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  • Florida Youth Hunting – First Deer for Kingston, 11-years old

    October 13, 2020
    Jeff Liebler
    Florida Youth Hunting - First Deer for Kingston, 11-years old Learning to shoot well, whisper in the stand, control our scent and be there at the right lucky time…made it all happen. Face camo adds to the youth hunting fun, making that first shot good sure makes it unforgettable. The crossbow allows a friendly introduction into accurate shooting potential at the very ... Read More >>
  • The Old Man in the Mirror

    September 3, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    The Old Man in the Mirror Hunting, fishing, frog-giggin’ and sucker -grabbin’ Freckles, frowns, wrinkles and specks of gray…is winter here? Kids, grandkids, heartwarming memories…thank you Lord.  Pass it on.   By Larry Whiteley      He was up early getting ready to pick up his son to go deer hunting. He had brushed his teeth and was washing his face. ... Read More >>
  • Rocky Mountain National Park – EXPLORE the Amazing and Unique Alpine Tundra Ecosystem found here

    August 27, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Rocky Mountain National Park - EXPLORE the Amazing and Unique Alpine Tundra Ecosystem found here Elk, Moose, Black Bear, Birds, Fish, Mountains – Great Views…Bring a Camera! Take note of National Park Entry Permit Requirements, VISIT www.RECREATION.GOV One memory here can last for All Time, especially when you stand on the Continental Divide, located here. East to the Atlantic, west to the Pacific. Wow. Black Bear in Rocky ... Read More >>
  • American Baitworks catches Doug Minor!

    July 21, 2020
    David Gray
    American Baitworks catches Doug Minor!By David Gray Doug Minor just embarked on his latest fishing adventure.  Although this is a business adventure, it is very much about fishing.  It took some talking to get Doug, who led Strike King lures through 37 years of innovation and growth, to consider coming out of retirement just weeks ... Read More >>
  • Frog Fshing! Time for BIG Summer BASS

    July 19, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    Frog Fshing! Time for BIG Summer BASS Summer is here, frogs are breakfast food for big bass Not all frog lures are created equal, learn about differences below Heavy frogs, light frogs – when to use each of these By Forrest Fisher Did you know that bullfrogs never sleep? Some say that’s why big bass never sleep either! With summer water ... Read More >>
  • The Last Cast

    July 9, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    The Last Cast Sunrise, Sunset, Starshine…life-long breathtaking moments Family, Fishing, Memories, Doctors…and Reality  Radiation, Chemo…Time to Re-Rig  By Larry Whiteley He was alone on the lake. The sunrise was breathtaking. He had seen lots of mornings but none this beautiful. His first cast landed near some bushes. He felt the thump and set the hook. The largemouth ... Read More >>
  • The Eagle Sees the Round Rainbow

    July 3, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    The Eagle Sees the Round Rainbow Eagles are an American Icon Eagles signified majestic strength from the ancient times of Babylon, Egypt and Rome Eagles are part of Native American tribe mythology Eagles…respect, honor, tradition, nature, awe. By Larry Whiteley The bald eagle’s role as our nation’s symbol goes back to 1782 when it was added to the Great Seal of ... Read More >>
  • It’s Amazing what can Happen…When you Teach a Boy to Shoot a Bow

    June 30, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    It’s Amazing what can Happen...When you Teach a Boy to Shoot a Bow Mentors play an important role in our outdoor heritage and future By Larry Whiteley David Merrill grew up hiking, fishing, and camping in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. It was an amazing place where a young David would discover many life experiences in the great outdoors as he roamed through the mountains and valleys ... Read More >>
  • USA Veterans CATCH FUN and FISH at Lake Erie WALLEYE EVENT

    June 29, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    USA Veterans CATCH FUN and FISH at Lake Erie WALLEYE EVENT Chautauqua County, NY – Veterans enjoyed this free event sponsored by WNY Heroes, Inc. – they caught fish and line-stretching fun departing from Chadwick Bay Marina/Clarion Hotel. Chartreuse stickbaits (Yaleye Lure) and spinner/worm rigs (Eye-Fish Rigs) were the hot lures Wind and waves did not deter volunteer charter captains from finding the ... Read More >>
  • Firearm Industry in support of HISTORIC Senate Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

    June 19, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Firearm Industry in support of HISTORIC Senate Passage of Great American Outdoors ActNSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, (H.R. 1957). This historic legislation, which received overwhelming bipartisan support, is among the most meaningful legislative measures for sportsmen conservationists ever. The Senate’s approval is a major step forward toward delivering on the ... Read More >>
  • Shooting Range…Building Out Your Kit, Go Prepared

    June 19, 2020
    Blake Tabb
    Want to have a more successful and safe shooting range trip? Make sure you’ve got the right gear By Blake Tabb   Do you want to have a more successful and safer shooting range trip? Make sure you’ve got the right gear! Preparation for range day begins with the right range bag and ends ... Read More >>
  • Salmon Tourney Winners Find Big Spring Fish! Wilson, New York

    June 13, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Salmon Tourney Winners Find Big Spring Fish! Wilson, New York Congratulations to the U-Betcha team led by Capt. Chris Vogt of Albion. They won the Wilson Harbor Invitational Tournament and nearly $15,000 in cash last weekend. The tournament is based on the best six salmon for the day and their 6 fish weighed in at 90.92 pounds for a total ... Read More >>
  • Family Entertainment, Visit the Great Branson Indoors and Outdoors

    May 27, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    Family Entertainment, Visit the Great Branson Indoors and Outdoors Endless adventure with hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, bass and trout fishing, hunting, trap and skeet shooting, spelunking, rock climbing and more. Visit public parks, resorts, campgrounds, forests or one of Branson’s three crystal clear lakes. Water ski, boat or go bass fishing at Table Rock Lake, or kayak and ... Read More >>
  • Best Binoculor NAMED for Spotting Birds…German Precision Optics (GPO-USA)

    May 25, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Waterproof and fog-proof, tough aluminum eyecup tubes Lightweight and compact, custom-molded hard case Lifetime Warranty from German Precision Optics (GPO) GPO USA PASSION™ 8×42 ED Binocular Wins Best Birding Binocular Award – Best Binoculars Reviews (BBR) has awarded the GPO PASSION 8×42 ED binocular with its 2020 Best Birding Binocular. Now in its tenth ... Read More >>
  • Bow Spider: The Ultimate Solution for Packing Compound Bows Afield

    May 25, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Bow Spider: The Ultimate Solution for Packing Compound Bows Afield You see the Buck, the Elk, the Moose…but your bow is somehow unreachable. Now, a proven solution. Reduce FROM a the game of CHANCE…TO a game of CHOICE.  Mount on your hip, on your treestand, on your backpack while hiking in. The Intuitive design makes bow retrieval fast and easy in any situation. One ... Read More >>
  • Coming Home to Fletcher Lake Lodge…OPEN after June 21st

    May 24, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    Coming Home to Fletcher Lake Lodge…OPEN after June 21st Loons, Lynx, Trophy Fish…Unforgettable Fun at Fletcher Lake Lodge, Canada Arrive by air (bush plane) from Kenora, Ontario…exciting and fun! Visitors find hugs, smiles, peace, quiet…and great food By Larry Whiteley Between fishing for and catching trophy walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and musky, there are sightings of moose, bear, lynx, bald eagles, fantastic ... Read More >>
  • Newborn Wildlife, You Can Look but Don’t Touch

    May 18, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Newborn Wildlife, You Can Look but Don’t Touch Be careful, view animals from a distance and do not touch By Jason Houser In the next several weeks, wildlife throughout the country will be bearing young. This is an awesome time of year and is a chance to see newborn elk calves, deer, pronghorn fawns, as well as many others. At ... Read More >>
  • Mother’s Day Gifts for the Outdoors Woman

    May 6, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Mother’s Day Gifts for the Outdoors Woman Significant Gifts for that one Significant Other, Outdoors Mom’s are special Colorful 3-season and 4-season quilts, comfy outdoor footwear, bacteria-safe cutting board, a unique Wok w/ burner system By Jason Houser Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and significant others and children are not always the best at picking out gifts. Flowers die and ... Read More >>
  • BOOTS that bring your FAMILY out for a WALK…LOWA Boots

    May 5, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    BOOTS that bring your FAMILY out for a WALK...LOWA Boots After comfort and wearability, there is only long-lasting comfort and long-lasting wearability By Larry Whiteley My family has several traditions: The opening day of firearms deer season, going fishing the last day of trout season, hunting for morel mushrooms and looking for shed deer antlers, and more. A different kind of a ... Read More >>
  • Shark Teeth, Unsunken Beach Treasure for All Ages…from All Ages

    May 3, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    Shark Teeth, Unsunken Beach Treasure for All Ages...from All Ages HOW and WHERE to find them ON THE BEACH, 5 Methods Shark Teeth found on the beach are fossilized, are 10,000 years to 15 million years old! Back to the Future…fun on the beaches at Manatee Key in Southwest Florida By Forrest Fisher There are shark teeth to be found all over the ... Read More >>
  • Venison Meatball Rigatoni Mug

    April 30, 2020
    Kitchen Kate
    Venison Meatball Rigatoni MugA tasty deer camp “Cup of Energy.”  Recipe by “Kitchen Kate.” Makes 8 Servings, what you’ll need: Noodle/Cheese Ingredients: 2 cups shredded mozzarella ½ cup parmesan cheese 1 jar marinara sauce 1 box (12 oz) rigatoni pasta, cooked 1 tsp chopped basil One 12-ounce coffee mug for each serving Olive Oil Meatball Ingredients: 1 lb ground venison, 1 TBS garlic 1 TBS ... Read More >>
  • Target Plinking: Mutual Disrespect for .22 Caliber Ammo

    April 28, 2020
    Collin Voss
    Target Plinking: Mutual Disrespect for .22 Caliber Ammo  The Good, the Bad, the Ugly…Identify the “right” (best) ammo brand for your firearm before hunting Federal Champion .22LR 40-Grain Ammo CCI Hollow-Point .22LR 40-Grain Ammo Winchester .22LR 40-Grain Ammo By Collin Voss I am not wise in this field, but I experienced this first hand and have enough facts that can end an ongoing debate ... Read More >>
  • Prized ‘Eyes – Lake Erie Walleye Count tops 100 MILLION!

    April 27, 2020
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    Prized 'Eyes - Lake Erie Walleye Count tops 100 MILLION! Walleye Season open in New York State  Lake Erie Walleye Population Exceeds 100 MILLION! You don’t have to look far to find exciting walleye fishing opportunities in New York Walleye are challenging to catch and delicious to eat, making them one of the most prized sportfish in New York. As the largest member ... Read More >>
  • Are You Using the Right Turkey Choke Tube?

    April 27, 2020
    George Trulock
    Trulock Chokes Can Improve Your Shooting By George Trulock The answer is obvious – every turkey hunter wants better performance in the field. But the solution to getting better performance may not be as obvious. Usually, hunters try, more or less at random, different shotshells to see if they can find something ... Read More >>
  • Sharing the Light of Fireflies…for Everyone affected by COVID-19

    April 23, 2020
    Radim Schreiber
    Sharing the Light of Fireflies…for Everyone affected by COVID-19 I created this video to help people during these challenging times and I feel sad knowing that many people are suffering right now. So I hope the fireflies can shine their light and bring us hope, love, and joy. Let’s help each other ... Read More >>
  • Vermont Walleye READY-TO-WACK to Wack Worm Harnesses May 2, Opening Day

    April 21, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Vermont Walleye READY-TO-WACK to Wack Worm Harnesses May 2, Opening DayThe Vermont walleye fishing season will open on Saturday, May 2, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. Revered by many as one of the best-tasting fish in freshwater, the walleye is Vermont’s official warmwater fish. The state offers excellent spring walleye fishing opportunities in ... Read More >>
  • Tim “The Tool Man” Would Love This

    April 21, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    Tim “The Tool Man” Would Love This I’ve had lots of knife sharpeners in my life, but thanks to my new Work Sharp…I don’t need them anymore It has 4 different sharpening angles depending on the type of knife and 5 flexible belts from extra-coarse to extra-fine By Larry Whiteley My favorite TV show of all-time is “Home Improvement” ... Read More >>
  • Escaping the Pandemic, Alone in the Wild

    April 20, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    Escaping the Pandemic, Alone in the Wild At nighttime, there is nothing more relaxing than the sound of rain making music on my canvass tent When thunder rumbled, turkeys gobbled at the sound. I smiled. I looked to the west and saw what I was looking for. A rainbow. By Larry Whiteley It’s 5 am on an April morning. I sit ... Read More >>
  • Lurking in the Deep – Mysteries, Rocks, and at times – BIG FISH

    April 19, 2020
    Wade Robertson
    Lurking in the Deep - Mysteries, Rocks, and at times - BIG FISH The mystery and secrets of deep waters can offer a line-stretching surprise. Fish “on the rise” can solve our doubt for the presence of fish – they are usually there. A priceless reward can happen every now and then. Enjoy that moment! By Wade Robertson The statement has been made that we know more ... Read More >>
  • Great Lakes Water Levels at Record Highs…Should we Sell to Fix the Problem?

    April 18, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
    Ideas to tap the Great Lakes water were essentially stopped in 2008, when the Great Lakes Compact was made law Instead of cities and states around the lakes worrying about keeping enough water along their lakefronts to float boats, they are now concerned about lakeside parking lots becoming marinas. Who is going ... Read More >>
  • A Special Gift for a Special Young Lady

    April 18, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    A Special Gift for a Special Young Lady A special gift – protection and peace for grandpa’s mind – for a very special young lady The Kimber Micro 9 measures a little over 6 inches in length and 4 inches in height  Aluminum frame, steel slide – it weighs a little less that a pound with an empty magazine By Larry Whiteley My ... Read More >>
  • What to Do When You See a Snake

    April 16, 2020
    Dave Barus
    What to Do When You See a Snake Snakes are common across the United States, the Georgia DNR can help us understand more about snakes, then venomous and non-venomous types.  By the Georgia DNR As spring hits full stride, Daniel Sollenberger from Georgia DNR will field more calls and emails about snakes. And most will involve two questions: What species ... Read More >>
  • Patience is Often Key to Early-Season Turkey-Hunting Success…What to do, When to call, What to use

    April 16, 2020
    Josh Lantz
    Avoid mistakes by watching, listening and adapting. Calls, gentle yelps, clucks, but don’t over-call if the birds are quiet. Read on to learn WHEN TO USE a decoy. The birds will always show you what they want. By Josh Lantz Most turkey hunters believe the opening days of the spring turkey-hunting season offer the ... Read More >>
  • Fishing is GREAT, BUT…the Boat Launches/Access are under NYS Covid Rules

    April 16, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Fishing is GREAT, BUT...the Boat Launches/Access are under NYS Covid Rules Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for April 15, 2020, from Destination Niagara USA COVID-19 impacts continue to be felt throughout the fishing community, leaving people a bit confused as far as what is happening with the local fishing scene. Charter captains are shut down. For the most part, marinas are shut down. ... Read More >>
  • NEW Sunday Hunting LAW – Pennsylvania Celebrates More Hunting for Everyone

    April 15, 2020
    Dave Barus
    NEW Sunday Hunting LAW - Pennsylvania Celebrates More Hunting for Everyone The addition of just these 3 days allows for working mothers and fathers to take their children to pass along shared hunting traditions. Priceless The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) has made Sunday hunting a priority issue in Pennsylvania. NSSF led the Sunday Hunting Coalition, along with 15 other like-minded hunting and ... Read More >>
  • Bowhunting for a Turkey? Know the best Shot Placement Options BEFORE heading to the Woods

    April 14, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Bowhunting for a Turkey? Know the best Shot Placement Options BEFORE heading to the Woods A strutting turkey is mostly air and feathers, read to know more about where to shoot. Nothing is more exciting than to shoot a spring tom with archery gear. Make a good shot and recovery is quick. If you make a poor shot, it could be a long day. By Jason Houser Wild ... Read More >>
  • Good morning, Happy Easter!

    April 12, 2020
    Jennifer Johnson
    Good morning, Happy Easter! We sincerely hope that you and your families are well and that you have enjoyed this unusual Easter weekend more than expected. Yesterday, here in Western New York, it was a gorgeous spring day. As you can see, the daffodils at the end of the vineyard rows are celebrating. We appreciate, ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River/Lake Ontario Fish are NOT SOCIAL Distancing, THEY”RE ON THE BITE!

    April 11, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara River/Lake Ontario Fish are NOT SOCIAL Distancing, THEY"RE ON THE BITE! Shore fishing is VERY GOOD…spoons and spinners…bring a camera! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for April 8, 2020, from Destination Niagara USA Boat fishing is good for Kings, Lakers, Steelhead, the Big Bass are just starting up Social distancing is critical when it comes to fishing, both onshore and in a boat. COVID-19 continues ... Read More >>
  • Born to Fish, a True Story

    April 10, 2020
    Wade Robertson
    Born to Fish, a True Story Do we have to go in Mom? Please, can I stay on the dock? A reference book on North American Fish made me an 8-year-old “whizz-kid.” That was fun! Fishing bonded me with my mom, dad and so many other family members, and their friends too, from a very young age. By Wade ... Read More >>
  • How to Travel…As You Stay At Home

    April 9, 2020
    Dawn Montane
    How to Travel…As You Stay At Home From home, YOU CAN share in the beauty of Nature, all free. Explore in many new ways, MAKE YOUR OWN Nature Journal, it’s Fun Travel, Explore, Enjoy – here’s WHAT TO DO! By Dawn Montane Many Americans, at the time of this writing, are under a “shelter-in-place” or “leave only when necessary” order from ... Read More >>
  • Over-Under Turkey Gun, Close or Far: CZ Reaper Magnum

    April 8, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Over-Under Turkey Gun, Close or Far: CZ Reaper Magnum This 12-gauge camo shotgun ships with 6 interchangeable choke tubes, including an extra-full version. Picatinny rail mount option for optic addition is included. QD swivels are attached at front and back Whether the shot is longer-range or considerably closer, the CZ Reaper Magnum over-and-under offers choke tube options to fill your turkey tag. ... Read More >>
  • Tips for Fishing Businesses and Guides…from the Recreational Fishing Alliance

    April 8, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Tips for Fishing Businesses and Guides...from the Recreational Fishing Alliance Marinas and tackle shops can now apply for available loans   See the useful list (link below) that allows a review of the COVID-19 mitigation rules by state. CARES Act includes forgivable loans to pay for up to eight weeks of payroll, including benefits. Just about every business in the recreational fishing industry has ... Read More >>
  • COVID-19 Gun Sales like Toilet Paper…OFF-THE-SHELF!

    April 7, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
    COVID-19 Gun Sales like Toilet Paper...OFF-THE-SHELF! Firearms & Ammunition Sales BATTLE Sanitizers & Toilet Paper Sales Records show firearm accidents at their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1903. Despite increasing numbers of new firearm owners, the downward trend of accidental firearms accidents is welcome by everyone. By Mike Schoonveld Barrack Obama won many awards while he was president. I’m sure ... Read More >>
  • New York is Open for Hunting, Spring Turkey Season Starts May 1

    April 7, 2020
    Dave Barus
    New York is Open for Hunting, Spring Turkey Season Starts May 1 Youth Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend is April 25-26 Regular NYS Turkey Season opens May 1 Hunters Should Always Follow Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries and Limit Spread of COVID-19 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that spring turkey season opens May 1 in all of Upstate ... Read More >>
  • New Blades…A Compact Fixed Blade Pair of Knives — The JaegerPair™ from Outdoor Edge®

    April 7, 2020
    Karen Lutto
    New Blades...A Compact Fixed Blade Pair of Knives — The JaegerPair™ from Outdoor Edge® Big critter on the ground, 4-miles from the road, you know what that means: skin, section, quarter, debone…you need the right tools BEFORE DARK. At Hunt Camp back home, help all your buddies, field dress their big game prize QUICKLY, sharp cutting tools do the trick and make it easy These Outdoor ... Read More >>
  • The Quest for Morels…Mushroom Hunting!

    April 6, 2020
    Jason Houser
    The Quest for Morels...Mushroom Hunting!By Jason Houser Hunting mushrooms in the spring is an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family. This falls into the same time frame as turkey hunting, camping, and other outdoor activities. Carrying a bag with you while in the woods and coming home with it full of edible ... Read More >>
  • Great Fishing from Shore or Boat! New Rule Changes, NYS Charter Guides On Hold

    April 1, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Great Fishing from Shore or Boat! New Rule Changes, NYS Charter Guides On Hold Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for April 1, 2020, from Destination Niagara USA We hope everyone is always staying safe out there and practicing social distancing! April 1 is the traditional inland trout and salmon opener throughout New York State. This has very little impact on the Niagara Falls USA fishery because ... Read More >>
  • How to Miss a Turkey – Conservation by any other name…here are some TIPS to extend your season!

    March 31, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
    How to Miss a Turkey - Conservation by any other name...here are some TIPS to extend your season! No matter where you hunt, turkey season is short and bag limits are small. NOT filling a limit, there is a reward, your time afield is maximized, the hunt is extended. The important thing is being “out there,” a day or two away from work, the anticipation for another hunt. By Mike Schoonveld I ... Read More >>
  • Baked Fish, Easy Recipe, Simply DELICIOUS!

    March 28, 2020
    Fern Fisher
    Baked Fish, Easy Recipe, Simply DELICIOUS! This recipe works for any medium-thick fillet (1/2″ – 1″), including walleye, salmon, trout, even bass Simple ingredients, easy preparation, indescribable deliciousness Can also be prepared on the grill, simply use heavy-duty aluminum foil instead of the baking dish By Fern Fisher Ingredients: Pam spray or Olive Oil Hellman’s real mayonnaise 1 large salmon fillet (you can ... Read More >>
  • Keep Your Fishing Gear Tidy in a Boat (…and everwhere else)

    March 27, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Keep Your Fishing Gear Tidy in a Boat (...and everwhere else)By Jason Houser I do not know if it has ever happened to you or not, but I have been accused, more than once, of having an unorganized fishing boat. There was a time in my life that every time I headed to the water; I was unprepared for the day ahead. ... Read More >>
  • Keep Social Distancing a Rule…but the fish are biting if you can get out

    March 27, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Keep Social Distancing a Rule...but the fish are biting if you can get out Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for March 25, 2020 – from Destination Niagara USA Life is far from normal as we continue to move forward in this changing world. Adding a little bit of normalcy back into our lives is important … like fishing and being outdoors. With some mild weather ... Read More >>
  • GET READY for Next DEER SEASON right now – HERE’s HOW

    March 26, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    GET READY for Next DEER SEASON right now - HERE's HOW New hunting land…I saw 33 deer on one day, 57 deer on another day, here’s how. Controlling your body odor is critical, there is only one good way, most critical. Trail cam’s that talk with remote pictures can help us map out deer kill zones. By Larry Whiteley You are probably thinking why ... Read More >>
  • Build your own custom fishing rod: 6 SIMPLE STEPS

    March 25, 2020
    Bob Holzhei
    Build your own custom fishing rod: 6 SIMPLE STEPS Choose rod type, length, action See a custom rod-building catalog, simplify choices Order, sort the parts, prepare the parts, follow the instructions, get it done, and SEE BELOW By Bob Holzhei Building a custom fishing rod is much easier and more affordable than many fishermen think! I’m not a rod-builder, but I met a ... Read More >>
  • Steelhead, Steelhead, Steelhead…and Browns and Lakers and Bullheads, OH MY!

    March 18, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Steelhead, Steelhead, Steelhead...and Browns and Lakers and Bullheads, OH MY! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for March 18, 2020 from Destination Niagara USA Fishing the waters in Niagara Falls USA has been one of the few constants in this time of uncertainty in the world. Fishing in the lower Niagara River was on fire this week.  Double-digit catch days were the norm ... Read More >>
  • Let’s Stay Aware, Use the Outdoors to help Control Corona Fear

    March 14, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    Let's Stay Aware, Use the Outdoors to help Control Corona FearBy Forrest Fisher It helps. The beach, the sand, the lake, the trees, the birds, the fish, the deer, the sunset. These are wonderful diversions. As all folks are responsible when we need to be, corona-fear is legitimate. Visiting the beach with your close family can help. Controlled numbers of people, people you ... Read More >>
  • Gopher Tortoise Day in Florida, an Awareness-Celebration to Share With Others

    March 12, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    Gopher Tortoise Day in Florida, an Awareness-Celebration to Share With Others Gopher tortoises are threatened due to habitat loss, let’s all share the need to be aware Florida gopher tortoise awareness day is April 10th Find gopher tortoises on a walk to any Florida beach, and at many other places    By Forrest Fisher Gopher tortoises are charming creatures. They are also beachgoer stoppers. “Hey look over ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA – Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    March 12, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Destination Niagara USA - Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Hopefully, the spring weather has arrived with more consistent temperatures into the 50-degree range now. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Lewiston Smelt Festival – the date has changed from the first Friday in May to the first Friday in June – June 5 this year – to ... Read More >>
  • Snook on the Hook – Sanibel Island, Florida

    March 9, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Snook on the Hook - Sanibel Island, Florida Live bait, long semi-stiff rods, braided line, fluoro leaders and sharp 4/0 circle hooks Add a teaspoon of courage, hold your breath, cast under mangrove trees Fish with a friend as often as you can, it’s more than just fun! By Forrest Fisher Hey dad, “Can you cast your line right under those mangrove ... Read More >>
  • 150 Venomous Snakes found in Private Home

    March 9, 2020
    Dave Barus
    150 Venomous Snakes found in Private Home Illegal Exotic Snake Breeding Den Identified in Orange County, New York 157 Venomous Snakes removed 29 species in all This year on Feb. 20, a Newburgh, NY man pled guilty to misdemeanor commercialization charges and agreed to pay a $500 fine related to the possession of more than 150 venomous snakes seized from ... Read More >>
  • Sick Raccoon Near Your Home? What to Do.

    March 6, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
    Sick Raccoon Near Your Home? What to Do. There has been a drastic decline in raccoon harvest by America’s hunters and trappers. Lack of proper wildlife management can cause wild animal diseases and can hamper human safety. Call the proper authority to handle ANY Sick Wild Animal you may encounter to do your part in this modern world of conservation. By ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie Ice Boom COMING OUT THIS WEEK!

    March 4, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Erie Ice Boom COMING OUT THIS WEEK! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for March 4, 2020 – from Destination Niagara USA The big news this week is not the fishing but what’s happening around the area. At the top of the list is the fact that the ice boom is coming out already. Removal started on Monday this week, ... Read More >>
  • Are Coho Salmon the “NEW SALMON” for LAKE HURON?

    February 28, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
    Are Coho Salmon the “NEW SALMON” for LAKE HURON? Kings, Cohos, Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout…and their forage base Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead have more extended lives and thrive on different forage The Michigan DNR has an essential decision to make, in 2020: is the King dead? By Mike Schoonveld After the results of the coho salmon stocking experiment in Lake Michigan a ... Read More >>
  • Bill to Recruit, Retain, Reactivate Hunters Heads to Trump’s Desk

    February 28, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Bill to Recruit, Retain, Reactivate Hunters Heads to Trump’s DeskBipartisan legislation to keep the government open and invest in conservation to become law  By Randall Williams Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed a bill to safeguard hunting traditions, while paving the way for new investments in conservation.   Bipartisan legislation to fund the government through September 2020 cleared both chambers and included language allowing excise taxes on ... Read More >>
  • Master Your Own Turkey Call – Build it Yourself. Here’s How!

    February 23, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Master Your Own Turkey Call - Build it Yourself. Here's How! Learn about different turkey call materials that offer different turkey sounds Soundboard, plating surface, striker – all offer options in tone choice Learning the sound variations and practicing tone undulations with your own call, it’s the MOST FUN and  will help you learn the turkey calling ropes By Jason Houser Turkey calls are at ... Read More >>
  • Duck & Goose Callers head to Marsh Fest 2020 for Fun and Competition

    February 21, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    Duck & Goose Callers head to Marsh Fest 2020 for Fun and Competition Sure-Shot Game Calls, proud to be “Presenting Sponsor” for Marsh Fest 2020 Cash prizes with state and world fame qualifier recognition for winners Contest and family event details for Marsh Fest 2020, visit www.marshfest.com. By Forrest Fisher When wanna-be world-class duck and goose callers gather March 6-8 at Winnie-Stowell Community Park in Winnie, TX ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Feb. 19, 2020 from Destination Niagara USA

    February 20, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Feb. 19, 2020 from Destination Niagara USAThe NRAA Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest is set for Feb. 22 in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario tributaries. Sign up at Creek Road Bait and Tackle in Lewiston or the Lewiston Launch Ramp the morning of the event. It runs from sunrise to 2 p.m., with awards ... Read More >>
  • Can We Make a Difference in the Lives of Kids Today? We Can.

    February 19, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
    Can We Make a Difference in the Lives of Kids Today? We Can. As responsible sportsmen, we need to share our outdoor skills with more kids As Christians, we need to consider our choices in order to bring kids closer to life through the outdoors As neighbors to each other, let’s take the extra time to help kids find fun away from electronics and TV By ... Read More >>
  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS: “Tag Them” – Part 3 of 3

    February 18, 2020
    Jim Monteleone
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  • Alabama’s 1st Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Deemed a Success

    February 16, 2020
    Dave Barus
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  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS: “Call Them” – Part 2 of 3

    February 16, 2020
    Jim Monteleone
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  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS: “Develop Your Secret?” Part 1 of 3

    February 14, 2020
    Jim Monteleone
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  • Innovative Mentorship Programs Pave Way for Millions of New Young Hunters

    February 13, 2020
    Bill Brassard
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  • Trophy 14-2 Bass makes Florida Hall of Fame in 8th Angler Recognition Season

    February 13, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
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  • Fish, Fish, Fish Galore! FREE FISHING DAYS in New York this weekend!

    February 13, 2020
    Bill Hilts
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  • What’s that Noise? Stay Safe on the Ice This Winter!

    February 11, 2020
    Jason Houser
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  • Does Your Venison Taste Awful? How NOT to Let It Happen Again

    February 5, 2020
    Dave Barus
    Does Your Venison Taste Awful? How NOT to Let It Happen Again DO carry a small, sharp, pocketknife, DO NOT use a bone saw of any type DO make a good shot, DO field dress quickly, DO watch the temperature DO thaw frozen venison slowly for best taste By Jason Houser I hear people all the time say they do not like the taste of deer. ... Read More >>
  • Cleaning your Rifle, it’s Essential…Why and How

    February 4, 2020
    Wade Robertson
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  • Lower Niagara River Winter Fishing, Rod-Bending FUN!

    January 30, 2020
    Bill Hilts
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  • The “Fish Coach” shares HOW-to-CATCH Saltwater Sheepshead – a Winter Fishing Delicacy

    January 29, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    The "Fish Coach" shares HOW-to-CATCH Saltwater Sheepshead - a Winter Fishing Delicacy Fish close to structure: bridges, piers, docks Sight feeders: use live or frozen bait – shrimp, clam strips, fiddler crabs Gear: Open-face reel, sturdy rod, braided line, fluorocarbon leader By Forrest Fisher When winter anglers from all across the United States travel to southwest Florida, they find sun, sand, warmth, and one fish species ... Read More >>
  • The Sounds of Nature, THEY CALL US BACK…to the Wild

    January 23, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
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  • Love of my Outdoor World was Drowned in Alcohol

    January 23, 2020
    Bob Holzhei
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  • Wisconsin Bear Hunt – Worth the Wait

    January 23, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Wisconsin Bear Hunt – Worth the Wait Plan your Wisconsin hunt for a select zone- do the homework to identify the zone for success Be patient, collect priority points for several consecutive years to score on zone selection Research the guide, the gear, the location, and weather forecast…then count your blessings, control your aim By Jason Houser If you are looking ... Read More >>
  • HEAD NORTH YOUNG MAN! Niagara River Fishing Action is GOOD, Smaller Tribs are Frozen-Up

    January 22, 2020
    Bill Hilts
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  • LIVE & LEARN about LAMPREY’S, there are Many Species

    January 22, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
    LIVE & LEARN about LAMPREY’S, there are Many Species Lampreys, lampreys everywhere…some are part of nature Native species vs invasive species are always a concern for understanding Lampreys live in the Great Lakes, isolated northern lakes, the Mississippi River, other places By Mike Schoonveld A couple of years ago I fished for sturgeon on the Rainy River in Minnesota, just upstream from where ... Read More >>
  • Are you ready for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Safari?

    January 22, 2020
    Forrest Fisher
    Are you ready for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Safari? The true safari experience requires experienced professional hunters and skilled camp/field staff Find hunting areas that provide a variety of game: Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Antelope Safari hunts are life-altering experiences, they captivate all your senses. Special moments in life. By Forrest Fisher Whenever folks think about a safari, they have shared with me ... Read More >>
  • DELICIOUS Pennsylvania Dutch Ham & Bean Soup

    January 21, 2020
    Tyler Frantz - Natural Pursuit Outdoors
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  • Springfield Armory® Hellcat Crushes 10K Round Test

    January 21, 2020
    Mike Humphries
    Springfield Armory® Hellcat Crushes 10K Round TestContributed by Mike Humphries The Hellcat from Springfield Armory® has proven its mettle in a grueling 10,000-round test, showing that the EDC innovator not only has the features to make it the best on the market but also the durability to outlast all the competition. With support from Federal Ammunition and Action ... Read More >>
  • Spent Oriole Nests prompt Quick Shooting Lesson

    January 17, 2020
    Mike Schoonveld
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  • Simple E-Z to DO Alternatives for Game Meat

    January 16, 2020
    Jason Houser
    Simple E-Z to DO Alternatives for Game Meat Burger, steaks, roasts, stew meat, and ribs are all fine and dandy, maybe you want more It’s easy to put breakfast sausage, summer sausage, jerky, and other novelties in the freezer What to do, where to buy supplies, how to process your game meat By Jason Houser As hunters, we don’t have to hunt ... Read More >>
  • My How Things Have Changed

    January 15, 2020
    Larry Whiteley
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  • Linda Powell: Becoming a Hunter

    January 14, 2020
    Serena Juchnowski
    Linda Powell: Becoming a Hunter Linda Powell went to college hoping to study genetics and research After working in the medical field for 14 years, Powell realized in her mid-30s that she needed adventure She found it, then came the life-changing question: Do you want to try hunting? By Serena Juchnowski When you ask a child what he ... Read More >>
  • Ranger Cup University – Opportunity for Collegiate Anglers

    January 14, 2020
    Greg Duncan
    Ranger Cup University - Opportunity for Collegiate Anglers 2020 Program Details Payouts and discounts available to collegiate bass anglers By Greg Duncan Collegiate bass anglers will have more opportunity to cash in on tournament success in 2020 thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University. The contingency program, designed by Ranger Boats exclusively for college anglers, is free of charge ... Read More >>
  • Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Jan. 17-19, at Niagara Falls Event Center

    January 10, 2020
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Jan. 8, 2020 Destination Niagara USA welcomes all fishing guests to this website! Before we even get into the fishing there needs to be a big shout out for the 7th Annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo set for Jan. 17-19 at the Conference and ... Read More >>
  • Attack of the Space Invaders

    January 1, 2020
    Rich Creason
    Adaptation and Instinct takes over to Survive Extraordinary occurrences begin, we learn from these Life or death may remain in the balance  By Rich Creason The space invaders have arrived. A tiny particle of dust rides the wind up into the heavy clouds. Ominous clouds form and are made up of millions of water ... Read More >>
  • LOWA Hunter GTX® EVO – Extreme Review

    December 31, 2019
    Jason Houser
    LOWA Hunter GTX® EVO - Extreme Review The 1st Boot Question is always: Are they comfortable? Then, depending on where you plan to hunt: Will the boots keep me warm if it’s cold outdoors? Last, and very important: Are the boots durable, waterproof, and breathable? By Jason Houser There are a lot of things that can make or break a hunt. Some ... Read More >>
  • Winter Fish on the Line for New Years Party: Walleye, Brown Trout, Steelhead…and Lake Trout

    December 27, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Winter Fish on the Line for New Years Party: Walleye, Brown Trout, Steelhead...and Lake Trout Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report Thursday, Dec. 27, 2019 – From Destination Niagara USA I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! No white Christmas here in Western New York as temperatures hit the 50-degree mark with no white stuff in sight. If you scored on some new fishing gear under the Christmas ... Read More >>
  • Winter Chill is Here, but Fish are Too

    December 19, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Winter Chill is Here, but Fish are Too Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report from Destination Niagara USA Big fish in Trib’s during December runoff periods Ice Boom going in on Lake Erie very soon Temperatures are in the single digits with the wind chill and there’s not much wind. Efforts are underway to install the ice boom at the head of the river ... Read More >>
  • Trolling for Winter Crappie, Grenada Lake Style

    December 19, 2019
    Jason Houser
    Trolling for Winter Crappie, Grenada Lake Style Pontoon Boat crappie fishing offers spacious fun Grenada Lake crappie are the biggest I have ever seen Secret 20-foot long crappie rods are not imaginative, you should see the net! By Jason Houser Are you looking for a big crappie? Well, look no further than the lake dubbed, “the home of three-pound crappie.” It might ... Read More >>
  • NO Truck BRAKES…on the Boat Launch!

    December 18, 2019
    Mike Schoonveld
    NO Truck BRAKES...on the Boat Launch! Saved by a Smartphone App Add $14 for Trailer Tow Care Sleep better at night By Mike Schoonveld Launching a boat from a trailer isn’t supposed to be an exciting task. Getting in the boat, heading out to the lake, catching some fish, now that’s fun and exciting. But just backing down the ramp ... Read More >>
  • Mark Romanack, FISHING 411 TV – the Niagara River in Winter…after a Lake Erie WINDSTORM

    December 11, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Mark Romanack, FISHING 411 TV - the Niagara River in Winter...after a Lake Erie WINDSTORM Niagara Falls USA, Pictures, Stories and our latest Fishing Report The white stuff is starting to come down again. Depending on where you are in the county will determine how much snow we will be receiving before it’s over. Mark Romanack and his Fishing 411 TV crew came into town on Sunday ... Read More >>
  • Bourbon-Glazed Holiday Turkey…the Tastiest Recipe

    December 10, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Bourbon-Glazed Holiday Turkey...the Tastiest RecipeBy Karen Lutto Your delicious roasted turkey will be the centerpiece on the family table at Christmas dinner.  To ensure a beautifully tender, moist and flavorful turkey this holiday, here is one easy recipe using flavor from Hi Mountain Seasonings for a “Bourbon-Glazed Holiday Turkey”. This is a true treat for ... Read More >>
  • Sika Deer among 29% Opening Day Harvest Increase in Maryland

    December 10, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Sika Deer among 29% Opening Day Harvest Increase in MarylandOpening day hunters were hampered with wind and rain in Maryland, but the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that 8,061 deer harvests were reported on the opening day of the 2019 Maryland firearm season, Nov. 30. This represents a 29% increase over last year’s Saturday opener. The overall weekend ... Read More >>
  • New 6mm Creedmoor Elite Match Ammunition from SIG SAUER

    December 10, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    New 6mm Creedmoor Elite Match Ammunition from SIG SAUER 6mm Creedmoor Elite Match OTM, 107gr Sierra MatchKing® bullet  Muzzle velocity: 2,950 fps; muzzle energy: 2,068 ft-lbs    Sig Sauer temperature-stable propellant provides consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions Early in November (2019), SIG SAUER, Inc. extended its line of Elite Match premium competition ammunition with the addition of 6mm Creedmoor. “6mm Creedmoor is ... Read More >>
  • TEKOTA-A, a Reel Winner on my boat

    December 9, 2019
    Mike Schoonveld
    TEKOTA-A, a Reel Winner on my boatBy Mike Schoonveld When the new braided lines were introduced and became popular with saltwater anglers, reel-makers adapted. They quickly developed new models specifically for the new skinny line. These braid-crankers were scaled down in overall size, fitted with relatively massive drag systems, and engineered with super-high gear ratios. Physical size, ... Read More >>
  • TRCP Urges Congressional Action with Chronic Wasting Disease

    December 6, 2019
    Kristyn Brady
    TRCP Urges Congressional Action with Chronic Wasting Diseaseby Kristyn Brady In his third appearance before Congress this year, the TRCP’s president and CEO again pressed lawmakers to invest in surveillance and testing for the deer disease that has sent state wildlife agencies scrambling to respond In a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation ... Read More >>
  • How to Save Thousands in Outdoor Gear at the Online Holiday Sportsman Show

    December 6, 2019
    Nicole Stone
    How to Save Thousands in Outdoor Gear at the Online Holiday Sportsman ShowBy Nicole Stone With the holiday season in full swing, there is no better way to save money (and time) on your shopping this season than browsing the online Holiday Sportsman Show. This show is completely digital and can be accessed on your time in the comfort of your home.  For ... Read More >>
  • Adventures in the LAND of CHAUTAUQUA MUSKY…and Bass

    December 5, 2019
    Rich Creason
    Adventures in the LAND of CHAUTAUQUA MUSKY...and BassBy Rich Creason My better half, Susie, and I have enjoyed numerous trips to the land of Chautauqua, an area located in the far western end of New York State, and about eight hours from our home in central Indiana. To get there, we leave home around five in the morning ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River and Lake Ontario Creek TROUT ACTION is GOOD from Shore and in Boats

    December 5, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara River and Lake Ontario Creek TROUT ACTION is GOOD from Shore and in Boats Steelhead, Brown Trout, Bass…all hitting with the new snowfall Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Dec. 4, 2019 from Destination Niagara USA Lower Niagara River trout action was getting back to good again and then for some reason the bottom fell out. Water clarity in the river was trashed on Wednesday for ... Read More >>
  • Easy Venison Crockpot Chili from a Woodsman – It Will Have You Coming Back for Seconds

    December 2, 2019
    Jason Houser
    Easy Venison Crockpot Chili from a Woodsman – It Will Have You Coming Back for SecondsBy Jason and Lotti Houser This easy Venison Chili recipe is hearty and delicious, perfect for the cold months of hunting season, or any time you have ground venison in your freezer. I grew up on venison. If you lived in a family of hunters, you probably did too. When properly butchered, you end ... Read More >>
  • Holiday Gift-Giving “From-the-Heart” Made Easy for Outdoor Folks

    December 1, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Holiday Gift-Giving "From-the-Heart" Made Easy for Outdoor Folks Outdoor Holiday Gifts for Friends and Family One-stop shopping even when you are not sure what to buy Buy a $15 coupon to support Youth and Military Veterans, earn up to $5,000 in discounts By Forrest Fisher Most outdoor folks have little time for shopping, even for their loved ones and best friends of ... Read More >>
  • Someone is Looking for a Little Tail, Lots of Them!

    November 30, 2019
    Jason Houser
    Someone is Looking for a Little Tail, Lots of Them! Wanted: Squirrel Tails By Jason Houser The Mepps brand of fishing lures is best known for natural hair-dressed spinners. Over the years, they have tried many types of hair, including synthetic and other natural materials, as well as the hair from Angus cowhides, bear, and fox, coyote, and badger fur. But they ... Read More >>
  • Those Goofy Golf Balls!

    November 30, 2019
    Mike Schoonveld
    Those Goofy Golf Balls! The WORLDWIDE BAN-THE-DRINKING-STRAW movement started with a single turtle’s straw-clogged nostril video…WHAT ABOUT GOLF BALLS? By Mike Schoonveld I confess to being a recovering golfer. I think I’m fully recovered since my urges to hit the links are now exceedingly infrequent. I haven’t owned a set of clubs since I got ... Read More >>
  • Chilly Winter on the Doorstep, Niagara Fishing Action is Picking up!

    November 27, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Chilly Winter on the Doorstep, Niagara Fishing Action is Picking up! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report for Nov. 27, 2019 From Destination Niagara USA Happy Thanksgiving! This is the calm before the storm. A cold front is expected to blow in today with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. It could be a repeat performance from Halloween. No treats here. Things were slowly starting to ... Read More >>
  • Looking to Find Deer on New Hunting Land? It starts now…for Next Year!

    November 27, 2019
    Hunter Whiteley
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  • Lower Niagara River trout fishing with Flies and Heavy Sinking Fly Line, a Winner!

    November 21, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Lower Niagara River trout fishing with Flies and Heavy Sinking Fly Line, a Winner! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report & Forecast for from Destination Niagara USA Check out these pictures from a few days before Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 Fishing pressure lightened up the past week with the opening for the Southern Zone regular big game hunting season last Saturday. However, the fishing action didn’t let ... Read More >>
  • New Mepps Fish Killer: the Mepps Comet COMBO

    November 19, 2019
    Nik Kolbeck
    New Mepps Fish Killer: the Mepps Comet COMBO Two Iconic Mepps Lures combine to become new deadly fish-catchin’ lure 15 fish-catchin’ colors in Comet Sizes #1-#4 Mepps Comet Combos come packaged with 3 unrigged Mister Twister Curly Tails By Nik Kolbeck The Mepps Comet Combo combines the legendary Mepps spinner with the original Mister Twister Curly Tail Grub. It’s perfect for hooking up with ... Read More >>
  • Captain Ryan Lee Kane, one-of-a-kind “Fishing Master of the Sea”

    November 16, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Captain Ryan Lee Kane, one-of-a-kind “Fishing Master of the Sea” Gulf of Mexico fishing for giant powerful saltwater fish, and Red Snapper too Cruise at 70 mph, listen to your favorite tunes, enjoy a cold beverage…unforgettable fun Fish, Swim, Winter Fun – 100 miles offshore, if you like CLICK picture for a video of an incredible fish trip to the Gulf of Mexico ... Read More >>
  • Winter weather brings Brown Trout and Steelhead action – Orleans County, NY

    November 13, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Winter weather brings Brown Trout and Steelhead action - Orleans County, NYThis report is by Ron Bierstine from Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019: There’s been an abrupt change in the weather with snow on Veterans Day and through the night with a drop in temperature. Something like 6 – 8+ inches of area-wide snow and forecast temps in the 20’s ... Read More >>
  • See a Fish, Catch a Fish

    November 13, 2019
    Mike Schoonveld
    See a Fish, Catch a Fish New gear today talks to us in new ways that make finding fish and trying to catch them more fun You can connect your phone, your radio, your drone…to your sonar Installation is easy, it’s all pictorial…even I could do it By Mike Schoonveld As the people point to the sonar unit on my ... Read More >>
  • Conservation Practices are Vital

    November 13, 2019
    Jason Houser
    Conservation Practices are Vital “It is not what we have that will make us a great nation: it is the way in which we use it.” – Theodore Roosevelt By Jason Houser In my view, conservation can be broken down into three subcategories: Habitat, Wildlife, and Fish. Each plays a vital role in successful conservation practices. Within ... Read More >>
  • Alaska Trip? Start Planning Now – 4 Tips to Know

    November 10, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Alaska Trip? Start Planning Now - 4 Tips to KnowVisit Alaska – Make a Plan A love of landscape is not new in Alaska. In a place so beautiful, with the strong cultural values of Alaska Native peoples, reducing our impact on the environment is only natural. We know that sustainable travel – considering environmental, social, cultural, and business practices ... Read More >>
  • Milwaukee’s Hidden Ice-Fishing Gem

    November 9, 2019
    Jason Houser
    Milwaukee’s Hidden Ice-Fishing Gem Fun to catch fish through the ice in a new way: “FISH ON!” Ever use the ice as a live well? Learn why. Catch, Care, Release. Walking (running) on the ice to a raised Flag…an Adventure! By Jason Houser When you think of ice fishing for big trout, the last place you probably expect ... Read More >>
  • NRA LIFE MEMBERSHIP – Right now…Half Price

    November 7, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    NRA LIFE MEMBERSHIP - Right now...Half Price Learn HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY, the program is free with membership Membership is as little as $35/yr, right now; half-price Life Memberships right now too By Forrest Fisher Perhaps the NRA should be called the Empower Yourself Association. I’m one of those folks that are careful when I travel, cautious when I ... Read More >>
  • Oak Orchard River FISHING REPORT from Orleans County, NY

    November 6, 2019
    Lynne Menz
    Oak Orchard River FISHING REPORT from Orleans County, NYThis report is by Ron Bierstine from Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge on Monday, November 5, 2019: There are some showers and gloom today with temps in the 40’s °F. Clear weather in the forecast this afternoon and tomorrow and then unsettled weather or Lake Effect Snow (LES) with colder temps ... Read More >>
  • Got the Blues? Smoke your Bluefish for a Tasty Treat

    November 5, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Got the Blues? Smoke your Bluefish for a Tasty Treat Bluefish is a popular saltwater game fish found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. In the United States, they are found from the Florida Coast to Massachusetts, and also in the Gulf of Mexico. Bluefish are caught in great quantities, and when cooked up fresh, they are delicious. ... Read More >>
  • Fall Fishing for Bass, TIPs from the PROs

    November 2, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Fall Fishing for Bass, TIPs from the PROs Fishing in the fall for bass provides primal competition to meet with nature and the biggest fish Baits that trigger a strike are hard to find, but there is one key thing to know, read on Lure balance, hook point quality, color, rate of wobble and wiggle, all are key LIVETARGET David Walker ... Read More >>
  • South Dakota auction offers Live Bison, YOU CAN BUY ONE!

    October 31, 2019
    Dave Barus
    South Dakota auction offers Live Bison, YOU CAN BUY ONE! Live Bison are typically transported to expand herds in other parts of the country – the auction is a 54-year-old tradition at Custer State Park Wild live Bison range in size from 400 to 1500 pounds, depending on sex and age The Bison auction program is exemplary in the world of Conservation By ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Musky’s CHOMPING-UP Angler Lures

    October 30, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Musky's CHOMPING-UP Angler Lures Niagara Falls USA Fishing – Walleye, Brown Trout, Musky, Carp, Lake Trout, WOW Destination Niagara USA is a vacation destination for fall fishing One angler caught 4 Musky on the same trip! Story includes Fishing Forecast for week of Oct. 30, 2019 Will it be a trick or treat for area fishing this ... Read More >>
  • Destination: The Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

    October 30, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Destination: The Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan Copper mines, beaches, rock finding, fishing, history tours and relaxation by nighttime starlight My perfect place to UNWIND from my busy life Cedar Point Cabins is nestled between the shore of Lake Bailey & Lake Superior By Bob Holzhei The Keweenaw Peninsula is a 60-mile finger of land that has remained unchanged since the ... Read More >>
  • Savage Firearms Makes Upgrading to Precision Pre-Fit Rifle Barrels Easy – for Savage 10/110 Rifle Series

    October 28, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Savage Firearms Makes Upgrading to Precision Pre-Fit Rifle Barrels Easy - for Savage 10/110 Rifle Series Self-Install pre-fit barrels come in four popular calibers: 6.5 Creedmoor, 7 mm Remington Magnum, 308 Winchester and 300 Winchester Magnum. The Helix 6 barrels for Savage are 100% manufactured in the USA Also fitted for easy installation of an aftermarket muzzle brake or suppressor Changing the barrel on a Savage 10/110-series rifle is quick, ... Read More >>
  • 3 Billion Birds – GONE Since 1970

    October 26, 2019
    Dave Barus
    3 Billion Birds - GONE Since 1970Red-winged Blackbirds, Blue Jays, White-throated Sparrows among highest losses – why have they disappeared? We have lost enormous numbers of familiar birds  Suspected contributors: climate change, habitat loss, pressure from invasive species and pesticide use To make a difference: Make windows safer – prevent window strikes, landscape with native plants, keep cats indoors, ... Read More >>
  • Musky, Steelhead, Bear & CWD-FREE Deer – the SEASON IS RIGHT in Chautauqua County, NY

    October 25, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Musky, Steelhead, Bear & CWD-FREE Deer - the SEASON IS RIGHT in Chautauqua County, NY Big Game Early Archery Season Started Oct. 1, ends Nov. 15, 2019 Crossbow Season Opens Nov. 2, runs through Nov. 15 Firearm Season (Shotgun, Handgun, Rifle, Crossbow, Bow) Opens Nov. 16, ends Dec. 8 Muzzleloader & Late Archery Season Opens Dec. 9, ends Dec. 17 By Forrest Fisher Chautauqua County is the land of big ... Read More >>
  • BOWHUNTERS: Dress for Success, Stay Warm, CONTROL your SMELL

    October 25, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    BOWHUNTERS: Dress for Success, Stay Warm, CONTROL your SMELL The Parka and Bib are soft, quiet, flexible fleece shell fabric. The Parka has 10 pockets for storing gear and warming hands. By Forrest Fisher A month ago I met Nick Andrews from ScentLok at an outdoor meeting event and he explained the technology controlling human odor during the hunt. I’m from a ... Read More >>
  • Wildlife Trafficking Ring BUSTED in Florida, was smuggling 1000’s of turtles – all returned to wild

    October 23, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Wildlife Trafficking Ring BUSTED in Florida, was smuggling 1000's of turtles - all returned to wild Over 600 turtles were returned to the wild Illegal commercialization of wildlife ranks 4th behind guns, drugs and human smuggling Illegal trade of turtles is having a global impact on many turtle species and our ecosystems. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has charged two suspects for poaching thousands of ... Read More >>
  • ‘Tis the Season! It’s Time for NEW Outerware for the Deer Hunter

    October 21, 2019
    Dave Barus
    'Tis the Season! It's Time for NEW Outerware for the Deer Hunter New Midweight Whitetail System     Theissen V1 Whitetail Midweight System, perfect for all-season deer hunting  From cool autumn evenings to the season’s first frosty mornings, every deer hunter knows there’s a broad spectrum of weather conditions to conquer in order to find success. The Thiessens’ V1 Whitetail Midweight System is the perfect ... Read More >>
  • JIM ZUMBO’s Moose Backstrap RECIPE

    October 20, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    JIM ZUMBO’s Moose Backstrap RECIPEONLY Ingredients: Olive Oil Cavender’s Greek Seasoning HOT GRILL Presented by Forrest Fisher (photo credits: Jim Zumbo) When Jim is not shoveling snow off the deck or fighting off the Wyoming wolves and grizzlies that want to partake in his cooking, he is sharing recipes with outdoor friends on-line.  Here is one of those ... Read More >>
  • Yosemite Travel – Surf, Snow, Sea Birds, Eagles, Mountain Sheep and a Sacred Spirit

    October 18, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Yosemite Travel - Surf, Snow, Sea Birds, Eagles, Mountain Sheep and a Sacred Spirit The meandering Merced River offers peaceful trout fishing Giant trees, some 10 feet in diameter, can mesmerize visitors High rock mountains offer an unmatched view, even more spectacular during sunrise and sunset By Forrest Fisher The spirit of reflection can provide a trail to the sacred territory. No matter where we travel in 2019, it ... Read More >>
  • Fishing with Johnnie Candle, Fishing Rods that Catch Fish

    October 17, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Fishing with Johnnie Candle, Fishing Rods that Catch Fish Fishing rod guides bend and don’t break Hi-modulus sensitivity rod blanks from Scheel’s allowed for detecting the lightest of strikes “Smart Boat” technics from Humminbird for total position control to target hotspots  By Forrest Fisher Walleye fishing legend, Johnnie Candle, suggested that we look at mid-river shoals on the Mississippi River near La Crosse, ... Read More >>
  • The Real Asian Carp Threat

    October 14, 2019
    Mike Schoonveld
    The Real Asian Carp Threat Mussels and other invasive species have had effects Asian Carp could alter much more than is discussed Flying Asian Carp have become “YouTube Stars” By Mike Schoonveld None of the 180-plus invasive species found in, or threatening the Great Lakes, have more name recognition among average citizens than the Asian carp. Though people have ... Read More >>
  • Musky, Browns, Steelhead and Salmon – Big Fish: Niagara USA

    October 10, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Musky, Browns, Steelhead and Salmon - Big Fish: Niagara USA Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Oct. 9, 2019 – Destination Niagara USA Out in the lake, some boaters have pounded the piers with limited success. Better luck for salmon and trout has been out deep, but no specific details are available. If you are looking for salmon, the best area in ... Read More >>
  • Text Message from a Grandson

    October 8, 2019
    Larry Whiteley
    Text Message from a GrandsonBy Larry Whiteley I was working on a turkey fan mount in my workshop this past spring when I suddenly heard the sound of a turkey hen talking to me. I jumped and for a slight moment, I thought it was a hen coming to get me because I had taken ... Read More >>
  • Light Salmon Bite, Big Bass Bite – in Niagara USA Country

    October 4, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Light Salmon Bite, Big Bass Bite - in Niagara USA CountryCharter captains have been struggling in the Devil’s Hole area for salmon. In fact, some captains have canceled their salmon season due to sparse numbers. The shore guys are catching a few, like off the NYPA fishing platform. Glow spoons have been the ticket. A few brown trout have been caught ... Read More >>
  • Florida Youth – October Hunt coming up…”Outta the Woods”

    October 2, 2019
    Tammy Sapp - Florida FWC
    Florida Youth - October Hunt coming up..."Outta the Woods" New Florida youth deer hunt weekend and muzzleloader season By Tony Young  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission established a new youth deer hunting weekend, which occurs during the muzzleloading gun season in each of the four hunting zones. FWC staff initiated the proposal to promote youth hunting and stakeholders were ... Read More >>
  • Tighten your Hat, the 200 X-Shaft Yamaha 4-Stroke is Flying from the Hole

    October 2, 2019
    David Gray
    Tighten your Hat, the 200 X-Shaft Yamaha 4-Stroke is Flying from the Hole 200HP V6 Yamaha Outboard for 555 pounds Instant Acceleration to 57 mph By David Gray Karen Lutto and I had barely shaken hands with the Yamaha outboard motor team when they gave us the Yamaha Marine “Hot Sheet” for their V- MAX/SHO 200Hp X-Shaft. As I looked over the motor specs, Product Education ... Read More >>
  • Let’s Bond with Nature this Saturday, Sep. 28 – Rick Clunn asks…”Join Me, Please.”

    September 26, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Let’s Bond with Nature this Saturday, Sep. 28 - Rick Clunn asks..."Join Me, Please." National Geographic’s current issue is about that fragile connection between all things We all need nature to help us Celebrate by locating an NHF Day event near where you live, there are many. By Rick Clunn Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and I know that there is some special day to celebrate ... Read More >>
  • Navionics Boating app: mark your location with one tap, and more

    September 26, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Navionics Boating app: mark your location with one tap, and more From Navionics: We believe details are important, especially while on the water. Let’s dive in and see how the latest app release can make your boating experience easy and fun. Drop a marker with one tap. Have you ever needed to quickly add a marker on your location while boating or fishing? Well, now ... Read More >>
  • Bass, Walleye, Salmon, Northern Pike on the Bite Up North in NIagara USA Fish

    September 25, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Bass, Walleye, Salmon, Northern Pike on the Bite Up North in NIagara USA Fish Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, from Destination Niagara USA Lack of Rain, Warm Weather, Slows Lower River King Salmon Run Big Bass in the Lower Niagara are ON-THE-BITE Walleye, Northern Pike and many other species beginning to feed for winter now In the Niagara River, Mike Rzucidlo of Niagara ... Read More >>
  • Tree Stand Hunters, GRAB A LIFELINE to your Biggest Deer

    September 25, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Tree Stand Hunters, GRAB A LIFELINE to your Biggest Deer Experts say the best deer hunting with a bow is from 15 to 30 feet up in a tree. Dangerous? Yes! Early to rise can mean “early to sleep” while in your tree stand. It’s common, it’s fun, it keeps you in the woods, but can be deadly if you are ... Read More >>
  • Catching Your First Bass…Unforgettable!

    September 18, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Catching Your First Bass...Unforgettable! Unforgettable moments at the Black River near La Crosse, Wisconsin Light line, swim jig with Strike King Shad Bass Cat with Yamaha Vmax Engine By Forrest Fisher There is something special about fishing for bass, especially when you’ve tried before, but you let your kids fish so they have that first cast and last ... Read More >>
  • Fall Fishing in La Crosse, Wisconsin: Binge-feeding time for Walleye, Bass, Catfish

    September 12, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Fall Fishing in La Crosse, Wisconsin: Binge-feeding time for Walleye, Bass, Catfish Mississippi River pools offer multiple species Fall weather excites fish toward binge feeding Autumn colors provide an extra measure of goodness for visitors By Forrest Fisher Near La Crosse, Wisconsin, the Upper Mississippi River spreads well beyond its main channel, a bonus for anglers.  Hundreds of tiny islands, channels, and deep pools offer a ... Read More >>
  • Sky-High on Loon’s and Walleye in Wisconsin

    September 12, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Sky-High on Loon’s and Walleye in Wisconsin Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Wisconsin offers comfort and Sounds of the Outdoors Autumn Musky, Walleye, Bronzebacks on the bite with upcoming Fall Colors By Bob Holzhei Catching a limit of walleye was expected, however, I wondered if it was the call of a loon that echoed in my mind and brought me ... Read More >>
  • Enjoy Easy, Pain-Free Fish Retrieval with the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy®

    September 11, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Enjoy Easy, Pain-Free Fish Retrieval with the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy®Every fisherman knows, or quickly learns, that retrieving your catch or baitfish from the Livewell can be a sticky and painful experience—that is until now. With the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy, retrieving your catch or baitfish, even the elusive pinfish, is quick, easy and painless. The Livewell Buddy is a flexible, ... Read More >>
  • Fall Salmon Bite is STARTING, Bass and Walleye Slowing down

    September 11, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Fall Salmon Bite is STARTING, Bass and Walleye Slowing down Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Sept. 11, 2019 – from Destination Niagara USA Get ready to rumble with the fall salmon run in the Lower Niagara River and nearby Lake Ontario ports. While it hasn’t arrived in full force yet, the New York Power Authority is doing its best to make ... Read More >>
  • Worlds Colliding

    September 11, 2019
    Brent Frazee
    Worlds CollidingBy Brent Frazee I’ll never forget the day when my worlds collided in an instant. Sept. 11, 2001. One moment, I was reveling in the peace and solitude of the outdoors, with not a care in the world. The next moment, I was jolted into the reality that no American ever thought possible ... Read More >>
  • Bass & Walleye Hitting Well, King Salmon run Coming Up Quick

    August 28, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Bass & Walleye Hitting Well, King Salmon run Coming Up Quick Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, August 28 from Destination Niagara USA The Fish Odyssey is over, the LOC Derby continues through Labor Day, and river and stream anglers are itching to see some salmon and trout in the rivers and streams. The first king salmon was caught in the lower ... Read More >>
  • How to Fish for Lake Erie Walleye from Dunkirk…Troll to find ’em, then Turn Around!

    August 25, 2019
    Dave Barus
    How to Fish for Lake Erie Walleye from Dunkirk...Troll to find 'em, then Turn Around! Lures to use, boat speed, depth control By Forrest Fisher According to Ken Perrotte of Virginia, making the trek 8 hours north to visit Lake Erie to fish for walleye from Dunkirk Harbor, or from any of the three Cattaraugus Creek boat launch access sites, is more than worth it. Ken says, ... Read More >>
  • New Study Reveals 6.35 Million Acres of Western State Lands Are Landlocked

    August 25, 2019
    Dave Barus
    New Study Reveals 6.35 Million Acres of Western State Lands Are Landlocked onX and TRCP release a groundbreaking analysis of state land access across 11 Western states By Randall Williams/TRCP Author This week, onX and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership revealed the stunning results of collaboration to quantify how many acres of state lands across the West are entirely landlocked by private land and, ... Read More >>
  • Catching Toothy Walleye! Limits on the Niagara River

    August 23, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Catching Toothy Walleye! Limits on the Niagara RiverBy Bob Holzhei Although I fished for walleye in the lower Niagara River before, this incredible fishing adventure provided pin-ball action, landing one walleye after another and yes, a limit of walleye was cleaned to take home for meals. Fishing with Charter Captain Joe Marra who operates Niagara Rainbow Charters out of ... Read More >>
  • Viper Archery – Sidewinder Bow Sight Series

    August 23, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Viper Archery - Sidewinder Bow Sight Series Simple, Accurate, Effective, Durable, Affordable Unique Precision Elevation System  Simplify 3D Archery, Simplify Competitive Shooting   Designed to bridge the gap between archery hunting and competition bow sights, the Viper Archery Products Sidewinder Series provides the fastest, easiest and most precise elevation adjustments of any single-pin sights on the market. The Sidewinder and ... Read More >>
  • Nocqua Portable Adventure Power…In Your Pocket!

    August 23, 2019
    Tyler Mahoney
    Nocqua Portable Adventure Power…In Your Pocket!Why do we need a SMALL portable charger with BIG energy? By Tyler Mahoney As much as many of us would hate to admit, we all probably need a solution for a portable charger when we are out hunting and fishing. In between cell phones or GoPro’s, it seems there is always ... Read More >>
  • Derby’s Abound with King-Kong Salmon and Big Walleye

    August 21, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Derby's Abound with King-Kong Salmon and Big Walleye Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for August 21, 2019 from Destination Niagara USA What a week! It’s been a flurry of activity, starting with three derbies at the same time last weekend. The Orleans Rotary Fishing Derby ended last Sunday, leaving two derbies left going into this weekend – the Fall LOC Derby ... Read More >>
  • Wind and Waves, High Water and Reverse Current – Lake Ontario salmon still slam baits when you find them!

    August 16, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    Wind and Waves, High Water and Reverse Current - Lake Ontario salmon still slam baits when you find them! Matching Lure Sets can make a fish-catching difference! NYSDEC Fisheries Chief Steve Hurst wants more public input on fishery issues Wilson Harbor, Olcott Harbor…provide safe access to Lake Ontario monster fish By Forrest Fisher In the world search for outdoor fun, salmon fishing with new friends aboard a 39-foot well-equipped boat can light a ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario Derby Time!

    August 16, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario Derby Time! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report from Destination Niagara USA The calendar has aligned once again to bring Lake Ontario anglers 3 different fishing derbies for one special weekend. The Orleans Rotary Derby is winding up and will end on Sunday, August 18. It’s still not too late to enter. The current Grand ... Read More >>
  • Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?

    August 16, 2019
    Larry Whiteley
    Wow! Why didn't I think of that? New Gear for Outdoor Sportsmen By Larry Whiteley Have you ever seen a new outdoor product come out on the market and think to yourself, I wish I had thought of that? I sure have! Here are several innovative products that companies have developed to help make your outdoor adventures even better. Lure ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Buddies for All Time

    August 10, 2019
    Brent Frazee
    Fishing Buddies for All TimeBy Brent Frazee I was just a little guy when I learned the importance of having a fishing buddy. Every time I would visit my grandparents’ home, I would head to their garage. I knew that’s where grandpa Eric would be, and his good friend Mel would be with him. They had a ... Read More >>
  • Walleye, Bass, King Salmon! Niagara River and Lake Ontario are Action-Filled!

    August 9, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Walleye, Bass, King Salmon! Niagara River and Lake Ontario are Action-Filled! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, August 8, 2019 In the lower Niagara River, Mike Rzucidlo of Niagara Falls managed to climb around the gorge a bit this week and caught some nice smallmouth bass, walleye and silver bass from shore. Water is still high, but fish are available. A ... Read More >>
  • Wind Turbines: Threat to National Treasure of the Great Lakes

    August 6, 2019
    Capt. Tom Marks
    Wind Turbines: Threat to National Treasure of the Great Lakes By Capt. Tom Marks I much prefer to write about fishing. Unfortunately, lately, all my time is being consumed by “fighting” to keep industrial wind developers from building wind projects in Lake Erie. In all my life, I could never have imagined being in such a dire place. “My lake,” Lake ... Read More >>
  • Big Fish, Big Money, More to Come! August is FISHING CONTEST Month!

    August 3, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Big Fish, Big Money, More to Come! August is FISHING CONTEST Month! Bill Hilts Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast (August 1, 2019) Hot Fishing getting HOTTER August is a celebration of fishing contests as we head into the final full month of Summer. The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby (www.fishodyssey.net) set for August 17-25 has registrations available online starting August 1 and in the shops ... Read More >>
  • Lighted Fishing Rods…for Fishing After the Sun Goes to Sleep

    August 2, 2019
    Heather Miller
    Berkley® Lights the Night with Illuminated Glowstik Fishing Rods The new Berkley Glowstik rods boast a unique battery-powered technology that enables the rod to glow orange, so anglers can better see when fishing at night. The rods feature a fiberglass blank construction with an LED core, illuminating a lightweight fiber-optic cable ... Read More >>
  • Epic Sweepstakes Announced by Kryptek® Outdoor Group and CarbonTV® for “INVICTUS”: A Customized 2019 Chevy Silverado worth nearly $100,000

    July 31, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Epic Sweepstakes Announced by Kryptek® Outdoor Group and CarbonTV® for "INVICTUS": A Customized 2019 Chevy Silverado worth nearly $100,000 Enter to Win Daily on CarbonTV.Com – Now Until December 15, 2019 Kryptek Outdoor Group and CarbonTV have partnered on an epic sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win a 2019 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss named INVICTUS, fully customized and wrapped in Kryptek Typhon™ camo and valued at nearly $100,000. ... Read More >>
  • ICAST Helps to Make Fishing More Fun

    July 30, 2019
    Dave Barus
    A big benefit of being in the fishing business is attending the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST. Held in Orlando each summer, ICAST gives a preview of all the new fishing equipment, tackle, marine and outdoor products that fishermen everywhere are going to see very ... Read More >>
  • Lure Lock now offers a New 4-inch Deep Tacky Tackle Box

    July 26, 2019
    Glenn Walker
    Lure Lock now offers a New 4-inch Deep Tacky Tackle Box Tak Logic Technology Gel has started to lock-up all those lost favorite lures in tackle boxes around the fishing world. Lure Lock continues to lead the tackle management industry with the introduction of its new 4-inch deep tackle box. The deeper 4-in-1 box offers a unique divider system, allowing anglers ... Read More >>
  • Salmon and MORE SALMON…Bill Hilts reports from Niagara USA

    July 26, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Salmon and MORE SALMON...Bill Hilts reports from Niagara USA Niagara Falls USA Fishing is great right now The moss in the Niagara River is starting to subside according to reports from Creek Road Bait and Tackle in Lewiston. As a result, the walleye fishing is starting to pick up, especially on the Niagara Bar at the outlet (mouth) of the ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie Fishing Adventure includes Thunder of Niagara Falls USA

    July 18, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Lake Erie Fishing Adventure includes Thunder of Niagara Falls USA The history and vista view of Niagara Falls itself is inspiring, but the thunder and vibration from the falls is simply awesome   Lake Erie offers walleye, perch, smallmouth bass and musky Lake Ontario offers King salmon, Atlantic salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead Niagara River offers some of all those species ... Read More >>
  • Spotty Fishing in Niagara Region is Downright Exciting!

    July 18, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Spotty Fishing in Niagara Region is Downright Exciting! The 29th Steve Harrington Memorial Erie Canal Fishing Derby is over. We won’t know who will win the boat, motor, and trailer, though, until the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, July 21 at the Gasport Fire Hall starting at 3 p.m. There will be a random drawing of first-place winners to ... Read More >>
  • Deserving High School Angler Coach and U.S. Army Veteran, David Lowrie, grateful for Humminbird®and Minn Kota®Complete Boat Overhaul surprise at ICAST 2019

    July 13, 2019
    Neal Corby
    Deserving High School Angler Coach and U.S. Army Veteran, David Lowrie, grateful for Humminbird®and Minn Kota®Complete Boat Overhaul surprise at ICAST 2019 On July 12, 2019, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room when Desert Storm veteran and youth fishing mentor David Lowrie was surprised with a complete boat overhaul thanks to Minn Kota®, Humminbird® and the One-Boat Network™ Live overhaul at the American Sportfishing Association’s International Convention of Allied Sportfishing ... Read More >>
  • First Casts, Catchy for a Lifetime

    July 4, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    First Casts, Catchy for a Lifetime Life is about sharing your passion, making new friends and finding that next…First Cast By Bob Holzhei No matter how old you are, there is always a next first cast. I slowly walked to the pond behind our rental home in Punta Gorda, FL to field test the custom fishing rod I asked ... Read More >>
  • Bill Hilts Fishing Forecast for Niagara Falls USA

    July 3, 2019
    Bill Hilts
    Bill Hilts Fishing Forecast for Niagara Falls USA Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for July 3, 2019 from Destination Niagara USA The Erie Canal Fishing Derby is set to kick off today, July 3, and run through July 14 from the Upper Niagara River to Albion in the canal proper (no tributaries like Tonawanda Creek in Pendleton). Fish species ... Read More >>
  • Dolphins Come to Talk…to this Lady of the Sea

    June 19, 2019
    Forrest Fisher
    There are kindred spirits of the sea, and they came alive on this day-trip for me Seashells, the sound of surf, sea birds, beautiful dolphins By Forrest Fisher It was about 10 years ago that I first met someone that could offer to take you for a short sightseeing boat ride near Key ... Read More >>
  • Hunting Above Ground? How to Stay Safe…Treestand Safety Guidelines

    June 13, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Hunting Above Ground? How to Stay Safe...Treestand Safety Guidelines Get ready for hunting “Above Ground” during the Summer Months Get a full body harness, then learn how to use it Carry a cellphone or signaling device By Bob Holzhei Each year, thousands of hunters are injured in tree stand accidents. In fact, according to the Treestand Safety Awareness Foundation (TSSA), there are about ... Read More >>
  • Affordable Offshore Charter Fishing near Englewood Beach, Florida

    March 28, 2019
    Bob Holzhei
    Affordable Offshore Charter Fishing near Englewood Beach, Florida 5 hour Offshore Fishing Trip, we caught more than 50 fish! Cost was so affordable, all gear and bait was provided Enjoyable day, the captain cleaned all the fish! By Bob Holzhei The fishing action in the Gulf of Mexico was like playing pinball. It was non-stop action baiting the hook and dropping the ... Read More >>
  • Chestnut Tree Food Plot Philosophy – Bucks Fight For It

    March 19, 2019
    Morgan McCalla
    Chestnut Tree Food Plot Philosophy - Bucks Fight For It Hard Mast Crop Logic, Peter Fiduccia Explains in the Video Wildlife Nutrition Cost Effective, Easy to do Join host Peter Fiduccia and his special guest Bob Wallace from Chestnut Hill Outdoors as they share step-by-step details on planting chestnut trees. They are an ideal mast tree to supplement any wildlife food plot program. Carrying ... Read More >>
  • Let’s Talk Turkey: Pot and Box Calls

    March 9, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Let's Talk Turkey: Pot and Box Calls Condition your Calls, Learn How Friction Calls: Pot Call, Box Call No matter where you live, turkey season is not far away. In Florida, the gobbler season is already open! In Georgia, it starts two weeks away. Other states too, not far away. Yelping, clucking, purring…pot calls, box calls, locator calls – it ... Read More >>
  • The Mountains Shall Depart …saved by an Alaskan Shaman

    March 6, 2018
    Dave Barus
    By Dave Barus A new book about Adventure, Tragedy, Death, Life, Peace, Mystical Intervention, Joy, Leadership.    I couldn’t put it down.  This book offers all that in just 122 pages!   It’s in the running for the Pulitzer Prize this year. “The Mountains Shall Depart” by Robert E. Holzhei shares a secret ... Read More >>