If being outdoors means roaming the Arkansas diamond fields, then so be it if one happens to "limit out" on something bright and shiny.
An Oklahoma teenager is crediting The Almighty with her discovery of a brilliant 3.85-carat canary diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Saturday.
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"I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look," said Tana Clymer of Oklahoma City. "Then, I found the diamond!"
Also from the Outdoors Pressroom:
Four years after Owen Schipnewski's favorite hunting jacket blew out of the back of his pickup truck during a goose-hunting trip, the man who found it tracked him down and retuned it -- along with a wallet containing $1,700.
Trent Jorgenson, who picked up the jacket from the Minnesota roadside in 2009, said he felt badly about never checking the pockets and discovering the wallet until now.
Fox Chain: Crappie fishing is excellent, if you can handle the cold temperatures and wind. Best bet are the side channels on Petite and Channel Lakes. Walleyes seem to be a tad hungrier this week. These fish are going for large shiners and trolled crank baits on Pistakee Lake. A few muskies have shown up on Lake Catherine.
Lake Michigan: It's literally hit or miss for shore anglers. Brown trout and some young kings are mixed in with the older fish right outside Waukegan Harbor.
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