The Author and his two daughters having fun chasing turkeys on Vermont's youth weekend.

Turkey Chronicles 2014

What a turkey season!!!!! I was blessed with a great spring turkey season for 2014. It started with Vermont youth weekend hunting with my two daughters, Sydney (age 12) and Whitney (age More »

Old Ugly on the water…"Hey Lane the boat ain't to pretty either!"

Old Ugly

Well here I sit once again at this dam computer. Dad would get a big kick out me fighting with this thing. I really hate these blasted things. As I start this More »

Lake Champlain International- The final day

Ohh so many choices!

What a wild and crazy charter & guiding season it has been so far. We have done over 35 trips already with close to 25 striper trips on the mighty Hudson River More »

Coastal Zone Pesky Pole Strikes Again

Rockfish on Cape Cod Bay

Anyone who has fished for striped bass from Maryland to North Carolina knows they go by one name; Rockfish.  Sounds kinda crazy for us cape Cod fisherman as we catch stripers in More »

Broodstock Atlantic salmon on the Pemi

Rivers of Rocks

I seldom drive through the notches or anywhere else in the state without noticing the scenery. We had a family out fishing on Father’s Day and it wasn’t until I looked at More »


The Night Bite Is The Right Bite

No matter the fishermen or target species, there will be arguments about what environmental factors effect fish the most. This past winter, we struggled to put fish on the ice during the More »


Walleye fertilization at Little Cut Foot Sioux

Winter is long in northern Minnesota, although some things magically happen that signal the dawn of a new spring.  The crocus blooms, the ice goes off the lake, and the Department of More »

My buddy Bobby Kendall concentrated 100% on making a good shot on this 200' whitetail. The last thing he remembers is the sight pin on the chest of the deer and the arrow hitting there a few seconds  later.

Similarities Between Tournament Archery and Hunting

I casually walked from the check-in tent to the first stake. In a few minutes I would be launching my first arrow of the annual Midwest Classic in Bedford, Indiana, which is More »

Cormorant Control Showing Results on Lake Champlain

Cormorants perched on dead trees. The birds strip the vegetation to build nests.

The Lake Champlain and Wildlife Management Cooperative made up of Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, New York DEC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in early June that work was underway to manage the double crested cormorant population on Lake Champlain. Assisted in the field by staff from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s

Bone Soup

Bone soup

I have a good friend that worked for the Black Widow Bow company in Nixa Missouri. Vern Blitch and his wife Rebecca, lived in Vermont for a short stint before moving to the “Show Me State”. Me and my huntin’ buddies have been to southwest Missouri to hunt with the Blitchs, oh probably 4 or

Muskie Fishing at Cave Run Lake in Kentucky


My adventure started about six months ago. Other business was taking me to Kentucky at the end of June, so I figured I would try to get some fishing in while I was there. My base of operations while in northeastern Kentucky was Blue Lick’s Battlefield State Resort Park in the town of Carlisle. About

The Secret Spot

Chris's secret spot?

With the warm weather now upon us, we anglers start to get the adrenaline rush we have waited for all winter long and that is to get out warm water fishing on our favorite pond or lake as well as our favorite Stream. But I have a question to ask all of you angling gurus,

Pond Fishing Tips


I fish and guide on big lakes, but I’ll be honest on weekends I am not a fan of fighting boat traffic, tripping over other fisherman or dodging jet skis. My answer is to find and fish small ponds. Whether you are exploring the shoreline by foot or dropping in a kayak, ponds are a

Defeating Target Panic

This is the release that Ed Dufour handed to me in the mid 90s. It saved my archery career and launched me into an arena I never imagined being in.

Summer is bearing down on us now. The canopy is dense and the world is encased in green. It seems like hunting season is far off, but after looking at the calendar you’ll realize that in most cases archery season across New England is only about a hundred days away. Throughout my adventures over the