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Mike Roux – River Hills Traveler
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Mike Roux

Missouri river monsters

Case Spencer struggles to hold his best-ever, 92-pound blue catfish. I met Case Spencer (Butters) about a year ago. This young outdoorsman from New Bloomfield, Mo., is good at many things, but finding huge...

My father’s .30-30

The Marlin Model 336 combined with Hornady ammunition is a very safe bet for the deer hunter. I have dozens of Illinois friends who venture across the Mighty Mississippi to deer hunt in Missouri...

Gear advice for this year’s deer hunting season

It is always my pleasure to bring the readers of River Hills Traveler the benefits of my product research each year.    Hopefully the things I bring you help to both make your time...

His first bass

I have written articles with this same title about a dozen times. Between my 5 kids and 6 grandchildren and some of their friends, I have been blessed to teach and encourage bass fishing...

Osage River education

I grew up in SE Missouri fishing mostly crystal-clear Ozark Mountain streams and rivers.  Courtois Creek (Codeaway), Current River and Big River are where I learned what it took to be a successful angler....

Late summer bluegills

Recently I was faced with a delightful problem; Nancy and I wanted to have a fish fry for my dad and stepmom before she had her scheduled hip replacement.   Dad’s favorite fish to...

Fishing Missouri ponds

Most average anglers view fishing a farm pond or small impoundment as a piece of cake. The logic is: “There is not much water. How tough can it be?”   These average fishermen usually catch an average...

New gear for big fish

Every year at about this time I like to share with my readers any/all of the new fishing products I discovered this past season.   Keep these in mind as you begin to make...