Lucky Rocks

I don’t understand luck, but I do believe in it. Buy a lottery ticket and win, you are lucky. Some say it’s just mathematics....

Fishing’s Unsung Hero

Have you stopped to consider the single most important person in the sport of fishing? To whom we can be lay credit for the...
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Tough Trophy: Winter Smallmouth Bass

A stretch of mild weather that loosens winter's grip is an alarm bell for stream smallmouth anglers fed up with being stuck indoors. And...

Is Lead Dead?

The fish catching ability of lead-head jigs is legendary. I’ve caught fish in freshwater and salt with lead-heads. I’ve caught fish with lead jigs...
Prairie Creek Reservoir Walleye Fishing

Prairie Creek Reservoir Walleye Fishing

The weather looked bad. The early-morning television weathermen agreed that the only smart move was to stay home, hunkered down, until the current round...

Ice fishermen hope for ice

We have all heard more than our fair share of fish stories, where the truth may be slightly exaggerated to make the story more...
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Winter Wipers at Oakdale Dam

Hybrid striped bass, known as “wipers,” are the result of a genetic cross of striped bass and white bass. The resulting wiper is silver...

Fluorocarbon on Ice – Sense and Science

Are your ice fishing reels spooled with fluorocarbon line? If not, common sense and as important, “common science” says they ought to be. It used...
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Taking Care of Your Trophies

Winter has gripped Indiana and ice fishing conditions have been sketchy at best. If you are like me, you’re ready for more daylight. So in...

The Average Rod

I went into WalMart one day and counted 89 fishing rods on display in the sporting goods section. I’ve been to other WalMarts in...