Erik Rue’s live-bait rig is simplicity itself.
It consists of a 6-foot length of 20- or 25-pound-test monofilament or fluorocarbon. Monofilament is a little softer and easier to deal with, but fluorocarbon is more abrasion resistant when fishing around the rocks. […]
As bucks go, it wasn’t a record-setter, but it was a good one — a real good one.
Adrenaline surged through the hunter’s body. A few more steps and the deer would be in the angled just right to launch an arrow. […]
When I asked Jim Danley if he eats his fish, he grinned like he couldn’t believe I had asked such a ridiculous question.
“Of course, I eat my fish,” he replied. “But I cut all the red off so there ain’t no red meat left on the fish. It gives it a strong taste. […]