Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
January 8, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

Let it Glow

As a kid, some of my favorite toys possessed the magical ability to glow in the dark.  Guess not much has changed. Glow in the dark lures can be found in a variety of forms from soft plastics to spoons.  One of my favorite methods to fish is to cast a glowing spoon just before sunrise at the mouth of a tributary of Lake Erie and brace for a steelhead to hammer it. It was…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
January 1, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

He Who Smelt It

There is an old saying that “sometimes less is more.”  However with smelt, this is not one of those times.  When smelt fishing, “more is more.” Smelt are a relatively weak fish, which might reach an immense six inches or so.  Even catching three at a time, I have had aquatic vegetation that fought harder.  Still, this is strangely fun and I cannot wait to take the kids smelt fishing. I have used augers to…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
December 26, 2012

Tom Keer

Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Every year, the Fall and Winter holidays seem to begin earlier and earlier.  Part of me likes to keep the events separate while another part of me sort of likes the fact that everyone is happy for a long period of time.  One part that I always dread is January 2nd, because on that day the celebrations come to an abrupt end. For me, they come to an end because I never seem to have…

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Posted by: cneville
December 19, 2012

cneville

Cures for Cabin Fever

I really do live in a log cabin in the mountains of Colorado.  This is the scene I woke up to this morning.  Sure, the snow is pretty, especially around the holidays (when we get a foot in May, it really isn’t that neat anymore), and we need the moisture.  The whiter it is in winter up here, the better the fishing will be next summer. But if you like fishing as much as I…

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Posted by: cneville
December 13, 2012

cneville

Winter Fishing and Hypothermia

Some of the coldest situations I’ve ever been in involve fishing in the winter.  Let’s face it—while winter fishing can offer interesting challenges and opportunities, it can also be downright chilly.  The mix of moisture with low air temperatures is the perfect recipe for hypothermia and frostbite.  And those situations are far more serious than feeling a bit uncomfortable.  Unless you take the right precautions, they can literally threaten life and limb. There are a…

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