• Small Craft Advisory

    A pair of thick gloves and/or a lip-gripping device will help protect anglers from the pickerel’s array of sharp teeth.

    Pick on winter pickerel

    Toothy critters stay shallow,are great targets
    February 29, 2016 at 9:00am
    The IGFA requires anglers trying for a catch-and-release record to measure fish on their measuring-board apparatus.

    Honors for that big fish

    Organizations offer recognition for trophies
    December 29, 2015 at 9:00am
    Store your kayak in an enclosed area so it is protected from winter weather.

    Time to store and protect your kayak

    Follow to-do list if your kayak is stored in winter
    November 29, 2015 at 9:00am
    Paddlers can pile all kinds of stuff into their kayaks, but an emergency signalling device, food and water, and a knife are have-to-have items.

    The stuff we really need

    Survey kicks out three must-haves for outings
    October 27, 2015 at 9:00am
    In big water around bigger boats, paddlers need to follow the rules of the road and give way to other vessels. A big fish isn’t worth a big collision.

    Paddle, fish but be safe

    Kayaks, canoes must give ground on the water
    September 28, 2015 at 9:00am
    Working out the details for a multiple-day paddle, including camping arrangements, might be a highlight of the trip.

    The fun is in the planning

    Making an overnight paddling trip? Plan well
    August 27, 2015 at 9:00am
    After a dry-land  dry-run, most dogs can be comfortable companions in your paddlecraft.

    Paddling with Fido

    Pets can be great companions if prepared
    July 29, 2015 at 9:00am
    Although bass and bream are normally the top-drawer residents of most small bodies of water, crappie are often encountered.

    Small ponds are big deals

    Kayaks, canoes can offer ways to reach fish
    June 25, 2015 at 9:00am
    A standard milk crate can perform plenty of duties in a kayak.

    No hate for the old crate

    Milk crates can perform many tasks in kayaks
    May 28, 2015 at 9:00am
    Kayak-fishing organizations offer tournaments targeting a variety of species, including crappie.

    Who will beat Bill?

    Tournaments give paddlers a place to compete
    April 29, 2015 at 9:00am
    Mounting a camera near the kayak’s bow will allow for great grip-and-grin shots of a happy angler.

    Save your memories now

    Portable cameras can serve paddlers’ needs
    March 31, 2015 at 9:00am
    Crappie are a great target for winter trips on days when the weather cooperates.

    Paddle up a winter slab

    Kayaks are great vessels for February crappie
    February 26, 2015 at 9:00am
    Dress warmly and intelligently for a day on the water, paddling up a few winter fish.

    Take winter precautions

    Dress wisely for a paddle-fishing outing
    January 29, 2015 at 9:00am
    Paddleboards like the Flatstalker are excellent vessels for getting into hard-to-reach places during waterfowl seasons.

    Paddle up waterfowl

    Get off the beaten path one-man vessels
    December 30, 2014 at 9:00am
    A kayak owner prepares to install a hatch-style cat bag.

    Take paddling precautions

    Whistle, PFD, trolley anchor, dry bag are musts
    November 30, 2014 at 9:00am