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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

  • Kayak Fishing with the Lowrance Hook 3x DSI #kayakfishing September 18, 2019
    Had a great time kayak fishing Saturday. Brought the Lowrance Hook 3x DSI depth finder to locate bait fish, structure, and changes in depth! Was the key to hooking up with White Bass, Yellow Bass, Crappie, and Catfish. Back Paddling to bounce the slab and jig rig worked as well as casting to passing schools.... […]
  • Fly Fishing Tips… How We Fish the Betts Bream Getter! September 15, 2019
    TBT time Friday evening fishing an old favorite of ours… the Betts Bream Getter. It’s the fishing fly we derived the Foam Spider pattern we tie. This one we picked up at Cabelas but unfourtunately lost it to a snag. Will have to either buy another or tie one using the kit we bought last... […]
  • More Pond Fly Fishing…! #flyfishing September 15, 2019
    Fished Stoney Hollow Pond and managed two fish only. Was a tough go. Next day fished two ponds – Sonic Pond and Bethany Creek Pond. Struck out at Sonic Pond. Did catch several fish at Bethany Creek Pond! The post More Pond Fly Fishing…! #flyfishing appeared first on Stocker Trout Fishing.

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Tournament Tuesday September 17, 2019
    Global Warming Trickles Down Who would have thought the change in world climate would trickle down, like a bead of sweat, to little-ol’ us right here in Texas? August 2019 was the second hottest August on record, and while myself and other hardcore carp fly fishers examine their navels trying to figure out “what’s wrong,” […]
  • Monday Morning Sidewalk September 16, 2019
    How about that last week? It was a real vacation brought on by two sick days of … well, I still don’t know what it was. Could it be allergies? In our changing planet, maybe I am now allergic to something that was never around before? I am still a statue of snot today, and […]
  • Tournament Tuesday September 4, 2019
    End of the Fly Line It looks like we are about to get to the end of the fly line on Texas carp tournaments when it comes to independently promoting and reporting that particular breed of tournament. The extreme difficulty in getting information, and publishing free (and huge) megaphone-style promotions of that nearly impossible to […]

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

  • Nets, Go Big or Go Home September 18, 2019
    I received an email from a reader the other day asking advice on steelhead nets. I thought it was a topic worth some discussion. We put a lot of thought into rods, reels, lines and flies but often the piece of equipment that seals the deal is an afterthought. I was guilty of this for […]
  • Fly Fishing Alpine Lakes September 17, 2019
    Fly Fishing on alpine lakes for trout has become one of my favorite ways to spend a day on the water. There's something really special about making long accurate casts to rising trout on the move. It's very much a team effort between the fly angler and the oarsman. Often you can't just sit in […]
  • Eye Surgery Update / What’s Up With G&G September 16, 2019
    By Louis Cahill Ten weeks ago I had surgery for a detached retina. Many of you will have seen the post I put up explaining that emergency surgery caught me with my pants down. I know that others have simply noticed that G&G has been recycling content lately. That was the best I could do […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • Fly Tying Hackle Tricks: How to Scissor Fold, Peel and More August 27, 2019
    In this video I explain various hackle methods while trying out the new bobbin from www.simon-fly.com (patent pending - validation product shown in this video). Read more › The post Fly Tying Hackle Tricks: How to Scissor Fold, Peel and More appeared first on April Vokey.
  • Tips For Fly Fishing Out of a Boat August 24, 2019
    In this video, Justin and I go through the points we covered during our Anchored podcast. Read more › The post Tips For Fly Fishing Out of a Boat appeared first on April Vokey.
  • Vlog: Finding Love + The Biggest Atlantic Salmon of my Life in Norway August 24, 2019
    Three trips to Norway later, I thought it might be time to make a vlog about it. Read more › The post Vlog: Finding Love + The Biggest Atlantic Salmon of my Life in Norway appeared first on April Vokey.

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • IN THE SALT - Issue 10 September 8, 2019
    Don't get too thrown off that the latest issue of In The Salt is considered "Winter 2019" issue.  Seasons are flipped on the other end of the world.  Australia based but touching on locales worldwide including a piece by Christian Pretorius that is bittersweet in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on what it was like […]
  • Saluda River Chapter T.U. - "Swap N Shop" Event September 8, 2019
    While this post is mainly for those in the Columbia, South Carolina area, this is a heads up that the Saluda River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting their annual cook out picnic and Swap N Shop event at Saluda Shoals on Tuesday, September 10th.Along with local artisans, creators, industry professionals and others, The […]
  • TAIL FLY FISHING MAGAZINE - Issue 43 September 6, 2019
    The latest issue of Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is showing up in mailboxes and is live online.  If you didn't know, Issue 43 celebrates seven years of salt.  In a time where and when print magazines are harder to come by, Tail Fly Fishing Magazine keeps getting better with each new issue.Even if you don't […]

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Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Sep 16, Bass on the Shenandoah
    About five weeks ago, my wife and I took a drive out to the Shenandoah Valley, mainly to kill a Saturday, but also because I wanted to check out Mossy
  • Sep 13, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Nissin 450ZX soft Relatively soft, relatively light keiryu rod that would be ideal for smaller fish in smaller streams or for sunfish in a pond. Back in stock. Small, Medium and Large rod cases Relatively light semi-rigid plastic rod cases. Ugly but inexpensive. Back in stock. […]
  • Sep 11, Welcome To The Small Side
    Do your friends give you sidelong looks and sidle away when you laugh and are happy catching small fish? Do they express pity or disdain when you hold
  • Sep 10, Trip Report - 9-7-19
    This report is a follow-up of the 8-25-19 trip report. In that report I suggested that a tenkara fly's bushy hackle resists being pulled through the water, and that it is much harder to keep your line off the water's surface if you fish a Killer Bug or other fly that has no hackle. I […]

RSS Tenkara USA

  • New product release – 10 years
    We don’t release new products very often, but when we do it is because we think they need to be out there. I hope you will enjoy the offerings below. 10th Anniversary Ebisu, $175 The classic Tenkara USA rod, Ebisu, improved and released as a limited 10th anniversary edition. Imported. ADD TO CART Water bottles, […]
  • Tenkara Summit 2019
    The 2019 Tenkara Summit, which celebrated our 10th anniversary is now behind us. It was a blast of an event. In the coming days we will try putting out more videos of the presentations, but here is a quick compilation of the event. Thank you all who came, but also all of you who couldn’t […]
  • 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 […]

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