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Reflections — Farm Pond Access

Reflections — Farm Pond Access

Jun 1, 2013

I met with walleye pro Tommy Skarlis on the Mississippi River last week to talk walleye tackle and technique. But Tommy soon opened the book on his own small waters history, discussing his farm pond fishing in northeast Iowa.

Reflections

Reflections

Jan 9, 2013

Westin O’Neill could be a Small Waters Fishing poster boy. He pries bass in good numbers – and up to 23 inches long — from waters that hundreds of anglers pass daily without a second thought.

Reflections – Ice Fishing

Reflections – Ice Fishing

Dec 1, 2012

I recall my first ice fishing outing with my dad and brother. We knew nothing about ice fishing, and the sight of that seemingly endless expanse of ice and snow on Fox Lake in Illinois was absolutely intimidating.

Reflections – Sandy

Reflections – Sandy

Nov 13, 2012

“Everyone else’s house is, well, either destroyed or will have to be totally rebuilt,” he wrote in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “All the marinas are, as far as I have seen, gone as well. Terrible loss of property and I’m sure life although we thank God for our friends and neighbors (are) making it through ok.”

Reflections – Heat danger for lakes

Reflections – Heat danger for lakes

Jul 13, 2012

We’re having a heat wave, and reports on waters from South Dakota to South Carolina indicate trouble for our fisheries. Reports of fish kills and suffocating algae blooms have flooded DNR departments and local lake managers and biologists.

Reflections – Team of the Year award

Reflections – Team of the Year award

Jun 28, 2012

It’s not just catching fish that makes these Illinois high school fishing clubs winners.

As the high school angling tournament season wound down last month, The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show (www.FishingandOutdoorRadio.com ) and Frabill (www.frabill.com) singled out the Victor J. Andrew High School of Tinley Park for its Illinois high school “Team of the Year” award and presented a runner-up award to Oak Lawn Community High School.