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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

  • Another Coffee Mug from the Field Team! February 16, 2019
    We like fishing, we like coffee… if we cannot go fishing, a cup of coffee will do for now. At least temporarily! See more at… I’d Rather Be… The post Another Coffee Mug from the Field Team! appeared first on Stocker Trout Fishing.
  • Ukulele and Q&A and Near Deere Give Away! February 16, 2019
    Starting an impromptu live stream for some ukulele fun and fishing Q&A! Plus a Near Deere Give Away with a twist… This round we are giving away two White Near Deere tied on 1/80oz fly jigs and one Marilyn Monroe Tenkara Fly. The extra weight of the 1/80 oz fly jigs helps fishing deeper spots... […]
  • Quick Post – Tips for Fishing for Stocked Trout in Ponds February 13, 2019
    Here is a post to answer a question posted on Facebook about fishing for stocked trout in ponds. As a general rule, we like to use ultralight spinning gear lined with 4lbs or 6lbs mono when fishing with bait and lures. For baits, we tend to Powerbait, PowerWorms, Corn, Salmon Eggs, and Cheese, and Bread.... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • GRTU Trout Fest Texas VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY February 17, 2019
    FEB 22 -24 2019 TFTX 2019 Volunteers Needed GRTU is a not-for-profit entity with a focuson protecting cold water fisheries and engaging youth in outdoor activities. And our Troutfest TX Event is 100% run on volunteer support. If you fish the Guadalupe, support cold water conservation or just want to support GRTU while having a great time, […]
  • Pops Carter on Wild Art Wednesday February 13, 2019
    The legendary Pops Carter at Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton,Texas. – Shannon Drawe Photography Some of the best art in my town, Denton, Texas, is of the musical variety. Local legend Pops Carter was one of the fantastic personalities that roamed the bars and stages of Denton, always on the lookout for an open microphone. There will […]
  • TPWD FlyFish Texas February 12, 2019
    Special Events – Fly Fish Texas February 16, 2019Schedule of Classes and Seminars All-day Activities (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) TopicLocationFly-Tier’s RoundtableAnglers PavilionJere Anderson, Dallas Fly FishersCasting InstructionConservation Center Dock/Parking AreaJim Bass, Certified Casting InstructorSpeaker Presentations on the hourVisitor Center Dive TheaterSpeaker Presentations on the hourConservation Center, Room BVendor Booths & DemonstrationsConservation Center, Room ATrout, […]

RSS TFF Fishing Reports

  • FW: New Post: Lampasas River Puts Out February 17, 2019
      News from the river, the Lampasas River! Lampasas River Puts Out [by Jaybonnett] Had an awesome 3 hours on the river yesterday afternoon. It was very muddy putting in and chilly to say the least but, the whites were ready and willing to feed my family. https://youtu.be/bc-XcTIZjZM   Retrieved from http://texasfishingforum.com/forums
  • Perdenales white bass run February 17, 2019
    Report from Pedernales.   Perdenales white bass run [by catchnrelease] My neighbor fished Reimers on Friday. He managed 24 fish from noon to four. He was in his boat and went upstream towards the falls. He was using river minnows that he had previously caught. So I would safely say, that the fish are in […]
  • Nice urban carp February 12, 2019
    Carp report anyone!   Re: Nice urban carp [by J-Moe] Nice job Robert. Those things hit like a freight train. I'm usually fishing with 6 lb. line when I run into them. I believe I've been broken off more times than I have actually caught them. I found a community lake with some monsters in […]

RSS Fly Fish Rockport

  • Rockport Fly Fishing Report – February 8th February 8, 2019
    Week one of February is in the books, so it's time for another Rockport Fly Fishing report. We will do our best to fill you in on what we've been seeing out there since our last fishing report. Also, do our best to predict the future. Or at least try to give a little
  • Rockport Fly Fishing Report – February 1st February 2, 2019
    February is here, and finally another fishing report for Rockport, Texas and the surrounding waters. We have been slacking like crazy around here on the web type stuff. Very sorry for that. Instead of keeping our fishing reports and social media stuff cranking in high gear, we have opted for writing code and working
  • Rockport Fly Fishing Report – January 6th January 7, 2019
    Welcome to 2019, and our first Rockport fly fishing report of the year. We are putting a wrap on the first full week of the year, which has been a pretty interesting one. But things are still looking pretty good around the South Texas Coast these days. Hopefully the trend continues throughout January. We

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • Sunday Classic / Respect Thy Tarpon Guide February 17, 2019
    I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding in some of the most demanding and technical fly fishing […]
  • Saturday Shoutout / Rosenbauer Bares All February 16, 2019
    If you think you know Tom Rosenbauer, you need to hear this podcast. Tom is an icon in the world of fly fishing. It’s hard to think of anyone who has done more to introduce new anglers to the sport. We all listen to his Orvis Guides Podcast. We’ve seen him on TV, and we’ve […]
  • Making A Rattan Fly Rod Grip, Part 2: Video February 15, 2019
    Here’s a second great video on making a rattan grip for your fly rod. Hopefully your rattan grip project is coming along. In this video Matt Draft, of Proof Fly Fishing, will show you how to put the finishing touches on your rattan grip that really make it sing. This is a great project that […]

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

  • Introducing Trout Smith's February 15, 2019
    I don't think I'll ever forget getting a phone call from Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods which was not too long after I had started writing this website in 2008.  Shane wanted to talk about fiberglass fly rods and what his ideas were moving forward and it was pretty exciting to have a builder that […]
  • HUGE FLY FISHERMAN - Threefer for the Traveling Saltwater Angler February 15, 2019
    Yesterday morning I was up at 2:00 a.m. for a quick shower and then drove down to the Charleston International Airport for the first of three flights and a shuttle ride to Hopkins, Belize to check out South Water Adventures Belize for a few days.  These three videos from Ben at Huge Fly Fisherman are […]
  • SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE FLY - No. 30 February 12, 2019
    The latest issue of Southern Culture On The Fly is live in all it's weird and wonderful glory.  Mr. Grossman nails it in his editorial.  Winter does kinda suck and his thoughts on the Louisiana marsh are spot on considering that I've suffered through trips plagued with wind, clouds and churned up water the past […]

Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Feb 16, Mexican Payoff: First Surf Success
    The story of this winter has been the weather and we're not done yet. On my recent trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico I got to experience the tropical version.
  • Feb 16, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Traditional Wooden Bait Boxes New shipment received. New items.
  • Feb 15, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. YGK Hi-Vis fluorocarbon Finally! Truly hi-vis fluoro in sizes 1.5 and 2! New items. Nissin Kyogi 15BX The best 15' carp rod I've found. Back in stock. Owner Top Float Larger 100mm size. New item. Nakazima 3/8" Ball Floats Micro-sized easily adjustable float. New item. Rod […]
  • Feb 11, ZimmerBuilt Tenkara Sling Lite Pack
    This past weekend I tried for the first time my brand new ZimmerBuilt Sling pack lite -- and I loved it. Previously I had been using a large and bulky

RSS Tenkara USA

  • UPDATE: EU Shipments
    We received word that the fulfillment center we have worked with in the UK for the past 10 years to fulfill orders in the European Union is closing doors and leaving the UK. Going forward all orders going to the UK and European Union countries will be shipped from our warehouse in the US. Unfortunately […]
  • mounTEN: Issue Five, February 2019
    Welcome to the fifth 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 an article on our first video, the “one-fly” philosophy, a story on Mr. Katsutoshi […]
  • mounTEN: Issue Four, January 2019
      Welcome to the fourth 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 an article on tangles & snags, covers a trip fishing tenkara with Ed […]

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