We are a group of avid fisherman who enjoy fishing and fishing related things. We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.

Over the years, the name has been shortened from COAF Field Team to Field Team and our members have shrunk. We started with five members, shrunk to one, and then added a four-legged member - Charlie the #maltesepuppy!

It is our hope to keep bringing fishing news and fishing things of interest to our Readers and YouTube Viewers. Thank you for stopping by and do check back at all our venues - YouTube, Blog, and this website for the latest happenings from the Team!

Till then, "Good Luck and Good Fishing"!

Playlist from our YouTube Channel of pond fishing trips in 2019. Do check back as we update with more trips during the year!

PS: The sections below provide fishing news, tips, suggestions, and articles that offer a wealth of information to Readers interested in fishing!

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Stocker Trout Fishing Magazine

...was a startup effort by the Field Team to attain a bucket list goal - publish a fishing magazine!

One hard-copy issue was printed for posterity and an online version made available to our Supporters!

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COAF Field Team - YouTube Channel

As a picture is worth a thousand words, video is worth so much more in capturing those moments while in the field doing what we like best... fishing!

Do check out our YouTube Channel to see what we have been up to! Be it fishing, enjoying great times when not fishing, or even taking a break in the day job with a little ukulele time!

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Online Fishing Articles on HubPages

Fishing articles published by the Field Team and hosted online by HubPages.

Includes useful tips and suggestions on fly fishing, kayak fishing, fly tying, and other fishing related activities.

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Texas and Oklahoma - Fishing Reports

RSS COAF Field Team

  • Jug Line Fishing for Catfish… with a Kayak! July 22, 2019
    Was a windy Saturday at Lake Lavon but did manage to catch three Catfish for dinner using jug lines – commercially bought as well as DIY ones. Also, caught and released a Gar. All went for fresh caught Shad caught with a cast net prior to launching. Below are key items this trip. Hope the... […]
  • How We Organized Our Fishing Rods… DIY Fishing Rod Racks #diy #fishing #rodracks July 16, 2019
    How we organized our fishing rods using three fishing rod racks to store them. One rod rack used paracord and two screws to mount fly rod tubes to the wall of our home office / fishing room. Another rod rack we used was made of wood and mounted to the wall. It costs about $30... […]
  • Quick Fishing Update… Finally Broke The Streak! July 14, 2019
    Fished Lavon last Friday and struck out, then Denison Dam last Saturday and struck out, too! Went to Texoma last Sunday, and struck out again! No chance to fish until this Saturday… finally broke the streak by fishing Stoney Hollow Park Pond using the TFO 6wt Fly Rod and Echo Iion 6/7wt reel. OPST Commando... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Monday Morning Sidewalk July 22, 2019
    Marvelous Monday Morning to those of you who like what you do during the week! For the rest of you, I hope I can distract you long enough to provide a little aspirin to your headaches. And speaking of aches … A BEASTLY WIND DID BLOW I took a pretty good compression this past weekend, […]
  • Texas Tournament Tuesday July 16, 2019
    esCARPment Tournament The esCARPment tournament is in the books, and I am waiting for results from the organizers of that particular contest. While the carp is a perennial piscatorial pariah, we here know the true charms of the fish, and so do the folks at esCARPment and Ethos Fly Rods. Has anyone out there tried […]
  • Monday Morning Sidewalk July 15, 2019
    Shameless product placement highlights this gear review of SIMMS FLY FISHING SHORTS. The post Monday Morning Sidewalk appeared first on Flyfishing in Texas.

RSS TFF Fishing Reports

  • Texoma on Sunday afternoon May 14, 2019
    Liking this report from Texoma!   Texoma on Sunday afternoon [by didja getny] I went to Texoma yesterday afternoon. Put in at the dam and scouted for at least an hour before I found fish. But when I found them it was on! First school I found was 6" dinks. After they cruised by they […]
  • Bank Fishing Lake Buchanan February 24, 2019
    Lake Buchanan Tips…   Re: Bank Fishing Lake Buchanan [by Gypsy Bass] The what a burger and Walgreens off marsh and nw highway park there and walk towrds the bridges under the bridges There are bass and Croppie just be careful there is a lot of stick ups there and you will get hung up […]
  • Perdenales white bass run February 24, 2019
      Report on the Perdenales!   Re: Perdenales white bass run [by ingvar3000] sws210, the lake is a bit above pool right now, so all the river structure is under water. I think if you find the spots where the channel is choked down to a narrower width you could do okay. Otherwise the usual […]

RSS Fly Fish Rockport

  • Rockport Fishing Report – May 22nd May 23, 2019
    A little behind on the Rockport Fishing Report here for the week. So we apologize for that. Been busy around here with lots of boats on the water though. So here we are with your up to the minute report from the flats in Texas. Things continue to be pretty ok around here, fishing
  • Rockport Fishing Report – May 13th May 14, 2019
    Here is your Rockport Fishing Report for the second week of May. Things have been a bit interesting around here since our last report. Lot's of weather, which has been making things a bit challenging for us some days. Maybe a bit more of the same for this weeks report as well. Fishing around
  • Rockport Fishing Report – May 2nd May 3, 2019
    Here is the first Rockport Fishing Report for the month of May. April was a crazy busy month around here and seemed to fly by. The weather was good, fishing was good and things just seemed to cruise along. Now May is here and hopefully there is more of the same to come. So

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • Fly Fishing Provides Great Health Benefits July 22, 2019
    I tell my clients, all the time, that I'm grateful for all the benefits fly fishing provides anglers. It provides us with one of the funnest ways to exercise, and it has the ability to completely wash away the stress of everyday life, from its therapeutic entertainment. We really should be thankful that this passion […]
  • Take Advantage of Your Vise! July 21, 2019
    By Justin Pickett Being a consistent fly tying machine can sometimes be challenging. Especially if you plan to tie in the interest of making some extra spending cash, you need to stay consistent and efficient. When it comes to consistency, you’ve got to be able to stick to your recipes day in and day out, […]
  • Is Our Thinking About Flies All Wrong? July 20, 2019
    By Dan Frasier What if I were to tell you there is no such thing as a trout fly? A few days ago my good friend and fly designer Steve Martinez posted a link to one of his flies that Orvis carries; his Frankenstein Sculpin. I love this fly, but his comment intrigued me. He […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • Fly Fishing 101: Accessorizing July 17, 2019
    A lot of aspiring fly anglers are intimidated by guide’s fly boxes and fly shop pegboard walls. They assume they’ll need dozens of patterns and just as many gizmos to be successful on the water. Truthfully, most fisheries can be approached confidently with only one or two patterns, and all the dangling doohickeys mostly just […]
  • Sight Fishing for Dungeness Crabs June 28, 2019
    Being from the Pacific Northwest, I’ve done my share of crabbing. When I was a kid, crabbing involved baiting traps or ring nets and keeping a watchful eye for thieves. But the Vancouver area has since changed. Between the rapidly sprouting ‘no fishing’ signs and an influx of seafood aficionados, crabbing grounds have gotten pretty […]
  • Chironomids: Springtime Stillwater Trout Candy June 8, 2019
    When I was little, my dad and I used to go on an annual fishing trip in British Columbia’s interior. In the excitement leading up to the trip, I polished my Wedding Ring and Willow Leaf spinners before organising them into their designated Plano compartments. As a treat, Mom let me stay up late and […]

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • GOOD EATS - How to Make Tomato Pies July 20, 2019
    It never fails that I post an image of a tomato pie on my Instagram, I'll get a handful of messages of "What the what is that?!?!" followed by a request for the recipe.  I figured that a T.F.M. post with the recipe was due since many backyard gardens are pumping out the fresh tomatoes […]
  • LOON OUTDOORS - Tailgate Talks on Fly Line Care July 20, 2019
    Matt Callies breaks down the importance of fly line care and the Loon Outdoors products that clean and slick up your favorite line before getting on the water. Keeping fly lines clean is really important and I can immediately tell the difference when my line is deep cleaned.  This is especially noticeable when fishing warmwater […]
  • FLY FUSION - Cast Like A Pro: #6 Accuracy July 19, 2019
    The fly casting instructional video series with Fly Fusion and Scientific Anglers continue with Field Editor Jeff Wagner covering the importance of accuracy in your fly casting. Take a few minutes to visit the Scientific Anglers website and of course be sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram and their YouTube channel. Subscribe in a […]

Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Jul 20, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Suntech Fine Power 66NP and 56NP Absolutely wonderful keiryu rods that cast a tenkara line so well you would think they are made for it. Back in stock. Suntech Field Master 39, 44 and 53 (only a few rods) Three position rods that most use for […]
  • Jul 19, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. 3x5 Photo Tank Micro fishing? Keep 'em wet and get easier ID and better photos. Back in stock.
  • Jul 17, Trip Report - 7-14-19
    Sunday was supposed to be a micro day. Coach and I went to the stream we usually fish for micros. I had expected to catch at least 7 species. Coach expected 10. We each caught 4, and only one was a legitimate micro, the others were various sunfish and a smallmouth bass. The lone real […]
  • Jul 12, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. ZimmerBuilt Sling Lite, Strap Pack and Micro Pack Sling and small accessories packs designed specifically for tenkara anglers. Back in stock. Nissin Tanago Koro High quality, sensitive 5' tanago rod. Back in stock.

RSS Tenkara USA

  • Looking back at 10 years of Tenkara
    Today we celebrate 10 years of building Tenkara USA and sharing tenkara outside of Japan. It is an incredible milestone, and this journey has been filled with incredible experiences, milestones we never could have predicted, and a lot of hard work to accomplish all of that. And, of course we wouldn’t be here today without […]
  • mounTEN: Issue Seven, April 2019
    Welcome to the seventh issue of Tenkara USA’s official monthly ezine, covering the best stories on the tenkara method of fly-fishing. mounTEN brings forth content created by Tenkara USA over the last 10 years in a fun-to-read format. This month features a look back at 10 years of sharing tenkara and building Tenkara USA. Enjoy! […]
  • Registrations for the 2019 Tenkara Summit now open!
    This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary! And, we will celebrate in style at the 2019 Tenkara Summit! REGISTER NOW The event registration is $40 and includes a catered lunch plus a bunch of great knowledge! Date: July 27, 2019. More details will be posted at www.tenkarausa.com/summit as we near the date, but here […]

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