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  • Humminbird® Gives Anglers Ability to Share AutoChart® Live Map Intelligence with New Service – AutoChart LiveShare

    July 10, 2018
    Heather Miller
    RACINE, Wis., July 10, 2018 – Today Humminbird® announces a new extension of its AutoChart® Live mapping capability – AutoChart LiveShare. LiveShare is a free online service that allows Humminbird users to download AutoChart Live mapping information from others and add it to their own map collection, as well as upload ... Read More >>
  • Top-Water Popping Frog is Bass-Killer

    June 19, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher Some of us white beard anglers of today grew up fishing surface frogs 60 years ago. At first, we baited real frogs, but after we ran out, plastic frogs were invented in the late 50s and we learned how to use them fishing with short, deep-sea fishing rods ... Read More >>
  • OUTDOOR GEAR: The Hunt for 4-Season Weather Gear

    May 22, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    Hodgman H5 Storm Jacket and H5 Storm Bib Hodgman Core INS Jacket and Core INS Bib Liner Pants No-Nonsense, Easy to Use Comfortable, Essential, Affordable and Effective By Mike Pehanich To choose the right gear…if you’re an avid four-season outdoorsman, the hunt for foul weather outerwear is never-ending. Hence we return to the sportsman’s eternal ... Read More >>
  • STRONG AS AN OXX…Camp Coffee when You Want It

    May 12, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
       Like Coffee? Get Camping Much? You Might Need This.  Portable TOUGH Coffee Maker that Takes Any K-Cup. My Search is Over! By Larry Whiteley A recent Harvard School of Public Health study showed 54% of Americans drink coffee and you can count me into that percentage. I enjoy my coffee as I sit at my ... Read More >>
  • Clam Pro Tackle – Offers New Open Water Tungsten Jigs

    May 1, 2018
    Dan Stefanich
    Heavier, Smaller, More Dense Jigs offer Increased Sensitivity and are Environmentally Safe By Dan Stefanich The secret to catching fish through the ice is out and being embraced by open water anglers. For many years, Clam Pro Tackle has been helping ice anglers achieve success from enjoying the benefits of tungsten jigs ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Safety System Introduces the Lady Hybrid Harness

    April 23, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    Lady Hunter’s Need to be Safe…and Looking Good! DANVILLE, Ala. (April 23, 2018) – In recent years, the number of women spending time in tree stands and putting fresh meat on the table has continued to rise. In order to keep these women hunters safe, comfortable and looking their best, HSS ... Read More >>
  • HELP WANTED: TACKLE BAG, MUST WORK WEEKENDS AND HAVE EXCEPTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

    April 13, 2018
    Josh Lantz
    PLANO’S HARDWORKING WEEKEND SERIES OF SOFT TACKLE BAGS RECEIVES KEY UPGRADES FOR 2018 Plano, IL (April 10, 2018) – If fishing for a living is your dream, don’t let us or anyone else burst your bubble. But until that day rolls around, most of us need to work real jobs to ... Read More >>
  • New Justin® Boots Snake Boot Features America’s No. 1 Camo Pattern, Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country®

    April 5, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak is excited to announce that Justin Boots is now offering America’s No. 1 Camo Pattern, Break-Up Country, on their newest boot made specifically for the hunter. The 17-inch Shrublands Square Toe boot from the Justin Stampede™ Collection, designed for keeping your feet dry and protected ... Read More >>
  • Matt Lee joins Lure Lock Pro Team

    March 20, 2018
    Glenn Walker
    New Tackle Box Design is Innovative in one area where it is Hard TO BE NEW Keeps Lures Protected, Keeps Hooks & Weights from Bouncing Around Multiple Sizes, Durable, Shock Resistant….MADE IN THE USA! Matt Lee is Young Talent on Bassmaster Elite Series Excited to Use Innovative Cases ETTRICK, Wisconsin – Lure Lock ... Read More >>
  • Spring Break on Sanibel and Captiva Island

    March 14, 2018
    I Need a Break
    Where Spring Breakers meet Wave Breakers with Sunrise, Sunshine, Sea Shells & a Sunset Cruise  @pinkhairgreenthumb A spring break vacation doesn’t have to include spring breakers. If you’re looking for a getaway that’s more laid-back than party-central, there are plenty of beaches to consider – but there aren’t many as memorable ... 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 >>
  • St. Croix Starts Spinning Glass

    March 4, 2018
    Traditions Media
    Park Falls, WI (March 1, 2018) — America’s most maniacal rod engineers have struck again, answering the call for a spinning version of the immensely popular Legend Glass. St. Croix’s Legend Glass rod series took home top freshwater rod honors at ICAST 2016 for blending classic fiberglass feel to modern, IPC® ... Read More >>
  • SportDOG® Brand Unveils New Products During SHOT Show®

    February 28, 2018
    Britney Starr
    Knoxville, Tennessee (January 12, 2018) – SportDOG® Brand, an industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog-training products and accessories, has expanded its line of e-collars with the unveiling of the new SportTrainer family. Designed with ease-of-use and durability in mind, the systems are DryTek® – waterproof and submersible to 25 feet and ... Read More >>
  • Phantom Lures Applies Thru-Wire Technology to Bait Line Up

    February 23, 2018
    Jack Gavin - Phantom Lures
    Phantom Lures Line Up of Baits Now Use Thru-Wire Technology Ramsey, MN – Jan 17, 2018: Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high quality, proven baits will now be using Thru-Wire Technology in its lineup of baits. The strong, single wire design connects the tow point and ... Read More >>
  • SAVING OCEANS, SAVING PEOPLE, SEEING the LIGHT

    February 13, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Vision Clarity, Eye Protection, Seeing All Things Better About Sunglasses, Don’t Leave Home without These – Learn Why My Old Eyes Have Been Opened! …By a Company that CARES. By Larry Whiteley I have owned a lot of sunglasses in my lifetime. Most of them were inexpensive, made in China sunglasses that didn’t protect my ... Read More >>
  • The Browning Refuge: Versatile New Sleeping Bag with Zippered Armhole

    February 7, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Browning Camping is proud to release the Refuge, a new sleeping bag that offers campsite comfort and versatility. The mummy-shaped bag, offers top-of-the-line features that Browning Camping’s customers expect. A center zipper can be zipped from the bottom for additional venting, and TechLoft Gold insulation ensures warmth (the Refuge comes ... Read More >>
  • WNED-TV KIDS FEST – What an Awesome Event

    February 7, 2018
    Joe McAdams
    1400 New Kids – FIND the OUTDOORS for the First Time Parents of Kids – DISCOVER FISH and FUN of New York OUTDOORS Kudo’s to TV Station Crew and Outdoor Sportsman Volunteers By Joe McAdams – ECFSC Kids Fest Co-Chairman This was the Erie County Federation’s 1st participation of the WNED-TV Kids Fest.  I’ve ... Read More >>
  • Kids Today – Not Wired for Nature, FIND HELP HERE

    February 2, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Are Your Kids Part of the Keypad Generation? If So, Find Suggestions for a Remedy Here By Forrest Fisher Worried about your kids or grandkids and their continuous attention to some sort of keypad?  You know you are, so am I.  They are growing up with something missing, but none of us know ... Read More >>
  • Mepps Introduces New Additions to Spinner Lines

    February 1, 2018
    Josh Schwartz
    Cover water with the all-new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou. The new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou combines the vibration and flash of a classic Mepps Aglia blade with a highly reflective, hand-tied flashabou tail for attractive, shimmering action in the water. Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou spinners beam prisms of light to attract fish and are ... Read More >>
  • Raymarine Can Make Your Boat a “Smart Boat”

    February 1, 2018
    Traditions Media
    Raymarine Digital Switching offers control, monitoring and automation of boat systems WILSONVILLE, OR (January 31, 2018) – Anchor Lights, Aerators, Bilge Pumps, Blowers, Cabin Lights, Courtesy Lights…does this sequence sound familiar? It’s the switch panel on your helm, and it’s just part of the A to Z listing of your boat’s electrical ... Read More >>
  • Cimarron Firearms Company introduces the US MARSHAL 44 MAG CARBINE

    January 17, 2018
    Laura Burgess
    Fredericksburg, Texas (January 2018) – Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, reveal their exclusive US Marshal 1873 Model carbine at the 2018 SHOT Show, in celebration of “The Gun that Won the West.” Early in 2017, Cimarron received a request from an ... Read More >>
  • New Jeep Lineup is Family Friendly with ALERT SYSTEM & JEEP SKILL DEVICES

    January 9, 2018
    stoadmin
    The 2018 Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler.  Family Alerts From new teen drivers to an aging parent, the new Family Alerts feature provides peace of mind when they are out on the road. Vehicle owners can set boundary limits, monitor driving speed and pinpoint ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing Goes Alternative – NEW GEAR

    December 27, 2017
    Ted Pilgrim - Traditions Media
    Five Top Hardwater Hacks, Off the Radar By Ted Pilgrim, Traditions Media This isn’t one of those articles giving props to piles of mainstream, traditional ice fishing tackle. For that, you might simply step in to your local outdoor store and buy an ice auger, shelter or lure from any of the ... Read More >>
  • CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE OUTDOORS

    December 11, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Make Your Own Jerky, Easy and Tasty Oh Say, Can You See Below the Water? Chow Line…Call the Fish to Feed! Send the Flying Bug Critters AWAY! Fishing Games for the Young…and the Elder Kids Too Keep Warm in Chilly Weather, Clothes to Last Forever By Larry Whiteley I work with many outdoor companies throughout the year ... Read More >>
  • SO SMALL, SO BIG! New Cooking Gear for Smart Outdoor People

    December 6, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Compact, Durable, Affordable Fits in Your Pockets Great Holiday Gifts By Forrest Fisher  Usually with unexpected gunboat diplomacy, winter delivers nasty weather.  Bone-chilling cold is predicted for the 2017 Christmas holiday period in many parts of the country, but don’t panic.  For outdoor folks, heading out on a hunting trip or planning to fish ... Read More >>
  • TILLY, TILLY – It’s a Thankful Season for Walleye Fishing

    November 23, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    A Highly Versatile Walleye Bait that Produces in a Variety of Situations Ramsey, MN (Nov 13, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high-quality proven fishing baits is pleased to introduce the arrival of the Tilly, a new walleye catcher that has the versatility to tackle ... Read More >>
  • Personal Carry Live Bait Container, a BEST GIFT IDEA for your Fisherman

    November 22, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Personal CARRY-IN-YOUR-POCKET Live Bait Container…it’s called “BAIT-UP” KEEP the LIVE BAIT ALIVE! No Nets, No Wet Hands, No Lost Bait…GREAT FOR WADING ANGLERS Innovative, Portable, Durable, Inexpensive….Convenient and Effective WORKS GREAT for Kayakers, Ice Anglers, Shore Fishing Anglers that Wade, for Everyone Else By Forrest Fisher Are you one of those anglers dedicated to simple ... Read More >>
  • Rapala® Ice Baits, It’s Time!

    November 22, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Rapala Ice Bait Family: Jigging Rap® — the world’s No. 1 ice lure Slab Rap® Ultra Light Rippin’ Rap® No. 3 Nothing will excite a hardwater die-hard like unwrapping a selection of Rapala’s best-in-class baits. Including world-renowned options like the iconic Jigging Rap® — the world’s No. 1 ice lure — and innovative models ... Read More >>
  • Muzzy Expands Trocar Hybrid Broadhead Line with New 125-Grain HBX

    November 21, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Crossbow Broadhead Blends Fixed and Mechanical Technology SUPERIOR, Wis. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Due to customer demand, the popular Trocar HBX hybrid crossbow broadhead that blends the most lethal and accurate fixed-blade broadhead with a pair of center-pivot blades that deploy on contact for massive cuts on large animals is now available ... Read More >>
  • RAM TRUCKS Unveils Special-edition 2018 Hydro Blue Sport

    November 15, 2017
    stoadmin
    2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue is this year’s final special-edition Sport model Hydro Blue monochromatic appearance package is loaded with custom details MSRP starts at $46,060   Nov. 7, 2017. San Antonio – Ram today pulled the wraps off a new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. “The custom look and high-impact colors ... Read More >>
  • Advantage Blinds Provide Great SAFE Options for Hunters

    November 13, 2017
    stoadmin
    While many hunters know that permanent hunting blinds can be very comfortable, they also picture blinds that are made of old plywood, are hard to see out of, and might not be safe if they are a couple of seasons old. If you’re dismissing rigid-sided hunting blinds because that’s what you ... Read More >>
  • Kidde Recalls 40 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

    November 8, 2017
    stoadmin
    Name of product: Kidde Fire Extinguishers with PLASTIC HANDLES Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy:  Replace (Free Replacement) Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: ... Read More >>
  • A Special CASE for “Border Water Walleye and PERFECT Boneless Fillets”

    October 19, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Expert Guides DO Simplify Catching Fish – with simple JIGS Rainy Day BLESSINGS on the Rainy River   One BEST Fillet Tool CAN SIMPLIFY Cleaning Walleye by the Dozen By Forrest Fisher We arrived in the front lobby of Sportsman’s Lodge on the Rainy River in Baudette, MN,   The weather was cold and nasty, ... Read More >>
  • HENRY REPEATING ARMS Helps Raise Over $70,000 for Sick 14-Year-Old Volunteer Firefighter

    October 17, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Henry Repeating Arms Donates 54 Custom-Designed Octagon Barrel Firearms to Help Cause Special Edition Bids, Open to Public…Bid on GunBroker.com, item #705771173 BAYONNE, NJ, October 9, 2017– Henry Repeating Arms of Bayonne, NJ, and Rice Lake, WI, designed 54 SPECIAL EDITION custom .22 caliber Henry Lever Action Octagon barrel rifles to help ... Read More >>
  • Autumn Color, Nature, Wilderness Air and Fresh Coffee at Lake George

    October 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Business Takes a NEW Direction Lure of Autumn Bass Fishing, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon Sights of Colorful Foliage Plans for Waterfowl Hunting, Stream Fishing for Brook Trout By Forrest Fisher My workday plan was busy with a business trip from New York City to Montreal.  The airport traffic was heavy, the security lines long, longer ... Read More >>
  • MAG-12 BUZZ Worm: MASSIVE Action & GIANT Motion ATTRACTION

    October 10, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher So just what’s in a worm that is not a real worm? Why do fish even think about biting it? It might be a lot of things, but there is simple mystery, appetite, movement, unusual size, smell, color, contrast and perhaps…hunger. Mister Twister’s NEW 12″ Mag 12 BUZZ Worm is ... Read More >>
  • Quantum Gravity Fright, RISING MOON Hunting Night

    October 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Big Bucks, Acorns and Apples Dreaming about Scent Control Elevated Hunting Stands REQUIRE SAFETY AWARENESS Prusik, Gravity, Your Whitetail Deer Hunting Future By Forrest Fisher The phrase “Whitetails Unlimited” is catchy if you are a deer hunter, especially a whitetail deer hunter.  It’s also the name of an organization that has more than 100,000 ... Read More >>
  • USA Heads to World Bass Fishing Championships In South Africa

    October 5, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Competition Begins Oct. 5, 2017 Live Weigh-In Results Available On-Line Follow David Fritts, Scott Martin, Fred Roumbanis and many other top pro’s No Surprise What Lures are Catching Bass in South Africa…Read On. From State College, Pa., we learn that fishing fans are in for a Gold Medal fishing competition treat this week.  The ... Read More >>
  • Get a SMART Plinker-Cleaner, the Bore Boss®. UNDER $10!

    October 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Fast, easy, bore cleaning Simple, clean storing solution Ergonomic grip for ease of use Compact design to go where you go Made by REAL AVID By Forrest Fisher From the Real Avid folks and their barrel of innovation, comes the ultra-compact Bore Boss®.  It’s the first ever self-storing, easy-feeding, clean-pulling, field-ready, hassle-free, pure-genius bore cleaner that ... Read More >>
  • Wonders of Wildlife NOW OPEN, An Amazing Adventure into the WORLD of WILDLIFE

    September 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Wonders of Wildlife provides Tribute to Fish and Wildlife Wonders of Wildlife NATIONAL MUSEUM & AQUARIUM is Extraordinary Founder, Johnny Morris, Has Provided a Trail to Lifelong Conservation in the Outdoors through Fishing, Bass Pro Shops and now, WONDERS OF WILDLIFE Rick Clunn will Attend By Forrest Fisher One of the most respected ... Read More >>
  • NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program Reaches 30 Million Children

    September 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    FAIRFAX, Va. – The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, NRA’s groundbreaking gun accident prevention course for children, has achieved another milestone by reaching its 30 millionth child. Created in 1988 by past NRA President Marion P. Hammer, in consultation with elementary school teachers, law enforcement officers and child psychologists, the program provides ... Read More >>
  • FLW Costa Bass-Fishing Series Moves to Buffalo, NY, in 2018

    September 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    FLW Costa Series to Buffalo, NY Competition Event Set for July 26-28, 2018  Eastern Lake Erie Bass Fishing Resource DRAWS WORLD CLASS ANGLERS  Abundant Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass will Provide Highlight for Region BUFFALO, N.Y. – September 8, 2017 – On July 26th – 28th, Buffalo will welcome an estimated field of 150 boats ... Read More >>
  • FAST-RIPPING, HARD-STOPPING RAPALA® RIPSTOP® ELICITS EPIC BITES

    September 6, 2017
    stoadmin
    Cast. Reel. Twitch. Reel. Rip! Reel. Stop! Wait for it … Set the hook! Boat your latest trophy catch courtesy of the groundbreaking RipStop®, the exhilarating new fast-ripping, hard-stopping, hard-plastic boot-tail rip bait from Rapala®. “This is the kind of bait that gives you goose bumps,” says Rapala Director of Field ... Read More >>
  • 4 Days to IRMA: How Much Time Boaters Have to Prepare

    September 6, 2017
    stoadmin
    Essential info for boaters, clubs, marinas at BoatUS.com/hurricanes ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 5, 2017 – According to the National Hurricane Center, Florida may have up to four days to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, a “potentially catastrophic Category 5” storm now approaching the Leeward Islands. While it’s difficult to determine landfall, ... Read More >>
  • Tru-Fire® Introduces the Bulldog Foldback Buckle Release

    September 5, 2017
    Dave Barus
    SUPERIOR, Wis.. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Tru-Fire, the leading brand for mechanical archery releases, has introduced the single-jaw Bulldog Foldback™ Buckle strap-style archery release.  Like all Tru-Fire releases, the new Bulldog is made in the USA, and it features several patented Tru-Fire innovations and a wide range of adjustments.  It ... Read More >>
  • BASS PRO SHOPS assisting TEXAS RESCUE EFFORTS

    August 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Bass Pro Shops assisting in Texas rescue and relief efforts in wake of Hurricane Harvey  More than 80 boats deployed for rescue efforts, donations for immediate relief HOUSTON – Aug. 28, 2017: Bass Pro Shops is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies – including police, fire and rescue teams on the ground ... Read More >>
  • Need a Small Boat Transducer Mounting Rig?

    August 23, 2017
    Tyler Mahoney
    Hands-On REVIEW of a Cabela’s Product: Video & Commentary Affordable & Works Perfect for Small Boats Durable & Adjustable, but Instructions are Difficult By Tyler Mahoney “Up until this summer, I had never personally used sonar electronics to aid in my fishing. I finally broke down and bought a small Lowrance Hook 4x Sonar ... Read More >>
  • PHANTOM LURES PARTNERS WITH PRO-TROLL FISHING

    August 21, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    GAME-CHANGER: EChip with Proven Phantom Musky Baits, will be MORE DEADLY than ever Select Phantom Lures will include Pro-Troll EChip Ramsey, MN (August 21, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of tournament-winning muskie lures and innovative walleye and bass crankbaits, is excited to announce their exclusive partnership ... Read More >>
  • FireDisc® Cookers Score High Marks with Sportsmen, Tailgaters, Party Folks and in Customer Satisfaction Ratings

    August 18, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Need a durable camp cooker that folds up to a VERY SMALL SIZE and can do it all for hunters, fishermen, campers or tailgate fun?   Check out FireDisc® Cookers: https://www.firedisccookers.com/products/ to see the manner of set-up, take-down and storage. So simple. Yet, FireDisc is massively overbuilt, is still light in ... Read More >>
  • Get Walleye Savvy Quick – ST. CROIX Walleye EYECON® FISHING ROD SERIES

    August 16, 2017
    David Gray
    PRODUCT REPORT: Eyecon® ECS-70LF, 7ft., Lite-Power, Fast-Action, SCII Graphite When a Fishing Rod Icon creates a Walleye Fishing Eyecon® By David Gray Part of the fun in the sport of fishing is the never-ending search for new equipment that works and fishes better. Last April, a friend introduced me to a new rod, the ... Read More >>
  • The GREATEST Scent-Control Whitetail Apparel Ever Made

    August 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Gain the ScentLok Advantage with Full Season Taktix™  Every Year We Learn from Successful Hunters: They admit, CONCEALING Human Odor is at Top of List We Found this Affordable, Comfortable, Concealable Muskegon, MI (August 14, 2017) – Fooling a deer’s eyes and ears can be relatively easy.  Stealth and woodsmanship play critical roles, ... Read More >>
  • VIDEOS: BoatUS – FIX, LEARN & DO Summer Boating How-to ‘Film Festival’ Kicks-off

    August 14, 2017
    stoadmin
    15 new VIDEO SHORTS by BoatUS Editors on How-To FIX, LEARN & DO Practical Boating Projects NOT HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 7, 2017 – What are the most common boating tasks when boat owners need to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list ... Read More >>
  • Become a Citizen Scientist for Black Bear Research in New York New “iSeeMammals” App

    August 11, 2017
    stoadmin
    By NYSDEC iSeeMammals is a new citizen science project of DEC and the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University. It collects data to help researchers and DEC biologists study the distribution and size of the black bear population in New York. iSeeMammals will help researchers collect ... Read More >>
  • New Speed-Load Browning Tactical Knife

    July 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Handy hand-hold knife handle Four blade inserts Any common utility knife blade will fit  as a replacement blade! Priced under $40 A Speed Load Tactical model knife has been introduced by Browning for 2017.  The new knife features a folding liner lock blade with four replaceable 420J2 stainless steel razor blade inserts.  The ... Read More >>
  • I Met a Polar Bear, Face-to-Face! Thanks to Johnny Morris, YOU CAN TOO

    July 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium OPENS Sep, 21, 2017 Will be Largest, most interactive, dynamic Fish and Wildlife “Experience” in the World. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Will also be the New Home for BASS FISHING HALL OF FAME By Forrest Fisher The hair on ... Read More >>
  • Rapid-Adjustment Sight Leads the New Sight Lineup

    June 29, 2017
    stoadmin
    From their home in Superior, Wi., Rocky Mountain brand has roared back to life with the introduction of innovative new broadheads as well as a new lineup of archery sights.  Leading the sight lineup is the new Rocky Mountain Driver sight that can be adjusted for elevation quickly, easily, and ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 2 of 2)

    June 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    Certain optional kayak gear is handy and necessary. Customize your fishing kayak for comfort and function. By Jim Low With a new Kayak, there are quite a few features to look for, understand and think about.  Here are some of the features that are important to me: ADJUSTABLE SEATS & FOOT BRACES Before writing a ... Read More >>
  • 6 Tips to Prevent Tragedy or Death at a Boat Slip – From BoatUS

    June 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Never Swim Near Boat Docks that have Electrical Power. Freshwater Docks are More Dangerous than Saltwater Docks. Someone in Trouble? Shut Down Power to Dock First. Follow this Rule: “Reach, Throw, Row, but DON’T GO.” ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The fatalities over the weekend of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old young man ... Read More >>
  • GT meets DT, with a STORM!

    June 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    The 360GT is Simple and Affordable. Toss it out, Retrieve it…that Simple. Learn why it Works Here, see the Video. By Forrest Fisher Rapala created a series of lures that allow anglers more understanding about their fish-attracting products just by reading the label.  For example, the new “DT” series of Rapala’s are labelled DT-4, ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 1 of 2)

    June 13, 2017
    Jim Low
    These craft are made to order for fishing small and remote waters. You will never go back to aluminum canoes once you’ve fished from a kayak. You can customize a fishing kayak for anything. By Jim Low Ask anyone who has fished an Ozark stream (or anywhere) in a kayak, and you are likely ... Read More >>
  • 3 MYTHS ABOUT BARK-CONTROL COLLARS

    May 30, 2017
    stoadmin
    By SportDOG Staff Reliability, simplicity, and effectiveness are among the reasons to use a bark-control collar, as well as why they’ve become increasingly more common with dog owners in recent years. However, when the electronic bark-control collar was first introduced, questions and skepticism regarding its use were brought up by multiple sources. ... Read More >>
  • Finding Your True Draw Length

    May 25, 2017
    stoadmin
    Most important bow buying decision… By Larry Wise, International Champion Target and Field Archer, and International Coach The most important decision, by far, when buying a bow is getting the right draw length. Without the proper knowledge and some expert advice, the novice – and even some experienced archers – have made ... Read More >>
  • 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
    Karen Lutto
    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 every ... 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 >>