Talkin’ fishin’ on the Great Plains

By Brent Frazee Finally, the end is near. It’s time to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.It’s time to go fishing. And as usual, the Great Plains states will have plenty to offer in 2023. Where? We’ve done some research and picked out a few bodies of water in...

For ice fishermen, winter is a friend, not an enemy

By Brent Frazee Dave Genz doesn’t dread winter the way some people do. Ice, snow, bitter cold, frigid wind chills? Bring it on. For Genz, who lives in St. Cloud, Minn., winter is prime time for fishing. When the lakes lock up with ice, he drills holes, cozies up in...

Fall Walleye Fishing on the Great Plains

By Brent Frazee Jason Mitchell can’t wait for fall temperatures to start a slow descent in North Dakota, where he lives. As the water cools on giant Devils Lake, the big walleyes go on the prowl for food. And some of the best fishing of the year can result. “What you...

September is a Gateway Month – For the Love of September

Summer on the Great Plains is hot and humid. The long dog days of June and July begin to wane into August, but the oppressive heat seems to hang on like a stubborn house fly, relentless and nagging. For those that long for autumn’s cool breezes, and the changing...

Top Five Summer Fishing Destinations on the Great Plains

Summer fishing on the Great Plains Five places where the action can be as hot as the weather By Brent Frazee In honor of the arrival of summer, we’re going to send you on an extended fishing trip across the Great Plains. Hitch up the boat, organize your fishing tackle...

Review of St. Croix Power Lite Spinning Rod

Review of St. Croix Power Lite Spinning Rod By Brent Frazee When I was shopping for the ideal light-action fishing rod years ago, I went through the process of elimination. Some rods were too heavy. Others didn’t have enough backbone. Still others were too expensive....

Why Mentoring Is My Passion

WHY MENTORING IS MY PASSION By Brittany French  Being a mentor is being able to share gifts, experiences, a listening ear, and passions we have for life with others. Being a mentor in the outdoor world is no different. Mentoring youth in the outdoors is a big part of...

Savage Journeys: The Road Less Traveled

By Brittany French Whether you are new or experienced, every hunter tackles new challenges throughout their hunting journey. Savage Arms is proud to celebrate those who never quit and allow their boots to carry them over the next ridge. Follow us over the next year as...

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Rob McDonald

Rob McDonald

Modern Wildman

Brent Frazee

Brent Frazee

Grandpa Fish

Brittany French

Brittany French

Really Cool Gal