All posts by John Kaczorek


Whittier Decoys – Rick and Connie’s Carving Stories

Whittier Decoys – Rick and Connie’s Carving Stories A Chance Meeting Rick and Connie Whittier were wide awake when they heard the stranger at the door at 1:00 am.  It...

/ January 24, 2022
Darkhouse Spearing Decoy

Melissa Shockman on Carving Decoys and Inclusion

Melissa Shockman on Carving Decoys and Inclusion Shipping day is Melissa Shockman’s favorite.  Each spear fishing decoy she sends out to a customer is deeply fulfilling.  On one level, shipping...

/ December 23, 2021
All Things Northern Pike

Scott Mackenthun on All Things Northern Pike

All Things Northern Pike The Expert Every mission needs an expert.  I know this because I was a kid in the 1990s, and, therefore, I learned a lot from action...

/ December 14, 2021

The Ice Is Calling

Perspectives on the cold temps that are starting to make ice on our northern waters

/ December 2, 2021

Craftsmanship of Darkhouse Spearfishing Spears

Part of the Hardwater Hunters Series by Modern Carnivore

/ February 8, 2021

Bru-ell Spearing Decoys

Spearing Decoys (Editor’s Note: In the winter activity of darkhouse spearing the decoy is arguably one of the most important tools. This post on the Bru-ell spearing decoy is part...

/ January 9, 2021

Hardwater Hunters

A new series by Modern Carnivore on darkhouse spearing.

/ November 19, 2020