Stories by Mike Tontimonia

These legendary lures are still top of the line

Thursday, June 11, 2015

It seems that most of us have heard of Rapala, purchased lures under the name Rapala and caught fish with our Rapala lures.

Lead ammo’s days could be numbered

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It may have been slow in coming, but change is in the air for hunters, shooters and even fishermen.

Facts and predictions: If you boat, be prepared

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mike Tontimonia shares previously unknown facts, unheard predictions, published stuff and other outdoor goodies having to do with towing boats.

Fishing records continue to be set

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fishing records only hold for so long, before a new record is set.

Your boat’s oil can help reveal various issues

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if we could measure the health of our boat motors so easily? Indeed, we can.

Good intentions gone astray: Imported wildlife

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Men move animals in an almost casual manner, all with good intentions, but most without thought to what problems might be forthcoming.

When launching your boat, be courteous

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Launching your boat can be hectic, but just be patient.

Skip the big stuff, make sure your boat name rocks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In the never expanding world of trivial pursuit, naming a boat has become an art, if not just plain fun.

Officials report Ohio’s black bears are here to stay

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sightings in 2014 involved 88 individual black bears, up from 74 in 2013.

Favorite pastime: Past presidents liked to hunt

Thursday, April 2, 2015

George Washington was just one of several U.S. presidents who found hunting a favorite pastime.

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About Mike

Mike Tontimonia has been writing weekly columns and magazine features about the outdoors for over 25 years, a career that continues to hold the same excitement for him as it did at the beginning. Mike is a retired educator, a licensed auctioneer, and marketing consultant. He lives in Ravenna, Ohio and enjoys spending time at his Carroll County cabin. Mike has hunted and fished in several states and Canada from the Carolinas to Alaska and from Idaho to Delaware. His readers have often commented that the stories about his adventures are about as close to being there as possible. He is past president of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Mike is also very involved in his community as a school board member and a Rotarian.