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June Fishing

Fishing continue to be pretty good on the Mo these days. Not great, but good. After the drop in river levels last week, things have settled down a bit more and the fish seem to be finding their usual haunts. Now, we just need the bugs to do their part. But every day is a

Crude Oil Spill on the James River, VA

Sad news coming out of Lynchburg, VA this evening. A train has overturned and dumped crude oil into our favorite musky waters, the James River. This river boasts a very healthy population of musky, not to mention the excellent smallmouth and striper fishing. We wish our best to our friends out in Lynchburg and the

Spring Fishing on the Mo

Fishing continues to be pretty good here on the Mo. Not our best spring ever, but not too bad either. River flows continue to climb gradually, around 8700 cfs today. This is more water than we have seen in at least a couple of years. This has made the fishing a little different. Again, not

April Fishing on the Mo

Had a great time the past few days with my crew from Missouri. Chuck had been out to fish with me last year. Apparently he enjoyed himself, because he came back this spring with a group of buddies as well. Fishing was pretty good the days they were here. We had to endure a pretty

New Website

First Cast Outfitters finally has a new website!!! It may have taken 6 months  a bit longer than planned, but its finally here. Now to just work out the kinks. Hopefully you find this website informational, functional and maybe even somewhat entertaining. In the meantime, tweaks will be made, updates updated and more information added. And I

And There Goes the Rest of My Winter

What better way to welcome yourself back to winter, than a grade 3 tear of your MCL your third run at the ski hill. Sweet! While I may be able to avoid surgery, I most certainly will not be able to avoid the next 6-8 weeks on the couch. At least all this snow makes


With a short window in the otherwise cloudy weather, we decided to run up to Islamorada, Florida for two days of fishing with friend and guide, Captain Jess Atkins. Day one was spent searching for reds on the flats West of the island. We didn't have targets all day, but I did manage one beast

The Lower Keys

After a week in Boca, it was time to move further south down the keys. Key West was our place of residence for the next month. We spent most of our days cruising up and down the lower keys looking for fish, food, tiki bars and any other sort of entertainment we could find. The

Flying South

After a nice long summer, followed by some November pike fishing, then a little more fishing on the James River for musky, I was more than ready to be warm again. Maybe it was the musky fishing in single digit weather? Or maybe just the fact that flip flops are way better than wearing "real