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Christmas Giveaway from Round Valley Fishing

The winners have been picked. Colm McAuley, Andrew, and Allen R You have been randomly selected as the winners of the first, second and third place prizes. Please check your email for confirmation and delivery info. You have 5 days to claim your prize, after that another winner will be randomly chosen. Thank you all for participating in our Christmas Giveaway! Tight lines in 2013!

Christmas 2012 - Bass Fishing Lures
Comment below to be entered to win one of two stockings filled with fishing gear!

PRIZE ONE & TWO
To celebrate the holidays and give back to my readers here at Round Valley Fishing I’ll be giving away TWO Christmas stockings stuffed with bass fishing lures. I was going to put together two of my own trout fishing stockings but they got REALLY EXPENSIVE!

Here’s what’s in each stocking:
1 pk. YUM 5-inch Dingers
1 pk. YUM 2.75-inch Crawpapis
1 pk. YUM 3-inch Mighty Bugs
1 ¼-ounce Booyah Blade spinnerbait
1 3/16-ounce Booyah Bed Bug
1 XCalibur Xcs200 Square Lip crankbait in “Real Craw”
1 XR50 Rattle Bait in “Real Gill” color pattern
1 ¼-ounce Cotton Cordell Super Spot
1 Bomber B04 Square Lip crankbait
1 Binksy Blade Bait (I’m throwing these in from my own stash as a bonus)

If you’d rather go and buy one of these stuffed stockings, you can go where I went to Lurenet.com and spend $19.99.

PRIZE THREE
I’ll also be giving away one dvd, Underwater World of Trout, Feeding Lies. This is an awesome DVD with lots of underwater video showing how trout act in their natural environment. Yes, I gave away one of these back in July, but it’s so good I want to share it with more people!

ENTER TO WIN
Simply leave a comment on this blog post and you will be entered to win one of three prizes. You can only win one and your comment will only be counted once. I’m thinking i’ll pick the winners on Friday December 21st. You will be notified by email so when you leave your comment, make sure you leave your correct email address.

July Giveaway – Underwater World of Trout DVD, Feeding Lies

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The winner has been randomly chosen for this giveaway. Andrew, check your email and respond within 5 days to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone for participating!

Thanks again to Wendell Ozefovich (Ozzie) for donating this DVD to give away. Visit his website if you’d like to go ahead and buy this dvd, otherwise just leave a comment at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win it FREE. The drawing will be August 1st.

All experienced anglers have witnessed a newly outfitted dude, standing in a spot where he ought to be fishing. Knowing where the fish are is critical to angling success — not just where they hide, but where they feed.

This second voyage into The Underwater World of Trout answers the questions all anglers ask: Where are they? Why are they there? What are they eating? How do I recognize what is going on? In this study we go into the streams and examine the facts and get real answers. Some you expect, others you won’t believe until you see them yourself.

To understand what a trout’s world is like requires a basic understanding of how water moves (hydrology) and how trout move about in the water (biomechanics). We all know some basic truths — or do we? Water always flows downstream — except when it doesn’t. Trout always face upstream — except when they don’t. Trout use the tail fin for propulsion — but how do they stop? Trout feed primarily in pools and use fast water to hide from predators — or do they? Trout always establish a pecking order and never tolerate other fish in their feeding lie — except when they do. You’ll be surprised how often some basic truths are violated.

How trout rise offer clues to what they are eating. But have you ever had a chance to observe the difference between a trout taking an emerger, sipping a dun, tilting on a nymph or exploding after a skittering caddis? Thanks to a particularly co-operative rainbow trout, all the different rise forms and takes are captured and made clear.

These are not staged shots in aquariums but real trout in the streams that you and I fish. These are the waters we ply, filmed by an angler who asks the questions we all ponder. You’ll walk away from this presentation knowing the answers to many questions, and with a whole set of new questions to ask.

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For a chance to win this DVD simply leave a comment on this blog post. One winner will be randomly selected on August 1st from all the commentors. The winner will be contacted with their email address on file, so make sure you use your correct email address when commenting. The winner will have 5 days to claim their prize then another winner will be randomly picked and emailed. Good luck and Tight Lines!

May Giveaway, Discovery – The Underwater World of Trout DVD

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The winner has been randomly chosen for this giveaway. Zach Merchant, check your email and respond within 5 days to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone for participating!

Just in time for trout season. Round Valley Fishing is proud to announce our first giveaway for 2012! Thank you to Wendell Ozefovich’s (Ozzie) for donating some DVD’s to give away. Visit his website if you’d like to go ahead and buy the dvd’s otherwise just leave a comment here and be entered to win it FREE.

Underwater World of Trout - Volume One, Discovery
The Underwater World of Trout - Volume One, Discovery

Discovery – The Underwater World of Trout
In this unique video you will be taken into The Underwater World of Trout. The view under the stream is not as bucolic and stable as you have come to believe. A stream is alive, not just with trout and insects, but with minnows, crayfish, and a varied mix of living things. What looks like crystal clear water is chock full of sticks, leaves, bubbles and larvae. This exploration of a trout’s world, from under the surface, opens your eyes to a new appreciation of trout and their living world.

For a chance to win this DVD simply leave a comment below. One winner will be randomly selected on June 1st. The winner will be contacted with their email address on file, so make sure you utilize your correct email address when commenting. The winner will have 5 days to claim their prize then another winner will be randomly picked. Good luck and Tight Lines!

December Book Giveaway – Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler – I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River, Reflections on family, photography and fly-fishing

Congratulations to Shari. Shari has been contacted and the book has been shipped. Thanks again to the publisher, Insight Editions for providing the book.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: An accomplished sportsman who meticulously records the measurements of every fish he hooks, Winkler has learned that his yearly trips to the river are not just about catching trout. More importantly, they’re about adopting the proper perspective on life. Or, as Winkler puts it, when he’s fly-fishing, the river acts like a “washing machine for my brain,” recharging him and reminding him that anything is possible.

I've Never Met an Idiot on the River - Henry Winkler

On the river, Henry has grown to appreciate the support his wife and children give him, learned to listen, and developed the confidence to publish his outdoor photography in his first non-fiction book. An expression of the inherent optimism that stems from the simplicity of the outdoors, I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River is an invitation to share in the realizations and achievements Winkler has found while fishing. Hopefully it will help you catch a few of your own.

Henry Winkler is an actor, producer, director, and author. He is probably best known for his role as The Fonz in the 1970s U.S. television sitcom Happy Days. His fishing exploits have been featured on John Barrett’s Fly Fishing the World, and he regularly recounts them during his various speaking engagements around the country. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey, their three children, and two dogs. They fish primarily in Idaho and Montana.

I've Never Met an Idiot on the Water - Henry Winkler Book

MY TAKE: I really liked this book. It made me laugh and it didn’t take itself too seriously. If you like fishing or anything Henry Winkler’s done like being the Fonz on Happy Days or producing MacGyver…you’ll like this book too!


I’d like to get this book out to someone before Christmas so just comment below and I’ll pick a winner and ship it on the 20th. You must be in the United States (NJ, NY, PA, CT). If you’d like to buy the book, it’s published by Insight Editions in California.

October Lure of the Month – Henrieta Crank Bait by CatchemCaro Bait Co.

Comment on this article to qualify for a chance to win this beautiful hand crafted deep diving crankbait.

Congratulations to “JHennings”Anthony Everts, as the winner of this month’s lure giveaway. Thanks again to CatchemCaro Bait Co. for their continued support. This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for participating. Stay tuned as we head into the cold cold months ahead. Maybe i’ll give away heated socks!

CatchemCaro Crank Bait Henrietta Deep Diver
This is a huge crankbait, cellphone for comparison. This bait will dive 8 to 12 feet.

CatchemCaro baits are completely custom, hand-made from poplar wood and dressed with all stainless steel hardware. The lips are hand made from Polycarbonate and each bait is hand painted and protected with two coats of an epoxy clear coat finish. Each bait is tested by CatchemCaro owner Rich Caro at Spring Lake, CA near his home, to ensure they all run true before being packed to ship all over the globe.

The Henrieta Deep Diving Crank Bait was designed and first produced by Rich Caro in July 2010. The bait is named after Rich’s grandmother. Each bait is hand painted with 12 different colors and protected with two coats of epoxy clear coat. Each bait is tank tested and trued so they run as designed. These crankbaits come in four different size lips, two round lips and two coffin lips:

  • 100 series medium round lip dives 4 to 8 feet.
  • 200 series large round lip dives 8 to 12 feet.
  • 300 series small coffin lip dives 6 to 10 feet.
  • 400 series large coffin lip dives 10 to 14 feet.

Rich uses a 7 foot medium/heavy action rod with 10 to 25lb test line. These big baits catch big fish so always be sure to have your drag set correctly. The Henrieta is 5.5″ long, 3/4″ wide and 2″ tall, sports 3d eyes, 2/0 VMC hooks, 40lb snap rings and stainless steel hardware.

Contact or Buy online:
Rich Caro
CatchemCaro Bait Co.
www.catchemcarobaits.com

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CatchemCaro Bait Co. will be giving away one Henrieta Deep Diving Crankbait this month to a very lucky RoundValleyFishing.com reader! For a chance to win simply leave a comment below. One winner will be randomly selected on November 1st. The winner will be contacted with their email address on file, so make sure you utilize your correct email address when commenting. Good luck and Tight Lines!