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Outdoors Report - May 29, 2013

Fishing was good until the cool weather hit. It was improving at the tail end of the weekend though. The wind kept anglers at bay much of the weekend.

Rappahannock River
Catfish were hitting cutbait. The worm bite dropped off. There are gar in the river, some striper still lurking

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Tidal Slam and a Runaway Train

The sofa was telling my body that I really needed to stay put one recent evening, but my brain was saying otherwise. It had been way too long since I had put the boat in the water and wet a line for shad. So, when my wife came home I wrenched myself out of the comfortable grip of the sofa and hooked up the boat, tossed a few ultralight rods rigged with tiny crappie jigs in the truck and headed for town.

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Outdoors Report - May 1, 2013

Fishing continues to be really good. Crappie are biting, bass are moving to spawn and the shad run is still going strong. Normally it is slow by now. Some big American shad were caught and released. Turkey hunting continues to be good as well. The next few weeks will be the highlight of the freshwater fishing for the entire

Read more: Outdoors Report - May 1, 2013

Outdoors Report - April 17, 2013

Fishing has taken off, and so has the turkey hunting. If you can get a day off, do yourself a favor and get afield.

Rappahannock River

Read more: Outdoors Report - April 17, 2013

After three misses, we finally get a grand slam!

The past few years I have been blessed with good health to turkey hunt each spring. Although my allergies can be debilitating at times I am still quite able to get around the hills of King George, chasing far off gobbles and hen clucks in search of a turkey. Those of you who turkey hunt know that sometimes you cover a lot of

Read more: After three misses, we finally get a grand slam!

Bad timing, collaborating gobblers, overcome even perseverance

If you have a friend that needs humbling, do yourself a favor (and them): introduce them to spring gobbler hunting. You will fix your problem and theirs in a hurry.

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