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 […]

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 The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

ICE-FISHING WITH SPOONS

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 […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

GIVE THE GIFT OF CONSERVATION

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

WALLEYES ON SPOONS THROUGH THE ICE

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 […]

Helping The Smalltooth Sawfish
Conservation

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 […]

FISHING THE MIDWEST EXPANDS TO NATIONWIDE COVERAGE
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

FISHING THE MIDWEST EXPANDS TO NATIONWIDE COVERAGE

The award-winning Fishing the Midwest television series will start airing again in early 2019 in homes throughout the Midwest, and this year, anglers across North America will have access to Fishing the Midwest.  Fishing the […]

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Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

THE BEST KIDS GIFT YOU CAN GIVE

Sadly, the majority of kids know very little about the outdoors and the intricate workings of Mother Nature. They have grown up in an age of single parent families or a mom and dad who […]

Top Fishing Headlines

Chesapeake oyster decline not due to overfishing

Warmer winters, rather than overharvesting, caused the steep decline of oysters and other commercially valuable shellfish in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere along the Atlantic coast, according to a controversial new study that’s getting pushback […]

Groups Like T.U. Make a Difference
Top Fishing Headlines

Groups Like T.U. Make a Difference

Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This […]

Conservation

Atlantic Right Whales – NOAA Update

Why is the endangered western North Atlantic right whale population growing far more slowly than those of southern right whales, a sister species also recovering from near extinction by commercial whaling?  NOAA Fisheries researchers and […]

REEL-TIMES - November 2018
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

REEL-TIMES – November 2018

OPEN-WATER RECAP & ICE, ICE, ICE! We wrapped up the open-water TV filming season recently with some fast smallmouth bass action from western Minnesota and with a hot walleye bite from Pool 2 of the Mississippi River.  This […]

Transition from Fall to Winter
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Transition from Fall to Winter

As we see the colder temperatures set in for the winter the bass will once again make some changes in their daily habits; the water temperatures will drop substantially forcing them to look for warmer […]

Dana Benner Outdoors

A Trip to Marlow’s Bald Hill

Making one’s living from the bounty of the natural resources, to include hunting, is deeply engrained in the rich history of New Hampshire. Unfortunately, urban sprawl has taken many sections of the state away from […]

Top Fishing Headlines

Florida Clams a Possible Deterrent to Red Tide?

Algal blooms, including red tides, are natural occurrences. They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem. However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

The Fall Fishing Begins

As the water temperature drops down to the fall fishing temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees its time to understand the patterns that develop and the keys that drive the bass to the shallows. As […]

Top Fishing Headlines

Finding Fish Under the Ice – Vexilar

When anglers are interested in catching more fish from under the ice, the use of a Vexilar three-color flasher is considered “essential” by many to your success. Catching fish once you have pinpointed them is […]

WhoTaughtYou to hunt
Top Hunting Headlines

#WhoTaughtYou to hunt?

With much of the Panhandle still coping with the devastation from Hurricane Michael – a recovery that may take months – we continue to be proud of the spirit, perseverance and fortitude of those who […]

Dana Benner Outdoors

Preparing For Winter

There is an old saying that goes something like this, “winter won’t kill you, but not being prepared for winter will”.  In other words when it is -20 degrees outside and there is three feet […]