Monthly Archives: May 2008

NE Ohio Lakes: Tops for Trophy Fish

ODNR’s Fish Ohio Program, recognizing top trophy fishing lakes, has released the 2007 results and NE Ohio lakes score well.

As to be expected, tops in the report is the big water, Lake Erie. Erie Scores highest overall and is tops for Walleye, Steelhead, Perch, Smallmouth, Rock and White Bass.

Own Mosquito Creek Lake is tops in Northern Pike, 3rd in Catfish and 5th in Muskie.

West Branch is the second lake in Muskie and third in Pike.

To participate in the Fish Ohio program this year, click here.

Ohio Free Fishing Days: Try Before you Buy

Wanna save $19 dollars today?

I try to stay on top of things, but this time of year my RSS feeds get full..

May 3-4 are “Ohio Fish for Free” days. Begun in 1993, this weekend is designed to promote sport fishing in Ohio waters. No license is required today or tomorrow,

If you do want a license, head over to Wild Ohio to buy online. Licenses for those between sixteen and 65 are $19, seniors are $10. One day licenses are $11, and can be applied to an annual.

Gear Review: Your Two Tents

Getting ready to head out this spring? We’ve already looked at Sleeping Bag Essentials.

Now, Take a look at these family tents from our Bass Pro Shops:

Columbia  Bugaboo II Family Dome Tent - Model CB-5302

Columbia Bugaboo II Family Dome Tent – Model CB-5302

With several features and quality construction, the Bugaboo II is a high quality family tent. This dome-style tent sleeps up to five in comfort thanks to features like the GoBe Dry Ultimate Rain Protection system, Camp Port, and Cyclone Venting. Tent body and rainfly are made of waterproof 190 denier polyester taffeta with a fire resistance that meets CPAI standards. Tub floor is made of heavy coat 190 denier polyester taffeta inside of the GoBe Dry skirting system that ensures a dry floor. Camp Port allows you to string a power cord into the tent without compromising waterproof protection. The Bugaboo II also features Cyclone Venting, which improves the air flow just above the floor level and overall air flow, especially when rainfly is in place. One door, three window design ensure good ventilation. Set up is easy thanks to color coded fiberglass poles and sleeves. Tent features two external storage lockers, internal mesh and fabric pockets, gear loft, and hanging cup holders. Comes with polyester carrying bag for easy storage and transport. Center height: 74”. Weight: 21 lbs. Color: Fossil, Carbon, and Boa. Imported. Features: Five-person tent Waterproof 190 denier polyester taffeta tent body and rainfly GoBe Dry skirting system Camp Port Cyclone Venting system improves ventilation and air flow Color coded easy set up Features external storage lockers, internal pockets, gear loft, and hanging cup holders Comes with carrying bag

Coleman WeatherTec? Family Dome Tent

Coleman WeatherTec? Family Dome Tent

Tents that are guaranteed to keep you dry. Features a durable waterproof floor with welded corners and floor seams to prevent leaks, while an inverted tub floor seam keeps water from seeping in. Zipper cuff adds additional weather protection to your front door and treated materials are especially designed to repel water. Frame is engineered to withstand stormy conditions and rainfly seams are taped for superior leak protection. Easy to set up with snag-free continuous pole sleeves, an exclusive pin and ring design, customized Insta-clips? that snap instantly and securely. Adjustable airflow system increases comfort. 2 removable dividers separate tent into 3 rooms. 2 doors. Made of 185 taffeta polyester. 9.5mm fiberglass shock corded poles. 14′x14′. Center height: 74″. Weight: 24 lbs. Sleeps 8. Imported.

“Doctor, You Got to help. The other night I dreamt I was a teepee, then last night I dreamt I was a wigwam!”

“Your Problem is you’re two tents!”