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Cook Your Catch: Baja Style Ceviche
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Cook Your Catch: Baja Style Ceviche

If you love the clean taste of fresh fish and bold, bright flavors – the kind that make your tastebuds trip over themselves in delight – then you are going to love this recipe. And while many are new to ceviche (pronounced suh-vee-chay), this dish, which originates in South America, actually dates back several centuries ago....

The Craw for All Seasons
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The Craw for All Seasons

Nature abounds with precisely-honed relationships that link predator and prey. For the lions of the African savannah, it is the wildebeest. For polar bears in the Arctic north, it is the seal. And for both largemouth and smallmouth bass, it is the crawfish. Few other prey items can reliably attract and trigger bass throughout the...

An Angler’s Evolution In Ice Fishing
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An Angler’s Evolution In Ice Fishing

It’s interesting how things evolve. Change is part of the world that we live in. If we don’t accept change, we’re not going to be as productive as we could be. I’ve learned that especially with computers and digital cameras. They’ve made my life easier (usually) and more productive (sometimes). In a recent conversation with...

Flip A Tube For Picky Bass
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Flip A Tube For Picky Bass

Many bass anglers prefer finesse jigs as a small profile lure for flipping and pitching, but Harold Stark favors a slimmer option for the same tactics. Stark’s finesse option for flipping and pitching is the flipping tube, a lure nearly forgotten by the bass fishing crowd. “The most effective thing about a flipping tube is...

Safety Tips for Paddling in Cold Weather
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Safety Tips for Paddling in Cold Weather

Winter paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to see amazing winter beauty. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends that paddlers be prepared to paddle in cold weather. Ice has started to form in many parts of the state. Know the conditions before you head out on the water. “Many paddlers, especially...

Ice Fishing Is Coming
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Ice Fishing Is Coming

It may not look like it now, but the ice fishing season is just around the corner. In some areas it’s already gone around the corner and is pulling into the driveway. Winter means different things to different people. To some it means shoveling the sidewalk and icy roads, but for those of us who...