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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Sorting Out The Tackle For Spring
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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
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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 […]

Throwing Knives
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Throwing Knives

Today I did some work with my throwing knives and weighed each model. They range from 1 to 9 ounces. I know Adam Čeladín, World Champion knife thrower, says that the small lightweight knives like […]

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It Was Absolutely Crazy

Last when I headed out it was windy, and was absolutely crazy. With wind speeds up to 40 mph and gust to as high as 50 mph, it seemed to be impossible to fish, but […]

Cold Steel
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Cold Steel

I’ve tried out the Smith & Wesson Corp. and Cold Steel throwing knives, and the Cold Steel win hands down. The Smith & Wesson are made of stainless steel, which is nice, but won’t stick […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DAN
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DAN

I always try fishing on the first and last day of each year. It seems like I normally make the last day, but weather always wants to be bad on the first. Today, the weather […]

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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 […]