Happy New Year!

Wishing all a Happy New Year with new hopes and plans of adventures, travel, with good friends and family. We either move forward or slide back. I certainly don’t want another 2021 and I’ve already a positive outlook for 2022. I’m back with the first newspaper column and a refreshed website(www.sportsmansquest.org)

The Art of the Hunt

by Dan Simmons – Nevada has always been the land of legends, mysteries, and adventures. When it comes to fishing it’s no different, as I discovered at Pyramid Lake, a short distance north of Reno, Nevada.  Our recent experiences with Covid have caused many disruptions in public events and travel. Outdoor Conventions and banquets are … Read more

The Legends of the Lake

by Dan Simmons – Nevada has always been the land of legends, mysteries, and adventures. When it comes to fishing it’s no different, as I discovered at Pyramid Lake, a short distance north of Reno, Nevada. I found the glory hole for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. They are abundant with reports of twenty pounders being landed. … Read more

Return to the Amazon

by Dan Simmons – In the Wake of Roosevelt and Walking in the Tracks of the Jaguar This all started when I received a call from my friend Phil Marsteller. He owned and operated Amazon Tours Lodge, which was the original and premium Peacock Bass fishing destination on the Amazon’s Rio Negro River. Phil was … Read more

Sailfishing at its Best

by Dan Simmons – “Sailfish,” was the cry that brought the fisherman and crew alive. “Where?” “There, following the boat.” “Get ready,” the guide instructed, as I snapped on the fishing belt. It took the bait and I waited, as the fish ran stripping line. “Now,” came the command to put the reel in gear. … Read more