Fish kill could be linked to fracking

Fish kill could be linked to fracking

With the debate regarding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) far from over in Ohio, opponents of the practice may have been handed a pretty big “I told you so.”

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Summer crankbait fishing tip: Learn to love ‘tick’ bites

Summer crankbait fishing tip: Learn to love ‘tick’ bites

Click, twitch, and pause minnow-shaped cranks with a light leader for pike, walleyes, and bass

Top summer tactics for weed walleyes

Top summer tactics for weed walleyes

Quit trolling, rigging, and jigging the breakline for walleyes, and consider pursuing old marble-eye in the vegetation

Walleyes, bass, trout and everything in between: Understanding the Drop-Shot Rig

Walleyes, bass, trout and everything in between: Understanding the Drop-Shot Rig

This versatile presentation works best with a circle hook, then customize it with a soft plastic, fly, or live bait

International board comes out against microbeads

International board comes out against microbeads

The bi-national committee of advisors to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission recently passed a resolution that prohibit the sale by 2015 of cosmetic or personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

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Top summer tactics for weed walleyes

Quit trolling, rigging, and jigging the breakline for walleyes, and consider pursuing old marble-eye in the vegetation

Lay Over Walleyes

Anglers love to follow cliches. Many of these cliches get taken as truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what them

Strike zones: The most misunderstood facet of freshwater fishing?

Whether for walleyes, bass, or panfish, modern anglers must place their live bait or lure in the strike zone

Building a better angler via the confidence factor

Your lures, boat, rods-n-reels, location, and weather all directly affect your luck and thus your willingness to experiment and find freshwater fishing success

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Lay Over Walleyes

Anglers love to follow cliches. Many of these cliches get taken as truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what them

Water temp is key to locating Great Lakes trout, salmon

If there’s one absolute about how water temperatures affect salmon movement in the Great Lakes, it’s that there is absolutely no magic formula for homing in on the hottest bite.

A Bass'n Plan: Open water tactics for 2014

Top presentations for spring bass

A bass anglers approach to electronics

Properly employing digital age components will help you catch more fish

DIY turkey fan display: A cheap and easy option for hunters

Fun project provides a long-lasting, attractive showcase of your trophy bird

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Fathers Day 2014 Gift Guide

Getting the best gift for the guy who got you started

So many great lines... so little time to fish

In 2014’s new fishing line, choices abound for any style of angling

Wireless fishing electronics: A look at the brave new world of on-the-water Wi-Fi

Where once Lowrance’s iconic “Green Box” revolutionized fishing by showing anglers what lies beneath the surface

Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Reaping the greatest benefit from your wooded land or other rural property requires employing good stewardship practices

The year in boats: the best and brightest for 2014

For 2014, anglers have some great options to choose from, whether they want a NASCAR-sexy walleye boat or simply a modest 16-foot fishing rig

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Preparation is the key to dining on good deer

In the coming several weeks, hunters will acquire tons – literally – of good meat for the table.

Pecan Turkey with Maple Sauce

With maple season in full swing, now is a great time to enjoy some of that fresh, boiled sap.

Venison stew with barley

Many recipes lend themselves to substitutions… if you don’t have turkey, then chicken may be very tasty, as well. It’s no different when it comes to big game.

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Ontario unveils a few new fishing rules for 2014

No updates to OWI rules from last year

A bass’n plan: Head south for open water

The Great Lakes region offers fabulous bass fishing – except during the winter when the lakes are frozen and the seasons are closed.

Road Tripping for turkeys: Planning your 2014 Spring Hunts

Short of a thunderous gobble on the roost, nothing gets a spring gobbler hunter’s thoughts racing more than the words “road trip.”

A Rite of Winter: Western Big-Game Hunting Deadlines

The west is home to elk, bear, antelope, mule deer and whitetails but it also has opportunities for more exotic species like ibex, oryx and javelina.

Road-Tripping for Turkeys: Plan now for spring of 2013

It’s never too early to start planning for the spring of 2013.

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