Monday, February 28, 2005

Ice Team Official Web Site

$50,000
2004 North American Ice Fishing Championship
Alexandria, Minnesota - Lake Mary

Ice fishing for money!

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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Ice Fishing Safety

Here is some ice fishing safety tips. I hope you have a safe ice fishing trip.

The text below is used with permisssion from the Michigan DNR's website. Please review for important safety information for Ice fisherman. These safety precautions should also be observed when Winter Steelheading as well.

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Friday, February 25, 2005

Fishing Lures for Canada

So Your Going Fishing In Canada

I work part time in a tackle store and every day I get questions on what lures to take to Canada. I decided to start talking to various guides and charters in various parts of Canada to find the lures that generally will work best to catch the top 5 fish folks go to middle Canada to catch.
Definition of Middle Canada: Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and Non Saltwater bordering Provinces.

The top 5 fish folks go to Canada in no particular order of popularity are:
Smallmouth: Average size is from 10 inches to around 5 pounds. Occasional fish in the 6 pound range are caught and are true Canadian Trophy Fish.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters

O.F.A.H. and fishing community slam federal government on fishing tackle ban proposal
This a must read. I sure hope the government come to there senses. What do you think?

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters


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Monday, February 21, 2005

Twenty Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Sleeping Bag

Before you head out to buy a new sleeping bag, make sure you know exactly what you are looking for. When you answer these questions, you’ll be better prepared to pick out the sleeping bag that is just right for you.


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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Photographing Your Trophy Fish

When it comes to catch and release lakes, it is important for you to be ready to catch your fish, take a prize-winning shot and release your giant back into the water for others to enjoy. Before setting out on your trophy trout fishing trip with your fishing partner or guide, keep these few photo tips in mind.
Read the rest of this article at link below.

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Friday, February 18, 2005

The Power of Ice

by: Louise Roach

Using ice to treat injuries is one of the oldest methods of pain control. Proven to be safe and effective at reducing swelling, relieving pain and decreasing muscle spasms, ice therapy is an easy self-care technique that anyone can administer. Every mother knows to put ice on a bruised knee after a soccer game or on a teething toddler’s tender gums. But do you really know how ice works?

Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange. This occurs when you place a cooler object in direct contact with an object of warmer temperature, such as ice against skin. The cooler object will absorb the heat of the warmer object. Why is this important when it comes to cold therapy?

After an injury, blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells are damaged. The cells around the injury increase their metabolism in an effort to consume more oxygen. When all of the oxygen is used up, the cells die. Also, the damaged blood vessels cannot remove waste. Blood cells and fluid seep into spaces around the muscle, resulting in swelling and bruising. When ice is applied, it lowers the temperature of the damaged tissue through heat exchange and constricts local blood vessels. This slows metabolism and the consumption of oxygen, therefore reducing the rate of cell damage and decreasing fluid build-up. Ice can also numb nerve endings. This stops the transfer of impulses to the brain that register as pain.

Most therapists and doctors advise not to use heat right after an injury, as this will have the opposite effect of ice. Heat increases blood flow and relaxes muscles. It’s good for easing tight muscles, but will only increase the pain and swelling of an injury by accelerating metabolism.

When it comes to cooling devices, different effects will result due to the device’s ability to exchange heat. Crushed ice packs do a better job at cooling the body than chemical or gel packs, because they last longer and are able to draw four times the amount of heat out of tissue. The important difference is that ice packs undergo phase change, allowing them to last longer at an even temperature, creating a more effective treatment. Most chemical or one-time-use packs and gel packs do not undergo phase change. They quickly loose their ability to transfer heat, limiting their effectiveness to reduce swelling. Their short duration of cold is not long enough to produce numbness, also reducing their ability to relieve pain.

Cold therapy should always be used as soon as possible after an injury occurs and continued for the following 48 hours at 15 to 20 minute intervals. Remember – if you hurt yourself, you need to ice!

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Always consult with your physician in the event of a serious injury.

About The Author


Louise Roach is the editor of an on-line health and fitness newsletter. She has been instrumental in the research, testing and development of SnowPack, a patented cold therapy that exhibits the same qualities as ice. Her injury prevention and treatment articles have been published on running, walking and fitness websites. For more information visit: http://www.snowpackusa.com/or NewsFlash*SnowPack at: http://home.netcom.com/~newsflash. Louise Roach can be reached at: info@snowpackusa.com

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Sword Fish Steaks

1 tsp. Curry powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. Ground cumin
salt
2 tbsp. White wine vinegar diluted with 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 ½ lbs. Fish
4 tbsp. Chopped parsley
Preheat broiler. Mix together first 7 ingredients.
Marinate fish in ingredients for about 15 min each side.
Place marinate in saucepan and heat while fish is cooking.
Broil fish for 5 minutes each side. When done place on Serving
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Just For The Halibut

BAKED HALIBUT

1 lb. halibut fish fillets
4 tbsp. butter
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. lemon juice
paprika
parsley
Lemon wedges
tartar sauce

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat baking pan for a few minutes.
Melt butter in heated pan. Dip fillets in melted butter to coat. Spread
onion over fillets. Sqeeze lemon juice over fillets. Sprinkle with Paprika
Bake until fish flakes. About 10 minutes for each inch of thickness.
Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Deep Fried Bass Fillets Receipe

Deep Fried Bass Fillets Receipe

Cup of corn flake crumbs or as much as needed

2 eggs stirred up in a bowl or as needed

Bass fillets

Heat up some oil in a deep cast iron frying pan

Dip the bass fillets in thr stirred eggs until
completely covered.

Now put fillets into cornflake crumbs, cover
both sides.

Deep Fried Bass Fillets Receipe

Put into hot frying pan, cook until done.

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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Trailer Lights

Trailer Lights


Save Your Trailer Lights

Hot tail lights meeting cold water is the
number one reason for burnt out boat trailer
tail lights. Just unplug tail lights before you
back trailer into the water.You'll save a lot
of bulbs.

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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Woolly Bugger

Woolly Bugger

The Ubiquitous Woolly Bugger

by: Cameron Larsen

The ubiquitous Woolly Bugger, never quite spelled correctly to my eyes, appeals to the eyes of every gamefish imaginable. If I had one pattern to fish the rest of my life, no matter what the fish, no matter what the conditions, this would be it. Steelhead, Trout, Salmon, Bass, Shad, Pike, you name it, they will hit this pattern. And the best thing? Usually the fish will be bigger than average, the strikes harder than average, and the action better than average.

The origins of the Woolly Bugger can be traced back to the Old English pattern the Woolly Worm, which is also a very effective pattern. Most credit Russell Blessing with the actual invention of the Woolly Bugger in the early 1970’s in Pennsylvania. Although, Jack Dennis claims it is a variation of the Black Martinez popularized in the West. And still others claim it was originally a Bass imitation developed in the late 1800’s in Missouri. Whatever the origins the popularity of this pattern cannot be denied.

Besides being used for all game fish, the Bugger’s popularity can also be attributed to its versatility. It can be tied in almost every color imaginable. The most popular color’s are black, brown and olive, with purple and white right behind. But almost every color has been tied, and different color combinations are often used on the same fly. Another characteristic that makes the bugger so popular, is that you can’t fish it wrong. Okay if fish are slurping delicately on #24 Tri-co spinners, you don’t want to plunk a #6 Bugger right in the center of them. But if you are searching sub-surface for any kind of fish, in any kind of water, you could do a lot worse than selecting the woolly bugger.

What fish think they are hitting when they hit a Bugger is somewhat a mystery. To human’s eyes it could be a bait fish, a leech, a grub, a cricket, a stonefly, a dragonfly nymph, a damselfly nymph, the list is endless. And perhaps that is what makes it such a great all-purpose pattern. It is a nymph, a streamer, and an attractor all in one. We’ll let the fish classify it.

New twists on this pattern have even added to its effectiveness. Now usually tied with krystal flash or flashabou in its tail, for added attraction. A wire rib counter-wrapped through the hackle can also add flash and more importantly durability. It seems the history of the Bugger is still being written and while we all try ways to ‘improve’ this most popular pattern. Fish, that put in a whole lot less thought about this pattern will curse the day Mr. Blessing or whoever first tied one on a hook.

About The Author


Cameron Larsen is a retired commericial fly tier and fly fishing guide. He now operates The Big Y Fly Co. athttp://www.bigyflyco.com/ .

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Friday, February 11, 2005

Camping Equipment

Camping Equipment

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Watch for up coming articles and camping receipes to help you on your way to fun in the sun. Stop for a look at our camping tips. Great articles for anyone interested in information about the art of Dutch Oven Cooking, delicious stews, the aroma of fresh baked bread or delectable desserts to tempt your palette. Read about how to make these scrumptious meals. Also check out those great dutch oven and camping receipes:Lots Of Mouth Watering Camping Recipes

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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Lures Bass Can Hear

Lures Bass Can Hear

A Lure A Bass Can Hear

Heres a neat little trick to get a smallmouth bass's

attention in cloudy or dirty water.

This works with tube jigs. Buy some vinyl tubes.

Cut the tubes so they'll go over the hook. Put in different

sized magnums inside the tubes. These will act as rattles.

Glue the tube to the lead jig head with unclear epoxy glue.

Let harden then put a jig skit over the jig head very carefully.

You don't want to pull off the tube. Shake and its done.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Try This Floresent Light Gives No Shadows In Tent

florescent lantern

Try This Floresent Light Gives No Shadows In Tent

Try putting a florescent lantern in between the tent and the fly. Gives off good light and no tell tail shadows when your changing. The on and off switch is a bit tricky though. If you tried
this out, tell us what you think.

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Monday, February 07, 2005

Fillet Your Fish

Fillet Your Fish

Finally, You’ve Caught The Perfect Fish. Now, Do You Know How To Fillet Your Fish?

by: Catherine Kenyeres

You can’t be happier. You have finally caught the perfect fish. Do you know how to fillet your fish? Once you become an expert at fish filleting, you probably will be asked to fillet everyone else’s catch.

Firstly, get a good knife and a cutting board or hard surface and lay the fish down on it. You must cut the head of the fish off right to the rear of its gills. Secondly, holding the fish by its tail, take the knife with the blade pointing away from your body and toward where the head was; slice the body of the fish crosswise. The backbone of the fish can be used to direct the knife through.

Thirdly, take one half of the sliced fish and place the fish piece flesh side up. Holding the fish piece by the tail, place the knife between the skin and the flesh and run the knife down the length of the fish piece to remove the skin cutting in the direction of the tail to the head area.

Now, you have a perfectly filleted fish to fry.

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Catherine Kenyeres is a freelance writer and publisher of http://www.best-4u-fishing-equipment.com. Catherine has written numerous articles for the fishing enthusiast.

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Sunday, February 06, 2005

Do you like to fish?

Do you like to fish?

Here are some good links to check out for those coming
to Canada and Ontario.

Great Canadian
Parks


Let's Fish Ontario! Website

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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Turn In Poachers (TIPs) 1-800-592-5522

Turn In Poachers (TIPs) 1-800-592-5522

Here's a good site to check out on whats happening
to stop poaching.

http://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/TIPS/Index.htm

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Fly Fishing Secrets for the Novice as well as the seasoned Angler

by: Brett Fogle

Fly fishing is an exciting and fast growing sport in all over the world, and especially here in the U.S.A. The reasons for the increasing popularity of fly fishing are obvious. Fly fishing is enjoyable, relaxing, and rewarding in many different ways.

Perhaps the most rewarding element of fly fishing is the variety of beautiful natural surroundings in which anglers often find themselves; a secluded stream up in the mountains, a peaceful meandering river deep in the forest, or a tranquil blue lake somewhere out in big sky country. For some, it may be the opportunity to test ones’ individual skill against nature - in an intricate game of cat and mouse (but in this case, man against fish.) These are just some of the compelling reasons why many thousands of people enjoy the challenges of fly fishing every year.

For beginning fly-fishermen, however, learning fly fishing can be difficult.

We have compiled this e-book to give anglers, especially new anglers, some guidance on how to get the most out of the exciting sport of fly fishing. While there are many other resources available about fly fishing on the internet, few of them touch on the techniques, tactics and strategies commonly used in fly fishing. If these topics sound interesting, then you’re in the right place because this e-book was written just for you.

We'll explore in detail the various fish most people fish for, we’ll cover casting basics, how to read the water, how to take care of your gear, how to tie knots, dry flies, and fly lines. We’ll also explore hatches, cover insect entomology and much, much more. In short, this e-book will teach you everything you always wanted to know about fly fishing! (maybe even more than you’ve ever wanted to know)

Fly Fishing: Trout & Their Habitat

Successful fly fishing involves lots of things, including having the proper fly fishing gear, using the right flies, being able to cast correctly, and many more little things that often determine whether a fly fishing adventure is successful or not. However, one thing that many anglers frequently neglect to learn about is the fish that they are fishing for.

A strong knowledge of the various types of trout is of critical importance. Knowing more about the various types of trout that you are fishing for, their habits, tendencies, and characteristics, can help tremendously in improving your catch.

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Brett Fogle is the publisher of Fly Fishing Secrets, an insiders guide to flyfishing tips and techniques of the pros. To sign up for free flyfishing tips and other articles, please visit www.fly-fishing-secrets.com. brett@macarthurwatergardens.com

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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Do You Have the Life Skills for the BackCountry"Let's Catch Reel Big Fish"

If your're a backcountry enthusiast you need certain skills to really
enjoy the outdoors. What are they? Find out in this article.

Five Life Skills for BackCountry Enjoyment

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