Join us in congratulating Portia Simpson on her newest success! Gamekeeper, deer stalker and friend of The American Outdoorsman, Portia has written a new book on her gamekeeping experiences on the Isle of Rum in Scotland. As one of the first women in Scotland to qualify as a master gamekeeper at the mere age of 24, Portia […]

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by Bob Jensen  | It’s that time of year:  The boat is being rigged, I’m putting fresh line on my reels, I’m calling friends to see if they have any good fishing reports, in short, I’m preparing for the open water fishing season.  As I prepare, I have lots of memories, mostly good, about past […]

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by Bob Jensen  | I’ve been seeing more and more anglers on and in the water recently.  Some of them are fishing from boats, some are wading, others are fishing from docks or shore.  Some of them are catching fish, some aren’t catching too much.  If you want to catch more fish early in the […]

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by Bob Jensen  | About this time every year I start thinking about new or existing open water fishing techniques that I want to learn more about.  One of the real keys to fishing success is being versatile.  There are lots of ways to catch fish.  Some techniques are kind of seasonal, others work better […]

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by Bob Jensen  | For the most part, ice-fishing came to an early end this year.  That means that open water fishing will have an early start:  In fact, throughout the Midwest, some anglers are already enjoying open water fishing.  They’re on rivers, and they’re fishing for walleyes.  Walleyes will eat a bait year ‘round.  […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Things change. That’s true in life, and it’s true in fishing. This past open water season and recently while ice-fishing I realized some changes that I found to be interesting. Following are some of those changes. Consider Clear Lake in north central Iowa: When I was learning to fish many years […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   Boy oh boy what an ice-fishing season it’s been across the Midwest, and it’s not done yet:  There is still lots of time to go fishing and lots of fish are still out there waiting to be caught.  This is the time of year though, when it pays to be […]

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