Posted by: Kirk Deeter
September 7, 2011

Safe Boating: When the Water Gets Rough

I just returned from a remarkable pike fishing adventure on Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan. If your dream fishing trip involves big (I mean 40 inches or longer) northern pike, this is a great place to consider. Being so far north (above 58˚ N Latitude), on a wide open lake (over 175 miles long, and over 30 miles wide in places), we had to pay close attention to volatile weather conditions as we sought out…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
September 6, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

A Military “Thank You,” with No Strings Attached. Just Fishing Line.

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Americans are immensely proud and grateful for our military and their sacrifices to help keep our country safe. We try to show our appreciation through a variety of ways. Maybe we send care packages overseas. Or just a handshake and a sincere “Thank you” when we see someone in fatigues at the airport. There are programs like “Trees for Troops” which help provide Christmas trees. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing Campaign,…

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Posted by: Kirk Deeter
September 1, 2011

Do You Stretch Before You Fish?

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You should! Granted, an afternoon of fishing isn’t the same type of athletic challenge as a basketball game or triathlon, but you can still hurt yourself if you don’t stretch out. And once you develop a chronic pain in your arm or back, it’s an uphill battle to find your peak fishing form again. I am currently on a fishing trip in northern Saskatchewan (www.athabascalake.com), chasing massive northern pike with fly rods. Believe me, a…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
September 1, 2011

Tom Keer

Get Ready for ‘Cane Season

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Planes were meant for flying, boats were meant for sailing.  Unfortunately, hurricane season is the time of year when we’re most likely to see a boat fly.  Here are a few tips to batten down the hatches and to keep your boat safe. Most folks scramble for boats when they should be scrambling for insurance  policies.  Some policies specifically dictate what damages they will  cover while others require some form of boat relocation (meaning hauling …

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