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How to Spear Fish in Freshwater

Freshwater

How to Spear Fish in Freshwater

For coastal inhabitants, the dinner bell rings twice a day with the arrival of high tide. Many accept this invitation to eat with a spear. The further inland you travel, however, the less you hear that ringing until mountains and trees completely smother the noise. It's a shame that those far from...
Should Hunters and Anglers Buy Bitcoin?

Freshwater

Should Hunters and Anglers Buy Bitcoin?

On Episode 265 of the MeatEater Podcast, the crew began by addressing the value of Bitcoin and whether Chester “The Investor” Floyd would eventually reach Nirvana by purchasing a pristine walleye boat with the cryptocurrency he’s acquired. On the other hand, Steve had received strict orders from his...
Advice from Pro Anglers: How to Out-Fish Your Friends

Freshwater

Advice from Pro Anglers: How to Out-Fish Your Friends

There’s often one guy or gal in a group who puts twice as many fish in the boat as anyone else. Through a combination of skill, ambition, networking, and maybe a little luck, some of these talented folks reach the point where they get to fish for a living. But it usually started with working hard to...
One Man’s Quest to Spear and Eat Alpine Trout

Freshwater

One Man’s Quest to Spear and Eat Alpine Trout

The pre-sunrise darkness condemned me to my truck. Bored and eager to fish, I picked up the only entertainment in my vicinity, a Wyoming fishing regulations pamphlet. I aimlessly thumbed through pages before stumbling onto a section titled “Underwater Spear Gun Fishing.” The coffee-stained paper...