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 We started as the City of Allen Fishing Field Team and had a blog that has since been archived - CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com, and replaced by our current blog - StockerTroutFishing.com.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

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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

  • Cooking Yellow Bass anyone… bones? Forget About It! #cooking #kayakfishing October 12, 2019
    Cooking Yellow Bass #cooking #kayakfishing Here is a brief video on how we cooked the Yellow Bass we caught kayak fishing the other day. Easy method when dealing with small fish… Step 1. Scale the fish Step 2. Butterfly the fish by splitting from the backbone Step 3. Clean and rinse the fish, removing guts... […]
  • Do give the “Twitch” a try this Season! #flyfishing October 8, 2019
    As Trout Stocking Season nears in our area, we decide to fish a pond for Bluegill to work on setting the hook when those scrappy stocker trout are striking lightly on our fishing fly. In this video, we demo the “Twitch”! When we are fishing without a strike indicator, we like to watch our line... […]
  • More Urban Fly Fishing… #pond #fishing October 5, 2019
    More fun fly fishing ponds on the commute. This round it’s Crowley Park, Duck Creek, and Kroger Park! Crowley Park in Richardson yielded two Bass on an Indicator Fly. Lost the Wapsi Bream Getter to a Tree Fish! Duck Creek was a morning round that caught a few Sunfish, but did spy some nice Bass... […]

RSS Texas Fly Caster

  • Monday Night by Flashlight October 8, 2019
    How long does it take to recover from a whirlwind trip to South Texas salt? I guess that’s a rhetorical question. It takes some time, and when you throw in a sketchy laptop that could abandon at any time? It’s a formula for big blank spots in the big picture that is Texas fly fishing. […]
  • Monday Morning in Mansfield September 30, 2019
    Good Monday morning from Port Mansfield, Texas. We had to hunker down yesterday evening as some strong storms with lightning pushed us inshore from our look-see at the Land Cut, and I was told they rumbled through again about 5-am today … I was sleeping like a rock apparently! The report from here goes like […]
  • Slipping into Fall September 23, 2019
    Today is the first day of fall, which is mostly meaningless here in North Texas. Fall is as illusive as spring in North Texas, a short-lived season that acts much like a crack in the sidewalk between two slabs of winter and summer. We don’t often have time to contemplate the fall colors or the […]

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 – October 7th October 8, 2019
    Here is your first Rockport fishing report for the month of October. Not that it feels much like October around here just yet. It's still pretty darn warm out there on the flats each day. So we are plugging along, looking forward to that first cold front to officially kick off our Fall season. But
  • 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

Fly Fishing Blogs

RSS Gink and Gasoline

  • Realistic Flies Are Worthless Without Movement October 13, 2019
    Worthless may be a little overboard, but there is some truth behind it. Every year new fly tying products burst onto the scene that are specifically designed for making our fly patterns look extra realistic. I'll be the first to admit many of them are amazingly cool and innovative. I mean, who wouldn't want black […]
  • Warm Weather Can = Early Hatches October 12, 2019
    I almost got caught with my pants down fishing a spring creek the other day. Without even giving it a second thought, I had left the cabin without one of my dry fly boxes, that's loaded with all my favorite Sulphur and Light Cahill patterns. It was after all late March, and those two species […]
  • Crazy Water on the Dean October 11, 2019
    You will be reading more in the coming weeks about my trip to British Columbia to fish the Dean River. In every post I will likely mention the tough fishing conditions. In order for you to really understand what I mean by "tough fishing conditions" I put together this little video. I have never seen […]

RSS April Vokey Blog

  • Vlog: 3 Tricks to Help Get Your Fly or Lure Unstuck From a Snag October 4, 2019
    Three easy tricks to get your next snag unstuck! Read more › The post Vlog: 3 Tricks to Help Get Your Fly or Lure Unstuck From a Snag appeared first on April Vokey.
  • On-the-Water Fishing Gear Modifications October 4, 2019
    Figuring out how to strategically target fish: the ideal presentation for the current, the best cast to get around structure, and which fly, lure, or bait is most likely to get eaten captivates fishermen. But one of the less discussed aspects of fishing often happens away from the tying bench and tackle shop. Creative anglers […]
  • Vlog: Super Easy Over the Fire Cedar Plank Salmon October 4, 2019
    I stumbled across some old footage that I thought might be a tasty distraction while I'm working on these upcoming fishing vlogs. Read more › The post Vlog: Super Easy Over the Fire Cedar Plank Salmon appeared first on April Vokey.

RSS Fiberglass Manifesto

  • A MORNING WITH JAKE October 13, 2019
    Sometimes it takes me too long to tell stories of getting out on the water and last month's half day striped bass float on the Saluda River with guide Jake Howard of Saluda Valley Guides, LLC is just one of several that are sitting in the hopper that will roll out over the next couple […]
  • DAY DREAMING October 13, 2019
    Is it just me or do rod builder Chris Barclay of C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. and Dave Fason just have too much fun together?  Don't blink on Chris's debut "acting" scenes with faraway looks from the shop. Chris is building some of the very finest small stream fly rods around (along with other interesting […]
  • WILL TO LIVE: The Gary Edinger Story October 10, 2019
    They don't make them like Gary Edinger anymore and this latest film from Filson tells a story of survival, willpower and a certain nonchalance in overcoming what many would not. Take a minute to check out the new Filson arrivals for fall and if you're interested in looking deeper into Gary's story, his book can […]

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Tenkara Anyone?

RSS Tenkara Bum

  • Oct 12, This Just In...
    New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock. Suntech Kurenai HM54R Extremely light for its length. Excellent rod for modest trout and panfish, whether with bait or fly. Back in stock. Nissin Air Stage Fujiryu Tenkara 360, both 5:5 and 6:4. Delightful rods designed by a master. Wooden grip is comfortable and improves the […]
  • Oct 9, The Story So Far
    If at first you don’t succeed… I thought I would post this as an antidote to all the stories of people going out with their new kit and immediately catching
  • Oct 9, Daiwa Seiryu X45
    I’ve had this rod for a little over a year now although I’ve only fished it for a few short sessions with a float rig. I think it is rather more capable
  • Oct 7, hook finishes?
    I've been fishing a lot this year with a 270 Seiryu rod and a barbless hook and salmon egg. With the smallest 1/4 strike indicator everything is lip hooked

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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