Ice Fishing

Clam Panfish Leech Flutter Spoon

The Panfish Leech Flutter Spoon has that unique flutter that falls and tumbles back-and-forth just like it’s big brother the Leech Flutter Spoon. Now available in a mini 1/32 oz with a #14 feathered treble […]

A Fishing Xanadu
Fishing News - Fresh

A Fishing Xanadu

On December 1, 2018, The Point View Resort created a fishing Xanadu on Lake of the Ozarks by installing new artificial fish habitat structures where fish have already congregated. The complexes, comprised of dozens of […]

From The Desks of the ODU Writers

FLIR’s Next Generation Raymarine VHF Radios

FLIR is excited to announce the launch of its next-generation Raymarine VHF radios. The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling […]

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Hunting News

Bipartisan Group Of Legislators Exchange For Sportsmen

Last week, nearly 50 bipartisan legislators from more than 25 states gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for the 15th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. Hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation […]

Clenzoil Introduces All-New Reel Care Kit
Fishing News - Fresh

Clenzoil Introduces All-New Reel Care Kit

Clenzoil, the leading and most trusted manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for the firearms and marine industries since 1948 is pleased to introduce their all-new Marine & Tackle Reel Care Kit. In their continuation […]

Dana Benner Outdoors

Dana’s Christmas List

I know I have been silent on the pages of ODU for most of the year. Other assignments have been keeping me busy.  You have to go where the jobs take you, even if it keeps […]

Fishing News - Salt

Turning the Tide on Trash

Meet Stanley the Striped Bass. This sculpture was made entirely from discarded plastic found along waterways and coastlines. DEC partnered with NOAA’s Marine Debris Program to raise awareness on the impacts of plastic pollution. The U.S. […]

Fishing News - Fresh

NPAA NewsBLAST December 2018

Professional Anglers to “Turn Ripples into Waves” at the NPAA Annual Conference  Forestville, WI-Anyone interested in creating or advancing their career in the fishing industry should mark their calendar for Jan. 4th-6th, the dates the […]

Walleye Fishing

Devoted to the sport

Cory Nephin serves as president of the Northern Ontario Walleye Trail and spends plenty of time around the sport. This week I would like to introduce an angler that has dedicated countless hours volunteering his time of bring competitive walleye events […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch


Ice-anglers have a good number of different baits and bait styles available to them.  One of the most popular and effective bait styles for ice-fishing is spoons.  Look in the tacklebox of almost any angler […]

Bass Fishing


Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the complete professional angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour. The field will be showcased […]

Ice Fishing


Tired of spending excessive amounts of time re-spooling yards and yards of line on your tip-ups? HT ENTERPRISES, INC., the industry leader in modern, progressive tip-up design and manufacturers of the original Polar Tip-Up, has […]

Tom Zenanko
Ice Fishing

Vexilar Cone Angle Demo (Video) – Don’t forget to visit and become a fan of the Vexilar Facebook page. Vexilar has jumped right into the social media network by offering a Facebook page to keep our customers up-to-date on […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley


If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone on your list that enjoys fishing, hunting or both I have a great idea for you. There are many conservation organizations working to conserve […]

O'Neill Outside

Wild Rice Sausage Dressing

Directions Combine wild-rice blend, orange juice-water mixture, butter, and a dash of salt in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cover and turn heat to simmer. Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring once […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Big Fish Anyone

Warm days are not necessarily your best winter time fishing; I understand the winter can be harsh on the body but if you want the best big fish days on the water you probably need […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch


Another ice-fishing season is underway across many parts of the Midwest, and many of the anglers that hit the ice this winter will be after walleyes.  Walleyes will eat a lot of different presentations.  A […]

Earl Bentz Back In The Boat Business
Boat News

Earl Bentz Back In The Boat Business

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Caymas Boats LLC officials announced last week that the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City. Caymas Boats plans […]

Helping The Smalltooth Sawfish

Helping The Smalltooth Sawfish

The smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) once roamed throughout the Gulf of Mexico and along the East Coast, but now calls South Florida, particularly Everglades National Park, home. Smalltooth sawfish were protected under the Endangered Species […]

Walleye Fishing

Welcome Captain Juls

Captian Juls is a Lake Erie guide and ODU is very happy to add her to our list of contributors. Here is a little about her and a link to her bio. “Captain Juls fished […]