Okay, I confess — that title is largely clickbait, but it nearly came true. You see, I was recently invited to attend a 3-day media event in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The plan was to target striped bass from Hobie’s Mirage Pro Angler 14 (below) and 12-foot Outback kayaks. Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 in camo. However, as the trip grew closer, Mother Nature decided to throw us a curveball — in the form of Hurricane Jose.
Fact: I own a decent amount of fishing tackle, but I’ve never been one of those anglers who spends a lot of time on the water digging in their tackleboxes, changing lures and experimenting. Sometimes my “I’ll make them eat a Texas-rigged worm” attitude works, but I think in hindsight, I’d probably do better by having a bit more of an open mind. Case in point: This past Saturday, my 14-year-old son, Elliott (photo above), had his best single day of bass fishing in his young life.
As an avid bowhunter, I often estimate shooting distance in feet, not yards. I’ve killed far more whitetails and turkeys at 25-30 feet than I have at 25-30 yards. And even though I’ve been a firearms hunter for 40 years, my longest shot on a game animal is about 200 yards. From a kneeling position after a long and careful stalk, and with the aid of shooting sticks, I dropped a caribou (below) in his tracks with one bullet from a 270 Win. single-shot rifle.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".