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From cool camping gear to backyard gifts for nature lovers, here are some of the best outdoor gift ideas for everyone on your list this year.
List of five best holiday gifts for the nature lovers. Use this budget-friendly holiday gift guide to find practical presents for outdoors enthusiasts
Here are 17 holiday activities/experiences for you to play and get creative with your kids, and spend quality time outside this holiday season.
List of best fishing gifts for anglers who have everything. Simple, practical fishing present ideas from under $50 to higher budget gifts for special anglers
The boating holiday season is here and that means a time for gift giving. Here are some ideas that might make the wish list for boaters who made the Nice List.
Yes, we know that a carbine is a rifle. But a lot of folks aren't clear on precisely what constitutes a carbine. So, here's a full breakdown
Hint: Running in zigzags won't get you very far
Holiday shopping won’t help stop the environmental crisis. Defending Alaska’s public lands alongside its original stewards will. For a limited time only, you can protect ...
The post Help Stop Arctic Resource Extraction in Alaska’s Brooks Range appeared first on Moldy Chum.
In a strong sign that the U.S. will consider breaching four controversial dams on the Snake River, a leaked Biden administration document says the government ...
The post US willing to build energy projects in case Snake River dams are breached appeared first on Moldy Chum.
Outdoorsmen will frequently see animal feces in the backcountry, and it's important to know how to identify each to know what predators could be nearby.
Keep your feet warm at home or at the campsite with one of the most comfortable pairs of indoor outdoor slippers
The post Best Indoor Outdoor Slippers of 2023, Tested and Reviewed appeared first on Field & Stream.
Fly tying for tarpon with Jimmy Nix filmed over 30 years ago,
The post TBV: Saltwater legend Jimmy Nix ties the Orange Grizzly Tarpon pattern appeared first on Moldy Chum.
The new Rock Springs BLM Proposal would limit energy development in parts of the Red Desert-Hoback Mule Deer Migration corridor. Some are worried about impacts on industry
Hunting gear, hiking boots, waders, and more—all for up to $105 off during this huge sale
The post Get An Extra 25% Off Clearance at Cabela’s Right Now appeared first on Field & Stream.
Opportunities to pursue these diminutive deer are scarce, but the author found that hunting them is a lot like chasing whitetails anywhere
The post Columbian Whitetail Adventure: A Far-West Quest for a Rare Trophy Deer appeared first on Field & Stream.
Take your outdoor cooking up a notch with these highly portable grills
It is important to plan ahead in order to make your travel fishing ideas a reality. Packing the right gear can make a big difference in how successful you can be on your trip.
Experience the pristine beauty and unique fly fishing of the Goulburn River with Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing, the trailblazers of drift boat fly fishing in ...
For anyone interested in management plans for winter steelhead fishing on the Washington coast. WDFW Coastal Region fishery managers held a second virtual town hall ...
Simms Fishing Products, manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical fishing apparel, has launched a platform to give back to conservation groups supporting healthy and ...
Sometimes the enemy of good isn’t evil. Sometimes the enemy of good is perfect. This may be the case on Buffalo Creek, a wild trout stream that runs through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness of southern Montana before crossing into Yellowstone National Park. Buffalo Creek is a tributary of Slough Creek and, eventually, the Lamar River. It’s also been identified as the source of the non-native rainbow trout that have persistently been showing up in both Slough Creek and the Lamar.
The Hi-Lo streamer has the right kind of flash and contrast to really grab a fish's attention - especially the big ones.
Join angler Karlie Roland and guide Yos Gladstone of Chromer Sportfishing as they swing flies for Chum Salmon on the Squamish River. “Chum salmon are ...
Although there has been speculation that Wyoming’s 11-pound, 4-ounce golden trout record is suspect, JoAn Neumayer of Pinedale says it’s legitimate as she was there ...
The post Woman Says She Was There When 11-Pound Wyoming Golden Trout Was Caught appeared first on Moldy Chum.
Russell Mason’s large-scale murals are a symphony of color and emotion, transforming walls into vibrant canvases that celebrate the spirit of communities. His recently completed ...
The pristine rivers and tributaries in and around Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming are some of the most iconic for fly-fishing in the United States. From the Yellowstone River to the Snake River anglers can catch native cutthroat trout and other species during a memorable day or weekend fly-fishing.
Pacific Gas & Electric (PGE) has announced an agreement to remove their dams on the Eel River.
Matthew L. Miller penned a wonderful story about the recent discovery of a "new" subspecies of redband rainbow trout in Idaho.
Brian Flechsig and the team at Mad River Outfitters shows you this years top fly fishing stocking stuffer picks.
Tom Rosenbauer sits down with lifelong angler, guide, and conservationist Todd Tanner to talk about 12 tips for improving your dry fly fishing.
The Olympic National Park announced that it has closed the Queets, Salmon, and Quinault Rivers to sportfishing as of November 27, 2023.
The post Olympic National Park Closes Rivers to Steelheading appeared first on MidCurrent.
The current record is an 11-pound, 4-ounce specimen caught from Cook Lake back in 1948.
Whether you’re sitting around on Thanksgiving pondering all the things we each have to be grateful for — family, friends, safety, security — or just embarking on a day of football watching, binge eating and alcohol-fueled dinner table political arguments, today offers an opportunity to reflect on the many things anglers have to be thankful for. It’s a long list, no doubt, which is why we’ve been able to make this somewhat of a Thanksgiving tradition over the years.
Here are a few more to consider in 2023.
The folks over at Hatch Magazine put together a quick roundup of gear they're enjoying this month.
Fly fishing shops are central to the fly fishing community because they provide local advice, gear, and guiding in the local area.
Earlier this year, MidCurrent reported on the discovery of quagga mussels in the Snake River, and what that could potentially mean ecologically.
Fly anglers are overloaded with gear choices—rods, reels, boots, waders, lines, packs, bags, boxes, vests, apparel and more. It seems harder and harder to know what's worth coveting and what's worth ignoring. Gear reviews are a great way to explore in-depth what might be right for you, but not every piece of gear is suited to a full-length review and, even if it were, there's simply too much of it to get to. With that in mind, we periodically showcase what's working for us right now, to hopefully offer more helpful feedback on gear that's worth a second look.
Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails. Here are some insider tips for hiking in Shenandoah National Park.
In this week's Tying Tuesday, we're treated to a wonderful little pattern just in time for the best of the fall blue-wing hatches.
Iconic musical artist Björk is re-releasing a “lost” song to help fund the fight against open net pen salmon farms in Iceland. The release is part of a collaboration with Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalia. The two have agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of the new release to AEGIS, an Iceland-based non-profit dedicated to eradicating open net pen salmon farming in Iceland’s waters.
Eating your fresh caught perch is one of the best ways to round out a fishing experience. Some of the best perch recipes are those that will complement the delicate meat and enhance the flavor. From the breading used to make the perfect fried perch sandwich to herb butter and salsas that bring out the best flavors of the meat, these recipes are simple ways to enjoy your fresh catch.
This holiday season Bajío wants to give back to the shallows— the nurseries of our oceans also known as bajíos in Spanish.
For the first time in history, the size of the rapidly growing outdoor recreation industry has eclipsed the $1 trillion mark, according to recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). This new data indicates that the $1.1 trillion outdoor recreation industry accounts for over 2 percent of the entire U.S. GDP and provides over 3 percent of the nation’s jobs. The analysis also shines a light on how significantly outdoor recreation is outpacing other sectors of the U.S. economy, more than tripling the economy as a whole in some metrics.
The best fall weekend trips in the DMV area
It was the kind of hangover I liked and often cultivated. Enough of one to remind me that I’d had a good time, but not enough to shy me away from the first evening drink. I sat in the shop among the ancient and broken-down outboards that needed repair, cradling a mug of coffee, and watched the morning fog lift from the lake and disappear. High clouds were beginning to take form; it would be a fine day.
Scientists artificially refrigerated a salmon stream in Nova Scotia during last summer’s record heat wave. Hundreds of migratory and river-dwelling fish basked in the cold-water flows pumped into the river from a nearby groundwater well. The addition of cold water to the Wrights River was part of a Dalhousie University study conducted to determine if adding colder water to streams that become dangerously warm for trout and salmon during prolonged heat waves can help keep the fragile fish alive.
You’ll protect your boat and engine, and have it in the best possible shape for next season, if you follow these steps for how to winterize a boat
Maple pecan and walnut crusted salmon is a delicious dish to make this holiday season. It’s sweet and savory, and packed with heart healthy omega-3 fats.
Summary of differences between pond fishing vs lake fishing. How to fish in each type of waterway, where to find fish, strategies to use, best baits and lures
About an hour west of Washington, DC, among the bucolic rolling hills of Madison County, Virginia, there is a rock. Perhaps at one time this rock was wedged securely alongside other rocks; perhaps it was buried somewhere deep in the earth’s crust. Chances are better than fair that this rock is a chip off of the nearby mountains, which command a breathtaking view of the serene valley below. At first blush it looks like any other rock—but this rock is different.
‘Hey Mr Dream-Seller, tell me how’s it gonna be. Are the Salmon running? Are there fish you can see? Have you, as the song says, dreams enough to spare?’
Comes the answer: ‘Fish are moving and the river’s looking great - and it should hold well for the whole of your week’. All of which sounds very promising. But buyer beware; we hear what we want to hear and nowhere do these words say there are more than a handful of salmon in the river.
Like it or not, the holidays are upon us, and fly fishing gear peddlers are all about seasonal sales. This month, equipment manufacturers are launching a host of new items, from a new rod-and-reel combo kit to a waterproof wading backpack from an unlikely source.
All the “bah, humbug!” aside, it really is a good time to find solid buys for the fly fisher in your life. Take a look at all the new stuff for November — there’s bound to be something the fly angler in your life might like to find under the tree in just seven short weeks.
List of tips on how to fish for trout in lake that cover fishing tackle to use, which baits work best, types of areas to catch stocked rainbow trout in lakes.
Summary of beginner fly fishing gear for women. Which features are important, how to find gear that fits right, why materials matter for comfort on the water
Any hardcore boater or angler will love these gift ideas
Here are 8 Thanksgiving activities for families that will get you outside and active, as well as snuggling up together to relax on the sofa.
Get seafood Thanksgiving recipes that break from tradition. Skip the Thanksgiving turkey recipe, swap it out for this blue crab recipe that everyone will love.
Patience is a virtue in fishing when things inevitably go wrong. As you develop this skill, you may find other areas of your life that benefit from your growth in the realm of patience.
Learn how to use mindfulness methods while fly fishing to enhance your experience and performance while on the water and exploring the outdoors.
These fall boating tips will help you enjoy the season’s cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale for Sailfish or Mahi Mahi provides an exciting charter for any angler. On a […]
As the fall season unfolds in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, anglers from around the world eagerly gather to explore […]
Explore a list of simple tips, principles, and educational information to become a more conservation-forward and ethical angler.
Fall boating can mean beautiful, less crowded scenery and fantastic fishing. However, with cooler temperatures, precautions should be taken. Here are three fall boating safety tips.
List of epic fall boating adventures. When, where to go to experience peak autumn colors from the water, stunning fall foliage destinations for boating.
Check out these 7 fun-size outdoor Halloween activities to help you, your family, and your friends get the most out of the holiday this year.
Recognized as National Hunting & Fishing Month, here are reasons to get up and enjoy what October has to offer outside.
From the benefits of fishing for mental health to the need for self-care, here are 5 ways to focus on you during World Mental Health Day 2023.
Discover inspiring conservation initiatives during National Wildlife Refuge Week. Learn about Texas’ efforts to preserve wildlife and habitats, and find out about how you can contribute.
Fall is one of the best times to fish for yellow perch on Lake Erie. Whether you take a charter trip or fish from the bank the fall perch bite is active and an exciting way to catch your limit. Perch fishing is one of the best experiences on Lake Erie for a fall fishing getaway.
Fall can be a great time to go fishing. You might find that the best fall fishing locations are closer than you think. Here are a few reasons why.
Basics of saltwater fishing knot tying techniques, why five simple knots are among the most popular for inshore fishing, which knots to use with bait or lures.
Learn about the wellbeing benefits of nature and how to enjoy them this autumn to achieve better sleep, feel healthier, and be happier.
Check out these 8 awesome autumn equinox family activities that will help you and your kids fully enjoy the start of fall together.
National Wildlife Refuge Week 2023 is from October 8-14. It’s a special time to celebrate biodiversity and animal habitats.
Overview of freshwater fishing spots in Florida to visit this fall. Which waterways, species are likely to be most active during autumn in the Sunshine State
Summary of tips for attending fall boat shows. How to maximize your time at upcoming boat shows, comparison shop for boats, avoid big crowds, find seminars
What makes a fishing shirt different than all the others in your wardrobe? The team at AFTCO breaks down the benefits and features to help you pick the best fishing shirt for your next outdoor adventure.
A story of an angler who went on an unexpected fly fishing adventure among women in Montana
Check out these 5 hidden gem boating destinations that offer boaters the chance to connect with nature, go fishing, and relax on the water.
Celebrate National Grandparents Day with these 7 activities for spending time and making memories with your grandparents.
Tips on how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year. Suggestions on which activities to participate in locally.
National Hunting and Fishing Day was created to celebrate how anglers and hunters contribute to fisheries and wildlife management and conservation programs
Some thoughts on how National Grandparents Day 2023 is an opportunity to share the experience of fishing with your grandchildren
Sockeye salmon are integral parts of the ecosystem. Their journey from ocean back to freshwater birthplace provides the opportunity to anglers to target and harvest these fish.
Wakeboarding is a popular boating activity. Although it may seem intimidating at first, here are some tips that may help beginners wake up to the fact that sometimes “getting towed” can be fun.
With these fun camping activities and ideas, from fishing to Spike Ball, you and your family will have a memorable Labor Day weekend camping trip!
Practical advice about things to consider when planning to visit any of the best family-friendly boating destinations
The late summer Chinook and Coho salmon run into the rivers from the open waters of Lake Michigan is one of the best times to fish for them. Lake Michigan is accessed by four states but Manistee, Michigan is one of the best departures points to target salmon when they are on the move.
Labor Day 2023 is the last weekend before school starts. It’s the perfect time for one last camping and fishing trip. But what is Labor Day for?
List of best boating accessories for summer that make boat days feel like mini vacations, contribute to comfort, feel-good boating experiences with family
Kayaking for beginners is all about getting your feet wet and choosing the best kayak for beginners that will keep you steady and dry!
Learning how to fly fish can feel intimidating. These tips will help you to get started and support you as you continue your learning on the water.
If you’re wondering what and where to target, this summary of popular saltwater fishing species in August addresses how the quarry varies by region and method
Tips on where to go family fishing trips in August before the kids go back to school. Overview of tips that cover where to go, what to catch, what to know
Tips on finding your best self on the water, achieving mindfulness, well-being through water activities, how time on the water contributes to self-care
Before summer comes to an end, there’s still time for the best saltwater fishing trips in August, with options on each coast, and along the gulf.
List tips and tricks for hiking during the summer as well as three waterfall hikes
List of essential tips for surf fishing in the Southeast, how to catch everything from pompano in Florida to flounder in North Carolina, surf fishing baits
Fishing action off a pier in August can be hot. Here are a few tips to help find ways to catch fish by using these popular freshwater and saltwater structures.