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SOLDOTNA, Alaska — A salmon by any other name wouldn’t taste as sweet. Few say blueback. Many say red. Most say sockeye. However this marvel is described, the fish that run the gauntlet of gnashing teeth, claws and jaws from the time they’re fry into the prime of their lives are nothing short...
Summer officially begins later this June. That means it’s time for your family to map out the next two months of outdoor adventures before the flickering Friday night lights click back on and high school football becomes the focus of almost every Texas hamlet near and far. There’s always too...
ARANSAS BAY -- The top fishfinders in the world don't come with built-in GPS. Nor do they offer crystal-clear displays or boatloads of programmable options. In this dog-eat-dog ecosystem, one of the best ways to entice scaly delight to the end of your line is to follow the food chain,...
When I close my eyes and dream what heaven looks like, I can’t help but smile. It resembles southwestern Colorado. There are towering, ancient peaks carved from sluggish glacial movement that line the broad horizon at every glance. There are brilliant wildflowers of all hues and tones dotting a lush landscape...
Texas bass fishing is way ahead of the pack. And you can thank biologists and even Mother Nature for helping our state harbor the best largemouth angling in the country. Bassmaster Magazine recently released its list of the best 100 U.S. bass lakes and Texas again led the way with nine...
Lake Alan Henry near Lubbock may not be producing largemouths for the Toyota ShareLunker program the way it did from 2004 to 2006 when it churned out 18 entries exceeding 13 pounds, but its depths have given up another type of lunker -- the spotted bass. Erik Atkins of Lubbock...
Make this a year to remember in your hunting and fishing pursuits. For most folks, that means enjoying a memorable trip. There are an amazing array of sporting opportunities in the Lone Star State and elsewhere, and narrowing down your choices can be tough, but now is the time to nail...
ROCKPORT, Texas -- You can’t touch it, taste it, smell it or even see it, but it’s there looming just below the shimmering surface -- a rare fishing catch. You can call it the great unknown. It’s the masked uncertainty dripping with luminous anticipation that drives anglers of all ages to...
The window has closed. Mother Nature is in control. Know when to pack it in. Eerie crackles spring forth from unseen hiding spots in the ghostly gray followed by a monstrous boom that carries near and far. Puffs of black stitched with creepy green hues hover precariously above the building chop. A...
WAILUPE BEACH, OAHU -- As he skulked along the shore with his steely gaze on the translucent shallows, Ollie Owens somewhat resembled a bear looking for its next scaly feast in an Alaskan stream. The veteran fly fishing guide was intently studying the water, hoping it would give up...