I have a deep love for trout. Over the past few years, I have
covered them as subjects in my articles a number of times. One of
my very first blogs was about them, and they were my 200th blog as
well! Already in our Fishy Facts series we have covered the rainbow
and brook species. And this time we...
Also, NEW this year! We’re partnering with GardenSMART television
show and the Whole Kids Foundation and to help introduce kids to
gardening! October 24-31 – Enter your school for an opportunity to
win a $2,000 garden grant! Five schools will be chosen around
the country…let’s get an Iowa school in...
Not only is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's also
Women's Self-Defense Month. Whether walking, jogging, shopping,
traveling, enjoying the great outdoors, or at home, awareness is
KEY. Bass Pro Shops Altoona is teaming up with the Altoona
Iowa Police Department to help women to BE...
With fall officially here and temperatures dropping that can only
mean one thing... Winter is quickly approaching and snow will be on
the ground before we know it. Time to gear up! What better
way to get prepared than with a new pair of rubber boots? Rubber
boots have many benefits and are very...
Striper fishing has been really strong and the summer patterns have
remained intact. Last week was actually extremely strong, and lots
of angler credit the activity to the Supermom that occurred on the
27th. Maybe it was the usual weather pattern that crated the low
flat skies and pesky...
Bass Pro Shops will be kicking off the Halloween Season
on Saturday, October 24th with Free 4 X 6 Photos
with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang in our Pumpkin Patch, Free
Crafts and Giveaways. These activities will be in the store
through Saturday, October 31st, and we will be scheduling...
Casting a fly rod is a pretty simple matter of physics once you get
the hang of things and know what a well presented fly and line
looks like in the air and on the water, but it can be a physical
workout if you’re not used to the exercise or have equipment that
isn’t moderately light or...
We have struck GOLD around the islands and western end of the lake
in these last weeks. Perch fishing is excellent and we cannot
complain as these great eating fish are being very cooperative.
Perch are being caught from the Ballast Island area to the G, D,
and B cans of the Camp Perry Firing range....
I'm excited to announce that Coliseum Central is hosting a
Neighborhood Night Out & Safety Fair in our Bass Pro Shops
Parking Lot September 26th from 3pm-6pm.
Representatives from local government agencies, Hampton City
Schools and businesses from around the district will be on site
The key to drawing a wary whitetail buck into bow range can often
hinge on downright deceit. Calls to make grunts, bleats, and
rattles can all play on a buck’s sense of hearing and his natural
curiosity. Scents, which play a huge role in how deer interact with
each other, as well as their...
The best lessons in life are often learned the hard way, and today
I am licking my wounds from a tough lesson reinforced at the recent
Bass master Northern Open on Oneida Lake in New York. I pride
myself on being an angler with an open mind by refusing to stick
with a tactic or place on the lake if...
As the Harley Davidson’s Fly down US1 through Islamorada, and
swimmers trek out to Alligator Light House and back, a group of
forty five boats set themselves for two incredible days of fishing
in the Mako Funaments, Presented by Bass Pro, and a host of other
sponsors, Offshore Angler, Simrad, Papa’s...