and can stay out in the river when most of the hatches start up....you could then fish a bit in the morning before break camp...and sometimes catch some early morning hatches....

Offline lovely_bunny

Re: Fishing across the continental US
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2011, 09:53:24 am »
Hi folks,

I mentioned some time ago that I'd post our blog addy in this spot once we were up and running...here 'tis:

http://bikego.wordpress.com

No fishing info yet...we set out in less than two weeks.