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Flathead catfish: The modern-day Hoosier Jaws
Just mention flathead catfish and stories flow of rod-bending, reel-stripping, drag-screaming action.
Excuse me, is this fishing spot taken?
We all need to adhere to unwritten code of common sense
It’s happened to all of us one time or another. If not, then you haven’t spent much time on the water. So what are the pros and cons of defending your turf?
When is light right?
“I broke off four times,” a good friend explained, after recalling a recent bass fishing trip. “I had new line on, too.”
Kids Fishing Clinic is set for 29th year
Kokomo has been home to one of the most unique outdoor-oriented youth programs offered anywhere in the United States. This special event is made possible only through partnerships involving government entities, national corporations, area businesses and hundreds of caring volunteers.
Don’t let pesky critters ‘tick’ you off
At a recent gather-ing of outdoor writers from across Indiana the subject of this year’s unusual weather and how it impacted fishing and hunting activities came up. Following several of those discussions, it seemed talks moved on to this spring’s high number of ticks.
de la Bastide: Danica receives free pass
Aside from appearing in “Go Daddy” commercials and in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, Danica Patrick is best known for having a short fuse.
We should leave young animals alone
Marcia and Kent Logan are like most good parents. They work hard and try to spend free time outdoors as a family with their two sons, Kaleb, 8, and Kyle, who just turned 10. So it was only fitting when they decided to enjoy a Sunday afternoon looking for morel mushrooms.
They had barely reached the woodlot when both boys rocketed ahead.
Respect eagles as well as property owners
“I bet they see the eagles” said my friend Tom Newsom as we approached an area in rural Howard County. He was referring to the group of people who stood on a bridge spanning the Wildcat Creek. Some had binoculars, others had cameras and one guy had what looked like a large telescope.
Wild turkey hunting season opens Wednesday
Indiana’s wild turkey hunting season opens Wednesday and runs until May 13. With this spring’s unseason-ably warm weather, hunters will more than likely have to work a little harder this year.
MARTINO: Solitude may be more rewarding than the harvest
Through the years I have covered many outdoor-related topics, from the serious to the not-so-serious. Although I have briefly touched on the area of solitude provided by our open spaces, I have never dedicated an entire column to the subject.
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