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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..............6:00 p.m..........................................................6:25 a.m.

Monday.............6:45 p.m...................................Read more

Technology offers 'hidden gems' to paddlers on Maryland water trail

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Chuck McMillin reckons he uses the Magothy River more than almost anybody else.

The avid kayaker has been exploring the 67 miles of shoreline for more than a decade. But even he learned about new spots after the Magothy River Association recently launched an online water trail guide.

The map denotes 30 points of interest along the trail, as ...Read more

Is the 'Uber of boating' sailing into Beaufort?

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BEAUFORT, S.C. -- The idea came to David Yates while he was pulling up his app to request an Uber.

"I thought to myself, 'I can do that, but with boats.' " said Yates, founder of HOBA -- Hop on a Boat Anywhere.

"Everyone has great ideas, but it takes hard work to make those ideas a reality."

Yates has 15 years of captaining experience and has...Read more

Monster 80-pound catfish landed with 'el cheapo' gear at Kansas reservoir

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Charlie Henning caught an 80.4 pound flathead catfish recently at Marion Reservoir that was 51 inches long, had a 36 inch girth and a mouth, "we could have fit our whole heads in with ease," said Gary Cohn, Henning's fishing partner.

Locals think it's the largest fish, of any kind, reeled in during the 50-year history of the ...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..............12:10 p.m.......................................................12:40 a.m.

Monday.............1:10 p.m....................................Read more

Looking for answers: Biologists monitoring wolf movements near Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Christina Maley followed the drag marks across the logging road and peered into a dense tangle of spruce and balsam fir. She saw something moving in the shady undergrowth.

"It's a wolf!" said Maley, wildlife research and management specialist at the 1854 Treaty Authority based in Duluth.

A big grin spread across her face. A ...Read more

Aquatic nuisance species remain relatively scarce in N.D. waters

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Jessica Howell is aquatic nuisance species coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Howell has a master's degree in fisheries science from South Dakota State University, where she worked on Asian carp, a nasty collection of invasive species that includes the silver carp known for leaping out of the water.

"I've been hit by one...Read more

Fishing lures a hit for small-town teen entrepreneurs

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HERINGTON, Kan. -- Three 16-year-olds from this Kansas town just beat about 90 percent of the competition at a national high school business class convention in California.

The business model they designed for their fishing-lure company was up against those of many older students, some from private schools in major U.S. cities, at the Future ...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...............5:30 a.m.........................................................6:05 p.m.

Monday.............6:20 a.m...................................Read more

Decoy carver gives wood a lifelike touch

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MIDDLE RIVER, Minn. -- Joel Huener says he's always been "kind of a rabid do-it-yourselfer," a trait that also rubbed off on his hunting and fishing.

"I tie flies, I make rods and I load my own ammo," says Huener, 61, a wildlife biologist and manager of Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area. "I see something and think, 'Well, I could do that.' ...Read more

Young and seasoned: 27-year-old charter captain has been fishing Lake Superior most of his life

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Parker Bambenek's 27-foot Tiara angled across Superior Bay just before 6 a.m. on a recent June morning. His was one of six fishing boats headed for the Duluth ship canal to catch the 6 a.m. lift of Duluth's iconic Aerial Lift Bridge.

"Morning rush hour," deadpanned Bambenek, who operates Superior Pursuits charter fishing ...Read more

Kansas couple gets rare chance to see hummingbird nesting

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WICHITA, Kan. -- For 31/2 weeks, Garry and Pat Porter have hosted an uninvited house guest, one that seldom leaves and who recently showed up with her two kids, too.

But the guest, a thumb-sized ruby-throated hummingbird named, well, Ruby, has been the highlight of the summer at their home in east Wichita. The tiny bird that's maybe 3.5 inches ...Read more

California's lakes are full again but fishing remains in a drought

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As he prepared to launch his fishing boat from the dock at Castaic Lake near Los Angeles, longtime angler Dan Curtis recalled conditions two years earlier when California's worst drought shriveled the reservoir to nearly a third of its total capacity.

"It was like fishing on the surface of the moon," he said, describing how Castaic's bare, ...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..............Midnight........................................................12:25 p.m.

Monday.............12:45 a.m..................................Read more

Bad weather led to a good walleye bite on some waters, spoiled it on others

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Throughout most of western Pennsylvania, aquatic game species vie for anglers' attention. In recent weeks, the 'eyes have it.

It's no surprise the walleye bite on the Middle Allegheny is explosive near the Fourth of July. But as far south as Cross Creek Lake, Washington County, where walleye are generally spotty, two 20-inchers were pulled out ...Read more

Was that a shark in a Kansas lake?

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Despite what you may read online, it's perfectly safe to swim in Kansas' Glen Elder Reservoir without fear of a shark attack.

And staying clear of blue-green algae, not alligators, is still the main concern at Milford Reservoir.

Add both to a long list of wildlife hoaxes in Kansas being spread over the internet, said state ...Read more

Retired fisheries biologist shares wonder of Wisconsin river's underwater world

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BRULE, Wis. -- Bright sunlight penetrated the gin-clear water and revealed an array of red, tan and slate colored rocks on the stream's bottom.

In several places, the gravel formed a series of sink-like depressions separated by ridges.

"Spawning redds," said Dennis Pratt, 65, of Superior. "These fish move small mountains to give their ...Read more

Some anglers just lack common fishing courtesy

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Whether you fish offshore or in fresh water, if you're not courteous to other anglers, you might be a googan, a mugger, a trespasser or, worst of all, a freeloader.

Those are the terms used by Tim Davis to describe anglers who see someone catching fish and run right over. Often they'll spook the fish and maybe do some damage.

"Two weeks ago we...Read more

Walleyes and wilderness: Good fishing is just part of the package in Quetico adventure

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ONTARIO'S QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK -- After dinner, we shuffle down the sand beach to the point, carrying our little camp chairs. It's time. Time to build a modest fire on the beach and watch another day in this 1.2-million-acre wilderness slip into night.

In the eastern sky, the remnants of a double rainbow rise from the far shoreline. The rain...Read more

Weekly lunchtime fishing program builds an 'audience of its own'

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A respite from traffic. A way to relax during lunch. An easy tan without leaving the city. Those are some of the reasons Pittsburghers have fished with Venture Outdoors' TriAnglers during free weekly outings Wednesdays on the North Shore.

TriAnglers, which meets through Sept. 27 on the wharf under the Clemente Bridge, welcomed a group of about ...Read more

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