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Esky Coolers – Tough, Useful, and Pretty Cool

Coleman's high-line cooler division offers rugged, thoughtful coolers.

Esky 55-Quart Cooler in Khaki

One nice surprise I found while walking the floor at SHOT 2015 was Esky coolers. I’d seen some of the other high-line iceboxes, but this name was new to me. I quickly learned that it’s a young brand, just a year old, and a division of Coleman, which has been selling coolers for a Read More…

Ontario’s Pelee Island is Smallmouth Bass Paradise

5. McNally, Pelee Island, Ontario

Less than 10 minutes running out of Dicks Marina, we slowed the boat 200 yards off a rocky point of Pelee Island, Ontario. The depth finder showed a broad 30-foot deep flat that suddenly rose to 25, 20, then topped out at 16 feet on an irregular, rocky hump. Spotted here and there on the[.....]

AllOutdoor’s Last-Minute Gift Guide, 2014 Edition

Source: Flickr via WizmoBuchanan

We review a ton of gear here at AllOutdoor, and as a last-minute “thank you” to our faithful readers we’ve put together this list of what is essentially our “Greatest Hits of 2014.” The list below represents some of our favorite review items, with an emphasis on Read More…

Cyber Monday Deal Shout Out – Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

Cyber Monday

If you’ve been looking for a portable water filtration system, today is a lucky day for you! On Amazon, the Sawyer Products mini water filtration system is selling for $15 with a Prime account. It has a total field weight of 2 ounces and filters up to 100,000 gallons of water. Click here to Read More…

Factor in Bottom Structure for Soft Plastic Lures

Soft Plastic

As with any other lure, I’d be willing to bet that the main criteria you use when choosing a soft plastic is color and action. It makes sense, but how often do you factor in bottom content when rifling through your box for something rubber? You don’t need me to tell you that the different[.....]

Go Fishing, Find Gun and Badge

BATF agent's badge, gun, pager, and more were submerged in a lake since 1992.

Gun and badge found at bottom of Castaic Lake

I love finding goodies in the great outdoors, and this find was pretty cool for a fisherman on Castaic Lake, a man made reservoir in California. The lake’s water level is now much lower than it was years ago (one estimate says 150 feet lower), and that exposes formerly-submerged stuff. Some of Read More…

Catfish Fishing Tips


Becoming a better catfish angler is all about knowing a few catfish fishing tips. You don’t need the most expensive rod or a fancy boat to fill the boat up, but you do need a little know how and some confidence to give it a try. This article focuses on the best tips for catching[.....]