Into The Outdoors

Into The Outdoors 5/13/14

At this time of year, most of us outdoor folks are at least somewhat obsessed with fishing.  We humans, however, are not the only anglers out there.  This week, let’s look at some of the critters with which we compete for fish.

Into The Outdoors 5/6/14

Well, here we are at last.  It is finally May, which is perhaps my favorite month of the whole year.  There are just so many great things about the month.  First and foremost, at least this year, is the fact that the accumulating snow is over.  For teachers and students, another school year is almost finished, which from many years in both roles, I know is extremely important.  The leaves are out, and warm days are becoming the norm.  The weather is nice, and the whole summer lies ahead of us.  But that is by no means all.

Into The Outdoors 4/29/14 Issue

Well, folks, by the time you read this column, it will be almost May.  In my personal opinion, May is the best month of the whole year.  Winter is definitely over, and summer is just around the corner.  I know that there are a lot of summer people out there, and it’s time to celebrate.  May is great for a lot of reasons.  First of all, for teachers and students, it means that school is almost over for another year.

Into The Outdoors 4/22/14 Issue

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again.  Walleye season opens on May 3rd.  As far as I’m concerned, there is no better eating fish in either fresh or salt water.  While I certainly have no problem with catch and release fishing, as many readers know, I also have no problem with catch and eat fishing. This holds especially true when it comes to walleyes.  In fact, I have known people who usually don’t like fish who find walleyes delicious.  Let’s take a look at these tasty, toothy scrappers. 

Into The Outdoors 4/1/14 Issue

With spring now officially getting underway, I thought it might be fun to open things with a little look at some readily available wild edibles.  A personal favorite of mine is wild onions, and soon will be one of the best times to go after them.  You can find them just about anywhere, often even in your own backyard.  Often, you can smell them before you see them.

Into The Outdoors 3/25/14 Issue

Well, folks, the moment so many of us have been eagerly awaiting has finally  come.  It’s Spring!!!

Into The Outdoors 3/18/14 Issue

Well, I think the time has finally arrived.  Winter is over.  True, we may get some more snow, but the worst is, I think, behind us.  As i write this, the weather outside is bitterly cold, but it is supposed to last for only one day.

Into The Outdoors 3/18/14 Issue

It’s that time of year for those of us of the angling persuasion start to blow the winter’s dust off our fishing tackle. In our eagerness to wet a line, many of us will head out after the not-so-elusive sucker. Anglers will be popping up along the banks of area rivers and streams before very long now, and, if all goes as planned, I’ll be among them.

Into The Outdoors 2/18/14 Issue


I know that you are probably tired of hearing this, but what a brutal winter we’re having!  As I sit at the computer writing this, it’s snowing like mad out there.  This is, by the way, contrary to what we were told by the various television weather gurus.  

Into The Outdoors 2-11-14 Issue

Well, as we all know, we have had a brutal winter, and, as of this writing, it is still going on.  Those of us of the fishing persuasion can only look forward to sucker fishing, as soon as the ice goes out on the Allegheny.  As a realist, I know that there is probably a lot more to come.  But, since I am fishing minded, I hope that at least some kind of fishing comes along soon.
This week, let’s look a bit at an early opportunity to wet a line.  

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