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Skeeter Owner’s Tournament Celebrates Milestone

  Skeeter Owner's Tournament Celebrates Milestone By Craig Lamb   Skeeter Boats celebrates not one, but two anniversaries this year with its 70th anniversary of making boats, and the 25th anniversary of the Skeeter Owner’s Tournament.   The tournament is June 7-10 on Lake Fork Reservoir, with thousands of Skeeter owners expected to enjoy a weekend of fishing, fellowship and the chance to win up to $200,000 in cash and prizes. The Skeeter Lake Fork Guide Team, the hunt for the famous “Rubber Ducks” on the lake for prizes, … [Read More...]

Time is Now to Begin Preparing for Boating Season

  Time is Now to Begin Preparing for Boating Season By Craig Lamb With boating, the excitement can begin long before you get to the water. That goes for preparing for the season just around the corner. Here is how you can have fun, and be ready when the forecast calls for the first balmy days of spring.   If an avid boater, you are familiar with a boating safety checklist. Ensuring PFDs are available for all passengers, creating a float plan, and making sure you have all of the required safety items required by law. Those are the … [Read More...]

A Crappie Recipe for the Great Outdoors

  You Catch ‘Em – You Eat ‘Em A Crappie Recipe for the Great Outdoors By Amy Lignor We talk a great deal about recipes; heck, they’re all over the internet. Dining on seafood and making gourmet dishes out of various types is a hobby for some and a craft for others. But what about those who have the hobby of sitting out on that frozen tundra, cutting holes into the ice in order to reel in their own “catch of the day.” Well, this week we serve up a recipe focused on those winter-lovers. A recipe for crappie that you can create and feast on … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Network “Answers the Call”

  In the News… Airborne Wireless Network “Answers the Call” for Broadband Expansion By Amy Lignor Trending in the news today is President Trump’s order to expand broadband access. On the heels of this announcement, Congress is following a said order by coming up with a bill that, in essence, will be an aggressive push to make high-speed internet service more readily available in rural America. It is a fact that when problems occur, whether it be Mother Nature’s wrath that downs power lines or a tornado that wipes out small towns, … [Read More...]

Springtime for Inshore Fishing

  Springtime for Inshore Fishing By Craig Lamb   The answer is similar to how the change of seasons stirs animals into action. Warming water temperatures equate to the same transitional behavior now that inshore saltwater species anticipate and anglers enjoy in spring.   Many popular inshore species are in migration mode. This transitional period means the fish are actively feeding in preparation for spring and summer when metabolisms increase. Simply put, now is the time to rig up and take advantage of a great fishing … [Read More...]

Backpackers Never Forget “The Big Three”

  Backpackers Never Forget “The Big Three” by Amy Lignor   There are many industries that refer to “The Big Three.” Whether it be automobile manufacturers, publishing companies, or even sports. However, the term also crops up when speaking about the world of backpacking. It’s important to note that there is a difference between what you should have in your backpack versus “The Big Three.” Various items you need to look at when heading up that mountain include, the right clothing, illumination, first-aid supplies, and more. But when … [Read More...]

Crossing an Ocean Opens the World

  Crossing an Ocean Opens the World By Capt. Ron Parker   For centuries people have dreamed of heading out to sea. Gliding over the waves on a sailboat propelled only by the wind seems idyllic compared to our everyday drudgery. For those able to make this dream a reality going to sea is a transformational experience. Guiding a vessel under sail provides a feeling of self-sufficiency like no other. It helps us better understand the vastness of the Earth and the oceans. The smell of salt air and the rhythm of the waves connect us to … [Read More...]

Five Lures for Spawning Bass

  Five Lures for Spawning Bass by Ted Lund Spawn conditions during the Spring can be one of the most challenging times for anglers. Largemouth bass tend not to chase prey too far, and one of the keys to success is finding artificials that present a realistic profile with little action; during this transition time, less is more, and covering ground is the key to success. Here are five popular artificials that should be in your pre-spawn bass arsenal.   Suspending Jerk Baits These artificials are perfect for prospecting, … [Read More...]

Where to Wrangle the Walleye in Minnesota

  Where to Wrangle the Walleye in Minnesota By Amy Lignor The infamous Walleye was designated by Minnesota to be their official state fish back in 1965 and can be found thriving throughout Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. For those anglers who want nothing more than to see the eyes of these particular prey as they are pulled into a boat at the end of their own personal line, it is important to know that teaming up with the perfect guide makes for the perfect (and successful) fishing adventure. When it comes to guides, Linden Park Resort … [Read More...]

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Where to Wrangle the Walleye in Minnesota

  Where to Wrangle the Walleye in Minnesota By Amy Lignor The infamous Walleye was designated by Minnesota to be their official state fish back in 1965 and can be found thriving throughout Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. For those anglers who want nothing more than to see the eyes of these particular prey as they are pulled into a boat at the end of their own personal line, it is important to know that teaming up with the perfect … [Read More...]

How Can You Get More Boat for Less Money?

  How Can You Get More Boat for Less Money?   There is no better way to spend quality time than aboard a boat. Whether enjoying a secluded cove, socializing in a marina, or tying up alongside a waterfront restaurant, getting out on a boat takes you away from your everyday worries. Extended cruising is even more enjoyable. Exploring areas that can only be reached by boat, far from traffic and noise, is an adventure. Even … [Read More...]

The Aspen 10,000 Mile Tour is born!

  The Aspen 10,000 Mile Tour is born!   An adventurous owner takes delivery of a 40’ Aspen C120 power catamaran in Seattle and decides to cruise the new boat all the way from Seattle, WA to Annapolis, MD.   Knot Wafflen’ embarks on an enterprising cruise of over 10,000 miles. This trip will be the longest water delivery in history for a 40’ power cat! David and Sue Ellen Jenkins the proud owners of a brand new … [Read More...]

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Sports

CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran

  CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran By Burt Carey Clemson Tigers head football coach Dabo Swinney cut his teeth on the collegiate game in Alabama, playing wide receiver for the Crimson Tide during its 1992 national championship season. He even coached at Alabama as an assistant. Now Swinney faces not only his alma mater but a wily head coach in Nick Saban, who’s led three Crimson Tide teams to national … [Read More...]

The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises

  The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises by Amy Lignor   There were few games left to play in the regular season that held massive power. The Minnesota Vikings versus the Green Bay Packers for the division title was one. The other came from the snow-filled skies of Buffalo where the Jets had a chance to see the post-season after a very long time of being shut out. Most other games were played to be granted a bye or, … [Read More...]

Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records

  Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records By Burt Carey Quarterback Jared Goff threw for six touchdowns and 467 yards to lead the California Bears past Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. What a way for a college quarterback to punch his ticket into the NFL, if that’s what the junior signal caller chooses to do. You can bet there were plenty of NFL scouts … [Read More...]

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MITCHELL 300: The Next Generation

French engineer Maurice Jacquemin set out to design a fishing reel that could cast longer and recover line without tangling. That was a tall order back in the late ‘30s early ‘40s, when spinning reels as they are known today didn’t even exist. Jacquemin spent two years developing the unique invention to meet his high expectations. He succeeded in designing what would become the world’s first spinning reel the MITCHELL, which later became known … [Read More...]

Gallatin River Fishing Report – Sat, Sep 28th

  Fishing has been very good on the Gallatin the last couple of days. White and yellow streamers were killing it in the valley this morning. Nymphing has been very productive with stonefly, mayfly and sculpin patterns. There was some good dry fly fishing with baetis up around Big Sky yesterday with fish eating bwo emerger, dun and cripple patterns. Posted by Charlie on Sep 28, 2013 | Gallatin River Fly Recommendations White … [Read More...]

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Lifestyle

A Crappie Recipe for the Great Outdoors

  You Catch ‘Em – You Eat ‘Em A Crappie Recipe for the Great Outdoors By Amy Lignor We talk a great deal about recipes; heck, they’re all over the internet. Dining on seafood and making gourmet dishes out of various types is a hobby for some and a craft for others. But what about those who have the hobby of sitting out on that frozen tundra, cutting holes into the ice in order to reel in their own “catch of the day.” Well, this … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Network “Answers the Call”

  In the News… Airborne Wireless Network “Answers the Call” for Broadband Expansion By Amy Lignor Trending in the news today is President Trump’s order to expand broadband access. On the heels of this announcement, Congress is following a said order by coming up with a bill that, in essence, will be an aggressive push to make high-speed internet service more readily available in rural America. It is a fact that when … [Read More...]

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Hunting

Turkey Track Club Offers Some of the Best Turkey Hunting in South Dakota

  Turkey Track Club Offers Some of the Best Turkey Hunting in South Dakota By Amy Lignor It is not a surprise that “Dakota” is a term used by the tribes of the Sioux nation to mean “allies” or “friends.” Because after spending just one day at Turkey Track Club, you and yours will not only find incredible hunting, comfort and scenery, but you’ll also meet up with the friendliest people imaginable. Founded in 1974, this is one … [Read More...]

Double Diamond Outfitters Delivers the Rio Grande Turkey

  Double Diamond Outfitters Delivers the Rio Grande Turkey   It’s no wonder Texas is the premier destination when it comes to turkey hunting, seeing as that the estimated turkey population comes in at over 600,000 birds. When it comes to the ‘best of the best' – Rio Grande Turkey calls Texas home. And there is one hunting guide who makes your turkey hunt a true success; all you have to do is make plans with Double Diamond … [Read More...]

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