Freshwater Fishing

Essential ecosystems

Ecosystems provide ecological services. Although the concept of ecological services has been recognized for a long time, lately I am hearing the term a lot. While ecological services may ring of something academic, one of the many services ecosystems perform is providing the fish and wildlife we enjoy as sportsmen. […]

As Big As they Grow

Slabs head shallow for fall

The fall fishing season is officially here. This is my favorite time of the year to crappie fish, and I continue to discover that I don’t know it all when it comes to figuring out crappie’s fall patterns. It seems to me that they change from year to year and from lake to lake. […]


Precision scope mounting

With rifle season just around the corner, the calls and inquiries start each year about the proper way to mount a scope on a hunting rifle. The operative term here is proper. If you buy a new rifle with a scope and allow the store “gunsmith” to mount the scope, it had better be somebody you really trust. This is even more important if they also perform a bore sighting for the new scope on the rifle. […]


Don’t Bite Me! Patch

Whether you are camping, golfing, hunting, fishing or watching an outdoor sporting event, you can now enjoy your time outdoors without worrying about pesky bugs. The Don’t Bite Me! Patch delivers a blend of Vitamin B1 and Aloe, providing total body coverage and deterring insects for up to 36 hours. […]