Fishing Season Begins

Hey, hey the first of May . . . outdoor fishing starts today. Well not really. People can fish outdoors every day of the year if they like. However, beginning in May the number of fishing contests that are held in America explodes. Historically in America May has more fishing contest opportunities than any other…

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High School Fishing

High school bass fishing has become more and more popular with each passing year.  The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) conducts annual surveys of high school sports participation.  The last published survey for 2019 showed 192 schools held bass fishing events engaging over 2,000 students.  Today the number of schools in just…

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Carp in America

The Carp Anglers Group (CAG) is North America’s longest running carp fishing organization. Established in 1993 it is dedicated to its mission to Support, Protect & Encourage Catch & Release Carp Angling. The CAG Spring Big 4 is one of their two annual events.  The Spring Big 4 begins March 15 and runs through June…

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A Lakeside Companion

When you look at your favorite lake, what do you see? Beautiful blue water? A place for a refreshing dip in summer’s heat? A surface on which to paddle a canoe or kayak, float on an air mattress, or cruise in a boat? Favorite spots to catch fish for sport or the dinner table? Your…

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Prescription: Ice Fishing

We’ve all been dealing with COVID now for over 2 years.  It’s made us pause to think about what is the safe thing to do to prevent getting it.  We may not be doing things we typically do or, we do them less frequently.  Wearing masks and avoiding indoor gatherings with people outside of your…

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Shark Week

The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week began July 11 and ran through July 18 this year.  It originally premiered in July of 1988, and is a week-long series of feature television programs dedicated to sharks. Shark Week is held annually, normally running in July or August. It was created to help the average person have a greater understanding…

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“There’s muskie in here”

This summer we’ve seen numerous heat waves grip many areas of America.  When one impacts where I live, it makes me think of heading to the nearest lake to cool off.  It also makes me think that long before the movie Jaws scared people from entering the water, the phrase “there’s muskie in here” surely…

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Kids Events

Waking up to the smell of bacon being fried. Enjoying a big breakfast of scrambled eggs, buttered toast, orange juice, milk and bacon. Taking the short ride through the deserted streets of town, all the while savoring the rich, aromatic smell of pipe tobacco swirling about. Making several trips across a sandy shore to transfer our day’s provisions…

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