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Outdoors With Skip… Four Hundred Thirty Five Bottles of Beer on the Wall

| Published on July 12, 2013

“Are we there yet,” she said? It’s about 440 miles to Clayton, New York from our house. “I think we have gone five miles”, I said to Emma, my nine-year-old Granddaughter. “We’ve got a ways to go yet.” Nine years old is a great age to be; no worries about …

First Fishing Trip: First Boat Ramp Frackas

| Published on May 29, 2013

It was the best of days; it was the worst of days. It was a day that we had been looking forward to since last September. This was the first time we could get out fishing this spring, and it was long overdue! Because of our cold spring the fish …

OUTDOORS WITH SKIP…. Fishing the St. Lawrence Seaway

| Published on July 22, 2012

The St. Lawrence River is about an 8-hour drive from Mantua, Ohio.  It is the boundary between the U.S. and Canada from New York through Maine. The first 40 miles of the St. Lawrence from Lake Ontario eastward are also known as the Thousand Islands. This area has a mystique …

OUTDOORS WITH SKIP…. Boat Trailer Battles And Fishing

| Published on May 30, 2012

Finally we have gotten to fish!  Some five weeks after the initial warm-up during that first week of March that prematurely set everything in motion, I actually got the boat into the water.  Not that it hasn’t been ready to go, I have been waiting patiently for some warm, windless …