Thursday, April 4, 2013
I was recently invited to go on an overnight backpacking and fishing trip to the Siamese Ponds area, one of the largest wilderness areas in the Adirondack Park. I haven’t walked with a pack on my back or spent a night curled up in a sleeping bag in a pup tent and cooked my meals over an open fire in years.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
For decades, northeast outdoorsmen and women have been plagued by an seasonal epidemic illness known as “cabin fever.” It usually begins to fester not long after the New York state big-game season ends and continues to rise for several months. Those who walk on water also get it, but less severely. Research has not been able to find a vaccine or medication, but it does have a very strange remedy, especially for anglers.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
My friend Bert and I fish two one-on-one bass tournaments every year, one in Saratoga Springs, the other on the St. Johns River in Florida. The winner gets to hold the Rebel/Yankee Bass Challenge trophy for the year. Not to brag, but this trophy has been on my mantel for the better part of the dozen or so tournaments we’ve had. But this year, I got a scare.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Friday is an important fishing day. It’s the end of most of our hard water angling and the last day of northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge and walleye fishing until their seasons reopen the first Saturday in May.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Last month, a new pro bass angler earned his way into the prestigious B.A.S.S. Professional Millionaire’s Club. Mississippi pro Cliff Pace won $500,000 in the 43rd Bassmaster Classic on the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Tulsa, Okla.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Today at noon, we’ll see the awakening of that “Sleeping Giant” — hunters, shooters and law-abiding, gun-owning citizens from all over the state will gather at Capitol Park in Albany to express the violation of their Second Amendment rights that the passage of the NYSAFE Act has created.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
For the past five years, my wife and I have headed for Flagler Beach, Fla., and become short-time snowbirds. The temperatures are a bit more reasonable, and the only white stuff we walk on is sandy beaches. It’s amazing how quickly I got used to having the Intercoastal Waterway exactly 10 steps from the back screened-in deck of our rented condo and the Atlantic Ocean about a half-block out the front door.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
Just about every day, I receive at least 25 emails related to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun control legislation and what Vice President Joe Biden’s task force on guns is up to. It’s getting to the point where it’s becoming hard to determine what’s true and what’s not.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
The Great Sacandaga Lake again proved it’s one of the best fishing resources in the Northeast, based on the results of the two ice fishing contests held there last month.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
As an avid small game hunter, I spend quite a bit of time at the SHOT Show looking at, touching and shouldering all the new shotguns, and usually pick a 12- or 20-gauge for my best of show, but not this year.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Last week, I wrote that this year’s 35th anniversary Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show could be their biggest ever — and it was.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
I was one of thousands of shooting sports dealers and outdoor media that crowded through the doors of the Sands Expo Convention Center to see the 35th annual SHOT Show.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
This year’s Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show will again be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday through next Friday. s I have done in the past 13 years, prior to the show, I contacted several shooting sports manufacturers willing to reveal something new they’ll be showcasing that I can include in my “Sneak Peak” column.
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013
We all had tears in our eyes when the news of the horrendous shooting in Connecticut was announced, and my first thought was that something had to be done soon to stop these senseless killings, but I didn’t really feel that stricter gun control regulations and rules was the answer.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012
Last week, I discussed ice shelters and comfort, but the majority of ice anglers do not use shelters. For these anglers, Clam Outdoors has an Ice Chair and gear storage system I know for a fact is very comfortable. I borrowed one last year, and it sure beat sitting on a stool or bucket.