Monday, October 31, 2011


Imagine encountering one or a pack of these guys when you were not prepared.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gotta Have Shades

Your vision is priceless, yet many people resist investing in a good pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes while in the outdoors. You may have noticed I said "investing" in a good pair of sunglasses. There is no comparison between the $20 pair of sunglasses you picked up at the local big box store and a pair of quality sunglasses made with top notch materials.

I've always purchased the best sunglasses I could find and have never regretted it. If you divide the cost of the sunglasses over a 1-2 year period of time, the daily cost is less than a cup of cheap coffee at the local gas station.

Every time I'm by the water with someone wearing bargain sunglasses they always look at me funny when I say "look at that fish" or "did you see that?" They have no idea what it's like until I hand them my sunglasses and then they usually say "Oh, WOW".

I was recently given the opportunity to try a pair of sunglasses from Margaritaville/Jimmy Buffett. When they arrived and I opened the shipping box I was impressed with just the box the sunglasses came in. Instantly, I knew I was holding a quality product. (Have you ever noticed that if a manufacturer packages their product in a great box the product is usually great?) After unpacking the sunglasses I headed outside for a test.

The pair I received had brown lens which I normally don't care for. Most brown lens are too bright in my opinion or just turn the world an odd color. These lens were awesome and I now prefer these to my current gray lens. The clarity was great and had no signs of distortion. (On cheap sunglasses with poor quality lens material you will notice small defects or distortions that cause eye fatigue after wearing for a while). The frames were extremely light and had a very good fit, plus they had a nice style. After a few minutes of wearing I hardly noticed I had sunglasses on. I then jumped into my truck and headed to a local pond to see how the polarization compared to my other sunglasses. My other pair of sunglasses are made by Costa and they are a #1 rated fishing sunglass. Once I looked into the water I knew that Margaritaville had done their homework.

When I got home my wife tried them on and I noticed this evening that I no longer have possession of the sunglasses. They have mysteriously disappeared from the house and if my hunch is right the sunglasses are now cleverly hidden in her car:)

Do yourself a favor and make the investment in a good pair of sunglasses. It's something you will never regret. If asked last week I would have told you to buy a pair of Costa's but after trying this pair from Margaritaville I would encourage you to give them a try.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lead use being threatened

Anti-hunting and anti-fishing interests are currently litigating against the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to force the EPA to expand its Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) authority in order to regulate traditional ammunition and recreational fishing tackle... READ MORE HERE the video in the post below

Hornady Presents Boone and Crockett Club

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cool new product

I received an email over the weekend about a new product that I think is pretty cool. I hate full face masks so this product looks like it would be a great addition to the wardrobe for outdoor activities, especially late season bow hunting. Normally I don't talk about products on the blog unless I've tried them "hint, hint:)" but I made the exception this time because of it uniqueness. Check out there website here.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Catfishing

Fall is a great time to be out on the river. After a long summer of flood waters the river is finally ready to be fished from a boat. September 24th and 72 degrees. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. Pictured is Captain Bill Doll with a nice 10lb channel cat. As for me, a 15oz. cat would have to do.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Must watch video

Here's a video that I guarantee you won't forget anytime soon! She didn't cry, although she came close to losing it, and she gave those a reality check they dearly needed.

Texas girl, Judy Dorsett Tyler, had the encroachment on her second amendment rights so graphically illustrated. The honorable senator from New York , Chuck Schumer, was getting a little uncomfortable in his chair. The room was absolutely dead quiet throughout her testimony and the gun banners (meaning Senators who want to BAN citizens' ownership of all guns) absolutely speechless as this little Texas gal chews them up and spits them out. She knows what the 2nd amendment is really all about. Watch it. You will be glad you did.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cold Cats

Don't wait for the dog days of summer to go catfishing. As soon as the ice is gone grab your gear and head to the waters edge. Catfish will be taking advantage of the winter kill. Most bodies of water will experience winter kill of its' forage fish and the cats will be gorging themselves at this time of year. Drop out a cut bait and hold on!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Turkey Skin as Bait

A great thing to tip your ice fishing jig with is the skin from around the neck and between the legs of a turkey. This skin is normally cut off before cooking and thrown away, so this makes good use of a waste product. Cut the skin into small pieces and freeze in small containers until your next ice fishing trip. The skin is tough, odor rich and can be colored with food coloring if desired.