Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Series of articles written by Jeff that have been published in his local newspaper.

Sugar Creek’s Giant Smallies

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As the old adage goes…you should strike when the iron is hot and if you were with me a couple weeks back you know that I had journeyed north to Sugar Creek and caught the creek on one of those rare days when the fish were both aggressive and big as I caught three fish […]

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Micropterus dolomieu

You might not know the name…for me it means relaxation. Truth be told it could be in the dictionary beside stress reliever…but actually Micropterus dolomieu is the scientific name for the smallmouth bass and you can probably figure out that not only am I in love with the species, I am in love with those […]

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An Epic Day On Sugar Creek

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I had been watching the USGS water gauge from Crawfordsville all week long, anticipating (and hoping) that by Saturday, May 21st it would continue to slowly fall; the last time Frank and I were at Sugar Creek, it was running above 2,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) which made for nothing short of a miserable […]

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Thousand Islands Bass From A Float Tube

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I was supposed to be turkey hunting but thanks to a quick 30 minute hunt on opening day whereby I basically had a big Tom turkey land in my lap within a few minutes after leaving my truck…I was now pulling out of my driveway at just a bit before 6am to meet Frank in […]

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Fly Fishing Small Cool Waters

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I fish all kinds of water during the course of a year from great big rivers like the Manistee and Muskegon in Michigan to small ponds and lakes like those in and around southern Indiana to spring fed streams of varying size…like many of those that I fish in Missouri, but nothing, and I mean […]

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Troutin’ with Frank

News alert, its trout season in Indiana. Yep, came in on April 1st and I’m betting most of you rushed right out the door with great excitement and a lift in your step? This is where I realize that I might be the only, if not for sure….the few that keep track of such things […]

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