Welcome to Outdoor Savages! We are a small group of friends that enjoys nothing more than to spend our free time in the outdoors. Here are the first hand accounts of our adventures. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Top Water Bass

    I was able to sneak away with Savage Ed, His daughter, and her cousin tonight for some fishing.  The four of us piled into my little aluminum and found a nice sheltered section of shoreline.  With in minutes we had fish.  Nothing big but it was a lot of fun on top water plugs.  Here is Emma from Holland with her first ever Striped Bass!   We were able to even scare up a few rat blues before we headed back to town for the night.  I am planning on catching some of these little bluefish for the smoker next week.


  Yesterday on the way home from my hike i stopped at one of the farmers markets and decided to buy some cucumbers to make pickles.  During the spring my wife got some ball canning jars and a rack for our stock pot.
   The Brine!  The brine, the most important part of pickling, consisted of:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What a Trail!

My plans were foiled today since my fishing buddy has fallen ill.  I originally wanted to go out on the boat and slay some bass with top water plugs.  July is the time to fish resident fish, and if the weather remains stable, the fishing will be very predictable.  Last night i learned if i went on the boat it would be alone.  Hitting the boat solo night or day is something i do often, but i was looking forward to shooting a cool video of us plugging in the early morning hours.  I Actually thought about staying home and slaying my couch instead of the bass, but i had to make the best of my day off.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

From the Sea: The Incredible Edible.....Clam?


  Clams, fish, whale, oysters, crabs, kelp and so on,  I love most every food produced by the worlds oceans.  That is a true statement.  Clams, however are at the top of the list for me.  I guess i boils down to how much fun it is to collect them, and they are available all year long. The Northern Quahog is my areas most plentiful type of clam.  It is also at the top of my culinary list.  Table fare is second to none, moreover, it can be prepared several different ways!  So many in fact it rivals THE EGG, well not quite, but close.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bass on the 4th of July

I just want to wish everyone a happy 4th of July! And then brag about the killing I made today out on the Clam Beds.  Jan, Nick and I left the dock with Thunder Storms all around us.  As fate would have it, the weather held out, we caught bass, and raked a bunch of clams.  Check out my video of us catching the bass in two feet of water!  Striped Bass on the 4th of July  Not bad for three guys in a boat loaded with gear.