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Big fish, and lots of them. Those six words sum up the fishing in and around Casper, Wyoming. In fact, American Angler Magazine named the section of the North Platte River that runs through Casper as the "#1 Big Fish Destination in the World" in 2005. Local fly fishing guides report that the river has become even better in the years since American Angler gave Casper that illustrious title because of unparalleled trout habitat management by the State, the County, the Bureau of Reclamation and the local fishing guide industry. Casper is firmly on the radar screens (and wish lists) of fly fishermen from throughout the world.

But, world-class fly fishing on the North Platte is not the only fishing game in town. Casper also has two large reservoirs just outside of town that provide year-round fishing opportunities. Alcova and Pathfinder Reservoirs offer record-size walleye, trout and an occasional gigantic carp - a hard-fighting fish that is fast becoming one of the more popular forms of sport fishing in the world.

Whether your passion is angling with a traditional spin casting rod and reel; the timeless beauty and precision of fly fishing; or the inventiveness and dedication of winter ice fishing, you will want to visit our back yard to experience a sense of accomplishment that can only be attained when you Fish Casper.

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Check out Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming this week as they visit us again!! Airing Friday @ 5:00 am, Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday 7.30a.m. ...

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02/26/2017
Jigging Walleyes with Live Bait

Many jiggers are purists and strictly fish artificial. Some only fish live bait. Then there are those of us that prefer jigging artificial but use live bait often (a confidence thing).
Many years ago I was watching a fishing show on TV, when I noticed the pro was raving about how well a modified jig was working for him when using live bait. This was just a regular round head jig with a piece of plastic grub glued on. I made up some of his jigs and have been using them often, ever since. The plastic body may help attract fish but most importantly, it causes the jig to fall slower. I use it mainly when fishing leeches or ½ a crawler. Almost all of my fishing buddies will attest to how well these jigs work because most have switched to using them. I have confidence in this live bait jig and it works for me.
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02/26/2017
Jigging Walleyes with Live Bait

Many jiggers are purists and strictly fish artificial.  Some only fish live bait.  Then there are those of us that prefer jigging artificial but use live bait often (a confidence thing). 
Many years ago I was watching a fishing show on TV, when I noticed the pro was raving about how well a modified jig was working for him when using live bait. This was just a regular round head jig with a piece of plastic grub glued on.  I made up some of his jigs and have been using them often, ever since.  The plastic body may help attract fish but most importantly, it causes the jig to fall slower.  I use it mainly when fishing leeches or ½ a crawler.  Almost all of my fishing buddies will attest to how well these jigs work because most have switched to using them.  I have confidence in this live bait jig and it works for me.

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Shane RichendiferI have used this same method often.

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Eric WhitakerFuzzy grib minus the maribou. Acttually, , I found that two cappe jigs i tied tandem with maribou talis work wonders in rio rap or rocky structure. Took 10 9, 8 9 , 6 8 in 3 castes in a row. Lost one near 15 cast proor. ( no net) by myself below dam in 89 , april 9

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Casper is a city centered in the heart of the rugged west with access to some of the strongest fighting trout in the world.