So, deer season is over and you have settled in for the winter. A great time for lazing around watching football and maybe working a little overtime to keep the boss off your back when the turkeys are gobbling and the crappie are moving into shallow brush this spring. The coffee table is littered with Outdoor Life, Field & Stream and outdoor catalogs. Thoughts of the past season still fresh in your mind, you are content, or are you. READ MORE....
The wacky worm is probably the most under utilized presentations among the presentations that produce the best action under any circumstances. The wacky worm doesn't really look like much in the water but bass will react to the wacky worm when nothing else is working. The wacky worm isn't just for small fish either as I have heard some anglers say, the wacky worm will catch big bass too and is a great way to catch the biggest bass in the area when the pressure is high. That goes for angling pressure as well as barometric pressure.READ MORE...
years I have come to enjoy a new way, for me at least, of chasing
crappie. This way is crankbaits for crappie! In the fall, where I fish anyway, the
shad begin running the shorelines in large schools providing slab
crappie some great opportunities to fatten up for the winter. READ MORE...
If you like fish chances are you like catfish. The following recipe is a great way to prepare your catfish fillets for a great change from the routine of fried catfish. The blackening technique, used in this recipe, is credited to chef Paul Prudhomme of New Orleans and has since been adapted for use with several kinds of meats and poultry but fish seems to be the most popular for this process. READ MORE....
I grew up fishing for crappie with a bobber, gold hook and a tuffy minnow. Brush piles in the spring and then throughout the summer with a little drifting which helped get those suspended crappie that were scattered throughout the lake. Recently, since relocating to the mid-west, READ MORE...
The term “trophy whitetail” has been the buzz word for countless articles, blogs, videos and campfire chatter. You might see the giant buck in your own mind as your buddy describes a 12 pointer he saw driving home from college failing to mention that it was standing on the 18 hole at the golf course. READ MORE...
So your deer season was a success and now you have another great buck to go with the other four already on the wall. The buck is a good one but no better than any of your other mounts so the question arises. Do I fork over the $450 to have this nice eight-pointer mounted? The economy has hit everyone and years ago that buck would have went straight to the taxidermist for a full shoulder mount and hung next to the others in the man cave. READ MORE....
Fishing from a kayak can be a fun way to escape the crowds and save some gas money. Kayak fishing has exploded in popularity and many anglers traded in their boats for a kayak while many bank anglers took advantage of the kayak's low cost and ease of transport to explore new fishing areas. Read more...
Deer meat is what we called it in the old days but venison does have a more palatable ring to it so we'll go with that. Venison is a great addition to anyone's diet and when properly prepared, taste fantastic. Deer hunting is an activity that millions take part in every year but so few eat the deer they harvest. This is a simple recipe that anyone can prepare READ MORE
Spring is just
around the corner and so is good fishing. There is a growing number
of catfish anglers around the country and many enjoy chasing big
flatheads when the water starts to warm up. These tips will help you
this spring put more and bigger flatheads in the boat but remember
keep the small ones to eat and release those big mommas so they can
continue the cycle. READ MORE....
is home to many species of fish with nearly, if not more, ways to
pursue them. Much has been written about these species and the ways of
catching them but one species, special to me, has escaped stardom. The
Sailfish of the North or Arctic Grayling. READ MORE...
can sometimes prove to be a futile endeavor leaving one to wonder
where did they all go? During one such outing, at Shakamak State Park, I
found myself searching shallow and deep, shade and sun, grass
and rock, deadfalls and standing timber for any bass willing to take
the bait. I had decided that the bass just were not in a feeding mood
but I was. READ MORE....
I can remember as a
boy wading creeks and streams in search of smallmouth bass. There is
no better fighter on the end of your line than the acrobatic
smallmouth bass. I have often referred to the smallmouth bass as the
poor mans trout and the beauty of a bronzeback is unmatched to me.
There are many ways to catch smallmouth and listed here are just
three of my favorites. READ MORE....
The 5" Paca Craw
is a great bait for this rig. The hollow body means versatility in the
bait providing a cavity to load with scents, a place to hide your hook
point to keep it weedless and my favorite, the Lindy Rig Snell Float
inserted into this cavity. READ MORE....
cold front proved to put the Gills down with just a rare take in deep
water with a cricket. Just the day before, big bluegills were pouncing
our red worms and crickets in all depths providing ample fun for the
kids and adults alike, fun that was much missed on this day after the
front. That is until the wind began to kick up. READ MORE.....
Late summer and early fall can be
a roller-coaster ride when it comes to catching bass. One day it is
in the upper 90's and the next it never gets out of the 60's. Where
to go and what to throw? Are they deep or are they shallow? READ MORE.....