Stray Casts Past Shows
December 27, 2015
It isn't often you get to put St. Francis of Assisi and the Chicago Bears in the same sentence.
But come along.
After the Bears game today (a win of all things), I puttered around doing some outside work in the yard (honey-do) before the rains, snow, sleet and whatever...
December 18, 2015
This morning was a lesson for anybody who has ever hunted geese.
The west-southwest winds wafted the honking of geese on the lake to the west as Lady and I rambled past the ball field on the edge of town.
Geese were the story this morning as the family mutt and I stret...
December 15, 2015
For the third morning in a row, I picked earthworms and night crawlers on the morning ramble with Lady, our family's mutt.
That would be Dec. 13, Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. I pound the dates because of the absurdity of picking crawlers in mid-December in a northern clime.
December 13, 2015
The first earthworm stretched across the street a block north by the house on the corner with the bur oaks.
To all my bait shop friends, forgive me, but I love the primal art of picking my own crawlers.
And to be able to do it in mid-December is absurd, but I enj...
December 12, 2015
Aaron Yetter writes about what he saw in his aerial surveys in his latest blog, including some stuff about gun- and decoy-shy mallards anybody who has hunted ducks along the Illinois River the past few weeks has suspected.
He does the aerial surveys for the I...
December 10, 2015
When I find it is a week or more between Rambles, I know I am too busy.
Tis the season for that.
Between hunting--goose, duck, deer--and traveling to hunting spots, fishing--perch, mainly--and traveling to fishing spots, family stuff--kids performances, cutting the Chr...
December 9, 2015
Like many of you I am already looking forward to the next year of fishing. This year came to an
abrupt end, one weekend it was 60, the next snow and below zero. Oh well that how it...
STRAY CAST: If politics were hunting, Donald Trump would be a poacher. If football was fishing, the Bears would be cut shad.
(This site and our outdoors media company are named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off the end of my outdoors column on Wednesdays in the...
Shimano Caenan 150… The best baitcaster under $100
May 16, 2016
Ramble with the Lady: Spock, pop culture deprivation & Hank Williams Jr., really
February 28, 2015
Stray Casts June 22 Synopsis. Snake Stories, Smallmouth Bass Power Fishing Techniques, and Tommy Sanders. From the Couch of Straycasts.
June 24, 2016
Jason Lambert, Jason Christie, and Bill McDonald, and Ryan Whitacre's 6-pound smallmouth
October 20, 2016
The Legend Jimmy Houston on Bass Buzz, Professional Co-Angler Matt Medlener, ICAST 2016 Top Picks, and Air Conditioning.
August 2, 2016
Stray Casts July 20th, Brand new look, Bass Buzz with Pro Fisherman Larry Nixon, Phil Hunt Talking Balsa Baits, and Live Call-Ins!
July 25, 2016
Stray Casts Outdoor Cartoon Television: June 15
June 20, 2016
June 1st, Stray Casts Outdoor Carton Television
June 10, 2016
From The Couch of Stray Casts
May 27, 2016
Can-picker, netter, croaker, invader: Ramble with the Lady
May 24, 2016
Zona, Echterling, Shimano, Chicago River: Stray Casts 11
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