Family travel five: Reel adventures
When the time is right to pursue a family fly-fishing adventure, know you’ll soon wake up in some of the country’s most pristine places. You may catch and release the fish, but will savor the memories for a lifetime.Here are five destinations to consider:———1. Casper, Wyo.With plenty of wide-open space at the ready, this central Wyoming town is a vibrant hub for outdoor adventure. Home to the North Platte River, which provides year-round fly-fishing opportunities, Casper has become a bucket-list destination for avid and aspiring anglers. The river sits below five reservoirs, enabling consisten...
Old fishing lines threaten Outer Banks wild foals, who eat them like grass, experts say
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The wild horses roaming North Carolina’s Outer Banks are being endangered by old fishing lines and hooks left on its popular beaches, according to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.Foals have been found chewing on fishing line as if it were sea grass, the fund reported in a Facebook post.“We’ve had a couple close calls in the past weeks with fish hooks. Luckily … all the horses that had hooks tangled in their manes and in the hair of their lower legs are safe now,” herd manager Meg Puckett said in a Facebook post.“In the past, we’ve had to remove horses for medical treatment when t...
The Charlotte Observer
Summer of mayhem: Shootings, murders continued to surge through August, NYPD says
NEW YORK — It’s been a cruel summer for New York City as cops spent the last two months trying to cool a hot streak of violence that has left 107 people dead and more than 600 wounded by gunfire, officials said Wednesday.Compared to July and August of 2019, the city saw a 171% jump in shootings, from 179 incidents to 486 this year, officials said. In those July and August 2020 shootings, 612 people were wounded, a staggering 178% increase from the 220 people shot during the summer of 2019, officials said.The number of homicides also surged over the summer, with a 52% jump in killings, from 70 ...
New York Daily News
Old-school Waterdogs stick to the ways of their fishing club
ON LAKE PEPIN, Minn. — A fish nipped at Scott Hennessy’s bait as the plastic worm — rigged wacky style — drifted underwater near a downed cottonwood tree.The president of Twin Cities-based Waterdogs Fishing Club quickly surmised that the bite came from a panfish too small to take his bass bait. He rigged up a new line with a bobber, jig and night crawler. On his next cast, he hooked a bluegill and swooped it into the boat.The sunnie measured a mere 8.5 inches long, but big enough to score 60 points in the ‘Dogs’ one-day, multispecies tournament last weekend in Lake City. His two-person team ha...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)