Fish, A Japanese Obsession

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 31, 2010

Charles Rangeley Wilson, author, journalist and BBC 2's Accidental Angler, travels to Japan to explore the Japanese people's passionate relationship to fish.
Of all the island nations on Earth, there is, perhaps, none quite so obsessed by fish as Japan. Whether for food or entertainment, fish are at the very core of Japanese identity. From their reverential love of jewel-like koi to the seemingly barbaric world of scientific whaling via the balletic submarine ballet of the drive hunt, there are few corners of Japanese culture that have not been shaped by reference to fish.
Trying to comprehend this 'alien' culture, Charles embarks on a six-week odyssey through Japan, determined to use his love of fish and fishing as the common point of interest between himself and those he meets along the way. Since he loves fish possibly even more than the Japanese, they must have plenty in common…

Duration : 1 hr 30 min 3 sec

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Surf Sufficient – Hipster Shorts

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 31, 2010

Have you secretly wanted to be a hipster but didn't know where to start? Can't afford pricey hipster attire? Look no further. In this episode we show you how to make an essential element of the hipster wardrobe- hipster shorts. The cost- zero dollars. Being hip- priceless. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Duration : 1 min 8 sec

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A Great Fishing and Recreation Area

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 31, 2010

This is a glimpse of Huntington Reservoir and J. Edward Roush Lake near Huntington Indiana.
This area was once the home of the Miami Indians, the first known inhabitants. It is also
where War Chief Little Turtle once lived.

Duration : 1 min 29 sec

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Traveling in Nassau: What to Do and Where to Go on your Nassau Vacation

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 30, 2010


As a port city that used to be a major hub for transport between Europe and the West Indies, the Bahamas city of Nassau was once a haven for pirates and merchants. However, in the last fifty years, Nassau has become one of the largest tourist sites of the Caribbean. With a large international airport and the recent construction of the Paradise Island Bridge — a bridge that connects the city with Paradise Island — the number of visitors to the city each year has grown considerably. Beyond the distinct Caribbean attributes that Nassau shares with its island neighbors is its distinct colonial appeal. While much of the city has been modernized for tourist comfort, much of it also retains the architectural appeal of its late-1700s-early-1800s development, allowing its visitors to experience a vibrant mixture of both natural and man-made beauty.

Sightseeing Attractions

Paradise Island is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction of the city. With its modern comforts, white beaches, and turquoise waters, Paradise Island is aptly named. For a more historical outing, stroll the streets of Old Town. Here you’ll find an interesting array of colonial buildings, abandoned structures, and buildings painted in typical-Caribbean vibrant colors. To experience some of Nassau’s history as a port town, visit the Pirate Museum.

Outdoor Recreation

Most of the outdoor activities that occur in Nassau are water-related, naturally. Visitors can find ample opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing. The main diving district is Coral Harbor; however, you’ll find long, deep reefs and drop-off walls on the southern coast and shallow reefs on the western coast. The premier spot for fishing is in the waters around New Providence where grouper, snapper, deepwater amberjack, blackfin tuna, bonito, and blue marlin fish species are common. Sailing is a common pastime among Nassau’s natives, and boats are available for rent at all of Nassau’s harbors.


If you’re interested in shopping, there is, of course, an ample selection of malls to choose from in Nassau. However, for a richer shopping experience, check out the Straw Market instead. The dining opportunities in Nassau are also internationally diverse; however, if you can afford to splurge on at least one expensive meal, you’ll want to visit a restaurant that prepares the island’s freshly-caught seafood. Most of these will be found of the waterfront. As far as drinking, Nassau is known as a spring break hotspot. Every hotel on Cable Beach has its own disco, but visitors should expect to pay a substantial cover charge wherever they decide to go. Nassau bars and nightclubs are steadily busy throughout the week.

Jessica Elliott

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Lake of the Ozarks Family Fun

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 30, 2010

Bringing the whole family on a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks can lead to plenty of good, family fun. There is so much to do and see in the area. Many of the activities are made for families. Of course, if you are looking for specific family fun activities or events in the Lake area, there are many to suit families with members of all ages, even the most finicky. In short, the Lake of the Ozarks has family fun for everyone.

The following locations and activities are just a brief sampling of all that Osage Beach and surrounding areas have to offer families of all shapes and sizes.

Water Parks
If you are looking to get wet and have a splashing good time the Lake of the Ozarks water parks is a great place for family fun. There are two water parks in the Lake Ozarks area.

The first water park, Big Surf Water Park, is an outdoor park offering something for everyone. You can enjoy a wave pool, trips down the space bowl, or a luxurious float down the river. Babies can enjoy their very own tropical splash island and there is an activity pool for older children.

The second water park, Timber Falls Water Park, is an indoor water park located at Tan-Tar-A resort. This water park is modeled to resemble a three story tree house in the Lake Ozarks wilderness. This amazing tree house comes complete with buckets, suspension bridges, water blasters, and web crawls. Additionally, a huge water bucket is constantly turning and drops loads of water on everyone in the tree house every two minutes! This park is amazing to look at and equals tons of family fun for everyone.

Amusement Parks
The Big Shots Amusement Park is owned by Big Surf Water Park. At this great park you will have your chance to enjoy numerous rides and attractions. You will be able to partake in water rides and traditional rides. Some of the more popular rides include bumper boats, Naskart, Go Karts on the Turbo Track, and the Bumper Cars. Smaller children will love the Junior Stock Cars, the Carousel, and the Happy Kangaroo.

Additionally, the Mill Creek Mini-Golf and the Bungee Trampoline are family favorites by both residents and visitors to Lake of the Ozarks.

Family Fun Parks
There are six family fun parks in the area. One of the most popular parks is Miner Mike’s Family Fun Park. Miner Mike’s allows your family to enjoy the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster, the Chuck Wagon Ferris Wheel, the Gold Mine Bumper Cars, and much more. There is also plenty of opportunity to win prizes as you play games of different types. Smaller children will love the Miner Maze, which has tons of balls, cushions, and connected tubing.

The Lake
No discussion of activities is complete without mentioning the Lake itself. With over 1100 miles of shoreline and a main channel running for over 90 miles there is plenty of room for boating, fishing, skiing, or tubing. Anchoring in one of the hundreds of coves to enjoy an afternoon of swimming is a favorite pastime. Some sit by the lake and just relax, always a favorite activity.

This is just a small sample of all of the family activities visitors can partake in when they travel to Lake of the Ozarks. As you can see, this beautiful area has activities indoors and outdoors. From sporting events and outdoor activities to cultural events and educational options, there is plenty to do and see for everyone at Lake of the Ozarks.

Dave Huffman

Lowrance Lcx-28c Hd 50/200khz Sonar/gps waas Chartplotter Combo

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 30, 2010

Saltwater fishing is a hobby of many. There is just something beautiful in the way the sea breeze blows in your face. That salty tang in the air and the lilt of the fishing vessel through the waves are euphoric. The best thing though is to see that slack fishing line go taut. There is nothing more invigorating than hauling that impossibly huge fish with your strength. The pride of success one can get from seeing that huge capture is definitely worth it.

Would it not be better if fishing ways could be further improved? Of course it is and there is nothing more useful than a modern contraption that can plot charts for you so that you could get a more accurate idea where the fishes are biting. The Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo is a 1,249.99 US dollar creation of excellence. It is perfect for salt water fishing. It is another brilliant product sold at Brass Pro Shops, the right place to look for any equipment for any outdoor adventure. This chart plotter is definitely an innovation worth to join your salt water fishing gears.

The Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo is an advanced and enhanced LCX Series- Color complete with a big screen. It easily records sonar and GPS. It has an incredible clarity for its displays. The Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo features are really noteworthy compared to other chart plotters out there in the market.

One of the delightful features of the Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo is the NMEA 2000® connectivity for flexible sharing of drag with all of the sensors and networks protocol of other NMEA 2000. The Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo also utilizes the SolarMAX™ color screen technology. This is a unique attribute that produces maximum vision capability and its angles of viewing are simply the widest. Even in bright lights.

Saltwater fishing could be no easier with the Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo because its Hard Drive Technology that is now equipped with a much larger 30 gigabyte hard drive that is built in and loaded beforehand with a rich array of electronic mapping and charts that are guaranteed to be high detailed. It is very ideal for inland and coastal navigation in and around the US and also around Hawaii.

The Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo aqlso has an expansion of five pin Ethernet that is very compatible with a radar and satellite radio.

One may have wondered, where did the old ways of saltwater fishing go? Sailing out to the deep seas and casting a line in the sunset. Indeed, this way is something great especially if one catches an especially large fish. And now we’ve got modern equipments and something like the Lowrance LCX-28C HD 50/200kHz Sonar/GPS+WAAS Chartplotter Combo. Is not everything a lot better? All that excitement and exhilaration one could get from saltwater fishing is considerably improved. It has become something anyone could clearly enjoy.

Peter Gilbert

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What do deli’s do to tuna fish to make it taste so much better than when you make it at home?

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 29, 2010

I have never tasted anyones tuna taste as good as deli tuna fish. For the most part, all deli tuna tastes similar, so what is their secret for making it taste so good?

First, they shred the tuna very, very fine( by hand)
We only use albacore( it’s not fishy tasting)
Then we use only mayo and olive oil( it’s the olive oil that makes it taste different).
Some places use celery and onions( we don’t).
We just use shredded carrots, Albacore, mayo and olive oil and we always won"Best Tuna in NYC by the NY Times( when I was there anyway).
Still, try it, very simple and it’s the best.

Is it recommended that I use damp cool sand to keep the fish I caught while surf fishing fresh?

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 29, 2010

Did this a couple times because I forgot my cooler or bag. with no problem. I always make sure I mark the place where I bury the fish

Hi mate, Yes digging a hole in the sand on the surf beach is a graet way to keep your fish cooler, and other things as well. not sure where you are but here in Australia the sun can play havoc with your cacth and also the seagulls etc. so by burying them it keeps your catch for you to use. On Frazer Island which is just north of me its handy also to dig a hole and bury your catch as the Dingo’s pick up any fish laying unattended on the beach pretty quick. Its handy to carry a piece of poly pipe about 3 foot long and a diameter big enough to fit your rod but into. Cut one end on a 45 degree angle as this makes it easier to push into the beach. Use this as your marker and also as your rod holder when you return to your hole that you have dug for your catch. Keeps your rod upright and the reel out of the sand while you rebait, re rig or remove your fish etc. Happy Fishing

What is the difference between bigwater fishing and saltwater fishing?

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 29, 2010

Bigwater fishing is just a term for fishing deepwater. Deepwater can be salt or fresh. I almost always fish saltwater and harldy ever fish deeper than 5′. I don’t understand what the previous answerer said about saltwater being merkier? It’s all about where you are. Most of the time Bigwater Fishing refers to Offshore fishing in the ocean, also refered to as Bluewater fishing

Fishing – Small Bass

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Oct 28, 2010

Adam caught a small bass

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