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Mid-summer fishing ideas

Many people consider the 4th of July to be the doorway to summer. I suggest that summer came a lot earlier this year than most years. It’s been hotter than usual according to the people who keep track of those things, and those same people predict that the warmer than ordinary weather will ...

Happy Birthday to the Interstate Highway System

Though no major celebrations are planned, the United States is experiencing an important anniversary this summer. Our nation’s Interstate Highway System turns 65 years old! On June 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal Highway Act which created our Interstate highway ...

Fish for the hungry fish

When anglers go fishing, they want to catch a fish. In fact, most anglers want to catch lots of fish. While you’re probably not going to always catch lots of fish, there are some things that people who fish can do to increase their odds of getting bit. Finding the biters is a big part of ...

What do you think about love and marriage?

Love and marriage have changed in my time on earth. Rules have blurred since I was a teenager. Upon my first marriage I was only 21 years old. God gave me 43 years with Cindy, the bride of my youth. After her passing, He blessed me again and now Julie and I have been married nearly seven ...

Serendipity; I love it when it happens

Serendipity. It’s such a fun word to say but you don’t hear it used often. Serendipity not only sounds good; it is good. Merriam-Webster’s official definition of the word is “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also: an instance of ...

Be impatient for fishing success

I’ve heard anglers described in many ways. Some will say that to be a successful angler you need to have certain attributes. You need to be imaginative. Or determined. Some will say that you need to “think like a fish”. That wouldn’t be so good. Fish don’t think, they respond. And ...