The key to good fall crappie fishing is to keep moving, says super-successful crappie tournament angler Mike Walters. Here are a few tips from the West Milton resident.
When the Grand American Trapshooting Tournament left Vandalia back in 2005, many shooters wondered if there would be enough shooters to support the ATA in remote Sparta, Illinois. Although the Grand has drawn enough shooters, the rest of the year has been an economic loser at the World Shooting Complex for the state government.
Ohio isn’t North Dakota. The Buckeye State’s fields are not naturally filled with pheasants. When pheasant hunters head out to Ohio’s fields, they have to have a little help in the form of the state stocking certain wildlife areas. So, as usual, when the hunters go out to hunt, the birds will be there.
We don’t get to relive our childhood. And it is said you can’t go home again. But on a quick trip to New England a few days ago I was able to experience both. Sort of.
It’s almost like rolling dice. When wildlife biologists start dragging the bottom of Lake Erie’s western basin each summer to check out what kind of fish hatches they have to work with, sometimes they are pleasantly surprised. Like this year.
David Fitzsimmons is comfortable behind and in front of a lens as he tours the country teaching children about strange and curious animals.
If you are a hunter, the activity is too important with many things to consider to leave it for the last minute. Preparation should being weeks or even months before you actually go hunting. You have equipment to check or replace, safety and physical conditioning to consider and don’t forget to get your dog in shape for the tasks.
Farmers are some of the most important people in the world. They produce the food that feeds out nation. But at the same time, one practice by farmers is hurting people economically and recreationally, contributing to the pollution of many lakes. Farmers don’t seem to get what they must do right now to solve the problem. And at the same time the state’s politicians have to realize it’s time to step up.
While some folks are hanging up their fishing rods during the hot summer months, others are finding out where the crappies go when the sun is warming the waters where they like to fish.
It looks like the whacky world of on-again, off-again Dayton outdoor/boat shows is in the on-again position once more. The new All American Outdoor Expo is scheduled for March 4-6.
Although the stormy weather of June caused high water, Adventures on the Great Miami is ready for plenty of action both on and off the river. The facility near Charleston Falls is more than a rental place for canoes and kayaks, much more.
Who doesn’t want clean water – for drinking, bathing, washing, cooking, swimming, boating, etc.? Apparently clean water is not only clean, it’s political.
For a lake that has taken such a hit in the PR department in recent years, due to the problems with toxic algae blooms, there has to be some good reports every once in a while. The excellent crappie fishing has helped keep the news from being all bad, but now comes even better news. There was a huge number of yellow perch produced in the local hatchery … and they’ve all gone into GLSM.
Do you think you’re pretty good at catching fish? Do you figure you can match your stringer against anyone after a day on the water? You’ll find out just how good you are when you take your wife fishing.
While a deer can run out in front of your car or truck 365 days a year, the fall is the time you usually hear and read warnings to motorists. But there are reasons why drivers should be extra careful in the spring, too.
The small birds have been wiped out by harsh winters with not enough access to food. The Ohio Division of Wildlife is working with private landowners to improve conditions.
Program announced to help Lake Erie and, indirectly, Grand Lake St. Marys, tackle their blue/green algae problems. Part of the Vast Lake Erie watershed includes the Grand Lake watershed, so both can benefit from the conservation initiative.
Here is my annual spring fishing forecast for southwest Ohio – thanks to the research of two hard-working fish management supervisors at the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Changes have been made in the proposed 2015-16 deer hunting season in Ohio. Several dates won’t be the same as the changes proposed in February.
If you don’t mind banging up the boat a bit, early spring is an ideal time to do some Lake Erie walleye fishing. Do you take those large egg-filled females? It’s your call.