ice fishing safety

Ice Fishing Safety Enhanced by Solid Steel

We all know Indiana winter weather can be a crap shoot. It all depends on the whim of Mother Nature. Some year’s snow and...

Bramwell Talks Ice Fishing

After reaching minus 12 Sunday night, I decided to verify something someone told me in Alaska. “You have colder winters than we do.” He...

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...

Hunting Indiana’s Massive Fall Muskie

With fall comes a change. Shorter days cause fish to start packing on the weight to last through the lean months of winter. Huge muskellunge,...

Dino-Fish….On Purpose

It was the most unsightly glob of bait I’ve ever seen on a hook. First, two nightcrawlers were skewered on a large, circle hook,...

Lake Superior Drops to Third

I grew up fishing in sluggish rivers, backwaters and ponds here in Northwest Indiana so I never fished in crystal clear water. Around here...

WIN Writer Mike Schoonveld Inducted into Hall of Fame

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame recently announced its latest class of inductees. Included in this elite group is Hoosier Outdoor Writers’ past...

Stealth Wading is Critical in Fall

In September, a time when most Hoosiers start thinking about school activities, fall festivals, football and hunting seasons. Fishing is a distant pleasant memory;...

Schoonveld: Crony Capitalism at Sea

The National Marine Fisheries Service (in the Department of Commerce) is charged with managing and sustaining America’s populations of ocean fish occurring off its...

Fixing Drowned Reels

Sadly, there are hundreds of thousands of people now dealing with the aftermath of the recent hurricanes. Thankfully, most families came through intact thanks...