The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife stocked roughly 4,500 brown trout into northern Indiana streams in early January.
By the time Team Toyota’s Terry “Big Show” Scroggins turned 18 he was a skilled painter in his family’s Palatka, Florida autobody business. Fast forward 35 years, and he’s not only won $2 Million dollars as a pro angler, but he’s also painting soft plastic lures in a way he’s pretty certain no one ever has before.
Magic Products, the maker of worm care products, preserved baits, bait containers and fish attractants, has expanded its product line with the all-new Lock-A-Lure and Live Bait Coolers. Magic Products has been providing innovative solutions for anglers of all kinds since 1965, and continues that tradition with the newest additions to its lineup of fishing products launching today.
By Louie Stout
Catching 7-pound smallmouth isn’t anything new to Andrew Lemle.
However, catching a five-fish limit of big smallmouth weighing 36.90 pounds was the thrill of a lifetime.
Lemle caught those fish Nov. 18 on a northern Michigan lake. They weighed 6.87, 7.29, 7.73, 7.45 and 7.53.
And they all came off of one rock!
Lemle lives on Lake Charlevoix, but don’t assume that’s where he caught them. He’s not saying, other than it’s a big lake.
“I fish a lot of different lakes up here and I’ve caught some other 7s on this one, but, for whatever the reason, the big fish moved up and wanted to bite that day,” he said. “My previous best up here was a 33-pound limit and I’ve had some 31s, but this was incredible.
By Louie Stout
With a cold winter in the forecast, some nights are just meant to curl up with a good book.
Well, I’m here to tell you about a couple of really good ones that will help pass the dreary winters and keep you entertained – “The Coon Hunter and the Kid” by Hoosier Jack Spaulding and “The Common Angler” by Ohioan Jack Wollitz.
They’d make excellent gifts so you might want to drop a hint to that loved one who never knows what to get you for Christmas.
Both are written by a couple of veteran Midwest outdoor writers whom I know and can vouch for their ability to spin a yarn.