Brad Durick Outdoors Fishing-Related Musings

Paddling Back in Time

Paddling Back in Time It’s been a long time since I can say I have been on an actual adventure. I think the biggest reason is I am not a good traveler and frankly I am lazy. About a month ago while guiding in Drayton I looked at the bank of the terribly low river […]

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Shutting Down for 2021

Shutting Down for The Season Two weeks ago, I made the business decision to suspend guiding services for the rest of 2021 or until we had enough rain to bring the river up to a better level.  It was not without much thought that this difficult decision was made. The first consideration was income. Stopping […]

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What Drives a Fishing Guide Crazy

What Drives Fishing Guides Crazy In our last visit I mentioned that I had a tough week guiding because one customer decided not to show up and the other deemed the trip a total failure because the fish were too big. Well, it’s been three weeks and I am still bitter about those two days. […]

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Take a Kid Fishing

I write this from my recliner at the lake. It is a wonderful morning with the sun out and very little wind. We had a bit of a cool off so I was able to sleep with the windows open and all of the covers which is a treat for me in the summer. It […]

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Mom’s Catfish

The past couple months I have been down on life some and trying to keep everyone up with outdoor activities. I thought we were going to get on catfishing early then a ten-day cold front pretty much shut that off. It got hot on the back side of that and I was unsure what it […]

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Mine and Braden’s First Tournament

A few weeks back Braden and I embarked on a new experience together, we entered a small fishing tournament. He has been fishing in the local catfish league for a couple years now with a friend of mine. My buddy needed a partner last year to complete the year with him after his partner moved […]

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One Last Giant Catfish for 2018 (With Video)

It is not secret here that I take Braden’s outdoor upbringing seriously.  I want him to experience as much as he can and enjoy it as he goes with the hope he carries on the traditions. A few weeks back we ran into B’s second grade teacher and she asked him if he had caught […]

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