Author: Matt Zimmerman

Pro Tips: Top 5 Striped Bass Lures

Pro Tips: Top 5 Striped Bass Lures REPOST FROM CHEEKY FISHING  To put it simply, Cheeky Ambassadors Matt Zimmerman and Joe Gugino of Why Knot Fishing are striped bass fanatics. The duo have caught more trophy stripers than most anglers can only dream about in a lifetime, and with striped bass season inching closer every day, we […]

Viva La Baja

Every March I save up to take a tropical fishing adventure to keep the edge off before my favorite Striped Bass arrive back to the North Shore in May. In 2015 I went down to the Bahamas for a DIY Camping and Fishing adventure with a bunch of great guys. Last year I went down […]

What’s Your Favorite – Early Season Striped Bass

Fresh migratory bass are making their ways up the MA coast.  These bass are migrating their ways up local estuaries and rivers chasing bait and warm waters. Typically, when targeting these early season fish we have to downsize our offerings and light tackle techniques. I reached out to a number of our Team Why Knot anglers […]

Clemson Boy’s 2016 Spring Break Trip

By Dean Legg At the same time my peers were packing their coolers full of cheap beer, my roommate and I were loading his Jeep full of fishing gear. For over a year, my roommate Alex and I had been tossing ideas out for a fishing oriented spring break trip in March. We had two […]

Wild Times in Costa Rica

      A few weeks later and I’m still looking back still in disbelief thinking about the places I was 3 weeks ago. My friend Brendan, my brother Dan, and I flew from Boston to Newark and then direct to San Jose, Costa Rica. Our guide Tom Enderlin of Release Fly Travel lives outside San […]

5 Expert Kayak Tips For Every Weekend Warrior

Stop fishing like everyone else and become top rod on the water with these expert tips. Photos: Ben Duchesney 5 Expert Tips For Every Weekend Warrior TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND BECOME AN EXPERT. WRITTEN BY BEN DUCHESNEY Most anglers fall in between the categories beginner and expert, but no one wants […]

Oregon Winter Steelhead

Oregon Winter Steelhead WKF CAPTAIN SEAN KEARNEY: As the Winter Steelhead season here in Oregon marches on, most anglers start shifting their focus towards “Springers”, or Spring run Chinook Salmon. This excites me quite a bit as it takes some of the pressure off of the Steelhead water during maybe the best month of the […]

Costa Rica: New Species, New Challenges

Prior to leaving I always like to read and speak to as many people as possible in order to get their tips, input, hear their experiences in order to be fully prepped and packed for the trip. Instagram and our Why Knot Fishing network are great ways to get good info, and things like this truly highlight the benefit […]

Costa Rica: The Gear

Fly Fishing Setups Rod: 8wt – St Croix Imperial Reel: Cheeky Mojo425   Line: Orvis 350g Sink Tip Rod: 9wt – Orvis Helios 2     Reel: Cheeky Mojo425    Line: Rio Floating Rod: 10wt – Orvis Clearwater Reel: Cheeky Thrash 475 Line: Rio 375g Tropical Rod: 12wt – Orvis Clearwater Reel: Tibor Gulfstream Line: Rio 550g Billfish Shooting […]

Costa Rica Bound – Pura Vida

In a few weeks my brother Dan,  my good friend from Endicott College, Brendan Eppley (Go Gulls), and I will be heading to Costa Rica to fish with local guide Tom Enderlin…for seven days! This will be my first time fishing in the Pacific Ocean and am super excited to do so.  I am pumped to […]

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