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Get ready: It is perch season!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Yellow perch season starts now. No, there’s nothing official, nothing listed in the regulations books, nothing posted near launch ramps, no opening day or other calendar marks, and no announcements but let world know it is without doubt perch season. Walleye capital Lake Erie may be struggling to produce the catchable numbers of walleyes that […]

Casual angler turned pro heads to Lake Erie contest

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The knees ache like thumbs that have met the business end of a hammer. The lower back sends signals to the brain to quit doing whatever it is you’re doing. Baseball and games like that which used to quell the need to compete are fading pastimes. It happens when the age is a number approaching […]

Good news: Ohio’s deer hunting regulations finally in place

Thursday, August 1, 2013

After months of hearing yes, no and maybe from wildlife officials, this year’s deer hunting regs, as well as those for all hunting and trapping seasons, are finally in ink. The new 2013-14 hunting regulation booklets are available in hard copy from license dealers or can be read or printed online at the Ohio Division […]

National Matches draw top shooters from all over

Thursday, July 18, 2013

CAMP PERRY, Ohio — It takes a steady hand, a focused eye and several thousand rounds of practice shooting to get anywhere near the winner’s stand here at Camp Perry, a place and a time each year when and where the world’s top shooters gather to squeeze triggers and share time with friends of like […]

Fish Ohio program recognizes the big ones

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ohio’s sport fishing records are made to be broken; some sooner, some later, but eventually there’s always a bigger fish waiting to be caught. But bigger fish are just bigger fish unless the angler who catches it knows what he’s got. That’s exactly what happened June 9, when Toledo bow fisher Patrick Johnson arrowed a […]

Fishing is only one aspect of annual guys-only camping trip

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It’s guys only this week, an annual, time-honored opportunity to be free of time restraints, job demands and other every-day responsibilities. A time to wear the same comfortable clothes all week, eat junk until it comes out both ears, and commit other less mentionable bad habits. The rules are simple and unbreakable. No hats at […]

A trip to Lake Temagami is a trip back in time

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TEMAGAMI, Ontario — Sometimes time flies, and others it seems to pass itself by. This annual trip to picturesque Lake Temagami is much like that. New is everywhere, and Temagami is not immune to technology, the human need to go faster, and an equal need to make an ever-shrinking wilderness less wild, easier and with […]

From catfish to walleyes: Fishing season is here

Monday, June 17, 2013

With fishing season in full swing success often comes down to weather, which of course, includes high pressure, low pressure, and everything in between, with every change a reason for fish to feed or sulk. Add to that barometric variable, water temp and water color. What’s a walleye fisherman to do? Challenge It’s a go […]

Pointers for buying a rod and reel for Dad

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Considering the purchase of a new rod and reel for Dad? If so, here’s what you need to know. There are three basic types of rod and reel sets: closed face, open face spinning and bait casting. Options Closed face outfits are basic in nature, fairly bullet proof, and less expensive than the others. Almost […]

Retired Jitterbug lived a long, exciting life

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Retired now, a gray and white Jitterbug bass lure keeps a faded eye on things from a wall in my office, a safe place and a retirement the battered lure earned the hard way. I bought the lure in Canada, a functional vacation gift from my dad. We were spending a week in a mouse-infested […]

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