Camping & Hiking

The Many Benefits of Hiking with Kids

   Hiking with kids can be an extremely rewarding activity for the whole family. Not only does a hike through nature keep kids physically active, but it has been proven to improve mental health and […]

10 Tips for Getting a Boat Loan
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10 Tips for Getting a Boat Loan

It’s almost prime-time boating season, and manufacturers are reporting that freshwater fishing boats, personal watercraft and pontoon boats are top sellers. What steps do you need to take to arrange financing for your dream boat? Here […]

Unbound – A Mercury Film
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Unbound – A Mercury Film

For people living with serious disabilities, everyday life can be a big challenge, and spending quality time on the water can appear all but impossible. But Captain Mick Nealey aims to change that by spending […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT HUNTING TURKEYS

The National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973 with a mission to conserve wild turkeys and preserve our hunting heritage. Since that time it has grown to more than a quarter million members and […]

What Ott DeFoe Says About Underwater Cameras 1
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What Ott DeFoe Says About Underwater Cameras

   An increasingly important, though rarely talked-about tool in bass boats today, an underwater camera yields real-life fishing visuals that can’t be refuted. For 2019 Bassmaster Classic champion, Ott DeFoe, however, concealing a camera in […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

OPEN WATER FISHING PLANS

Open water fishing has started in many areas of the Midwest, and where it hasn’t started yet, it will soon.  I have a few plans for the upcoming open water season that I hope to […]

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Fishing Tournament Coverage 4-15-2019

Fishing Tournament Coverage from the past week – Bassmaster, King Kat, High School FLW, FLW Tour and MLF were all on the water. Blaylock Holds On To Win Bassmaster Elite Series – https://www.odumagazine.com/blaylock-holds-on-to-win-bassmaster-elite-series-2/ Faulkenbury and […]

Conservation

Forage Fish Conservation Act Would Help Protect Ocean Food Webs

To strengthen protections for fisheries and promote responsible management of forage fish, National Wildlife Federation supports new bipartisan legislation. These populations—which include herring, shad, anchovies, and sardines—are critical to marine ecosystems, from larger fish to […]

Oregon Coastal Habitat Project Restores Coho
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Oregon Coastal Habitat Project Restores Coho

NOAA’s work with community partners restoring estuary habitat in Tillamook Bay, Oregon is revitalizing tidal wetlands for threatened Oregon Coast coho salmon, and helping reduce flooding in the surrounding communities and farmlands. The project’s benefits […]

Camping & Hiking

REI – How to Wash a Sleeping Bag

If your sleeping bag is darkened with grime or worse yet—losing its loft—then it’s time to give it a good washing. Even if it doesn’t look less lofty, the buildup of body oils and dirt over […]

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Arkansas – White Bass Run Spawns Action

Each spring, anglers across The Natural State start getting the fever for some fishing action. Sure, die-hard anglers and veteran bass fishermen have been on the water fishing for big fish for the last month […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

ICE-FISHING MEMORIES

Boy oh boy what a change:  When the new year started a couple of months ago we were looking at a very mild winter.  The ice wasn’t as thick as it usually is at that […]

First Fallfish Record In Maryland
From The Desks of the ODU Writers

First Fallfish Record In Maryland

It’s exciting to catch a state record fish. But one Baltimore County, Maryland man just earned a state record for catching a two-pound minnow relative— the fallfish. And it’s the first record fallfish Maryland has […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

THANK GOODNESS IT’S APRIL

Thank goodness it’s April! To me, April is God’s gift to us after a long, cold winter that at times we thought would never end. April is turkey hunting time and your heart beating faster […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

tough today

  Fishing was tough today, and colder than what was forecast. The water was murky and turning over, with a temp in the mid to upper 30’s. My first fish was a 21″ bass on […]

Catfishing the right way
Catfish Fishing

Catfishing the right way!

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FIGHT FOR BRISTOL BAY
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FIGHT FOR BRISTOL BAY

Why is Bristol Bay so important? Bristol Bay is one of the finest fishing destinations on Earth. The watershed is home to all five species of Pacific salmon found in North America: sockeye, coho, Chinook, […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Crowded Lakes

If you have been on the water lately it’s pretty-obvious that each year, there are more and more fishermen. The onset of high-school teams coupled with the increased interest in fishing has doubled the pressure […]

Why Crocodile Bay By O'Neill Williams
O'Neill Outside

Why Crocodile Bay By O’Neill Williams

Take a trip to Crocodile Bay, and see why O’Neill Williams recommends the resort. Crocodile Bay boasts the largest professional sport fishing team in Central America with in-house captains and mates able to cater to […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

Cold Steel

I tried out my new Cold Steel Mini Flight throwing knives for the first time, and was very happy with the way they performed. At 10 to 12 feet I was able to make so […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

DIFFERENT THINGS

As most of us know, we go fishing for different reasons.  Some anglers go fishing to catch some bass, others go in hopes of catching a musky.  Bass anglers generally catch more bass than musky […]

Key to Spring Time Fishing
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Key to Spring Time Fishing

With the spring time months nearly upon us its time to look at the most important key to finding fish during the spring months. Yes, there are many ways to be a good spring time […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

Deep Inside Dan’s Tackle Box

This brings back a few good fishing memories, especially from the Colchester, IL area. These lures were call Vivif, which came from France. The only way you could obtain them was by ordering. Later Heddon started […]

Plano's B-Series Tackle Bag Introduced
From The Desks of the ODU Writers

Plano’s B-Series Tackle Bag Introduced

The all-new Plano B-Series Tackle Bag keeps anglers on their A-game. Loaded with upgraded parts and materials, the B-Series is the tackle bag designed for the modern angler. Constructed from a durable ripstop fabric, the […]

REEL-TIMES e-newsletter 3-28-19
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

Reel Times – March 2019

SPRING “WALLEYE” FEVER! Lots going on in the Fishing the Midwest World! Spring has finally sprung!  This is an exciting time of year for fishing enthusiasts across the Midwest as open water is appearing, meaning it’s […]

Sorting Out The Tackle For Spring
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Sorting Out The Tackle For Spring

Many of you know that I’ve been working for over the past month trying to sort out and organize my tackle sorting area. While doing so the past couple of days there have been a […]