• Fall on Penns Creek

    October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Fall on Penns Creek Fishing, Uncategorized

    Jordan Baker told Daisy Buchanan, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” While Jordan or Daisy aren’t very likable characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, there is some truth to these words. Fall is one of the busier times of the year in my life. Back to

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  • Macie and a Successful Pheasant Hunt

    October 7, 2019 Comments Off on Macie and a Successful Pheasant Hunt Hunting, Outside

    There were five pheasants flushed, five shots and five birds harvested. About as good as it gets as my dad and I really did a nice job pheasant hunting this weekend at Brier Oak Hunt Club in Bellevue, Ohio. Saturday was the first cool morning of this fall with overnight temperatures in the low 40’s. …

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  • Fall in the Midwest

    October 6, 2019 Comments Off on Fall in the Midwest Outside, Uncategorized

    The calendar says October. But the thermometer doesn’t care as it hit 90 degrees this week. The 90 degree day, combined with a few other days in the mid to high-80s, Northeast Ohio doesn’t feel like fall has settled in yet. For those of us longing for fall outdoor activities, we are still in summer

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  • High Water, Little Play in 2018

    December 23, 2018 Comments (1) Fishing, Uncategorized

    The year started promising. February and March gave midwest anglers lots of open water and hungry fish due to an early thaw and open water. But a wet spring, coupled with the sweltering heat of June paved the way for high water during most of April and May coupled with a heat wave of temperatures …

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  • Snowy Owl Irruption in Northeast Ohio

    January 6, 2018 Comments Off on Snowy Owl Irruption in Northeast Ohio Outside

    This past week I took a walk along the lake shore as winter begins to settle in. While walking, I noticed about eight people, with cameras and spotting scopes gathered at Wendy Park just west of downtown Cleveland. My own curiosity of nature and wildlife told me this was worth checking out. What were they …

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  • Tree Stand Safety Reminders

    September 24, 2017 Comments Off on Tree Stand Safety Reminders Hunting, Outside

    Ohio hunters are making final preparations to get ready as archery season is rapidly approaching here in the Buckeye state. Setting up tree stands, installing feeders, food plots, doing inventory on gear are just some of the things on archery hunters’ checklists. But once you’re all set to hop in the stand

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  • 2016, year of the trout

    December 31, 2016 Comments Off on 2016, year of the trout Fishing, Outside, Uncategorized

    For me, 2016 was a wild ride. It took me across the United States from New York to Montana, Wyoming and throughout the midwest. It also included a leap of faith in leaving my job to pursue a career writing and doing photography along with getting my teaching license in post-bachelors work. I also met …

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  • Southwest Montana, some of North America’s best trout fishing

    July 29, 2016 Comments (2) Fishing, Outside, Uncategorized

    Around Christmas of 2015, I started making a list of what I wanted to do in 2016 and what I feasibly could do. Of course, we’re talking about going on fishing trips. After taking up the sport of fly fishing while working in Roanoke, Virginia, I’ve become quite hooked on it (no pun intended) and …

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  • Jeff Currier headlines inaugural “Reflections from the water”

    May 3, 2016 Comments (1) Fishing, Outside

    CLEVELAND, OHIO—Each year the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Trout Club hosts its annual “end of the season” celebration. As the Great Lakes Steelhead run winds down, anglers head west or across the Ohio state line to pursue trout and other species. This year, though, the end of year

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  • Spring time is trout time in Pennsylvania

    April 27, 2016 Comments Off on Spring time is trout time in Pennsylvania Fishing, Outside, Uncategorized

    On April 8th, old man winter showed up at my doorstep with inches of snow and temperatures barely reaching double digits. One week earlier on Easter Sunday it was 75 degrees. Only in Cleveland, Ohio. With freezing temps and rain causing our Lake Erie tributaries to become virtually unfishable with muddy and high

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