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Shotgun Wedding: Outdoor Activities during that special day
The outdoor community has a lot of seasons; hunting season, fishing season, camping season and so on. However there is one we always forget- Wedding Season. A season of fittings of tuxes and...

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Duck Hunter be prepared for Cold Weather with a Quality Pair of Waders from Redhead...
I just got back from a duck hunting trip to Arkansas and learned quality waders are a must. I was warm for the duration of the hunt, almost to warm at times. A few of my hunting buddies came home and went straight to Bass Pro Shops to purchase a new pair waders. Why you might ask? Because warm and...

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Shotgun Wedding: Outdoor Activities during that special day
The outdoor community has a lot of seasons; hunting season, fishing season, camping season and so on. However there is one we always forget- Wedding Season. A season of fittings of tuxes and wedding dresses, flowers being ordered, catering being booked, photographer being hired, and everything else...
Hotdogs, Hamburgers, and Hatch Charts
My wife and I are getting ready to take a trip north for a little camping and trout fishing, and a big part of the preparation is picking a location, pouring over maps, and gathering all the equipment.  Not the least of which is all the flies I expect to be needing.  But which ones should I be tying...
This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Workender AND PBR!
WOW! What a busy, fun weekend we have planned for April 22-23! Check it out! The Workender! Plan that next solo, group or family adventure! One day, one weekend, one week or longer - come find out where to go and what to do in Iowa and beyond! How-tos, drawings, free samples, and the Workender...
Workender 2016!
Hey y’all!! The weather is starting to heat up here in sunny Mesa, AZ.  That means it’s time to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!  Our store has been out and about showcasing our awesome boats and giving back to the community at several local expos.  This last weekend we helped sponsor...
Kayaking, Make it an Adventure!
Kayaking is not just for non-motorized paddling on the lake, Make it an adventure! Did you know that kayaking can be more than just a paddle around the lake? Lets go Kayaking! I had no idea until my mom became an avid kayak-er. This is quite the adventurous sport and people all over the country have...
Lake Anna Report – April
Water temperatures are approaching the 60’s and the fish are very active. All species of fish are feeding up, spawning, or getting ready to do so. The water levels on the lake have almost returned to normal and some of the “old spots” are producing. All of the Grass beds that were above the water...
2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour
I can still remember the first film tour I attended and to this day, the screaming runs, the acrobatic leaps, and the near misses are a big reason why my fly angling bucket list continues to grow by leaps and bounds.  The brutish power of the Giant Trevally, the bone crushing strike of a Golden...
Sometimes They Get Away & Sometimes They Don't
A recent trip to south Florida re-emphasized the fact that fishing is fishing and catching is another thing entirely, and to actually land the fish we seek, a lot of stars have to align just perfectly.  We may get a world class specimen if we throw in a bit of skill and a healthy dose of luck but...
Indiana’s Annual 2016 Chinook Salmon Stocking Almost Did Not Happen
Lake Michigan’s ecosystem is rapidly changing annually.  The faster the ecosystem changes the harder it is for DNR fisheries of the great lakes to adapt.  The proliferation of invasive species has been the biggest culprit. According to NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] there are...
The Workender - Plan Your Weekend NOW!
Plan your next adventure! Join us for How-to's and advice for your next solo, group or family adventure - one day, a weekend, or longer. Pull up a comfy chair and learn all there is to do in our area and beyond! How-tos and photos on Friday night 6-8 p.m., then more How-tos and a Meetup on Saturday!...
Meet the Stars of the PBR!
Meet the Riders of the PBR! Saturday, April 23 The PBR is in town at Wells Fargo Arena and, once again, we'll have a special day set aside to celebrate their return!   Noon-1 p.m. - Autograph session with PBR riders/bullfighters! Riders names will be announced on our Facebook page as we are...
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