Spring Chinook

Posted: April 22, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Huge props to my Dad who was the only rod yesterday to go down. This spring Chinook weighed 20lbs and ate a prawn dipped in hot dog chunks. Just joking about the hot dog chunks. Seeing if you actually read these intros. Lol. Great work Dad!!



Please enjoy this new fly fishing movie comprised of trout angling clips this past fall. This movie features my dad, Dave Heller as well as professional fly fishing guide, Andrew Drasch. You can find him @troutonfly on Instagram.


Giant steelhead caught and released

Posted: April 17, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports
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Those of you who have been around a while get to know the regular faces on the website. Those change over the years. Here’s a face you’ve been seeing a lot of the last 36 months or so. This movie I put together of his clips will show you why.





Nick Nelson lives in Portland, Oregon and is from Eugene, OR. He contributes regularly to AAA and has guided in Alaska.

If the water is ready, so am I!

Posted: April 8, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



So how does everyone feel about the amount of time they were able to put on the river this winter/early spring? Me too.

The rivers close to home are getting close to a go for me. I’ve tied up some plastics to help the cause. Some wacky style plastic worms.

What are your high water faves?

New Movie: Annual March steelhead trip

Posted: March 6, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports





It’s true what our parents always told us. “Wait until you’re older. Time will start to go by faster.” We’ve all heard this, right? We’ve all heard it because it’s true. I am living proof. We all are. We can close our eyes…and in the snap of a finger return to almost any memory we chose.

In an instant.

Why is it that some experiences, no matter how much time passes, can rejuvenate us mentally and spiritually? For fishermen…all of it returns the second we grab the rod and reel handle or wrap our mitts around a rubber-torn oar handle.

It all comes right back. The spots you wanted are there and at the right level. There are no other boats. Your best friends are with you. Fuck. I’m overwhelmed with this year’s annual March float with Stricker. This year Nick Nelson came along and completed the new trio. And while we’ll fish again before next March….this trip will always seem like it happened just a second ago.

How to order your A3 with Fish hoodie!

Posted: February 16, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



If you would like to get your own All Around AnglerTM hoodie….here’s how:

Send me an email with your name, address, size and quantity of hoodies. I will reply with cost and shipping info. You can the make a PayPal deposit or mail a check/cashiers check.

PayPal Email: Maxwellsdad@icloud.com

NWK/AAA Connect 2017 Vol. 1

Posted: February 2, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports
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I always enjoy my time to the max with the fellas of NWK Fishing. We had a solid weekend of bank angling with finesse tactics for steelhead!!

Special thanks to Chris, Corey, Garrett and Carlin for a great trip this time around.

While we were a little early for the run…it was definitely not too early to have fun.

Please enjoy our movie and thanks for your support.

NWK Take Over

Posted: January 26, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



*Below is a joke, Dad.

I am witnessing what may very well be the beginning of a take over of some kind by NWK on AllAroundAngler.com.

I can’t call it a ‘hostile’ take over either since I’m directly responsible for the post’s publishing.

I’ll have to come up with a plan to reassure some footing as the primary content provider for this website.

Here are Thing 1 and Thing 2 with as many fish as their person plus one.





And since two is better than one…we’ve got that picture above for you too.

Small creek pigs

Posted: January 24, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Can you tell me what is better than a small creek pig? The only thing I can think of is maybe a small creek donkey. Or maybe a small creek mule. Either way…this low teener from CBRadio is hot fire. Taken on hardware in high water this fish couldn’t resist the NWK retrieve.