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 […]

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 […]

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
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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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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
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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
Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

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 […]

A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 61
Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 61

My grandfather McCullough always hung on to all sorts of junk – in case it would be needed someday. Well, I’m the same sort, and always picking up something, then having to store it until […]

DoubleStar Introduces the Ahab Knife
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DoubleStar Introduces the Ahab Knife

DoubleStar Corp, introduced the latest knife to its DSC Blade Division, the Ahab Knife. Made from 1084 Carbon Steel, this everyday carry was designed by Division Director Rob “Filo” Cabrera to be discrete and compact […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

Adapt to change to catch more fish

Open-water fishing opportunities are starting to happen across the Midwest.  One goal that I have coming into this season is to be more observant for changes that affect fish location and behavior.  Because, in my […]

Ramp Etiquette
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Ramp Etiquette

As is always the case in the spring we are getting into the busy time of year and the boat ramps are the first place one must face the crowds. As usual every day can […]

WEAR A FISHING VEST WHEN YOU GO HIKING
Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

WEAR A FISHING VEST WHEN YOU GO HIKING

A lightweight fishing vest is a handy item of clothing to wear on your next hiking trip. For day hikers, it can hold virtually everything needed. For overnight hikers, it will hold all those items […]

New 20-Quart Cooler From Cordova
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New 20-Quart Cooler From Cordova

Cordova Outdoors, the leading cooler brand of outdoor enthusiasts and the official licensed cooler of the National Rifle Association, has just announced a new model in their hard-side cooler lineup. The Cordova 20 Extra Small […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

THE CHANGING WORLD OF FISHING

On a recent or past episode of Fishing the Midwest television depending on where you live, we talked about some of the changes that have taken place in the world of fishing.  I’ve been fishing […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Spring Top Water Bite Is Near

With the spring fishing quickly approaching there is a presentation that many fishermen forget about and that is the top water bite. There is probably no presentation that can be more fun during the spring […]

HOW TO BUILD FISH HOMES
Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

HOW TO BUILD FISH HOMES

Building an underwater home for fish is a great way to attract crappie, perch, bluegill, catfish, white bass, and many other species of fish. Just be sure you check local laws before putting your fish […]

My Favorite Deep Baits
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

My Favorite Deep Baits

With the fish moving off shore and the spawn slowly turning to post spawn I thought I would give you my favorite baits that I use when the bass move deep as we progress into […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

REEL-TIMES February 2019

OPEN WATER DREAMING! TV recaps, open water prep, and a look back – The recent “A look back, a look ahead” Fishing the Midwest TV episode garnered so much attention and feedback that we decided […]

FISH FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN
Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

FISH FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN

Did you know there are over 2,000 species of fish in just North America? 90% of these have skeletons composed of bone. The others have cartilage skeletons and include sharks and rays, which mate rather […]

Going Fishing
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

GOING FISHING

There are lots of fishing seasons and ways to go fishing.  In some parts of the world right now it’s ice-fishing season, but in others it’s open water season.  In some places it crappie season, […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

NATIONAL BIRD FEEDING MONTH

Across most of America February seems like the longest month of the year instead of the shortest. The cold winds blow, the snow continues to pile up and we begin to think winter will never […]

Knots Essential for the Outdoors
From The Desks of the ODU Writers

Knots Essential for the Outdoors

Knowing how to tie your shoes is great, but that shouldn’t be the only knot you know how to make. When it comes to survival and preparedness, something as simple as tying a specific type […]