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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 […]

It was a busy day
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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 […]

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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 […]

Hot For Bass
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Those Tough Fishing Days

Fishing has been a bit tough. Don Banning reports that on the lake where he was fishing there were three anglers and three fish caught. I had a little bit better luck, but it was […]

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A box full of Yo-Zuri lures

Ten years ago today I adopted a skinny little dachshund named Pepper. He is still with me, and got to go fishing with a box full of Yo-Zuri lures, which were a surprise shipment that […]

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Fishing Day With The Pelican

Pepper and I went to the Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ firing range first to try out the new Ruger LCR22 (video link is on Shoot ‘N’ Plink FB page), and then headed for a short fishing […]

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Bill Lewis MR-6

The newest product in crankbaits Bill Lewis Outdoors’ MR-6. Bill Lewis is the manufacturer of the famous Rat-L-Trap. According to Richard Broadwell the MR-6 will is a medium runner that will bottom out at 6 […]

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A Little Outdoor Time

Tonight I decided to take Pepper out and do a little fishing for a very short time. The poor little guy has been taking water pills, and shut up all day while I’ve been at […]

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A strange fishing report

Sort of a strange fishing report this time around. The day did not start off well. I had planned on Pepper and me heading out in the Ranger. However, a lot was going wrong with […]

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A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 31 (Multi Post)

This edition of Gun Rap covers a bunch from Dan – Browning 1911-22, Do-All Outdoors Blast Back targets, Henry Repeating Arms Frontier Long Barrel, American Tactical GSG Firefly, American Tactical AT-97 Elite 177 air rifle […]

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A Special Day

This was a special day, and a little more than just a fishing report. Pepper and I went to Colchester, IL to visit my parents grave for the first time. Mom was buried last year […]

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A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 29

I partially pre-assembled the new Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ sign that will be put in place at the shooting range property. The decals are not in place, as you can see, and I know the Henry […]

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A Banning Day

Don Banning and I had a fairly good day of fishing. I started out with a 19″ bass on a BFishn Tackle electric blue Ringworm on a H20 Precision jig head. Later I switched to […]

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A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 28

Umarex USA, Inc, H&N Sport Exite 177 pellets, Umarex USA, Inc. 22 cal Strike Point, and the Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ firing range are covered in these next three videos from Dan. This is a follow […]

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A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 27

Umarex USA, Inc. Strike Point, Umarex USA, Inc. Trevo, OTW Red Dot scope and H&N Sport Excite Pellets all cover in this entry into A Little Gun Rap From Dan. A few days (See below) ago I […]

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A Natural Forage Baits Day

Today’s fishing was mainly a Natural Forage Baits day, along with some help from Blitz Lures LLC and BFishn Tackle; but also caught a couple on a perch colored Rat-L-Trap. I caught fish on a […]

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A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 25

This evening I decided to do some experimenting with the Umarex USA, Inc. NXG, and have come to the conclusion that it is one of the best affordable, pick-me-up-and-shoot, air rifles that I have encountered. […]

Daiichi Bleeding Bait Butt Dragger Tip
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Daiichi Bleeding Bait Butt Dragger Tip (Video)

A tip on using the Daiichi Bleeding Bait Butt Dragger with a Natural Forage Baits Jerk Shad and Kick’n Bass Fish Attractants. #plano #naturalforagebaitsjerkbait #kicknbassjava #daiichibleedingbaitbuttdraggercopperheadhook  

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A Little Gun Rap From Dan – Part 24

This is a preliminary review of Gamo’s PT-85 Blowback pellet pistol. I plan on doing another in the near future, and using it for plinking rather than bullseye targets. — By now all of you […]

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Old Blast From The Past

Today was a Natural Forage Baits, TTI XPoint Hook, Blitz Lures LLC fishing day, with a dash of Frabill where I was using an old “blast from the past” Frabill worm sinker with my Texas […]

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Accu 177 Rifle

The other day I told you about the Gamo Outdoor USA rifle and pistol that I received. I haven’t had a chance to play with the pistol, but have messed around a little with the […]