Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Can Fishing Be Too Good?

Think back, have you ever been on a fishing trip and said to your partner “this fishing is fantastic, let’s go home?” Who in their right mind would utter a statement like that while landing their fiftieth fish?  Believe it or not I’ve spoken those exact words on several occasions. Can fishing actually be too good? Before I explain let’s analyze for a moment the reasons why we fish. ...

Don’t Underestimate Small Streams

In my book small streams provide the best angling experience. There is something very intimate about fishing the little rivers. I’m not really sure at what point a stream becomes a river.  Does it have to be five, 10, 20 feet wide?  All I know is that...

Gov. Announces New DNR Director

Dan Bortner, director of Indiana State Parks, has been appointed to the top job at the Indiana DNR. Bortner takes over as director on Monday. From the Governor’s press release: “Dan’s longtime experience and passionate commitment to our state’s great outdoor assets will continue to serve Hoosiers well,” Gov. Holcomb said....

It’s good to be wrong

Everything pointed to the day being wrong. The skies were gray and cloudy, threatening rain, with a steady east wind that harbored ill feelings toward fisherman. The temperature was in the mid-60’s but felt colder because of the clammy breeze. On the eighth day of my vacation, the weather gave...

Early Season Panfish Secrets

St. Croix pros discuss opportunities and tactics for more springtime ...

Summer Time: Catfish Time

Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Midwestern families. Though cats can be caught in any season they are are more active in hot weather. When the water warms up, fish metabolism speeds up and they need to eat, just to keep up and they need to...

Bluegills: Sometimes the best things come in small packages

The small red-and-yellow bobber twitched once, twice, then disappeared under the surface. It wasn’t long before another multi-colored bluegill lay shimmering across Jeff Arndt’s palm. He carefully twisted the tiny hook from its mouth and dropped it in the wire basket hanging from the side of his boat. “What a...

Late Summer Walleyes in the Weeds

Conventional wisdom calls for walleyes to be found in cool, shallow water during spring and fall, and lurking in deeper water during the heat of summer and the dead of winter. However, this binary distribution of walleye locations is far too simplistic; indeed, modern electronics and contemporary presentations have worked...

Willie Walleye Spawns Willie Jr.

I get a kick out of spotting giant statues individuals, businesses or communities have erected along America’s travel ways. There’s the Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota, a tribute to Green Giant vegetables produced locally and canned or frozen in the Green Giant facility located in Blue...

Willie Walleye Spawns Willie Jr.

I get a kick out of spotting giant statues individuals, businesses or communities have erected along America’s travel ways. There’s the Jolly Green Giant...

The Best Approach to Cleaning Fish: The Electric Fillet Knife

Several years back after a successful outing on Kentucky Lake we took our place at the fish cleaning table. A pile of crappies lay...

Catch a Ton of Tuna

Or more! The popular TV reality show, Wicked Tuna, follows New England fishermen on their quest to catch bluefin tuna, mostly to sell to the...

Fishing’s Future reaches 1,000,000 participants in Indy on July 28

The following press release from Fishing's Future is being shared as an article due to the local aspect and newsworthy nature of this event: An...

Asian Carp Aren’t Just A River Problem Anymore

It has never been a question of if they would get here - but when. At first I doubted the biologists, but it looks...

Asian Carp Aren’t Just A River Problem Anymore

It has never been a question of if they would get here - but when. At first I doubted the biologists, but it looks...

Hooks of a Different Bend

Few things in fishing is more frustrating to anglers than a hooked fish becoming an unhooked fish. It happened to a novice I had...

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