Saturday, August 8, 2020

COLUMNS

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Bronzebacks and baseball on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair

WON On-the-Spot DETROIT – I really like fishing and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Smallmouth bass were a modest entry on my species bucket list, and my in-laws live in Michigan. While I kind of figured the smallmouth-and-Michigan connection would eventually...

Knee Deep: Let go of the giant catfish story already

“They say he's five hundred pounds of bottom-dwelling fury, don't you know. No one knows how old he is, but if you ask me, and most people do, he's a hundred years if he's a day.” ―The Legend of General...

Catching California: It takes a mentor to hone your craft

BY CLARA RICABAL In all walks of life, it takes a mentor to provide guidance in order to develop your craft, and I have been fortunate to have found many mentors in my life. As a young nursing student, I...

Al: A remembrance of Al Kalin, lure maker, rancher, conservationist

BY MIKE JONES Over the years, I’ve written a lot of columns about legendary figures in the fishing industry, but none will be more personal than this one. With the passing of Al Kalin, I lost someone who was a...

Gun Talk: Be prepared

By Steve Comus The Boy Scouts, military and first responders forever have understood the value of being prepared. It is safe to assume, however, that most folks were not fully prepared for the pandemic currently playing havoc worldwide. With the social...

Crate Training

When you pick up your new puppy from the breeder, it’s doubtful he has experienced being confined in a crate. So, now it becomes your job to introduce him to the crate that will become his home for at...

Handle On a Mark

When your dog is sent to retrieve a fallen bird, the best performance is when he looks out, recalls the moment the bird was shot, locks in, then runs straight to the dead bird and makes the retrieve. But sometimes...

Platforms on the short list or already decommissioned

By Merit McCrea There are 3 offshore platforms and an oil island on the short list for decommissioning and several more that have been already torn out. I’ve already covered the process piece for those on the list, but not...

Dove hunting Baja Sur again

It was well over 50 years ago when this hunting editor last hunted dove down in Baja Sur. My first dove hunt was by way of an invitation from Chuck Walters, owner of Rancho Buena Vista, to fly down...

STEVE COMUS – Gun Talk

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MOST RECENT

WON Big Fish Challenge Week 5: three new leaders kick off the second half

It's a 10-week event, so there's still plenty of time to sign-up HERE! SAN CLEMENTE – After a relatively quiet Week 4 of the WON Big Fish Challenge, anglers participating in the 2020 installment of the event came back with...

AB 3030 California Senate hearing delayed

Rescheduled for August 12th, 2020 SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee adjourned today without hearing Assembly Bill 3030. The committee is now scheduled to take the matter up on August 12, 2020. The committee’s agenda included hearings on...

Storm debuts new red crawfish patterns in Arashi Vibe Lipless Cranks

Minnetonka, Minnesota -- The bait that helped Ott DeFoe win a Bassmaster Classic will soon be available in two new patterns to help anglers get more bites in tough conditions. Next season, Storm Arashi Vibe lipless crankbaits will come...