Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters


First, the "antis" systematically dismantle our fur industry. Then, the spring bear season is abolished, and all high-fence hunting is outlawed.

And now, with a complete ban on lead fishing tackle looming on the horizon, the entire fishing industry may well be on verge of going by way of the dodo bird. Our heritage is beginning to feel more than just a little persecuted!

CHEZ 106 FM57's Jeff Brown thoroughly enjoys bucking the system, and has undoubtedly ruffled a few feathers in the process.

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters


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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Catching Fish In The Dark

Catching Fish In The Dark


How are today? Enjoying the winter so far?

I know you are problably day dreaming of a

of a cool summer's evening as its getting

dark. You have your faverote casting rod

and now you need a bait to intice those hogs

out there to bite. Try using a black bait even

if its a top water, crank, or soft bait.

Good Luck

After catching your fish you may want to keep it
for the dinner table.

Here's a good article on different ways how to cook it.


The Best Way To Cook Your Freshly Caught Fish
by: Travis Clemens

A freshly caught fish can be cooked in a thousand and one ways. Any fisherman worth his salt has his own unique way of cooking a freshly caught trout, salmon or whatever fish he caught. So fisherman all across the country has been handed down methods of cooking fish. Here are some tips to get the best out of your fish.

1.Frying

Breading and frying a freshly caught fish is as good as it gets. The smell of butter emanating from the frying pan and the flair a fisherman puts in flipping his catch is worth its weight in gold, almost. For the novice fisherman, make sure that the butter is extra hot but not yet burning. Also, make sure that the fish is well coated in batter. Season your batter to your heart's content, salt and pepper never goes wrong. You may want to try other herbs and spices with the batter for a more delicious fish.

2.Grilling

At first glance, grilling would seem to be the easiest way to handle your fish. A newbie might assume that grilling fish is the same as grilling steaks or burgers. Unlike fowl or cattle, fish tends to secret most of its own juices when cooked. On a grill the delicious juice drips into the coals.

To prevent losing the moisture, first coat the fish with oil. The oil will seal a part of the moisture inside. Second, keep an eye on the fillets and turn them as soon as a cut would reveal that the fresh fish is cooked halfway through. After being flipped, watch the fish carefully. Remove the fish as soon as it is cooked through.

An option to basting the fish with oil is to wrap it in aluminum foil. The aluminum foil will keep the moisture and marinate the fish in its own moisture. Placing herbs and spices inside the foil with the fish enhances the grilling process and the fish itself.

3.Baking

Baking is the best option for the fisherman who does not want to watch over the fish during cooking. The fisherman can prepare the marinade and pre-heat the oven, then pop the fish into the oven for a predetermined amount of time. You may want to check on the fish from the time to time, ensuring that you don't overcook the fish.

Whatever fish you caught, a good recipe and proper cooking will for sure enhance the catch. Take time to prepare for cooking, a badly cooked fish will no doubt spoil your day. Remember the first rule of cooking, don't overcook your fish.

About The Author


Travis Clemens is a life time fisherman and he knows the ins and outs of gettinem on the hook! You too can gettem on the hook with Travis as your guide! http://www.best-fishing-tips.com/.

If you would like to share a fishing experience or cooking recipe.
I'll post it here on this blog. Just email it to me at con_tac_@hotmail.com
Put Let's Catch Reel Big Fish in the subject.

Catching Fish In The Dark


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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Lost in the Outdoors

Lost in the Outdoors

If You're Ever Lost in the Outdoors!

By Greg Rouse

If you're ever lost in the outdoors use the S.T.O.P. acronym (sit, think, observe, plan) to control panic. You'll know what I mean about panic if you've ever been in that situation. And, if you haven't been turned around and you spend any significant amount of time in the outdoors, then it's only a matter of time before you do know what I mean. Psychologists have studied this mental state and found that without a known reference point the mind will begin to race in order to find one and if not found quickly then panic sets in.

So, if you're ever lost, use the S.T.O.P. acronym and ask yourself these questions:



What was the last point you recognized?


Can you retrace your steps? (In most search and rescue case studies there was a point at the beginning or just prior to panic, when the victim could have retraced their steps, but they failed to do so.)


Is there a place, trail, landmark you can focus on that gives you direction?


If NO to all these questions, then begin a slow systematic approach…
Slow Systematic Approach


Analysis of the terrain around you:




Landmarks (peaks, fire towers, power lines, lakes, human structures, etc…)


Stream Flow (which way is it flowing, what side of the stream were you on)


Ridgelines (which side of the ridge were you on)




Start a terrain feature search, by traveling short distances to locate landmarks or familiar terrain and/or trails.




Travel 10 minutes in the best guess direction, marking your trail back.


Return to your original position and try another direction.


In a dense forest use the prominent object method: Walk to a prominent object, marking direction of travel or the trail along the way and then repeat. If, your efforts do not turn up a known location, then return to original starting place.


Note: make sure to mark your trail with something that is easily seen and cannot be removed or washed away.


NOTE: Sometimes it's just best to hunker-down and wait for a change in the weather, morning or rescue. Also, remember that most trained searchers will assume that streams, roads, trails, power lines, and lakes are barriers. So, if an organized search is expected, stay at the barriers.

BONUS TIP: When it's getting late and you're not sure how much daylight you have, here's a little trick called Fist Time: Hold your fist straight out in front of you and set it on the horizon line, now measure how many fists to the sun. Number of fists = number of hours left until sunset. (A fist has about 15 degrees of arch and 15 degrees goes into 360, 24 times, so 1 fist = 1 hour, ½ a fist = ½ hour, etc...)

About the Author:
Greg Rouse has been teaching wilderness sports and emergency response at the university and college level for over a decade. He is also the founder of a unique web site called WildernessTrip.com, a one-stop resource for self-guided wilderness trip planning. This web site is basically; a free online guidebook that photo-documents trips with interactive maps and detailed route descriptions. Each trip has free pictures and free topographic maps of the trail, all in a print-friendly format. Check it out at http://www.wildernesstrip.com/

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/

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