Cooking on the Wild Side

Mango barbecue shrimp

If you haven’t been outside for a while, let me warn you, the temperature is leaning heavily toward the hot side. Cool days are in the mid-80s, and hot days steam into the 90s, with humidity numbers almost as high. Still, it’s comfortable most evenings to cook on your deck or patio.  […]

Cooking on the Wild Side

Leftover turkey has life

Regular readers of this column know there is always one turkey recipe each spring to go with the turkey season. Only once before have I added a second turkey recipe, but I’m going to do it again. It’s a turkey pie, cooked in a cast-iron pan, that can be cooked in the oven or taken outside to the grill in the warming May weather. It makes a lot, too, so there will be plenty for lunches for a few days.  […]

Cooking on the Wild Side

Gobbler grub

April is a special time of year across the Southeast. There is something for all outdoor enthusiasts to do. If you like fishing, there are opportunities of all kinds, freshwater and saltwater, and hunters can get back into the woods for encounters of the gobble, gobble, gobble kind.  […]

Inshore Fishing

No need for speed; slow is good

Lee Parsons emphasizes that many fishermen fish too fast, especially with stickbaits like MirrOlures. His retrieve includes plenty of twitches and pauses, with current providing most of the forward movement. The idea is not to see how much water can be covered, but to entice fish to strike.

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Inshore Fishing

Match the hatch

Guides Lee Parsons and Mark Dickson emphasize choosing lures that are the same body shape, size and color of the dominant forage in an area. Several of the Catch 2000 lures, plus the 52M and MR, TT and MirrOmullet, have the general body shape as a mullet, and all topwater MirrOlures have mullet shapes. The different sizes allow matching the size of the mullet that trout, drum and other predators are eating.

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Content

Make mine a MirrOlure

Fish can be caught any number of ways, but MirrOlures hold a special place with a number of saltwater fishermen, especially those who spend time in inshore waters.

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Cooking on the Wild Side

Blackened venison stew

Winters in the South typically aren’t harsh, at least not for more than a few days at a time, but there will be a few times it’s nice to have a pot of something simmering and ready to eat to help warm up. […]

Fishing

Tracker Pro Team 195TXW

The Tracker Pro Team 195 TXW is the largest, most-powerful, all-welded, modified Vee aluminum boat Tracker Marine has ever built. And no space was wasted, either. It’s packed that start at the bow with a huge bow casting deck and continue to the box beam, all-aluminum transom. 

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Fishing

Ranger RT198p

Feature after fishing feature, inspired from their famous fiberglass lines, make the new Ranger RT198p a hard-core fisherman’s dream boat. It gets your attention with good looks and wins you over an excellent combination of features, storage, fishing space and attention to detail. There is performance, too, as the RT198p’s pad hull is rated for up to 150 horsepower.

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Fishing

Pro-Drive X Series with stick-steering

Pro-Drive is a small company attuned to the wants and desires of its customers, building boats and motors to be used as a unit. Pro-Drive designers and builders all use shallow-water boats and drives when hunting and fishing, are open to suggestions and have the experience to make ideas work. 

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