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On Big Water Find the Bait to Find the Fish!

By Mark Fike After fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and lower reaches of the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers for several decades I have learned a few things from those anglers that have made a living from the named waters. Fishing…

Topwater Tactics for Texas Trout

By Jeff Dennis Wetting a line in the Gulf of Mexico for spotted seatrout is always exciting, and the Texas fishery does not disappoint. Fishing out of Rockport requires air travel to Corpus Christi, followed by an hour ride down…

Muskies Rule Northern Wisconsin, but Smallmouth Bass Have a Strong Supporting Role

Photo by Brent Frazee Guide Bill Shumway (left) and client Dave Perkins displayed part of a day’s catch at Grindstone Lake in Northwest Wisconsin. The fish were later released. By Brent Frazee Little Hayward, Wisconsin is muskie-crazy. Everywhere you turn…

Better Shotgun Marksmanship: One Clay At A Time

By Josh Boyd There is no better way to become proficient at any particular task than through repetition and practice. This ideology generally applies in a universal manner to many things in life, shotgun marksmanship being no exception. Just as…

Hunting While Pregnant

Written by Holly Overman I had goals and high expectations for the 2017 deer season. When opening weekend came, I felt very strange. That’s when I found out that I was pregnant. I knew then that everything was about to…

Floating the Tug Fork River, What A Difference Forty-Five Years Make

Written by Richard Hines    A few months back I was working on a smallmouth bass story and talking to one of the fisheries biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.  “What are your better smallmouth streams in…

Owls in the Dirt?

Mark Fike Yes, to answer the question, owls do get in the dirt. Imagine my surprise as a young Marine many years ago slamming on the truck brakes as I watched what I believed to be an owl, crawl into…

Introducing Your Gun Dog Pup to Water

By: Kristy Fike This is the time of year that gun dog owners take advantage of the warm weather and do some water work with their dogs. This is also a perfect time of year to introduce your pup to…

Fishing For Old Florida at the Tarpon Lodge

Photo By Jeff Dennis “Capt. Josh Harvel with a nice redfish from Indian Flats” By Jeff Dennis Fort Myers International Airport serves as the gateway to some of the last remaining enclaves of Old Florida for visitors in search of…

Land Access Dilemma: Overcoming Hunting’s Biggest Obstacle

By Josh Boyd How often have you found yourself gazing out of a truck window while cruising down a county road, pondering how nice it would be to obtain permission to hunt a certain plot of hunting heaven? These thoughts…

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