Fishing

Mohican River

I gotta chance to hit  the Mohican in North-Eastern Ohio. I had been down this river a a kid but didn’t remember much of it. I got down their Sunday afternoon and found this was an off-week time to go. The crowds were leaving and the water was clearing out Read more…

Fishing

Clear Creek metro park

I’d actually planned on doing the Zaleski South loop again , and decided to pull in here and check it out. 12 miles of trails total. I happened to walk the flat low portions. They were pretty muddy. as most are after all the rain we’ve had. I fished along Read more…

Fishing

Marvin Sparks 2011

I just returned from an annual bass fishing tournament in southeast Ohio . The bass seemed to be in prespawn , were skittish and not terribly protective of their beds yet. Jim’s reworked signage looks good. The weather cleared Thursday afternoon for scouting and mushroom hunting. A morel mushroom hiding Read more…

Backpacking

Shawnee backpack trail

Located west of Portsmouth Ohio this 45 mile loop or 60 mile figure 8 promised a challenging hike. I started out , kinda late @ 10:00am at the trail head on Saturday. There was one other car their , with space for 50. At Zaleski I wouldn’t have a parking Read more…

Backpacking

Wildcat Hollow Northern Loop

I’ve hit Wildcats northern loop a few times , Notably a year ago after a large blow-down. Hiking over trees in freezing temperatures , a heavy pack , and a 6 pound rifle was torture. Looking over reviews on the internet , you’d think this trail as impassable to the Read more…

Fishing

Hoover Reservoir

First day of Kayaking was pretty uneventful. No Fish , no pictures , and I didn’t get wet. A  few pictures after kayaking – Hoover Reservoir , Columbus , Ohio. I probably get a better work out,  getting the kayak in and out of the water than actually paddling. Random Read more…

Backpacking

New Knives

Picked up 3 knives from http://www.gofastandlight.com/ I’m comparing weights to see If I can part with my trusty Buck 102. Old Buck knife- 4.6 oz Feels the best in my hands. Guessing about $35. Stainless Steel. Mora classic- 2.7 oz . Feels a little cheap , and it is @ Read more…

Fishing

Marvin Sparks 2007

Marvin Spars Fishing Classic 2007 This years total weight winner , Rick takes the trophy from Jim. Big bass was taken by Rocky, again from Jim This years take was less than spectacular. I don’t have the specifics, but it’s under 100 lbs. Team shroom award goes to Jeff @ Read more…