Rip Current 7320
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Rip Current 7320

I have enjoyed the reasonably priced and high-quality Flying Fisherman Sunglasses over the past several years and recently had the enjoyment of what has become one of my favorite pair of sunglasses, the Flying Fisherman […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

REEL-TIMES – Late November Edition

  Ice-up is here!  Several bodies of water across the Midwest are now ice covered and anglers are venturing out on select waters.  We use select in italics because the vast majority of waters aren’t safe for foot […]

Arizona Elk Habitat Gets $1.3 Million Upgrade
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Arizona Elk Habitat Gets $1.3 Million Upgrade

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $1,329,262 of grant funding to support elk habitat enhancement and hunting heritage projects in Arizona. RMEF directly granted $232,730 and leveraged an additional $1,096,532 in partner […]

GET READY FOR ICE-FISHING
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GET READY FOR ICE-FISHING

In a recent conversation with some ice-anglers, I learned that ice has arrived in the northern parts of the Ice-Belt.  If these weather patterns continue, we’re going to be ice-fishing earlier than usual.  That’s great:  […]

Trolling Time
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Trolling Time!

Late Summer into fall is when I break out my walleye trolling gear in earnest!  Some of the lakes that I fish have walleye populations that leave classic structure at this time and spend time […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

Take a good photo!

Nearly 30-years as an outdoor writer has given me some experience as a photographer as well. Most of my fishing stories are usually submitted for publication accompanied by a “fish” photo as well.  While I […]

CORP CAMPING
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CORP CAMPING

The Army Corps of Engineers builds dams to control river flows, and build lake reservoirs to produce hydroelectric power. They also open up these river and lakeside areas to the public and provide recreation opportunities […]

TROLL UP MORE WALLEYES IN THE SUMMER
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

TROLL UP MORE WALLEYES IN THE SUMMER    

The dead of summer is when some anglers have trouble catching walleyes. If you would like to increase your odds for putting some walleyes in the boat in the next few weeks, trolling, either forward […]

GREAT REASONS TO GO FISHING
Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

GREAT REASONS TO GO FISHING

Why is it important to get children and adults involved in fishing? I could give a thousand reasons, but they would be my reasons. I only know that when I fish, my mind clears itself […]

Schooling Fish
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Schooling Fish

One pattern you can generally bet the farm that will occur is occurring now on the lake is the schooling bass. If you want to have a ton of fun and don’t care about size […]

Missouri frogging season begins
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Missouri frogging season begins

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to make a splash this summer by getting outdoors and frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and runs through Oct. 31. Those with a fishing […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

Natural Forage Baits

Here is a video showing Natural Forage Baits‘ new FT Shad rigged on a Road Runner Lures Casey’s Runner Head, which is a perfect match. https://youtu.be/GEWVgkInfmY More from Dan – https://www.odumagazine.com/topics/headlines/featured-outdoor-writers/dans-fish-n-tales/

DEEP WATER WALLEYES
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DEEP WATER WALLEYES

When a person is preparing to go fishing, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that the fish might not be where we expect them to be.  I forgot that fact recently, and it […]

Fishing Ramblings from Ronnie Garrison

Mountain Lions in Pike County, Georgia?

Mountain lions in Pike County, Georgia? I received a call from a Pike County resident a few years ago and he said he had seen a mountain lion on his property. Several people have told […]

New Double-Edge Boot Knife From Bear OPS
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New Double-Edge Boot Knife From Bear OPS

Bear OPS extends their popular combat knife line with a new boot knife, the Double-Edge Boot Knife (model: CC-820-B). This American-made, tactical knife features black textured G10 handles and a hard-hitting 1095 carbon-steel blade with […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Fishing Grass Lines

When you fish a lake like Guntersville enough sometimes you just must do the obvious fish the grass lines; although not all grass lines are created equal, as not all have active fish. As you […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

THE FUN SPORT OF BOW FISHING

Bow fishing is a sport that combines archery and fishing and is growing in popularity across the country. Part of the reason is the wide availability of rough fish which the bow fisherman seeks and […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

GLAMOROUS CAMPING

  Glamping or “glamorous camping” is a combination of the intimacy of camping and the world of luxury travel. With glamping, you don’t just visit a destination, you experience it. Glamping accommodations vary. Airstreams and […]

Prime Time Walleyes
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Prime Time Walleyes!

June can be a great month to be on the water chasing walleyes!  The rigors of the spawn are in the past meaning that hungry fish are usually biting, and the weather can be very […]

10 Ways Red King Crabs Rule
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10 Ways Red King Crabs Rule

Learn More about the Role of Red King Crab in Alaska Red king crabs are the largest of the commercially harvested crabs in Alaska, growing to 24 pounds with a 5-foot leg span. Historically, red […]

NFB Swim Bait definitely made a difference
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NFB Swim Bait definitely made a difference

After filming some knife throwing and airgun shooting videos, then some more shooting with the Browning Buck Mark Medallion and Henry Repeating Arms carbine with Skinner Sights, Pepper and I started fishing. The wind was […]

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4 Inches Of Rain

Don Banning, Pepper and I gathered at the lake side to see if we could catch anything after over 4 inches of rain. We started out at one lake, but left to go to another, […]

TAXES THAT BENEFIT ALL OF US THAT LOVE THE OUTDOORS 2
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TAXES THAT BENEFIT ALL OF US THAT LOVE THE OUTDOORS

 This year marks the 82nd anniversary of the landmark Pittman-Robertson Act, also more properly known as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. In 1932, congress authorized an excise tax on firearms and ammunition that […]

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The Leatherman Signal Is Out In Different Colors

A longstanding Leatherman favorite, The Signal is now available in three distinct colors allowing multipurpose users the ability to carry a tool that expresses their own personality through color and style.  Order Link – https://www.leatherman.com/signal-439.html?dwvar_439_color=10&cgid=multi-tools#start=1 Launched […]

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Ramblingangler.com – Homemade Slip Bobbers

This fishing information is valuable even to the avid angler. I have fished my whole life and have several ah-hah moments every year when I either figure something out after so many years and it […]

A Few Bass
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A Few Bass

The combination of a Natural Forage Baits green shad Swim Bait and Blitz Lures LLC Swimbait head, made for another successful, short day of fishing. There were also a few bass picked up on a […]

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Firminator Spring Food Plot Tips

Building food plots can require a significant investment in time, money and effort so you don’t want to be wasteful. That’s exactly what you’re doing if you don’t first conduct a baseline survey of existing […]

Buzz Baits and the Spawn
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Buzz Baits and the Spawn

It’s the highly unlikely bait that most of us do not focus on during the spawn but there is probably no bait that gets more strikes over spawning areas than a buzz bait. When your […]

SLOW DOWN IN THE SPRING FOR MORE FISH
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

SLOW DOWN IN THE SPRING FOR MORE FISH

If you want to be successful when you go fishing, you need to first, find the fish.  Once you’ve done that, you need to give them what they want to eat.  If you do those […]

NATURALLY ORGANIC FOOD
Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

NATURALLY ORGANIC FOOD

Organic foods are supposed to be free of antibiotics, growth hormones or other drugs and according to the USDA not genetically modified or in any other way unnaturally “enhanced.” I am amazed at all the […]