Those who know me well know that hovering over a frozen hole has never really been my favorite pastime. Frankly, I need something a little more proactive. It's why I fly fish throughout the summer and fall.
Ever wonder what happens to snowshoe hares when they seasonally molt from their brown to their white winter coat well before the winter snow arrives or does not arrive at all and melts early? White blobs on a brown or green landscape.
When fishing opportunities are few, I sometimes enjoy fishing in the various forums on the Internet.
You never know what you might find in a fishing forum. Like any good water, these things are in a constant state of flux.
Scientific research is something all of us were exposed to in school and something we hear routinely in the news. Most know that the hallmark of good science is to have findings published in a peer-reviewed science journal.
Author's note: This column previously appeared in the Clarion June, 6, 2003. I've edited it for brevity. - LP
I have a theory that some people prefer to fish in seclusion because they can't bear to watch what other anglers do.
Beyond the pulses of music at the Main Street Tap and Grill Tuesday, local fishermen sat hunched over fishing flies in various states of completion, carefully winding string around their soon-to-be finished lures.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. - It's 17 degrees outside and I'm lying on my stomach in the snow with my cheek against a rifle, focusing through concentric circles on a small black dot 50 meters away.
I take a deep breath and squeeze the trigger half way.