February 18, 2015

By Bob Daly

 

 

Wolverine Tackle Inc. has recently come out with super strong size #9 and #10 triple coiled split rings. These are without a doubt the strongest rings on the market. They also come in sizes #4-#8 along with the 2 new sizes. They are constructed out...

February 18, 2015

I always have mixed feelings about the Fish of the Year program in Indiana. The latest list is just out.

 

In part, my ambiance is because I always look through the species list and know that some of the winners are not even close to the best or longest (this is base...

February 18, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

You know how things can just gnaw at you? One of those mornings. Another round of snow overnight. It was slightly more than a dusting. I would estimate it at about .2 inches.

It is just starting to get old.

 

But there is hope. I found the snow line yesterd...

February 18, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

STRAY CAST: Points in the NBA All-Star Game are more common than fish at trout farm; defensive stops are less common than badgers in northern Illinois.

 

(This site and our outdoors media company are named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off...

February 18, 2015

 

By Tom Billings

 

 

Last year I received a call from an angler looking to start fishing tournaments. This is not out of the norm as my director duties often entails fielding such calls. However, this one was from an old high school friend who I had not talked to in sever...

February 15, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

My Sunday column for the Sun-Times was on Alicia Beattie and her study of mudpuppies around Chicago.

 

For Stray Casts, I would like to look at how she did it. There is so little known or studied on mudpuppies in our area that Beattie, a graduate student a...

February 14, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

As Lady and I walked out of the wilds around the town pond on the trail, formerly a side rail, above the south old clay pit, our family's mutt suddenly lunged and flipped a small mammal in the air.

 

Then the small mammal scurried off into the leaf litter...

February 14, 2015

By Bob Daly

 

 

Recently had the opportunity to fish along with a few avid fishermen fiends a few ponds owned and managed by the Herman Brothers. The Herman Brothers are the leaders in Lake and Land Management. They stock lakes to your species needs and can manage...

February 13, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

 

Once again canned hunting comes to the front in Indiana. Canned hunting in Indiana is as persistent as Whack-A-Mole.

 

Here is an update on the latest from the Indiana Wildlife Federation:

 

Dear IWF Supporter,

We urgently need your help to once again stop t...

February 13, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Lady and I came off of the wilds around the town pond and back to the edge of town, two trains passed each other by the grain elevators.

 

Hello, Johnny Cash. Hello, dueling Doppler Effects.

 

 

It took me to Doppler Effect, because it...

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