Places and Products Discovered

  • Nautilus Reels to Offer Customized “No Pebble Mine” Reel to Support Bristol Bay

    May 15, 2017
    stoadmin
    Nautilus Reels Supports NO PEBBLE MINE Conservation NEW Nautilus Reel Features Artwork symbol NO PEBBLE MINE MIAMI (March 17, 2017) — Recognizing the enduring challenge of defending watersheds and resources, Nautilus Reels is pleased to support the efforts of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and their work to protect Bristol Bay and the ... Read More >>
  • Kentucky Lake Hobie Bass Open: June 9-11, 2017

    May 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Open to Public, All Kayak Name Brands are Welcome Anglers Practice CPR on Hot Bass Fishing Water Key on Shallow, Deep, and Ledge Drop-off Hotspots Angler Skills will Feature Plastic Baits, Top-water and Crankbaits By Forrest Fisher At last year’s Hobie Bass Open, the camaraderie among competitors and respect for each other was a vital ... Read More >>
  • Big Spring Bass: Add HOVER-ABILITY to Your Secret Fish-Catching Arsenal

    April 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Add Spinner Bait: 3/8 oz TERMINATOR Double Gold Bade (#2 & #4.25) Add Tail: Big Bite SUICIDE SHAD, BB-Kicker or Curly Tail Add Stubborn Fish Solution: HOVER-CONTROL By Forrest Fisher Spinner baits are an incredibly effective fishing bait for black bass.  Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass seem to be bothered by them enough to ... Read More >>
  • College Team Bass Fishing – Lake of the Ozarks is “On-Fire!”

    April 21, 2017
    Hunter Whiteley
    Kansas State Collegiate Bass Team A Day in the Life of a College Angler Tournament Planning in Calculus Class By Hunter Whiteley My partner and I took 11 days to fish the B.A.S.S. Carhartt College series Midwest regional and the FLW regional.  At Lake of the Ozarks, all I can say is, “The ... Read More >>
  • USA First-Ever Ladies Team – Ready for World Match Fishing Competition

    April 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Six American Lady Anglers Head to Hungary 2017 Ladies World Championships Lady Anglers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida While “match fishing” is hugely popular throughout Europe, the uniquely foreign sport and its seemingly bizarre tactics can leave even the most experienced American anglers scratching their heads. Please don’t confuse something merely unfamiliar with a ... Read More >>
  • One TINY Secret to Stabilize GIANT Outdoor Fun

    April 15, 2017
    David Gray
    By Dave Gray It’s not glitzy, but it will show you some love!       Jump on most e-commerce tackle store sites or walk into a Bass Pro Shop store and as anglers, we can browse an almost endless variety of equipment, gear, and tackle. Today’s tackle is not only better performing, but ... Read More >>
  • Forget the Last Arrow, Focus on the Next One

    April 14, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Leo’s Archer’s Dominate Accuracy Competition in NY Michelle Zeller, Victoria Ruda win State Championships Paul Calleri Inducted to NYFAB Hall of Fame By Forrest Fisher The green light, the red light, the archer draws the bow string, heart pounding a bit, muscles straining a bit, remembering all the fine points to shooting an arrow ... Read More >>
  • Early Smallmouths – Tricks, Lessons, Lore and Fun

    April 5, 2017
    Jim Low
    Learning where and how to catch early-season smallmouth bass on the middle Gasconade River We shoulda’ been there tomorrow! By Jim Low April is, indeed, the cruelest month for those of us who live to wade-fish for smallmouth bass in skinny water.  Small streams that teem with bronzebacks in July are strangely empty ... Read More >>
  • Spring Cure for Your Freezer Meat

    March 24, 2017
    stoadmin
    March and April is Prime Jerky Making Time Turn Freezer Meat into Healthy Snacks Spring is a great time to go through the freezer to clear out older harvests and turn them into some great, healthy snacks like jerky or sausage. Whether you have an abundance of ducks or geese, fish or ... Read More >>
  • “Big-Bite Bait” Soft Plastics: Effective, Affordable

    March 21, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Part 1 of 3 Not Your Ordinary Soft Plastic Bait (Made in the USA) How to Choose, What to Choose, How to Rig, How to Fish Simple Hooks & Simple Jigs CATCH FISH Tackle Warehouse has Sale Prices By Forrest Fisher No matter where you live, north or south, everybody wants a “Hot Lure”.  If you fish, ... Read More >>
  • FISHING FANS Will Experience LIVE COVERAGE of 47th Annual Bassmaster Classic

    March 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    Classic LIVE Will Be Broadcasting in Real Time Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods George R. Brown Convention Center – Houston, TX HOUSTON — Fifty-two of the world’s best bass anglers will head to Houston next week to compete for more than $1 million in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by ... Read More >>
  • New Fishing Rods: St. Croix’s BASS X

    March 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    Delivers Affordable Performance Sets New Standards By STOadmin Bass anglers are becoming more discriminating every year. They demand more out of their gear and they are expecting performance at an affordable price. The NEW BASS X series from St. Croix delivers, meeting those objectives, with an array of rods that answer definitive angler ... Read More >>
  • Rage Offers Brand New Turkey Broadhead

    March 17, 2017
    stoadmin
    Tested and Proven, Slip-Cam Mechanical is Deadly New Meat-Hook Design for Turkey   SUPERIOR, Wis. — Rage has designed a new broadhead specifically for turkey hunters that will eliminate the problem of a flopping-then-fleeing gobbler following an otherwise fast and deadly pass-through. The new Rage Turkey broadhead features a new cut-on-contact tip with a ... Read More >>
  • Inshore Canals & Flats for Saltwater Fishing Fun

    March 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Snook, Redfish & Tarpon Highlight Spring Action New LiveTarget Swimbait Lures are Killer Baits Use Light Line, Strong Leader Incoming Tide = Angler Advantage By Forrest Fisher Winter has not been the same this year anywhere in the country.  Minnesota lost much of their ice by early March, Tennessee and Kentucky bass and crappie fishing ... Read More >>
  • Remington Responds to 60 Minutes

    March 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Firearm Safety Remains Remington Number One Priority Remington Distressed Much Information Not Presented With Firearm Safety their number one priority, Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have a X-Mark Pro® ... Read More >>
  • Firearm Cleaning with Otis Ripcord

    February 24, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Breech to Muzzle One-Pass Firearm Cleaning Removes Entrapped Fouling Quickly  For Handguns, Rifles and Shotguns   By Forrest Fisher When I first used this creative new invention from Otis to clean one of my favorite firearms at a shooting club, I squinted down the fouled barrel to verify my 30-06 needed to be de-fouled.  ... Read More >>
  • Looking for a Fishy Kayak?

    February 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    How to Choose, Many Makers Things to Consider, Tackle Storage   Peddle or Paddle?  Sit or Stand? By Forrest Fisher There is a new wave of fishing access, waterway fun and outdoor adventure that is sweeping our young-minded nation.  The portability and capability of new kayak products are more popular and in greater demand ... Read More >>
  • Fish On! New Trapper BoxTM Hooks

    February 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Angler has New Advantage New Shape is Innovative, Patented New Shape Hook Design – Hard to Shake Free By Forrest Fisher Not until now, have I ever considered why fish are able to get off when I’m fishing with a giant hook and plastic worm.  They have the mechanical advantage to leverage the hook ... Read More >>
  • FISH ON! NEW TRAPPER TACKLE HOOKS

    February 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Angler has New Advantage New Shape is Innovative, Patented New Shape Hook Design – Hard to Shake Free By Forrest Fisher Not until now, have I ever considered why fish are able to get off when I’m fishing with a giant hook and plastic worm.  They have the mechanical advantage to leverage the hook ... Read More >>
  • Flies in my Champagne!

    February 1, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
     Special People Deserve Special Moments New, Unbreakable Outdoor Drinkware Secret Dry Fly Hiding Places! By Forrest Fisher The day of fishing is done, your body tells you it’s time to rest and relax. The sun is setting and there is a perfect orange glow reflecting within those tiny bubbles hatching on the surface of ... Read More >>
  • RAGE Arrow Packages Now in KIT FORM

    January 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Pre-Cut to 29.5 inches SC-2 Blade, 100 Grains Advanced Shock Collar, Non-Fouling Design Posted by Forrest Fisher Folks don’t need to tell me personally about how effective the Rage broadheads are.  They have proven their value with me the last 7 years.  They are deadly effective. Rage, the number-one-selling mechanical broadhead on the market, now ... Read More >>
  • Mister Twister® BUZZ Bug

    January 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Unique Retrieve Vibration Provides Effective “Victim Action” New Lure Draws Attention from Bass Pro’s  Posted by Forrest Fisher, Managing Editor There is a new Swim Craw BUZZing with action. Add the Mister Twister® BUZZ Bug to your bass fishing arsenal.  The new Mister Twister® 4″ BUZZ Bug is a versatile swim craw that provides ... Read More >>
  • Wireless Earbuds for Active Outdoorsmen

    December 20, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
     Sound Connection for Tournament Anglers, Hunters, Outdoorsmen By Forrest Fisher You’re in your ground blind, you’re up 25 feet in your climbing tree stand, you’re kayaking in south Florida – you’re an active outdoors person. Wherever you are, you know you might be watching the football game with your buddies, but you realize ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow Hunting – Sweeping the Nation

    December 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    What You Need to Know – Which Bow for You? Bolt Selection Factors, Hunting Tactics   Shooting for Fun By Forrest Fisher If you like to hit the bullseye on your target, you like to shoot arrows, except you’re getting older and you’re having problems drawing your compound bow, you might be like quite ... Read More >>
  • Gamma – What? Gamma – Who?

    December 14, 2016
    David Gray
    Better Fishing Line through SCIENCE Increased Angler Touch and Feel Affordable High Performance  By David Gray When your fishing has spanned three or more decades plus, you have likely: Learned a lot Tried a bunch of different brands Seen a lot of lofty marketing claims about fishing product. So when I heard the name Gamma fishing line, my ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Pictures – Hunting With a Camera

    November 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Advice from Tony Bynum Eye Contact, Image and Action Photo Gear By Forrest Fisher There are those incredible moments in your lifetime when you meet someone and his work, and quickly realize that even after spending a lifetime in the outdoors, there is yet another resource that you need to know so much more ... Read More >>
  • The Great Divine

    November 24, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher Talented and inspirational author, K.J. Houtman, continues to provide the outdoor world thought-provoking appreciation with a common connection. This heartwarming, outdoors lady identifies ways we see our Creator in nature. On this Thanksgiving Day 2016, enjoy her wonderful poem above. For more from K. J. Houtman, including an entire ... Read More >>
  • HOT Panfish Lure for All Seasons

    November 21, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Effortless Flash and Vibration -Thin-Wire Hook, Power-Gap (More hookups) -Sizes: 1/16 oz and 1/8 oz, Pre-Rigged TriggerX® Curl Tail Body  –Long, Micro-Thin Tail Swims with a Light and Subtle Vibration -NOT ORDINARY By Forrest Fisher Guys that know me know I don’t mess around with praise for no good reason, so be aware- this lure deserves ... Read More >>
  • Lure Fishing Made Simple

    November 17, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    How-To, Where-To, When-To Size, Color, Action   Develop Target Logic for Success By Forrest Fisher It’s hard to impress me about new fishing products, I’m an old guy who has seen quite a bit and likes to hang on to his wallet.  BUT, I was dutifully impressed by LiveTarget Lures about one year ago ... Read More >>
  • Screen Tent for Winter Beach Protection

    October 27, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -CLAM 1660 Mag Screen Tent -Big, Safe, Light, Portable, Inexpensive -SPF-50 and UV Protection By Forrest Fisher Ever noticed that it seems to take an outdoorsman or an outdoor group to come up with the best of the best ideas for outdoor use?  It’s so true. That’s why one of the Screen Tents (Quick-Set Escape ... Read More >>
  • New Hobie Kayak’s: No Paddles, but Have Forward and Reverse!

    October 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Mechanism is Lightweight, Innovative -Paddling with Legs: Good for Healthy Body Circulation -Perfect for the Weekend Fisherman or Recreational Boater By Forrest Fisher My first introduction to Hobie Kayak’s was five years ago and resulted in just one simple word of expression – that word was “WOW!”  In our first use, my granddaughter and ... Read More >>
  • Chronicles in History

    October 11, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Freedom, Patriotism, America The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Your Family American Government Today If you are a liberal, conservative, socialite, republican, tea party or a simple free spirit, left –center or right, this great country of America has allowed all of us to administer our personal objectives without taking tally from our ... Read More >>
  • No-Knot Line-Anchors: Tie-Down Security

    September 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Small, Easy to Carry -Inexpensive, Effective While attending the fun-filled 2016 Annual Conference with the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers at Peek’N Peak Resort and Spa last week, I met several new outdoor friends including Ted Stender of Fallout Products. The useful and genuinely new innovations that this young man and ... Read More >>
  • A Yeti for Your Drink

    August 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    Serve Yourself Comfort, Hot or Cold! By Doug Howlett Every year, companies develop and introduce new products that serve an entirely new purpose or make minor enhancements to an existing category of products. Few products ever redefine an entire market, but that is exactly what Austin, Texas-based Yeti has done with the ... Read More >>
  • Fibreglass Fishing Rods Turn New Corner

    July 26, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    St. Croix Legend® Glass – Modern Technology and Innovative Design Create a New Revision of Fiberglass Fishing Rod Blanks Made in the USA Earlier in 2016 when I visited the St.Croix fishing rod manufacturing plant in Park Falls, Wisconsin, understanding the St. Croix manufacturing process of rod building took on a ... Read More >>
  • Plano Simplicity: A is for Access

    July 13, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    A-Series Bag is Versatile, Affordable and Perfect! Max storage, small footprint, fast access 12 storage pockets, under $50 About 25 years ago, when I was a bit younger and doing fishing video’s took way more effort than today, Ron Lindner said to me, “Hey Forrest, I like the way you keep your lures ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 1, 2016

    July 1, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and Tributaries  Some monster fish are being caught out there. Captain Dan Evans of Wilson reported a 32.5 pound salmon hauled in by Todd Garzarelli on Tuesday.  According to Evans with Lone Wolf Sportfishing, fishing for both salmon and trout has been good from 80 to 350 feet of ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 30, 2016
    stoadmin
    Wednesday June 29, 2016 Let’s start out with fishing derby news. This Friday, July 1st, starts the LOC Summer Derby which runs through July 31st.  There is $29,000 in cash up for grabs with a $10,000 grand prize for the biggest salmon.  More information can be found at www.loc.org or by calling ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 24, 2016

    June 24, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Free New York State Fishing Days This Weekend Lake Ontario and tributaries  New York State’s Free Fishing Weekend is set for this weekend, June 25-26.  There are plenty of events for the entire family to keep people busy – and happy – right here in Western New York! In this ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York – June 22, 2016

    June 23, 2016
    stoadmin
    Erie Canal Rebuild in Progress, Bass Bite is On at Lake Alice To start off, the Erie Canal from Middleport to Brockport will be shut down starting June 27th to drain that portion of the canal. There are two major repairs that need to be made; one at the culvert overpass at ... Read More >>
  • Boating Fun, Precautions, Tips

    June 20, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Don’t Miss the Boat National Fishing and Boating Week is held the first part of June every year, a time to create a better awareness for these popular outdoor pastimes.  Boating is a natural outdoor activity all across the country and here in the Greater Niagara Region of Western New York, ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 17, 2016

    June 17, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Wind Direction Moved Fish Out to 450 Feet Lake Ontario and tributaries  Lake action is a little messed up right now with recent winds, however, fish are available if you want to go out there and chase some salmon and trout around. The Reel Pleasure crew of Sal Macaluso and Captain Bob Fontaine ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 16, 2016
    stoadmin
    Wednesday June 15, 2016 First congratulations to all of the winners in the 4th Annual Oak Orchard Open Tournament. Although the weather shortened the fishing day, some great catches were brought to the weigh-in that showed the great abilities of all the entries. It looks like after the storm tomorrow, summer will finally ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 10, 2016

    June 10, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Cold Front Turn Fishery Topsy-Turvy Lake Ontario and tributaries  Rough conditions and cool temperatures the past week has made it pretty rough on the fishermen.  On Monday, we only know of a couple charter captains who braved the waves and while conditions were uncomfortable, they did catch fish.  The ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 9, 2016
    stoadmin
      June 8, 2016.   A series of cold fronts moving through our area coupled with strong northwest winds have put a damper on Lake Ontario fishing for today. The forecast for later this week looks much more favorable which is great, because this weekend starts with the Condor Derby on Friday followed by ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 3, 2016

    June 3, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Warm Weather Causing Changes! Lake Ontario and tributaries Action in the lake has been good for a mix of salmon and steelhead out of both Wilson and Olcott.  Writer Paul Liikala of Ohio was out fishing with Capt. Bob Cinelli out of Olcott earlier this week and they limited ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    June 1, 2016 After above-normal temperatures this past holiday weekend, temperatures are returning to a more seasonal levels and with some much needed rain in the forecast.  Fishing conditions should be great. On Lake Alice, fishing has been very good.  Largemouth bass are in close, Bluegill and Crappie are spread out and ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 27, 2016

    May 27, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, Finger Lakes Weather Helps Fishing Action!  We finally saw some west wind blow some fish into local waters, but it wasn’t easy fishing for the Pro-Am tournament last weekend for sure.  According to Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Team Thrillseeker (who placed in the money ... Read More >>
  • New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River Summer Vacation Treat – Part 2 of 2

    May 24, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Where to EAT! The St. Lawrence River carries the fresh water from the five Great Lakes to the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean, creating a unique fishery.  The Thousand Islands Region of New York State has a long history as a premier vacation destination, including a long, storied history with angling. This ... Read More >>
  • Fins & Feathers Day

    May 23, 2016
    Jim Low
    Let’s call the fourth Saturday in May what it really is. To my knowledge, the fourth Saturday in May is the only date on the calendar when Missouri anglers and hunters all have something to rejoice about.  That’s because the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is opening day for squirrel hunting ... Read More >>
  • Fins & Feathers Day

    May 23, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Let’s call the fourth Saturday in May what it really is. To my knowledge, the fourth Saturday in May is the only date on the calendar when Missouri anglers and hunters all have something to rejoice about.  That’s because the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is opening day for squirrel hunting ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 20, 2016

    May 20, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries Tournament Week Kicks off into High Gear  Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament Week is upon us, with the main event starting on Friday out of Wilson and Olcott.  A total of 50 teams will be competing for some great cash prizes based on a unique scoring system.  ... Read More >>
  • New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River – Part 1 of 2

    May 19, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Summer Vacation Treat – Fishing, Touring, Eating.  Part 1 of 2 The Thousand Islands Region of New York State has a long history as a premier vacation destination combining the picturesque and subtle setting of the area with the tradition of sheer outdoor enjoyment. The St. Lawrence River carries the fresh water ... Read More >>
  • The Loon Capital of the USA

    May 17, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Town of Mercer, Iron County, Wisconsin No matter how far you have to drive or fly to reach Iron County in Wisconsin, the ride down Highway 51 will allow your mind to embrace nature.  You may also want to keep your camera shutter ready. Pulling off to the side of the lone ... Read More >>
  • LightFORCE Defies the Dark

    May 16, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    LightFORCE is a Night Force to Uncover New Adventures ATV’s and UTV’s have become commonplace in hunting camps and on farms and ranches across the country.  The small vehicles that go anywhere are ideal for getting hunters to remote places and moving game back to camp without the back-breaking work.  As ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 13, 2016

    May 13, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries An East wind is the nemesis of Lake Ontario salmon and trout fishermen, and we’ve had a bunch of it the last couple of weeks.  Despite the less than ideal conditions, it was the Yankee Troller team led by Capt. Rich Hajecki leading a field of nearly ... Read More >>
  • Protect your Pet – Homemade Flea and Tick Spray

    May 12, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    It’s hiking season, camping season, turkey hunting season – it is TICK SEASON too! With folks all over the country heading to the comforts of the woodland country in spring, people and pets often complain of flu-like symptoms, aching joints, painful laziness and a host of other issues a few weeks ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Adventure in SW Florida is Memorable

    May 10, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    A little Florida sunshine is a perfect way to recharge your internal batteries.  One of our favorite spots continues to be Southwest Florida, home to the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel (www.fortmyers-sanibel.com). Mystique Ever since we were exposed to this outdoor playground through the adventure antics of Dr. Marion Ford and the writings ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    May 5, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries Mark Romanack of Michigan reported that his son, Jake Romanack, and his friend, Jarod Higginbotham of Yakima Bait, fished the Niagara Bar Tuesday morning while filming an episode of Fishing 411 TV. The much anticipated salmon bite has kicked into high gear.  The crew boated three kings over ... Read More >>
  • Niagara County Fishing Forecast

    April 29, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River Lake Ontario and tributaries The first king salmon started showing up in slightly more reliable numbers as anglers prepare for May fishing contests.  However, sharing information as far as locations and details is a bit more difficult.  Remember that a study on king salmon ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report

    April 29, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Point Breeze, Oak Orchard River, Lake Alice  Once we get thru the cold temperatures of last night, more spring like conditions will come into play.  I mean after all May 1st is this coming Sunday.  The Erie Canal opened today, just slightly early of their normal opening date. On Lake ... Read More >>
  • Moving Stuff – A Home and Woods Tool

    April 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    The CLAM LG600 Hybrid Trailer is light, heavy duty, inexpensive Need to transfer your deer harvest or 10 cubic feet of timber from the woods to your cabin or truck?  Need to move 600 pounds of topsoil or stone from your truck to that new garden or flower bed? By hook and ... Read More >>
  • A Versatile Tool for Outdoor Folks

    April 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    For Gardeners, Hunters, Hikers, Fishermen and others too Every so often, you find something among all the functional items out there for sportsmen that can really make a difference in your outdoor experience.  Last summer I found one of those items, it is the Real Avid Multi-Cutter.  I have used this ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River Fishing Report – April 21, 2016

    April 22, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lower Niagara River Mike Fox of Lewiston reported good numbers of smelt are still being caught in the river, but who knows for how long.  It’s been a much better run than last year.  The Lewiston smelt festival will be held May 6.  Trout action has been decent the past week.  ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario and tributaries Fishing Forecast – Niagara County

    April 22, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 The spring weather has continued and more people have been taking advantage of some inshore trout fishing – browns and lake trout primarily, with an occasional Coho or Chinook also showing up. For the browns, troll inside of 20 feet with stickbaits or spoons off boards. Look where ... Read More >>
  • Marvelous Mill Creek, Missouri

    April 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    I am deeply proud of my home state’s conservation history.  Missourians were the first in the nation to realize that forests, fish and wildlife were too precious to trust to the partisan tug-of-war that goes on in state legislatures.  In response to chronic mismanagement of their wild resources, they set ... Read More >>
  • Anti-Tick Tactics – Protect Yourself

    April 19, 2016
    Jim Low
    Warm weather is back. Hooray!  Break out the camo clothes and turkey calls, fishing rods and binoculars.  It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors again, but as you pursue outdoor fun, don’t forget that there are some less-than-desirable things pursuing you as well.  Foremost among those things are ticks, there ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River – Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15, 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lower Niagara River – Trout action has been decent of late as the weather conditions finally settle down. A call from Mike Fox of Lewiston noted that he reported good numbers of smelt on Wednesday night and hopefully that will continue with the warmer weather finally arriving. While the Lewiston ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario – Niagara County Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15, 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries – Spring has finally arrived this week to the joy of both shore and boat fishermen. In the weather department, the bullhead contest in Wilson was a week off. This weekend will be more like May than April. Shoreline trollers are working the waters inside of ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River

    April 7, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 8, 2016 1.  Lake Ontario and tributaries – The topsy-turvy weather has put a damper on fishing action for sure. Cold temperatures and a few inches of snow at the very least kept many fishermen home instead of on the water the past week. Piers ... Read More >>
  • BASS FISHING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2016 INDUCTEES

    March 22, 2016
    stoadmin
    A former United States president, a noted bass fishing educator, and one of the most innovative designers of soft plastic lures will join the current 59 members when they are formally inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in March. During their fall meeting, the Bass Fishing Hall of ... Read More >>
  • Easy & Quick Trailer Hook-Up Device

    February 24, 2016
    stoadmin
    No More Dented Bumpers, Truck Gates & License Plates No More Lost Fishing Time Better Back-Up Safety Wireless iBall Trailer Hitch Camera puts your eyes where you need them You know what they say about the early bird?  Turns out, the old ditty applies equally to bass anglers.  So when the big bass start ... Read More >>
  • IceArmor® Clam Dry Skinz Gloves

    December 22, 2015
    David Gray
    Staying Dry, Keeping Warm – a Winter Priority If you are an avid angler, hunter, or love to participate in anything outdoors, you have likely seen or read hundreds, if not thousands, of product reviews. Just about every TV show, magazine and website has them. The STO team does real world ... Read More >>
  • How to Buy Your First Crossbow- Six Points to Consider

    December 15, 2015
    Joe & Vel Byers
    CrossbowIf you are considering the purchase of a first or newer crossbow, keep these six points in mind. There is no one best bow so that the trick is to buy the one that best fits your needs, dimensions, abilities, and goals. For sure, these are generalizations, but you need ... Read More >>
  • 2015 LUND Impact 1850 XS Review

    December 5, 2015
    David Gray
    LUND 1850 Impact XS Real world boat tests are always the best. They answer the questions of how will this boat run, ride, fish and perform after purchase. The test of this 2015 LUND 1850 Impact XS was very real. We had scheduled an on the water testing with its new owner prior to ... Read More >>