Wednesday, October 28, 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

Daiwa expands Tatula Baitcasting Line with new Tatula 300

New TATULA 300 offers discerning anglers premium performance for fishing big baits CYPRESS – Just when you thought the in-demand Tatula reel family couldn’t get any better, Daiwa unleashes the new Tatula 300, a true 300-size reel for throwing big...

Waterfowl hunt results for Oct. 27, 2020

Teal top comp counts on opening weekend for Southern state BY JIM NIMIEC NILAND – Cinnamon and green winged teal were the top ducks shot on opening day at refuges and clubs in this southern portion of the Pacific flyway, but...

The 2021 CCA-California Sportfishing Tide Calendar now available

Coastal Conservation Association - California and Bill Varney announced this week that the 2021 CCA California Sportfishing Tide Calendar is now available at tackle stores, landings and all Turner’s Outdoorsman stores. This year’s calendar includes tides, moon phases, important...