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Hard water fishing is not for wimps

I'm not sure of the pH reading of the water I fish here in Louisiana; it could be alkaline or acidic; "soft" or "hard".

I had my first experience a few weeks ago of trying my hand at real "hard" water fishing on the Bay of Green Bay in Door County Wisconsin. I went ice fishing.

My trip to the tundra was arranged by Geiger and Associates public relations firm to visit and sample all that Door County had to offer. Among the morsels dangled was the chance to try ice fishing and I was like the proverbial horse whinnying after the carrot. Ice fishing has been on my bucket list for awhile and when the offer came, I jumped at it.

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My Wisconsin trip was a real eye-opener

When I found an invitation in my in-box for a Wisconsin tour that included ice fishing and snowmobile riding, I assumed I'd act polite and appear interested through the o...

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Getting the skinny on Turkeys from ‘Skinny’

My outdoor writer friend, John E. Phillips, has contacted me on at least two occasions with information that has left an impact.

About this time twenty years ago, Phillips...

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Crappie fishing handbook, a guide for anglers

I crappie fish sort of like I duck hunt. I go when someone invites me but as far as keeping up with the latest methods and techniques to make me a better perch jerker or ...

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Fund raising banquets vital to wild turkeys

Sitting in my pop-up hunting blind on a cool April morning last year, I had a good view of four narrow food plots. Figuratively speaking, I was sitting in the hub of a fo...

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