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 […]

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 […]

kids
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

A Great Day for Rat-L-Traps

Brandon Rogalla joined Pepper and me for a short fishing trip that turned out to be a great day for Rat-L-Traps. Richard Broadwell would have liked this day. In about 2 hours I caught 9 […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Some Things You Must Try

One of the conditions we see on a regular basis in the fall is clear water although this year has been more rain, the reason being is generally we do not see a lot of […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

GIVE’EM WHAT THEY WANT HOW THEY WANT IT

Whether you’re after fish in open water or through the ice, your lure presentation is one of the most important considerations for success.  Since ice-fishing season is fast approaching in many areas, now is a […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

LESSONS LEARNED, 2018-STYLE!

As I write this in late October, hopes are still high for a few more nice and productive open-water fishing days this season.  However, the late fall weather could turn and the lakes ice over […]

It was a busy day
Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

It was a busy day

As always I try to get out fishing on my birthday, so after working on the Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ ground (details on the Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ FB Page), we headed home, unloaded, loaded back up […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

Midwest Crappie Heating Up

Crappie season is about ready to get going full swing in the Midwest. With that I’ve found something that should be a real “killer” made by Natural Forage Baits called a T-Shad. The photo shows […]

From The Desks of the ODU Writers

Lindy Foo Flyer

Used the Foo last year for a few outings over yellow perch with great success. Tipped with both small minnows and larger maggots they rocked. The lure tended to fly out at nice angles away […]

Hot For Bass
Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

Hot For Bass

It is getting close to the time of year when Natural Forage Baits Swim Bait and Blitz Lures LLC Blade Bait is going to start getting “hot” for bass. They are normally good, but, as […]

O'Neill Outside

Food Plots

It’s  time to plant your fall food plots. Do you need any advice about having the best food plot you can have for the benefit of your herd, and for your most successful season you […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

The Crappie Magnet Grabs Some Cats

The fishing report is a little different today. Don Banning, Pepper and I hit the lake in hopes of bass, as normal. I did manage to catch a few smaller bass on Rat-L-Traps and Natural […]

Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Some Fall Fishing Changes

Habits change in the fall these changes and these pattern movements in fall fishing occurs more in how the largemouth bass changes their habits, and why they relate to open flats more than any time […]

Dan’s Fish ‘N’ Tales®

Two New rifles

Today I picked up two new rifles at B&B Hardware​ in Milan. I call them my Rossi USA​ twins – LR and Mag. The one is a 22LR semi-auto with fiber optic sights, while the […]

Ultimate Grab-and-Go Cooler
From The Desks of the ODU Writers

Ultimate “Grab-and-Go” Cooler

Cordova Cooler, building on their industry-leading and feature-rich hard-side cooler line, introduces a soft-side cooler that meets the portability needs of on-the-go outdoor enthusiasts and of those looking for a lightweight food and beverage storage […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

BIG fish time!

October is an awesome time to be an outdoors enthusiast!  Many hunting seasons are in full swing and some of the year’s best fishing happens now.  Numbers of fish of all species are often cooperative […]

SWAGGER Hunter29 - TESTIMONIALS
From The Desks of the ODU Writers

SWAGGER Hunter29 – TESTIMONIALS

The adaptability of the Swagger Hunter29 is what sets it apart from the competition. Swagger has not only changed the way hunters and shooters look at a bipod, but it upped the ante by setting […]

Outdoor World with Larry Whiteley

FISHING GEAR FOR KIDS

When you teach a kid to fish, try to avoid using adult tackle. Instead, use the best quality kid’s gear you can find because it is usually designed for their hands and is more user-friendly. […]

Some Late Summer Time Tricks
Bassin' With Captain Mike Gerry

Some Late Summer Time Tricks

With the heat, lake of oxygen for the fish and just mainly uncomfortable days the heat of the summer can be torture but there are some tricks to make life a little easier out there […]