Category: Writers

Biscuit Saves the Day

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Biscuit Saves the Day

The Preserve is the place to be. Hunting, rock climbing, sporting clays, swimming pools, star gazing, zip lining, golfing, hiking and my favorite thing fishing. So I set it up. Me and seven of my buddies camping and fishing at The Preserve.

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The Preserve

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The Preserve

The idea was formed by a brilliant man
They all said he was crazy and were not a fan
The idea was simple, to enjoy the outdoors
He thought it was sound and wanted applause
He said if we build it, they will come

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EP. 77 Get Schooled! Cape Cod Striper Fishing at It’s Finest

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EP. 77 Get Schooled! Cape Cod Striper Fishing at It's Finest

So why not join Al’s Goldfish Lure Company, Wisconsin Women Fish and The Woman Angler & Adventurer for an unforgettable weekend of learning about fishing for striped bass, surf fishing, surfcasting and much more! It’s the opportunity of a lifetime in Cape Cod October 11-13th, 2019.

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Is there writing on the stone wall for stripers?

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Is there writing on the stone wall for stripers?

After fishing on the rocks for two keeper stripers a night, we would lean on one tailgate, take two cold cans of beer from any icy remains in a soft cooler then walk to one long, sagging, stubborn stone wall. Through a sweet harmony of crickets and cicadas, we faced a farmers field of tall grasses and stray sunflowers, thick and healthy. We leaned on stones wet, slick from an evening’s dew, taking in long breaths of damp earth, breathing out pure salt air. With wrinkled palms, innocently we wiped our hands along green moss, unconsciously drawing patterns on slow growing velvet beards on glacial field stones.

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The Fish Wrap Writer Edition Al’s Goldfish Lure Might Just Change The Way You Fish

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Al’s Goldfish Lure Company Fish Wrap Writer Edition Saltwater Series Lure

For generations, fishermen have caught trout with a classic small metal spoon, the Al’s Goldfish. There’s something really special about a lure that’s seventy years old that still catches lots of fish. It has a classic wobble that drives fish crazy because they just can’t resist the temptation of attacking an injured fish. When Al Stuart first created the Goldfish back in 1952, his idea, much like his lure, was pretty basic. He wanted to catch fish with something that very closely resembled what bigger fish were eating and to build a lure that would last.

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The Best Catch Ever

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The Best Catch Ever

So fishing is my thing. I love to fish. I fish for anything: bass, trout, blues, stripers, fresh, salt, rain, shine, ice, boat, shore. It simply doesn’t matter it’s my thing, so why would it? My other thing, being a dad. Now that’s my thing. I’d do anything for my boys, take em anywhere, do any crazy thing they say, make funny faces, eat bugs or dirt, most importantly guide them to become good men, and yeah, take them fishing.

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The Real Preserve 18

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The Real Preserve 18

Well it’s September again, and you know what September means to the folks here at The Preserve.  Yep its club championship time.  I’m sure you have heard of The Preserve 18, the greatest contest on the planet with 18 million dollars up for grabs. Well this is the real Preserve 18, the one where members and team members compete not for 18 million, but for bragging rights as the best golfer of the year.

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The Preserve at Sixteen

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The Preserve at Sixteen

Waking up on this Thursday, I had no idea what was in store for me. My dad came in as he always does, to get me up at 6:15 am to have my usual Eggo’s or cereal or even his occasional homemade pancakes before hitting the school bus at 7:00 am. What was different today? Dad asked “what are you doing this Saturday?” “Why?” I replied. He said snippily, “Do you have plans or what?” My reply, “No”. He said, “You do now!”

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Old Town’s Predator PDL kayak will make you want to pedal out and fish

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Old Town’s Predator PDL Kayak

The 13’ Predator PDL kayak represents new thinking in the way kayakers sit, move and steer. The Element Seat is a game changer for paddlers who spend more than the occasional hour in their boat. It’s adjustable and any position puts you up high enough to see and be comfortable without feeling like you’re messing with the boats center of gravity. This extra height also affords better positioning for casting a fly rod as well.

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MirrOlure lures

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MirrOlure lures

Rattles, holograms, articulated bodies, rolling eyes, all these improve a lures ability to catch fish but conditions always change so your tackle bag needs to have solid options. For those days when the surface is just right or for when predictably effective soft baits come up empty, one of my favorite options is a MirrOlure Popa Dog 87MR Surface Walker.

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A Fever of Rays

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Fever of Rays

Solitary. Mysterious. Balletic. In motion, like isolated thoughts adrift in a synaptic sea. Until, driven by urges ancient and unfathomable, they coalesce into an idea, an odyssey from randomness to intention, a seemingly chaotic dance macabre onto which the observant human brain is compelled to impose order, but which the human imagination longs only to join.

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Steel Shad blade baits, bendable and dependable

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Steel Shad blade baits, bendable and dependable

Each year, fishing lure manufacturers entice us into more tackle purchases with their newest creations, designs and color patterns. Some are just variations on a theme but every so often, a company develops a real game changer, like the Steel Shad from the Steel Shad Fishing Company of East Dorset Vermont. This thin metal blade bait is a unique concept with a look unlike anything on the market and has proven to be a winner for targeting fresh and salt water fishes.

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