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You Don’t Know Until You Go

Fall is the Best Time for Camping and Fishing for Flood Tide Redfish Writer  /  Matt Chipperfield READER BEWARE: you are now entering the great outdoors. It’s time to put down the phone, turn off the television and unplug from your daily life. That awesome selfie can wait — Mother Nature is calling you. As your dedicated “recreation specialist” I intend to leave you salty, sweaty, bloody and muddy. Every month I will outline the best way you can accomplish this. As a professional fishing guide and lifetime waterman, I’ve gained a unique understanding of the opportunities available to outdoorsmen and ...

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Girls About Town: Bass Fishing on Geist – You’ll Get Hooked

Considering we’ve lived on Geist for years, you’d think this would have been one of the first stories we covered! Every Tuesday evening from April through October, you can’t help but notice the swarm of bass boats that descend upon Geist Reservoir. All those boats are here for the weekly Bass Club Tournament! The tournament is in its 34th season. Gary Brewer, the man who started it all, still holds court and keeps people entertained as they come in at the end of the night to weigh their catch. Anywhere from 25 to 40 boats participate every week. “It’s kind ...

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“Casting” for Recovery

Writer  /  Pat Carlini There are many inspiring groups in the fight against breast cancer, but one local group is focusing on breast cancer survivors and their road to recovery. The group called Casting for Recovery gathered at Moon Dog Tavern this summer to raise money to send breast cancer survivors on fly fishing retreats. So what does fly fishing have to do with breast cancer recovery? Well, apparently, it has a lot to do with “casting a line.” The group was founded in 1996 by an East Coast breast cancer reconstructive surgeon named Dr. Benita Walton and Gwenn Perkins, ...

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Pontoon Rentals Give Everyone Easy Cruising on Morse

Writer / Rosalyn Demaree You don’t need to be a boat owner to pack a picnic, the fishing gear and swim bag to experience Morse Reservoir’s seven miles of navigable water. Morse Marina rents pontoon boats, a watercraft growing in popularity among young families nationwide. “They’re kind of like a big playpen,” said Scott Durfey, marina manager. Kids can roam and romp on the 20-foot boats that have 2 ½-foot-tall walls. Empty-nesters are enjoying them for floating wine-and-cheese parties. The wide platform makes a pontoon boat accessible to people in wheelchairs, too.” A day on the water can be almost ...

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