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Lake Eries HOT Perch Bite!

August 14th, 2018

Finally got back on the water after a brief hiatus and it was like we never left the hot bite. It has gone from another great walleye year on Lake Erie, right into full perch mode like last season. Sunday … Continue reading

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Wild Hogs Continue To Do Damage!

August 12th, 2018

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) Wild hogs have dug up most of the sod in Rachel Huzior’s backyard, knocked down several lawn lights and ripped holes in her screened-in pool house. They come in the night, voracious eating machines that can cause massive damage to expensive landscaping. They are wild hogs, and the U.S. Department […]

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Beat the Heat with a Cooling Towel

August 08th, 2018

Have you ever been out on Erie on a day, much like today, and there is barely a breeze and the temperatures just keep going up and up? I have too and by not doing anything I could tell that … Continue reading

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Join the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz

August 02nd, 2018

By now I’m sure you know we are in danger of losing the monarch butterfly migration in our lifetime. This critical situation was addressed in 2014 when President Obama met with President Pena Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Harper of Canada about it. At that meeting they agreed toto establish a working group to … Continue reading Join the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz

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Getting Technique Specific with Walleye Harnesses

July 31st, 2018

First there were colorado and indiana blades, then came willow blades and after that came the whiptails. Throw into the mix some hatchets and choppers and you get a wide selection of spinner blades for crawler harnesses that do a … Continue reading

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Quilt gardens tour in Elkhart Indiana

July 31st, 2018

We recently visited the Quilt Gardens, a really fun ongoing garden tour in the Elkhart Indiana region. Volunteer gardeners from that area installed more than a million plants in eighteen gardens. Flowers and colorful foliage plants are arranged to reproduce quilt patterns on a large scale. In addition to the gardens, twenty one large quilt … Continue reading Quilt gardens tour in Elkhart Indiana

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Tomato blossoms damaged by hot temperatures

July 31st, 2018

During the past couple of weeks I saw a lot of gardens having problems with tomato plants not producing fruit. When discussing this problem with gardeners, the first thing I hear from them is usually,” I’m growing lots of leaves but no tomatoes”. Then they go on to attribute it to an overabundance of fertilizer … Continue reading Tomato blossoms damaged by hot temperatures

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Socialism

July 30th, 2018

via GIPHY The recent nomination of a democratic socialist in a NY congressional district has awakened the great red scare among some conservatives. The standard conservative line regarding socialism is that there isnt one successful socialist country and it is a stepping stone to communism. But that begs the question. There isnt one successful libertarian […]

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Become a bee helper

July 24th, 2018

By now, most people are aware of the declining honeybee population.What is not as well know is wild bees are having the same problems. Wild bees are important because in many instances they are more efficient at pollinating some crops than are honeybees. They are also highly adapted to pollinating wild flowering plants making them … Continue reading Become a bee helper

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The lawn of the future

July 24th, 2018

Imagine self-propelled robotic lawn groomers, too sophisticated to be called merely lawn mowers, taking care of your lawn without any help from you. Miniature drones with intelligent eyesight hovering over your lawn identifying weeds insects and diseases, zapping them with pin-point precision accuracy. All this guided by on-board artificial intelligence leaving behind an absolutely flat, … Continue reading The lawn of the future

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Perch Fishing: One, Two or Three Rods

July 24th, 2018

You have to love the great state of Michigan, it truly is an angler’s paradise. Just think we could live in Ohio and be stuck trolling with only two rods, or even worse Minnesota where only one rod can be … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

July 22nd, 2018

via GIPHY Lets just do a quick recap. Trump goes to the NATO conference. He gives an interview to the Sun in which he blasts PM May, his host. Then he denies that he said it even though the Sun has the whole interview on tape. He blasts NATO, lies about how much of the […]

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Huron Metro Park Fishing With Papa

July 18th, 2018

What a beautiful day we had at the Huron Metro park on Huron Drive off of I-275. I took my grandson Kyle there to do a little fishing and enjoy this summer cool spell. We fished from the dock going out into the lake, and could see 10-12 inch bass swimming around in the shallow […]

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Liking your lovage

July 11th, 2018

Every once in a while we’ll be making something that calls for celery, like potato salad or chicken soup. I’ll check the fridge only to find out there’s no celery in the crisper drawer. Not to fear, there’s a perennial plant growing in the garden that’s always on stand by for such an eventuality — … Continue reading Liking your lovage

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Money Grabbing state Officials At It Again

July 09th, 2018

A few years ago the State DNR upped the price more than double to ride your 4-wheeler or snowmobile on state lands. In fact if you wanted (or needed) a state sticker you first had to buy another sticker (base) that would allow you to buy the sticker you needed. What a bunch of crap! […]

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Cabin Week July 4th.

July 08th, 2018

Finally five days at the cabin. My wife and I were able to leave Sunday after a grandson’s graduation party and stay until the following friday evening. Our daughter Tara, her husband Glen, their son Kyle, and his cousin Brady joined us late Tuesday evening. We crammed a lot into 4-5 days and were even […]

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Fleeing to Another Country

July 07th, 2018

  Fleeing to another country is the ultimate act of parental desperation. Yet somehow those parents who are seeking asylum in this country are being cast as the villains in Trump’s twisted passion play. Instead of embracing this situation with the compassion that we as a country normally exhibit when when people are in need, […]

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BigMouth CatchCounter: Counting Perch Made Easy

July 05th, 2018

Its the day after the fourth of July and I was thinking about all the perch we have been catching lately, and what shows up in my memory feed on Facebook…a perch article about last year’s fishing. I guess this … Continue reading

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Buggy Blades for the Mayfly Hatch

June 25th, 2018

Its that time of the year and the feeding frenzy has started out on Lake Erie. The bug bite is in full gear and the mayflies are covering every building in eastern Monroe area. The old timers would say that … Continue reading

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Line Poundage + Lure Weight = CONFUSION

June 23rd, 2018

So last night I get the 911 call about a broken rod and what does all the scribbling on the rods mean. It is actually a pretty good question and not the first time someone has asked about it. In … Continue reading

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