Fishing

This angler’s math might be off, but fishing prowess adds up just fine

McKeever Dahlberg (left) and pro Drake Herd (right) with their Day 1 bag at the National Walleye Tour Championship in Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of Dahlberg family)Miscalculations can be costly in fishing tournaments. But for this Billings, Mont., teenager, a competitor on the National Walleye Tour, a math snafu provided only some unexpected theater – and a moment he’ll never forget….

Crappie records fall in New York

The huge crappie was weighed at a local market. (Facebook/BlackHorse Farms)Not only is this fish the first white crappie to break the 4-pound mark in New York, it’s the biggest crappie of any kind ever caught in the state. For the complete story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Crappie, Fishing, New York

Walleye adventure

When former New York Outdoor News Editor Steve Piatt called and asked if I wanted to join him on a fishing trip to Lake Erie, I jumped at the chance. I’ve heard about how remarkable the fishing was for both bass and walleye and I was eager to find out for myself. The fishing is so good, in 2019 Bassmaster Magazine named…

The ‘power’ of technology

As I write this, I am up at the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament in Waddington, N.Y., along the St. Lawrence River. Since it’s not too awful far from home, I thought I’d take a ride up and spend the afternoon covering the tournament and the weigh-in. Usually when I attend tournaments I book some time on a media boat, which…

Fishing records keep on falling in Montana

(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)An 18-pound, .02-ounce walleye. A 9.58-pound largemouth bass. A 7.84-pound smallmouth bass. The fish were caught in recent months in Montana, and all three are new state records – among seven state-record fish caught in Montana waters in just the last nine months. So is there an explanation for this boom in record fish in the…

Do your summer shirts perform for you?

Performance fabric shirts and other clothes can comfortably replace sunscreen even on hot, sunny days. (Photo courtesy of Mike Schoonveld)Not long ago, during the summer months, most Michigan fishermen pulled on a tee-shirt if the day came with a prediction for warm weather and sunny skies. Then, if they were worried about too much sun or wanted to shield themselves…