Tips & Advice

A Boat That Is Good for Dad and the Family!

By Mike Willis  If you have ever been boat shopping, you quickly learned that there are endless options to choose from when selecting your perfect vessel. Picking your boat type is a tough choice as most have very specific uses.…

Great All-Around Hip Waders for an Unbeatable Price

By Mike Willis  In the Pacific Northwest, a quality set of hip waders is an essential piece of gear for the outdoors enthusiast. With water temperatures just above freezing, gear failure can have some serious consequences! Therefore, choosing the right…

How To Have The Best Summer Sleepovers For Your Kids

School is out, and summer is here; which means for months your kids are going to be asking for activities to entertain themselves. When all of the water balloons are popped and family vacation is over, next on the list…

These Free Summer Activities Teach Kids To Pay It Forward

The kids’ summer vacation may be going by all too quickly for them, but it is sometimes hard for parents to keep up a string of activities to entertain them. You may have already taken a family vacation or are…

Thermocline Can Be A Cool Place To Catch Big Fish In The Heat Of Summer

By Brent Frazee When the heat of summer arrives, Steve Street has a good idea of where the fish are going to be in clear-water reservoirs of the Ozarks. Not only does he rely on the electronics in his boat,…

Under Construction: The Stages of Spring and Summer Whitetail Antler Growth

By Josh Boyd  The rapid growth of whitetail antlers during the spring and summer of every year is nothing short of amazing. In fact, antlers are one of the fastest growing forms of tissue known to man, increasing as much…

Checking the Simple Stuff for Common Outboard Problems

By Mark Fike I have two boats. One is a very simple Jon boat with a nice, but older, Tohatsu motor on it. The other is a center console that is over 20 years old. Like any boat owner, I…

Bluebirds—A Family Entertainment and Education Opportunity

By Mark Fike I run a youth outdoor club and each year we partner with a local building supply chain and receive donated supplies for the youth to build bluebird boxes. The activity teaches the kids how to use tools,…

Take Your Kids On A New Adventure Every Day With This Simple Summer Idea

Summertime is upon us as schools across the country end another year and send the kids home. Home, where moms and dads are looking for some way to keep them entertained, hopefully with something other than hours of screen time.…

Budget Boating: How to Take to the Water on a Limited Budget

By Josh Boyd Most anglers began their fishing careers by dipping a cricket or worm in the water of their local lake, while fishing from the bank. Although this in itself is extremely enjoyable, most quickly wished to journey out…