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Putting Together a First Aid Kit

Mark Fike How many of you have a first aid kit in your truck or boat? Most of you are probably saying, “I don’t.” With the exception of a military surplus kit, I didn’t have one either. But that changed…

Frugal Fisherman

By Brent Frazee Ned Kehde takes a frugal approach when it comes to bass fishing. No $50,000 bass boat for him. No expensive electronics, high-dollar rods and reels, or tackle boxes filled with the latest lures either. Kehde, 79, of…

A Handful of Spades

By Mark Fike May, June and July can be the hottest months to saltwater fish on the Atlantic seaboard with plenty of species to choose from. However, one species, the Atlantic Spadefish, is probably pound for pound, one of the…

“Dos” and “Don’ts” for Booking a Fishing Guide

By Richard Simms “What time does your boat go out today?” As a fishing guide, that’s a question that always makes me smile. I immediately know that the only time this person has ever been on a paid fishing trip…

Carry What You Must

By Pete Rogers As a big game hunter, I have acquired many backpacks for different occasions. Small ones are used for scouting expeditions. Medium-sized ones for day hunts, and big ones for extended backcountry outings. In all of these packs…

Reel-ly Speaking

By Capt. Steve Chaconas So, you want to reel them in?  Which reel is really the best for fishing depends on your skill level and the type of fishing you’re doing. There are 4 types of reels:  spincast, spinning, baitcasting,…

Spring Squirrel Hunting—Will Its Popularity Return?

By Richard Hines With turkey season just wrapping up, most hunters assume hunting is over until fall. But many states provide a few more weeks of hunting with spring squirrel seasons. From the post oak forests of East Texas to…

The Jigman of Lake of the Ozarks Knows How to Appeal to Post-Spawn Bass

By Brent Frazee Anyone who knows Bill Davenport knows what he will be casting in late spring and early summer. Davenport is known as “Jigman” in the Lake of the Ozarks area. The vanity plates on his truck even bear…

What Is R3 and Why MUST We Care?

By Mark Fike R3 is the new buzzword within the hunting community, which stands for Recruit, Retain, Reactivate. Without getting into a plethora of facts and figures, in summary, the number of active hunters is—and has been—declining at an alarming…

Hook Up to Hot Bite for Mahi-Mahi In May

By Jeff Dennis When the calendar reaches May, it signals to bluewater anglers along the Southeastern Atlantic coast that migratory dolphin are passing through. Desirable for both their fighting spirit and their excellent table fare, dolphin provide motivation for saltwater…

Great American Wildlife

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