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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

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 COAF Field Team

  • Circle Hooks Vs J-Hooks August 20, 2019
    Here is an interesting infographic that may add more debate to the effectiveness of circle hooks versus j-hooks. As quoted by Lenny Rudow, “Using Circle Hooks versus J-Hooks isn’t an either-or proposition—both types belong in your tacklebox. Choose which to use wisely, and you’ll end up with more fish in the cooler.“ Retrieved from https://www.boats.com/on-the-water/fishing-friday-circle-hook-vs-j-hook/ […]
  • Broken Bow Get Away #brokenbow #beaversbend #lowermountainfork August 17, 2019
    Had some time to burn, so off for a quick get away “mini-vacation” to Broken Bow, Oklahoma for some wine tasting, fishing… and overall chillin and grillin! Stayed at a really nice cabin in the Hochatown area, able to try a few wines and pick up a bottle or two at three wineries, grilled some... […]
  • Q&A Fly Tying – Suggestions for Starter Kits and Other Tips! August 9, 2019
    Impromptu live session to answer a Viewer’s question on a starter kit for fly tying. Unedited video with key items noted below. Also, includes details of recent trip fishing Denison Dam for Stripers! Key Items: Starter kits in the $30.00 range are available 1a. Cabelas and Bass Pro 1b. Can go more expensive but may... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Fantasy Friday August 23, 2019
    Friday is a day when a lot of people fantasize about escape to a fly fishing adventure somewhere new, or the same old fishing hole, the biggun lurking in wait for that fly to pass them by. I am no different, except that I probably dream it first, then wake up on Friday, and have […]
  • Borracho Pescador Tournament August 20, 2019
    Would you believe … I missed this tournament? I would never have known unless my powdercoater in Lewisville, Texas, had brought it to my attention. All I can says is, freakin’ incredible. Incredible to miss one of these tournaments, a tournament that has a fly fishing division that seems to be the main priority of […]
  • THIS WEEKEND – COWTOWN CARP CLASSIC! August 15, 2019
    CORRECTION I mistakenly thought the Cowtown Carp Classic Carp Tournament was this past weekend in Fort Worth, Texas! Truth be told me, it is THIS WEEKEND. I guess I read the cutoff date, which is August 8. And I have heard the rules for that particular tournament have been adjusted – but don’t see them […]

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

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  • How To Hold Fish For A Photo: Video August 24, 2019
    Here’s a few simple tips on how to best hold a fish and get a great photograph, without harming the fish. There’s a lot of debate right now about photographing fish. Like most topics that get blown out of proportion on the internet, this debate is riddled with sensationalized accusations and disinformation. I’ve written about […]
  • Labrador Bound August 23, 2019
    By Jason Tucker It's no secret that I love brook trout, and thus the name of my blog, Fontinalis Rising. Size doesn't matter. From 4-inch little gems to behemoth monsters the size of respectable brown trout, I find them all fascinating and exciting. When I was a boy, my grandfather took me down to the […]
  • Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Fly Casting August 22, 2019
    Are you finding that you're lacking distance and falling short of your target with your fly casting? Is your power and line speed insufficient? If the answer is yes, I bet you're also getting a fair amount of tailing loops or dreaded wind knots aren't you? Come on, be honest. There's absolutely nothing to be […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • 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.
  • Are You Casting Too Far? August 24, 2019
    Every new angler wants to be able to cast an entire fly line or launch a lure all the way across the lake. But that drive for technical prowess often leads people to miss the fish at their feet. Fish of all species are often found hugging the banks of lakes and rivers, hiding or […]
  • Vlog: Fly Fishing with Boobies and Chaoborus With Brian Chan August 24, 2019
    I recently podcasted Brian Chan on Anchored. The next morning we went fishing on a nearby lake to put some "new" techniques to the test... Read more › The post Vlog: Fly Fishing with Boobies and Chaoborus With Brian Chan appeared first on April Vokey.

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE FLY - No. 32 August 13, 2019
    Just in time to make the most of the last month of summer, the boys at Southern Culture On The Fly have released their latest issue.  The (f)arts issue is everything that you'd expect it to be.  And then some.  It's stellar to see a huge feature on Tyler from Wandering Blue Lines and everything […]
  • SIMMS - How to Choose the Perfect Size Wader August 13, 2019
    I don't think that there is a wader company with more size options and the ability to fine tune the fit than Simms.  This is a handy video (and short tutorial on fit, what to wear under waders and wader care) on getting the right size every time. Check out the wader line up on […]
  • #LIFEHACK - How to Get Your Kid to (Always) Wear a PFD August 5, 2019
    Our children were brought up around water with both a swimming pool and pond just through the woods from our house.  As parents, this meant swimming lessons early and getting them into a personal flotation device (PFD) that they would actually want to wear anytime they were on the water.  The search to find the […]

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Tenkara Anyone?

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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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