Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Florida Sharks After Dark: Ramp Up The Excitement!

I went on a shark fishing charter once several years ago during a trip to Florida and caught some and it was fun. Yet it just didn’t satisfy the itch I get when I think about catching sharks. For one thing, it was mid-summer and it was hot. REALLY hot. The trip started in the morning and continued into the afternoon, and we absolutely baked in the midday sun. It felt like I was...

Idaho Doesn’t Disappoint!

It doesn’t matter how good of shape you are in. A hike through the Idaho wilderness challenges everyone. But the spectacular scenery keeps you moving forward, regardless of what your lungs and legs say. The trip actually began to come to fruition early last spring with a phone call from...

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...

The Complete Guide to DNR Activities at the Indiana State Fair

The family-favorite Indiana State Fair kicks off Friday, August 3rd and runs until Sunday, August 19, 2018.  As usual, folks from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be there manning the Natural Resources Building and organizing all sorts of fun events! Indiana State Fair General Info here Below are links...

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 Asian sushi market. The fishermen on the “wicked” boats commonly catch a ton of tuna and more during their season, but what the show doesn’t...

Rivers and Streams – Public or Private?

As summer heats up and temperatures climb many Hoosiers gravitate to rivers and streams for a variety of recreational opportunities - and with good reason. Think I’m kidding, just drive by almost any bridge or public access site. Indiana’s moving waters are also an important part of the geography and...

Lake Ouachita Worth the Drive – Part 2

Editor's note: See Part 1 of this story here We will now rejoin our last column, floating amid in the scenic and angling glory of Lake Ouachita, Arkansas. We had traveled 10 hours for a media event at the reservoir west of Little Rock. There, what started out as a half-hearted...

Lake Ouachita Worth the Drive – Part 1

I wasn’t completely sure if a 10-hour drive to fish a new lake for a couple of days was really worth the trouble and effort. Passing Little Rock, Arkansas, I headed west into the Ouachita National Forest and mulled the reason for this road trip. I would be incarcerated at...

Podcast Episode #15 – Randy Zellers talks Lake Ouachita

We recently visited Lake Ouachita in Arkansas for a media fishing event sponsored by the Association of Great Lakes Anglers (AGLOW). We had a great time, caught lots of fish, enjoyed the incredible scenery along with the endless hospitality of Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa. While there, we ran into Randy...

Verde Canyon Railroad: Desert Delight

As a writer you seek out superlatives and I recently found one: the best four-hour railroad excursion in America. For those readers who didn’t catch...

Speed Goats, Dust and Wide-Open Spaces

When I saw the giant snake lying across the road, I realized we were probably in over our heads. This moment was one of several...

Pickwick Lake Adventure

When it comes to a family/fishing vacation, the best of both worlds is difficult to find. In proximity there would have to be the...

Florida Hog Hunt: Three, two, one, MAYHEM!

From the backseat, it felt like one of those nightmares you have after eating pickled jalapenos right before bedtime. It was darker than the inside...

Yellowstone by Snow Machine – An Expanse of Raw Beauty

Editors Note: this is Part Two of Martino's travelogue of his recent winter trip to the western U.S.  Read his first post here After spending...

Backcountry provides snowmobile adventure

Editor's Note: This is the first of a two part series about a self-guided snowmobiling adventure spanning three states including the mountainous regions of...

Wolf Park: A Fascinating Show and No Coy-Wolves!

The first time you see the piercing amber-brown eyes of a wolf only a few feet away, it’s a little intimidating. Despite an intervening layer...

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