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Bass still biting in spite of the heat

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Despite the hot weather, bass continue to bite in South Florida's urban lakes and canals.

Tim Celesti and Wesley Gall caught 21.44 pounds of largemouth and peacock bass Sunday to win the Glades Masters club tournament on the Lake Ida chain of lakes. They used hard jerkbaits to catch their fish in the south lobe of Lake Osborne.

Tim Rose and ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............8:45 a.m..................................................9:15 p.m.

Monday.............9:40 a.m..........................................Read more

Cecil the lion's death has triggered changes in the safari hunt industry

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In the summer of 2015, social media turned an obscure series of hunting violations into a global cause celebre. The frenzied reporting last August about the killing of a lion was the catalyst behind changes in international laws and trophy transport, African hunting regulations, corporate policies and social awareness that have advanced the ...Read more

It's been a bad year for dolphin fishing in South Florida

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For many local anglers, this has been the worst year for catching dolphin that they can remember.

And fisheries scientist Don Hammond has the data to back up their claims.

Hammond is the founder and director of Cooperative Science Services, LLC, in Charleston, S.C., which runs the Dolphinfish Research Program (dolphintagging.com). The program ...Read more

Minnesota scrambles to rekindle hunting, fishing, outdoors participation

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The writing is on the wall, and it's not pretty.

Unless Minnesota reverses well-established declines in hunting and fishing participation among young people, license sales will crash and endanger the state's priceless outdoors identity.

The worst-case scenario -- at the forefront of the statewide Angler and Hunter Recruitment and Retention ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............2:20 a.m...................................................2:45 p.m.

Monday.............3:10 a.m.........................................Read more

Hot weather, hot trout fishing at Lake Taneycomo

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BRANSON, Mo. -- It wasn't even mid-morning and Carolyn Parker was already sweating from simply loading gear into a boat. The forecast said worse was on the way by afternoon.

Thankfully, the water coming off 50-degree Lake Taneycomo made it feel like stepping into air conditioning as she climbed aboard her boat last week. Still, she knew the ...Read more

Tiger muskie record holder lending expertise to others

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Not many years ago, tiger muskies were in the news more than they are now. Half northern pike and half muskie, this fast-growing, toothy, large predator had something akin to a cult following, mostly in the metro, the primary region where they were stocked by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Perhaps no one was more ...Read more

Recent report shows early fishing appreciation can last a lifetime

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A raucous yell signaled that someone had a fish on.

About 25 beginner anglers, mostly kids, craned their necks to see whose rod was bowed on a stretch of Moraine State Park's South Shore during last week's Regatta at Lake Arthur,

Pulling back on a tight line, James Hanna, 7, of Crafton, Pa., whooped and hollered as he landed a small bass, the ...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............9:05 p.m..................................................9:30 a.m.

Monday.............9:55 p.m..........................................Read more

Fishing in paradise: Outpost camp in northern Ontario offers wilderness fishing luxury

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MALETTE LAKE, Ontario -- Jason Laumb knew he had a big fish at the end of his line, but he didn't know quite how big until the form rose up from the depths about a foot below the surface of the water next to the boat.

Picture a log with fins, a massive head and razor-sharp teeth, and you'll get the idea.

This was a northern pike. No, make that...Read more

The night is always right for bow fishing at Big Hill Reservoir

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BIG HILL RESERVOIR -- It's date night for the Whiteheads. The nearly full moon, soft lights and sounds are all as they crave at the end of a blistering mid-July day.

As any good husband should, Doug Whitehead defers when the first fun arrives.

"Nice spot heading your way, Trish, take it," he said, staring into glowing water.

His wife of 16 ...Read more

Outdoors gear: The device that makes mooring simple

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How many times have you struggled to attach your boat to a dock after a day on the water?

Clyde Holscher, a longtime guide from Topeka, Kan., had seen it happen many times.

That's what got him to brainstorming about a device that would make the process easier. That's how he came up with Boatstix, a new product that eases the docking problems. ...Read more

Whistler-Blackcomb details its $345-million improvement plan

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Winter is still months away, but Whistler-Blackcomb Resort -- the largest destination resort in North America -- has a mega-vision plan that would boost its year-round appeal.

The more than $345 million project dubbed the "Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance" is the largest undertaking by the resort in British Colombia, Canada, which hosted the 2010...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............3:40 p.m...................................................4:05 a.m.

Monday.............4:25 p.m.........................................Read more

Kayak sharing along Mississippi in the works

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A first-of-its-kind kayak-sharing service along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis could be open for business this month, allowing visitors to dip their paddles in one of the state's most overlooked national park areas.

The National Park Service, with the help of a nonprofit, plans to install kayak rental stations this month pending approval ...Read more

Teen twins Riley and Ian McGann fishing for a national championship

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When Donald Storr and his wife, Kelly, coached identical twins on their basketball team they saw it: an innate ability to communicate that borders on supernatural.

"There's just something that's different about them. They know what they're doing before it happens," said Storr, a high school math teacher. "A lot of times you're trying to figure ...Read more

Experience Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier in one monster road trip

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. -- The cashier in the gift shop at Logan Pass -- Glacier's famous perch on the Continental Divide -- looked at my Idaho driver's license and said, "You didn't have to go too far to get here." Oh, but we did.

We took the scenic route, I told her -- three nights at Grand Teton National Park and four nights at ...Read more

Hiking trails lead to islands of nature in middle of busy city life

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brian Nowotny took a few steps off the trail he was hiking and paused to soak in the beauty of his surroundings.

A small waterfall churned the water of a creek that wound its way through a wooded landscape. Trees formed a canopy over the trail and provided shade on a hot summer day. And squirrels chattered at the sight of ...Read more

Wisconsin earns reputation for youth shooting programs

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MILWAUKEE -- In the sporting universe, Wisconsin is known far and wide as the home of a highly successful professional football franchise and as a choice destination for hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation.

Thanks to a bevy of successful youth programs -- many in southeastern Wisconsin -- the Badger State has a sterling reputation in ...Read more