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The Sign of a Pro Angler

Here in north central Oklahoma, this is Cowboy Country. Not just because of the influence of the university, but also in history. In fact, when I am not scribbling thoughts on paper, I actually work along side Pistol Pete’s great grandson.

Learn How You Can Fight VHS Fish Disease.

If someone told you there were simple things you could do to keep fish from dying and protect our waters, you’d want to know more, right?

Safe Boating Week: use your head (no pun intended)

A long time ago Mark Twain said, “common sense ain’t all that common.” Since this upcoming week is National Safe Boating Week – May 21 – 27, 2011 – those words ring loud and true.

Tell Could-Be Fishing Pals: “You’re Out of Excuses!”

When people find out what I do for a living (I’m a fishing writer), I often hear things like: “Oh, that sounds fun… I’ve always wanted to take up fishing, but I don’t know where to go.

The Quest for the Perfect Family Boat

Okay, I think I have worked past my boat trailer light issues… I am ready to do some boat shopping.

Landing the Bass of your Dreams

Largemouths are often thought of as the crème de la crème of the bass species.  We often get a lot of questions about the best ways to spot and lure these beauties.

Before you Cast, Check the Forecast!

Sure, when you wake up the morning of a planned fishing excursion, you’ll check the local news to get a handle on the day’s weather – but that’s not the only forecast you’ll want to review.

Cast Your Line to Family Time

In my opinion, time with family is time well spent…albeit hard to come by.  Between work, school, packing lunches, cooking dinners, homework, and everything else that competes for our attention, quality time together is a rare but precious gift.

License and Registration, Please!

Do you feel that? The tingling in your spine, the beating of your heart, the magic in the air? That’s the start of fishing season, and it’s RAPIDLY approaching!

Congratulations, Explorers!

In September 2010, we teamed up with Discovery Education in the hopes of inspiring a love of the great outdoors – including a love of boating and fishing – in young people by co-creating a fun, interactive yet educational website called ExploretheBlue.com

We Know You’re Ready, but is Your Equipment?

On Monday, we welcomed the first day of spring with open arms and, though official dates vary slightly from state to state, that means fishing season is almost here! Whether you’re an avid angler anxiously anticipating the moment you can cast your first line, or a novice looking to create new memories with your family, we know that YOU are ready and rearing to get out on the water. But is your equipment?

Boat Safe

We’re about to launch into peak boating season and if you haven’t bought your boat yet, now is the time! Once you do (or if you’re renting a boat this season), you’ll want to keep in mind some responsible boating best practices so you and your friends and family stay safe on the water.

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