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Pop, Buzz, and Walk!

By Capt. Chaconas Seeing water explode and your topwater lure disappear is why we endure mosquitoes and hot sweaty afternoons.  Best topwater times are early morning, late afternoon, and all day on overcast or rainy days. Topwaters come in three…

Preseason Archery Practice For In Stand Efficiency

As you steadily draw your bow in anticipation of the shot opportunity to follow, the buck you have been eagerly observing all summer eases down a well-worn trail toward your location, much the way he has time and time again…

Flying for Pike

By Pete Rogers In 1980, I purchased my first outdoor magazine and began my venture into the outdoors. Growing up the son of a golfer, I adapted to the outdoors on my own. During one of these vicarious adventures, I…

Above All Else, Pass It On

By Josh Boyd Self-reflection is perhaps one of the most noteworthy attributes of the human mind. An individual recalls and reflects upon the meaningful moments of their life and the direct impact in which they have played.  As outdoorsmen and…

Be Prepared

By Capt. Chaconas Every Boy Scout knows the motto but bass anglers, pro or Joe, need to be prepared. Reels spooled, hooks sharpened, baits organized. Good enough for local events. But today’s pro road warriors log upwards of 40,000 miles…

Thermocline Can Be A Cool Place To Catch Big Fish In The Heat Of Summer

Darrel Binkley fishes the depths of Norfork Lake in northern Arkansas to catch trophy stripers. By Brent Frazee When the heat of summer arrives, Steve Street has a good idea of where the fish are going to be in clear-water…

Blue Crabbing for Beginners: A How-To Guide

By Chris Ball This is the perfect time of year to get out on the water to catch blue crabs. And this How-To Guide will tell you everything you need to know to get started. What You’ll Need Gearing up…

That Dam Fishing…And How Fort Gay, West Virginia Wants To Improve Lock and Dam

By Richard Hines I immediately noticed the handles of their fishing rods were placed through the large hand forged metal rings. Anywhere else these foraged iron rings would be a collector’s item or hanging on the wall of someone’s man…

Cane Poles Still Get the Job Done

by Ed Wall To me and a lot of other folks, she was a fishing icon, a standard by which others were judged. Even though she was a large woman (“full-bodied” in today’s vernacular), she was surprisingly agile when it…

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane! No It’s…

By Mark Fike The first time I saw one of these creatures I was almost certain at a distance I was seeing a new species of hummingbird. But as I got closer and peered through my long lens of my…

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