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Getting all tied up in knots

May 22, 2016 My knot did not hold and I was left with a limp line and no jig. It was a good jig, too. I had cast the 1/8-ounce lead head myself and colored it with red powder paint. more »»

Spring is here and so are fishing superstitions

May 8, 2016 Fishing lore says that when the dogwood blooms it is time to go crappie fishing. I’m not sure how accurate this is, but I once had a co-worker who actually refused to fish until the dogwood bloome. more »»

Fishermen are lured to the lake

May 1, 2016 Are fishing lures really designed to catch fish, or just fishermen? I’ll leave the answer to that riddle to scholars. more »»

You can’t beat Mother Nature

March 13, 2016 In risk of telling my age I remember a TV commercial for a butter substitute that said “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. more »»

Two more days for shot at a deer

December 13, 2015 I must admit that I was a bit surprised by how many deer were taken in Columbiana County, because I had not seen any during shooting hours. more »»

A real Thanksgiving treat

November 22, 2015 For those of you of my generation I’m sure you remember sitting in class while the teacher led you in singing the lyric “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. more »»

Oh deer: It’s that time of year

October 25, 2015 This is a special time of year that hunters and buck deer love to see come. This is the time of year when girl deer flutter their eyelashes and drive the boy deer to do crazy thing. more »»

Time stands still for no one

October 11, 2015 What ever happened to those transitional days of autumn? You know, those warm Indian Summer days with blue skies and lazy times spent gathering walnuts and other tasty foods to store for winte. more »»

So many things to do, but so little time

October 4, 2015 Fall, just like spring, comes at a time when there is a lot to do other than hunt and fis. more »»

How did you do on opening day?

September 27, 2015 Archery deer season opened Saturday and if all went well I was out there. I can’t say for sure as I have to write this column early in the week so it can be included in today’s MoJ. more »»

Getting harder to catch fish

September 13, 2015 While some anglers might consider trolling a lazy way to fish, it can be effective if done properly. more »»

Better fish where the fish are

September 6, 2015 An old fisherman once told me, “There ain’t no sense fishing where they ain’t.” Other than a possible conviction for murdering the English language, what the old codger told me made a lot of sens. more »»

Real fishermen use real worms

May 31, 2015 I think it would be safe to say that more fish are caught using worms than with any other bait. That even includes my favorite artificial baits such as Road Runners, Hot n’ Tots, and Shad Raps. more »»

Connoisseurs of carp unite

May 24, 2015 You might find this hard to believe, but the common carp was imported to the United States in 1879 as a food fish. more »»

Fishing for the facts

May 17, 2015 Our dogwood tree is definitely in blossom so the crappies have just begun to bite. Right? Well, not necessarily. more »»

Nothing better than free fishing

April 26, 2015 Do you like bargains? Is it even better if the bargain is actually free? If so, you bargain hunters have hit the jackpot because on May 2 and 3, you can fish in Ohio without purchasing a fishing... more »»

Good to be outside

April 5, 2015 The needle on our back deck’s thermometer was huffing and puffing as it struggled to climb up to the predicted 60 degrees. It finally gave up and stopped at 52, but I knew even that was optimist. more »»

Making a list and checking it twice

February 1, 2015 Last week’s column had no sooner been emailed to the Morning Journal when my mailbox yielded another fishing catalog. more »»

Shazier shines in linebacker debut

August 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — There were a number of good things to take away from the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-16 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night at Heinz Field. Forget the score. more »»

Homemade lures an alluring alternative

August 17, 2014 With the old lure having a price tag just shy of sixteen bucks I considered it too costly for my budge. more »»

It's up to you to find what works best

August 11, 2014 Ask any fisherman to name his or her favorite fish and you will get a variety of answers. more »»


Events for May 27 May 27, 2016

EAST PALESTINELibrary, Powerpoint class, 3 p.m.LISBONDulci-More Festival 22, Camp McKinley, daily workshops and mini concerts, evening concerts, through Sunday, admission cost, 234-564-3852Concerts on the Square, bring lawn chair, 6-8 p.m. more »

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