Get Outdoors: Rod-and-reel transplant mid-yellowtail hook-up
Mike Russell | April 13, 2015 6:04 pm
Now that the bite is kicking up out West, I thought I would share an amazing piece of video from our last road trip. Winey hooked into a nice yellowtail when his rental rod-reel combo jammed on him. Think about that for a second: You spend all of this time, effort and cash for a […]
A gun owner’s take on the viral NYC guns with history ad
Mike Russell | March 24, 2015 9:03 pm
I have just a few thoughts on last week’s video by the anti-gun group called States United to Prevent Gun Violence.
Get Outdoors: Sight fishing for bass at Saguaro Lake
Mike Russell | March 19, 2015 12:03 pm
It is that time of year: The bass are on their beds in full “protect the future at all costs” mode. Sight fishing is the play and it’s paying off. We had the opportunity to hit the water at Saguaro Lake last week with the owner of The Arizona Fishing Guides, Scooter Griffith. Usually you […]
Get Outdoors: Check out the new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T
Mike Russell | January 17, 2015 8:01 pm
It has been a long time coming — a kayak for the entire family. Here it is and it is literally for the entire family! Seriously, do the neighbors want to jump on board? There is room for them as well. Of course, I am talking about Hobie’s 2015 Pro Angler 17T. Yes, it is […]
Get Outdoors: Raw footage of our epic double hookup
Mike Russell | December 15, 2014 9:12 pm
A few weeks ago, we brought you our thoughts on an amazing trip with Kevin Nakada, the Sea Samurai out of La Jolla California. What was missing from that video was yellowtail jerky, making bait and the awesomeness and raw action of the double hookup. I was close to landing my halibut when Cooper Rummell […]
Get Outdoors: Double hookup – sea bass and halibut
Mike Russell | October 4, 2014 1:10 am
KTAR’s Cooper Rummell and I had the opportunity to hit the Pacific waters with the Sea Samurai, Kevin Nakata. Kevin had the brand spankin’ new Hobie kayaks dialed in and we quickly hit the water. We were going to fish with live bait, so we spent a small portion of the morning catching the bait […]
Rob Hunter did well helping a suicidal veteran
Mike Russell | August 14, 2014 12:08 am
Rob Hunter did something great on Wednesday. We have covered the VA scandal in great detail over the past few months. We have spoken with the major players in D.C. and have taken our listeners inside the VA by interviewing those that have intimate knowledge of the system. But that is all it has been: […]
Shark bowfishing is a thing? Sign me up!
Mike Russell | July 29, 2014 10:07 pm
SHARK! Wait! I’ve often sung the praises of an activity that combines two of my passions, bowhunting and fishing. Yes, bowfishing. But I had no clue that a third passion of mine had entered the game — SHARKS! Apparently shark bowfishing is possible and quite popular. Here’s a scary thought for all of the helicopter […]
Get Outdoors: Recon 6 Watch
Mike Russell | June 13, 2014 12:06 pm
I will have to admit, I am a bit of watch junkie. I love a good-looking, durable watch. But if I am going to invest in a good watch, I want that thing to be indestructible! When I heard that Tim Ralston had designed a watch I had to see it for myself. Before I […]
Get Outdoors: Campfire in a Can
Mike Russell | May 21, 2014 11:05 pm
As promised…the “How To” video for Campfire in a Can. I visited my friend Tim Ralston at Gear Up for the step-by-step instructions on how to make one of these. I can’t think of a more useful item for camping, hunting, beach bonfires, trail riding, fishing or hiking. It’s light, compact and stays cool. I […]
It’s time to dive…for free!
Mike Russell | May 8, 2014 7:05 pm
I think back on all of the wonderful gifts that my wife has bought me over the years and I can honestly say that the BEST gift was scuba diving lessons.
The NRA on Arizona legislation, run on ammunition
Mike Russell | March 28, 2014 11:03 am
There are several pieces of legislation working through Arizona’s Legislature. We needed to get a handle on all these issues and eliminate some of the noise.
So you caught a fish from a lake…now what?
Mike Russell | March 19, 2014 10:03 pm
When it comes to lake/pond/river fishing, I have mostly been a catch-and-release angler.
The Arizona Big Game Draw explained
Mike Russell | March 17, 2014 11:03 pm
When I moved to Arizona, I was shocked — shocked, I tell you! — to find out that I wasn’t able to buy a fist full of game tags from Walmart.