Craig James' GON Blog


Great To Meet GON Readers At Outdoor Blast

If you weren’t at the GON Outdoor Blast in Emerson this year, I’ll sum it up quickly by saying you really missed out. Big bucks were scored, guns were won every hour on the hour, and vendors had enough discount goodies to fill 20 semi trailers. Oh yeah… and thanks to John Megel Chevrolet, we…

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Learning How To Cast

Rewind to the year 1995, on a sunny spring day, a younger… well much younger… version of myself was strutting out of a hardware store, proudly carrying a brand spanking new Quantum baitcasting combo. Now, that might not sound like that big a deal, but in my mind, I was headed straight to the Bassmaster…

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Christmas Gift No. 3: Favorite Defender Series Rods

For my third and final gift recommendation, the Favorite Defender series rod gets the nod. I have fished a 7-foot model for the past few months, and I’ve been blown away by its strength and sensitivity. This rod is perfect for bass fishing and inshore saltwater fishing and has a respectable $99 price tag. Satilla…

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Christmas Gift No. 2: Blackstone Portable Griddle

Gift No. 2 of my three-part series is the Blackstone portable griddle. This 17-inch model has over 250 square inches of cooking space and is a cooking machine that has plenty of room to prepare a meal for the whole family.  Perfect for camping trips or any adventure, this griddle also works great when used…

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Stop With The Apologies

Over the past year or two, the social media outdoor scene has been overrun with bullies who are out to bash hunters for the deer they choose to kill. It’s ridiculous and pathetic to say the least. But, over the past few months I have noticed an equally concerning trend online, and I don’t like…

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Christmas Gift No. 1: Kaku Wahoo 10.5 Kayak

Christmas time is sneaking up on us yet again, and there’s no better time than now to go ahead and finish snagging some gifts for the outdoorsmen in your life. I’m going to do a three-part series of products that I believe in, and I’m going to show them to you on video so that…

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This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

Ahhhhhh public land hunting, you gotta love it. Throw a hundred and fifty hunters on a 10,000 acres, all with high hopes of killing a whitetail with a set of horns that a moose would envy, and you better believe there’s going to be problems. I’m a member of several large social media outdoor groups,…

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