This week, Cal talks about whale bag limits, finch smugglers, circle hooks, and stepping over the line.
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Sam Rayburn. Okeechobee. Castaic. Erie. St. Clair. Rainy. Lake of the Woods. Wollaston. Pyramid. True lunkers have long bestowed lure and lore to some of North America’s most esteemed lakes that are better described in hundreds of square miles than mere acres. Simply put, big waters have big reputations for big fish. It’s an easy association to make—if you want to catch bigger fish, head for bigger lakes. But, if middle school statistics taught...
When I get to the tip-up, the silver spool spins fast enough to raise bubbles in the hole. It slows to a moderate spin, consistent, without stopping. I give a thumbs-up to my dad who trails behind me. He picks up his pace, navigating the lake’s crusty snow cover on his one good knee.
By all indications, a large northern pike has taken our six-inch golden shiner. Smaller pike, I’ve found, run in short bursts—peeling line from the spool then...
Earlier this spring on Wired To Hunt we profiled a seriously successful DIY public land bowhunter name Joe Elsinger in one of our Q&A blog posts. And what he had to share was so interesting that I then invited him to later join us as a guest on the podcast. As I figured it would be, that episode was jam-packed with helpful insights into targeting mature bucks. So naturally, I wanted more. And fortunately for us, we’re going to get just that. This...