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First Place Award - Outdoor Magazine
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Ted Venker - TIDE Editor
First Place Award - Outdoor Column / Opinion Writing
Excellence in Craft Competition - Texas Outdoor Writers Association

March/April 2014


8  Conservation Finds a New Stage — There is no single script for good resource conservation, and few are as powerful as the fight to save the brutish arapaima and the obscure rain forests of a small South American country. – By Patrick Murray

14  Silver Surprise — A growing body of research suggests that large numbers of the silver kings may stay in the northern Gulf of Mexico year round. – By Ben Raines

18  Flamenco Dancers — Long suffering a relegated fate, Spanish mackerel are coming into their own thanks to proper management and a growing love affair by guides and aficionados alike. – By Capt.  Dave Lear

22  The Needle in the Haystack — If you want to catch fish on so-called bad days, you need to get over the idea that it’s impossible to do so. – By Scott Sparrow
28  Made for Paddling — You would be hard pressed to find a body of water more suited to the kayak fisherman than the Chesapeake Bay. – By Capt. Chris Dollar

32  Kings of the Planks — Piers at the southern end of North Carolina, just below Cape Fear and where the Cape Fear River enters the ocean, have a reputation for producing quality king mackerel. – By Jerry Dilsaver  

38  They Don’t Call ’Em Stingrays for Nothing — A 50-year run of luck runs out for a veteran outdoor writer in the Texas surf. – By Joe Doggett

44  Beading for Steelhead — Bead fishing for steelhead has emerged as one of the most popular methods in any watershed in the Pacific Northwest. – By Pat Hoglund

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