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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

  • 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... […]
  • Denison Dam Fishing – Five Tips for Fly Fishing August 9, 2019
    Fished Denison Dam early AM Sunday. Was non-Stop action. Lost count of how many were caught and released. Estimated over fifty striped bass after we quit counting! All were caught and released between 6AM to 10AM till alarm sounded warning us power plant would be generating soon. Do join us this round for Denison Dam... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

    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 […]
  • Monday Morning Rundown August 12, 2019
    Sweet faced carp on fly. The post Monday Morning Rundown appeared first on Flyfishing in Texas.
  • Monday Morning Drying Out August 5, 2019
    Monday Morning and the Texas Fly Fishing Report video update. Skiff tweaks. The post Monday Morning Drying Out 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

  • Lionfish – Tasty on Pizza, Hell on the Ecosystem August 18, 2019
    Lionfish may be the mother of all invasive species. Take a moment to think about this: a lionfish (native to the Indo-Pacific) has no natural predators in the Atlantic ocean. It can live up to fifteen years, reaching sexual maturity in less than a year. Once mature, a pair can spawn as often as every […]
  • Use Side Pressure To Avoid Breaking Off On Snags August 17, 2019
    You've got a big fish on and it's making a screaming run straight for a big snag on the far bank. What should you do to decrease your chances of breaking off? Your best bet is to apply low side pressure with your rod while keeping a perpendicular position between you and the fish at […]
  • Kiss the Bank with Your Terrestrials August 16, 2019
    One of the best times of the year to catch big brown trout is during the summer months.   When the terrestrial bite is in full swing, brown trout will often tuck up under overhanging foliage super tight to the banks. Often they'll be in less than a foot of water waiting patiently for the land […]

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

  • 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?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Aug 16, Trip Report - 8-10-19
    On Saturday I went to a suburban stream that I have fished a few times over the last ten years. I have never seen anyone else fish it. There is a bike path running along the stream for miles. I see lots of cyclists, lots of joggers and a few people just out for a […]
  • Aug 16, Way Out West Part 1--Trout and Cactus
    In July Vern B. and I spent several days with Paul Vertrees in the rugged canyons above Canon City, Colorado. Paul guides for Royal Gorge Anglers and is
  • Aug 15, Mountain Lake Fishing with Tenkara, Part 1
    Several friends of mine and I had planned this trip for months, and I was over the moon when we finally left town. Our destination? The Beaverhead Mountains,
  • Aug 7, Fishing In Tough Conditions
    A few days ago I hit my favorite warm water stream. An extremely rainy spring and early summer had raised the river to unfishable depths but it had come

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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