A few months ago Yankee middle relief pitcher David Robertson was photographed for Outdoor Life’s November issue. We rolled some behind the scenes video while he chatted with Fishing Editor Gerry Bethge, and photographer Nathaniel Welch.
It's the perfect tool for shooting fish in a barrel!
Ok, not really so don't try to.
The Mountain View Machine & Welding Pack-Rifle is a single shot .22 LR caliber survival/utility rifle that doubles as a fishing pole. It measures just 18 inches when packed and weighs only 15.5 ounces. When fully assembled, the mostly high strength aluminum constructed rifle measures 33 inches.
As winter sets in, the last thing on most folks mind is sunburn. However, skin cancers are a real threat even in winter. Believe it or not, the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage your skin even if you're wearing a long sleeve shirt and pants. And beyond a simple sunburn, UV rays can result in deadly lesions. Surprisingly, plenty of folks don’t realize UV rays are a form of radiation.
To limit your exposure to the sun's harmful rays, it’s prudent to purchase garments that have a high Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). The UPF scale is similar to the SPF rating system for sunscreens.
Getting kids interested in fishing can be difficult. Competing with the distractions of soccer, video games, and the Internet can be challenging. After all, fishing does not provide the overwhelming feedback of sensory-rich video games.
There’s an interactive site that’s been designed to take advantage of the Internet platform; teaching kids about any number of fishing topics. The site is entertaining and designed to foster a child’s interest in fishing.
Fish in the flounder family have long been an evolutionary mystery. Their oddly shaped anatomy has puzzled ichthyologists for decades. A recent fossil find by Oxford University researcher Dr. Matt Friedman may have finally unlock the secret to these fishes evolution. Specifically, did their eyes migrate from both sides of the head to one side.
Friedman's fossil fish, named Heteronectes (meaning "different swimmer"), was discovered in 50 million year old marine rock in northern Italy. Friedman’s petrified flat fish had an eye on each side of its head.
A good tackle storage management system is a must for keeping baits and gear organized. Recently, I had an opportunity to try one of the new Cabela’s tackle bags. Following a thorough field test, I can say I'm impressed.
This series of tackle bags was introduced 1997 and has since gone through numerous refinements. The new models feature a rugged 600-denier water-resistant fabric and heavy-duty zippers with speed pulls.
Professional bass fishermen catch fish on almost any body of water no matter the conditions. So what sets them apart from weekend warriors? Experience first and foremost. Beyond experience, their ability to adapt to the conditions add to their fish catching efficiency.
In contrast, weekend fishermen have a tendency to fall into a rut, throwing a limited number of baits each time they go. When the fish are in the mood for those, they kill ‘em. However, the other 90 percent of the time, they spend the day churning water—biteless.