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Fishing for a Dinosaur

By Ed Wall How many folks have fantasized about actually putting their hands on a dinosaur? I’ve never done that exactly but, I’ve come pretty close. I’ve caught bowfin (aka mudfish, dogfish, grindle, et al.). Bowfin (Amia calva) are unique…

Trolling Techniques for Spanish Macks

By Mark Fike Most anglers know what trolling is and know that trolling can be an effective method to put fish in the boat. Covering lots of water with multiple lines and lures out puts the odds a bit closer…

Good Things Happen in the Dark of the Night

By Mark Fike Come summer, temperatures and bright sun make daytime fishing a tough, sweaty prospect at times and this is particularly true the further south you travel. Fish feeding activity can also slow down some too. So what is…

Essential Tools for Camping

By Pete Rogers If you ask twenty people what their five basic tools for camping are, you’ll probably get twenty different answers. Since camping is a broad topic, ranging from backpacking trips to drivable RV’s, we will narrow the focus…

Mammoth Cave National Park: Adventure Above and Below

By Josh Boyd Nestled within the rolling hills, meandering river bottoms, and stands of hardwoods that dot the south central Kentucky countryside, is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise that few who have traveled the region ever realized graces the map. A…

Boat Safely – Your Life Depends on It

By  Josh Boyd If ever you find yourself questioning the significance of boating safety, ponder upon the following scenario. The next time you prepare to depart for your favored marine destination, bid your family farewell and assure them you will…

Tackling Those Training Goals

By: Kristy Fike As handlers and owners, we get frustrated when retriever training sessions don’t go our way. Sometimes nothing seems to be going right. One dog is refusing to take casts, the other keeps breaking, and your remote dummy…

Trailering Travesties

By: Mark Fike Any angler that hauls a boat behind his or her pickup truck will tell you that a problem will show its ugly head at the worst possible moment. Several of the most common mistakes or problems encountered…

Smoked Marlin Dip Recipe

Photo By Jeff Dennis A proper billfish serving tray filled with smoked marlin dip By: Jeff Dennis With the conservation of billfish front and center in the minds of offshore anglers, there are occasions when flesh from a blue marlin…

Fishing for Red Grouper in Southwest Florida

Photo By Rick Paolillo Red Grouper from the Gulf of Mexico have magnificent markings. By: Jeff Dennis Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands like Manasota Key can be found on the Southwest coast of Florida. Miles of mangroves and pristine…

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