Welcome

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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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"!

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

Standup Longboarding snippet that shows a quick workout we do to prepare for kayak fishing and increase our paddling endurance... plus it's FUN!

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From the COAF Field Team...

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!

See the latest on YouTube!

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 TFF Fishing Reports

  • White Bass Run! October 6, 2018
  • Kayak Fishing : Re: Palestine 9/29/18 September 30, 2018
    Recent report with Pics!   lconn4: Re: Palestine 9/29/18 Stopped and fished in all the places I got bit earlier and caught a couple of more on fluke. Hooked a couple of bowfin that I thought were bass and luckily they pulled off. Make it back to deep hole near bridge and get thumped on […]
  • Lake Somerville August 9, 2018
      Had a great time fishing the main lake today. In the morning I hit the points in W. Park and caught many white bass. They were all small and Similar size to the one JMoe is holding above. Caught a bunch of small largemouths and a couple sunnies.There were no signs of schooling fish. […]

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • Get Slinky With Your Indicator December 12, 2018
    By Johnny Spillane AS WE GET INTO FALL AND FISH ARE BECOMING MORE SELECTIVE AND EATING SMALLER BUGS LIKE TRICOS, FISHING CAN BECOME MORE CHALLENGING. USING A FRENCH SLINKY INDICATOR OR SLINKY INDICATOR CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO HOOK A FEW MORE FISH WHEN THEY ARE BEING ULTRA SELECTIVE OR ULTRA SPOOKY. I like […]
  • Make Your Next (Or First) Rod Build Epic! December 11, 2018
    IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! PRESENTS AREN’T THE ONLY THING WE WILL BE WRAPPING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! There’s no doubt that Swift Fly Fishing and Epic Fly Rods have made fiberglass sexy again. For years, they have been pumping out high performance fast-glass and getting their Studio Built bendy sticks into the hands of anglers around the […]
  • G&G 2018 Holiday Gift Guide December 10, 2018
    By Alice Tesar and Justin Pickett If you are shopping for a fly fisher this year, G&G is your elf on the shelf. HERE IS OUR LIST OF HOT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE FLY ANGLER ON YOUR LIST. RiverSmith River Quiver New to the scene, the award winning RiverSmith River Quiver is the piece of […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • We Have To Go… November 20, 2017
    It was a Rubik’s cube of calendars; a six-sided complex puzzle and I’d become a major part of the scramble. Matt Jennings from Fishing BC was trying to organize a fishing trip between me, Katy Watson of Northern Outback Adventures, photographer Jeremy Koreski, videographer Brandon Kelly, a helicopter pilot and, of course, the fish themselves. […]
  • Queens of the Desert November 1, 2017
    I don’t know why I was so surprised to hear Dubai has good fishing. For years I assumed the city to be a major dustbowl of wealth, high-rises, restrictions, and layovers — a pretty ignorant depiction coming from a girl who’d only ever experienced Dubai’s international airport (which is, admittedly, rather impressive). I’d flown through […]
  • Exmouth on the Fly July 7, 2017
    It was four years, one marriage, a shit-ton of paperwork, and an unhealthy amount of saltwater fishing earlier when I replaced winter steelhead with marlin; white snow soon to be forgotten by pale yellow sand. Splitting my life between both countries — a “summer chaser” as they called me — I had the best of […]

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • C. BARCLAY FLY ROD CO. - The Lookbook December 12, 2018
    Sometimes when two people love each other very very much...wait...wrong talk. Let's try this again...Sometimes when a famed small shop fiberglass fly rod builder meets up with a tech savvy photog with some serious skills, magical things happen.  Enter, the C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. Lookbook.I think every small shop rod builder (gear and reel […]
  • GRAY'S SPORTING JOURNAL - ANDROS ISLAND December 12, 2018
    The fellows from Gray's Sporting Journal went to Andros Island in the Bahamas and brought back a bunch of goodness that they packaged up on a microsite to enjoy.  I'm not aware of GSJ doing many of these type of articles but hope that they continue as I like the mix of words, photographs and […]
  • T.F.M. Q&A: Joe Godspeed on Making the T&T Lotic Fly Rods December 11, 2018
    About the time I got really serious about fiberglass fly rods (give or take a dozen years ago now) the Heirloom series fly rods had recently been introduced.  Thomas & Thomas was one of just a couple established fly rod companies still producing fiberglass fly rods and the Heirloom series fly rods were wonderful casting […]

Fly Fishing Fun!

Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Dec 12, Nissin Air Stage Hakubai
    This is very nearly a complete rewrite of the Nissin Air Stage Seiryu Rods page. The Nissin Air Stage Hakubai are wonderfully light, extremely sensitive seiryu rods, which are very well suited for tenkara fishing in smaller streams for smaller fish. Seiryu is generally translated as "clear stream" and these rods are about as nice […]
  • Dec 12, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Ebira Guide Handy way to carry up to 4 rods, with two zippered pockets for gear. Back in stock. Nikko Sashi Artificial maggots. Proven for microfishing, will probably work just as well for sunfish and trout. Back in stock.
  • Dec 12, Joy of Tenkara
    What are you thankful for? Each person must make his own list; but at the top of mine would be God, family, and friends. My wife has now put up with me
  • Dec 11, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Nissin Air Stage Hakubai seiryu rods 240 stiff, plus 190, 240, 290 and 340 medium. The 240 stiff and 190 medium are back in stock. The longer medium rods are new items, intended primarily for fly fishing for micros.

RSS Tenkara USA

  • mounTEN: issue 3, December 2018
    Welcome to the third 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 Ice Shelf Fishing, Bamboo Rods, Iwana Sashimi, a new Up Tenkara Creek Comic and […]
  • mounTEN, issue 2
    We received some great feedback and a lot of downloads of the inaugural edition of mounTEN, our new ezine. So, we bring to you the 2nd edition, which has pieces on how to tenkara fish with long lines, a conversation with Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, a piece on the Manzanar fishing camp, and one on the […]
  • mounTEN: issue 1, October 2018
    Announcing our first issue of mounTEN! The official “e-zine” of Tenkara USA. Look for it on the TENth of every month, each issue is a collection of essays, interviews, how-to’s, and philosophical thoughts on the tenkara lifestyle in TEN spreads. At the end of the zine will be an installment of Up TENkara Creek, a new […]

Kayak Fishing Fun!

Texas Fly Fishing Spotlight

Fly Fish Rockport

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Fly Fish Rockport

1 day 11 hours ago

Fun day fishing way skinny water with Jacob today. #redfish #redfishonfly #flyfishing #texasflyfishing #flyfishrockport

Fly Fish Rockport

2 days 8 hours ago

Rockport, Texas Fly Fishing Report – December 10th

Rockport Fishing Report - December 10th
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Fly Fish Rockport

4 days 18 hours ago

This was the scene here in Rockport,Texas a year ago this morning. So as bad as the weather is today, it could be much worse.…

Texas Maritime Museum

Fly Fish Rockport

6 days 10 hours ago

Cool event at the Texas Maritime Museum tomorrow night.

It takes a huge crew of wonderful volunteers to transform our museum into a New Orleans Jazz Club

ReelFly Fishing Adventure

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We’ve been a little quiet lately on the media... because we’ve been busy catching fish! Hit us up for a guided trip. #reelfly #reelflyfishing #flyfish…

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Join us at our Wimberley location this evening for Wimberley Winter’s Eve from 5-10pm. There will be live music, food, drinks and Santa will even…

Timeline Photos

#Repost @redingtongear with @get_repost ・・・ Want to win a VICE combo? Click the link in bio to learn how. #redingtongear #findyourwater

Photos from ReelFly Fishing Adventures Guide Service & Fly Shop's post

Firehole Sticks and Stones hooks and beads are in and are killer! Come snag a few! Photo: @palaciostx #fireholeoutdoors #fireholesticks #reelfly #reelflyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #flyshop…

Action Angler & Outdoors

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The flows bumped up to 760cfs, but the bite remained strong. #doubles #guadaluperivertroutunlimited #thenbscene #playinnewbraunfels

Photos from Action Angler & Outdoor Center- Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX's post

Some pics from David Sikes. This half day trip produced some tanks. #guadaluperivertroutunlimited #guadaluperiver #texasflyfishing #playinnewbraunfels #thenbscene

Photos from Action Angler & Outdoor Center- Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX's post

Great day with Yoli and Jessie. #guadaluperivertroutunlimited #guadaluperiver #texasflyfishing #thenbscene

Photos from Action Angler & Outdoor Center- Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX's post

Huge thanks to all the volunteers and folks that attended the Learn to Fly Fish event. #flyfishing #texasflyfishing #thenbscene #playinnewbraunfels #guadaluperiver #texasparksandwildlife

Texas Fishing Piers

61st Fishing Pier

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61st Street Fishing Pier

17 hours 35 minutes ago

#pier #galveston #TX #Texas #gulfofmexico #fishing #dock #pierlife #Redfish #61stpier

61st Street Fishing Pier

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61st Street Fishing Pier

22 hours 18 minutes ago

Good morning everybody! 🌅

61st Street Fishing Pier

22 hours 38 minutes ago

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61st Street Fishing Pier

22 hours 39 minutes ago

🎣 Today's Catch🎣

61st Street Fishing Pier

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Galveston Fishing Pier

Galveston Fishing Pier

18 hours 54 minutes ago

Wednesday Dec 12, Low tide at 12.07 pm with a High tide at 9.01 Have a great day!

Galveston Fishing Pier

2 days 16 hours ago

Pondering on the perfect Holiday Gifts? Give the gift of experience this year!! Summer Surf Lessons as well as Kids and Adults Fishing Lessons available…

Galveston Fishing Pier

2 days 22 hours ago

Morning anglers , Today is 44°, 7 NW winds. 11:30am Low tide, 8:14pm High tide. GFP is open 7am to 10pm. Have a great day!

Galveston Fishing Pier

3 days 13 hours ago

Good afternoon anglers, it's 52F with a NNW wind at 14mph. Water is Sandy and flat. High tide is 6:16pm. Report today has been whiting…

Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier

#mood

2 months 6 days ago

32”

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Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier

3 months 1 week ago

Have a safe Labor Day weekend! #portisabel #spi #pierfishing #gofishing

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