Gone are those day when kids could gather and go out to the woods to catch butterfly and caterpillars, and…
One of the adverse health less discussed (but controversial) of the latest wireless technology applications is the radio frequency, widely used in outdoor activities on phones, walkie talkies, handies, Wifi, Blutooth and other communications equipment, guidance, etc.
Among the indisputable facts that show the level of injury potential of using cell phones and other devices wirelessly using radio frequencies, such as wireless routers (Wi-Fi) and Bluthooth technology, there is one worth noting. I refer to the relationship between the size of the equipment and its power (and therefore scope).
First establish some facts:
1 – Electromagnetic waves between the frequencies of 300 MHz and 300 GHz are called “microwave.” In radio, standard UHF, SHF and EHF.
Volunteers with the Jefferson County Displayers Chapter are organizing the 6th annual Women in the Outdoors event to be held Saturday, May 8, 2004 at the Watertown Conservation Club in Watertown, WI. Course offerings include: Canoeing, Archery, Fly fishing & Fly-tying, Navigational Scavenger Hunt, ATV, Shooting 101, Outdoor Cooking, Hunting Calls, Camping 101, Natural Material Wreath Making, Golf, Sporting Clays & Trapshooting, Tree Stands & Ground Blinds, Handgun & Rifle, and Plant ID & Photography.
The combination of sponsorship support and local chapter effort will make it possible for Women in the Outdoors to provide these educational programs at a very low cost to participants. We are seeking assistance from businesses and interested individuals to help meet our financial obligations either in the form of monies for underwriting merchandise, services (i.e. instructors) or goods (i.e. bottled beverages, outdoor gear, snacks, bug spray, supplies for course offerings, health promotion literature, etc).
Help us teach and encourage women to have fun and success in the outdoors. Any help you are able to offer will be greatly appreciated!
Remember how last winters¹ halibut bite took all by surprise? I sure hope it repeats itself. Here is a couple of fishing tips that might help you to catch more and bigger flatties. This applies to when you are fishing from a boat.
1. Use as light of a running line as you can for the depth of the water or the application. For instance it takes heavier line to drag across the bottom in the wind or current because the bump and drag of the heavier sinker takes a toll on the knots. If the wind is really howling sometimes you need 6 ounce sinkers to keep the bait on the bottom. But if you anchor you can use 2 ounce sinkers in the same location, so the use of light lines can be utilized, if you want to do that. Heavier sinkers bouncing across the bottom is a popular approach used by most sportboat skippers and it is highly effective. The technique is called “Bounce- Balling”. I prefer to anchor and drag my bait back, inching it along at a snails pace. I use tournament #12 pound running line tied to a three way swivel.
We had decided to meet around six by the Pleasure Island Restaurant on Sabine Lake. Today I was going to be filming a segment called KTBS Outdoors, in Shreveport Louisiana. I was fishing with some friends of mine for big specks and I could not have picked a better angling team.
First, I had Brett Crawford, president of All Star Rods, a great guy and heck of an angler. Then there was Jim Franklin, he won the Troutmasters that year and was as fine an angler as I had ever met, and topping off my team for the day was Dickie Colburn, 30-year veteran Pro guide on Sabine.
I had waded the oyster reefs on Sabine in the past, I had waded the surf and on the jetties, but what was in store for me that day I will never forget.
It was overcast and the air temperature was a chilly 50 degrees. The water on this 90,000-acre lake looked stained and rough as Tony, Ted and I walked down the ramp. We loaded up in two boats and headed out.