Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
August 9, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

Keep it in the yard.

AlleghenyScene

Everyone loves water. Clean water. And we want to protect it.  As anglers and boaters, we recognize the importance of water quality and preservation.  We are careful with fuel and clean our boats to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species.  We follow fishing regulations and pick up litter, leaving the lake shore cleaner than when we found it.  And our licenses and boat registrations are up-to-date which help fund  other conservation operations. Most of…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
August 4, 2011

Tom Keer

All Hands on Deck

Seals!

I smiled as I watched a grandmother and her granddaughter prepare for a sail.  They were trying to get their sailboat on the water in the midst of a very busy harbor.  The grandmother and the granddaughter worked as a team; clearly they had done this before.  They were a Cap’n and a First Mate. The first order of business was to navigate the tender boats that were moored on the inside of the dock fingers. …

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Posted by: Kirk Deeter
August 3, 2011

Rubbermaid Containers: Make A ‘Family Boat’ a ‘Fishing Boat’

I grew up the only serious fisherman in a family of water skiers, and I learned quickly that the surest way to be considered the angling “black sheep” is to leave loose fishing gear in a boat that wasn’t designed specifically for fishing. But you’d be surprised how efficiently I could turn a ski boat into a bass boat. All I needed was a tackle box and three medium-sized Rubbermaid containers I “borrowed” from the…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
August 2, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

Fishy Pictures

In an attempt to preserve the moment, and one’s reputation as an angler, a camera is a must for any fishing trip. My camera is always with me in a zippered, weather resistant, somewhat drop-resistant, padded bag with a shoulder strap.  Also stored in the side compartments are spare batteries, additional media cards, and my business card with a note of where to return should my camera and I become separated. Once the photo is…

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