I can hardly remember a longer period of winter weather where the temperatures remained so brutally cold as they have during the past two weeks. Even the record-setting winters of the late 1970’s and early 80’s had the occasional moderate “upper 30” days here and there before we got slammed with more chill.
OK, I know, time is running out and Santa will soon be on his sleigh and squeezing down the chimney with a big bag full of goodies for all of us fisherman types. With Christmas literally just days away it is utterly important that that we all get those wonderful gift ideas purchased, wrapped and designated to the angler in your family. Of course, if you have more than one fisher person in your gang then you might have to make more than one trip to Bass Pro or Cabelas. Time is of the essence!
I am well aware of the various opinions of hatchery trout, both good and bad. I have, in my limited lifetime of 65 years, not had the opportunity, skills, nor the finances to sample those “blue ribbon” trout waters of Montana, Alaska or the Great Lakes tributaries. I have found that catching those pampered, pellet-fed giants of the concrete raceways to be, in its own way, my personal version of Back East trout fishing.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
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)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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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