Archive for December 2015

Plano Line Spool Box

Its that time of the year when I like to take the time to do a little maintenance on my poles such as oiling down the gears in the reels and re-spooling my poles with new line before I put them away and hang them in the wall racks till next season. So earlier today I was walking around Cabela’s and found the Plano Line Spool Box and got one for myself.

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I love finding things that makes life easier when it comes to fishing and if you own as many poles as I do you appreciate these things. You can keep your fishing lines untangled and organized with this handy box. It holds six spools of line up to 1″ wide and has a dispenser for easy access to line without removing it from the box.  

The only drawback that I see is that the case is clear and I would prefer a black finish to help keep the UV rays off the line when I take it outside. May try to get some spray paint and mod it myself.5rating

Lily Camera

I have been looking at some of the flying drones with the built in camera for some time now and think it would be cool to have one that I could fly over the spots that I was fishing and take photos that I could then share on here when I post about my fishing outings. The thing with that is there is a learning curve trying to fly one of these and it takes valuable time away from fishing.

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Then I came across the Lily Camera and thought to myself why have one that is just able to fly over a fishing hole and take a few pictures when you can get a Lily Camera and have it hover above you automatically recording you as you land that trophy fish or back up your fishing tale of the monster that got away. The Lily Camera takes both photo and video footage from the air while following your movements through GPS and a tracking device that is strapped onto your wrist. This little gadget is full of features and its a bit pricey at $799 if you pre order it now and will retail at $999 when it is fully released.

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Site News and Updates

2015 is slowly coming to a close, which will mark the end of this years Big Fish Awards. So if you have any entries to submit, please do so as soon as possible. We will be holding a Awards Ceremony and fish fry sometime in March of next year to hand out prizes and awards for the winners.(This allows us time to get the awards finalized and created.)

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We would like to Congratulate Scott Fuqua for becoming a certified fish instructor through ODNR and Passport to Fishing. He already has two events scheduled in may of 2016. If you are a local non profit organization and would like to host a fishing event free of charge use the Contact Us form to contact him. There will be more information posted in the next few weeks.

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We are now offering members the ability to post any items for sale that are related to fishing, hunting and the outdoors. If your item is listed on Craigslist you can also link to that page as well.

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We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Years.

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Avoiding Hypothermia and Frostbite

With hunting season in full swing and ice fishing around the corner, we would like to remind everyone to stay safe, bundle up and wish you all good luck and offer some safety tips on avoiding Hypothermia and Frostbite.
Exposure to cold can lead to a number of health problems, including death. Some of the health problems caused by cold stress include frostbite and hypothermia, and they should be taken very serious.
You are at an increased risk for cold stress if:
  • You have a predisposing health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hyper-tension (high blood pressure).
  • You take certain medications that might have a greater effect in cold weather
  • You are in poor physical condition, have a poor diet, or are older.
What is frostbite?
Frostbite occurs when an area of the body is ex-posed to extreme cold for a pro-longed time and actually freezes, causing ice crystals to form between cells and draw water from them, which leads to cell dehydration.
What is hypothermia?
Severely reduced core body temperature that causes shivering, reduced mental alertness, and, sometimes, loss of consciousness. Because of factors such as wind chill, hypothermia can occur at 30-50 degrees F.
Note: Hypothermia is a medical emergency
To prevent problems caused by exposure to cold:
  •  Wear warm clothing (several thin layers are better than one thick one).
  • Wear a face mask or scarf.
  • Have easy access to warm shelter.
  • Avoid dehydration (drink hot or warm caffeine-free liquids or fluids).
  • Follow work/rest cycles that allow you to spend time in a warm shelter.
  • Stay dry.
  • Use the buddy system.
  • If stranded, get out of the wind and stay active by stomping feet, clapping hands, or swinging arms to keep blood flowing and to keep your body warm.
  • Go at once to a warm environment if severe shivering is present.

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Inferno Fury Crossbow w/ red dot sight

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I have an inferno fury crossbow with 4 arrows, quiver, strap, and red dot sight. Asking $150 or trade. Sold