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Boat News

Fishing In The Third Dimension

Sonar has been opening anglers’ eyes to the underwater world ever since Lowrance first made waves with its iconic “little green box” back in 1957. In the years since, fishermen have enjoyed a steady stream […]

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Conservation

18 Foot Burmese Python Captured

A massive Burmese python large enough to ingest deer and alligators was captured by a permitted python researcher in the Everglades National Park in Florida recently, CBS Miami reported Tuesday. The python, found along a […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

THEY CALL THEM ROCKFISH

The screech of the reel is a dead giveaway for some rockfish action on the Ohio River. Even if they are not on the agenda today, rockfish, or as they are often known, striper can […]

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Fishing News - Salt

Go Fish for 7/18/15 by Capt. Bill Miller

Night time fishing is a good way to beat the summer heat and Tampa Bay offers many opportunities. Dock lights attract bait fish that attract other fish like speckled trout, redfish, snook, ladyfish and more.

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Fishing News - Fresh

HAPPY HOURS – FAMILY FISHING

Economic conditions in recent years have forced people to make hard decisions on the use of their discretionary income for recreational fishing trips.  Family responsibilities demand we do better and more efficiently add to the […]

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Bass Fishing

Sizing Your Baits

As the fishing turns into summertime patterns, the need to size your baits properly will never be stronger. There is no doubt in my mind that we are trending toward a time of year that […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

FAMILY FISHING LOCATION IN CHICAGO AREA

Living in Chicago area for some 30 years still provides surprises in terms of family fishing locations.  The best fishing seems to come in the forest preserves and along the lakefront.  There are several rivers […]

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Panfish Fishing

FISHING ILLINOIS STRIP PITS

Time was when strip mined land was a story of environmental devastation.  Now they have become successful habitat restoration.  The woodlands, healthy grasslands and abundant water provide outdoor recreation for the public. Most of the […]

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Panfish Fishing

SPRING RUN WHITE BASS

Lake Shelbyville is a natural for white bass.  White bass thrive in large, open-water impoundments containing an abundance of shad, their favorite forage fish. This 11,000-plus acre impoundment is located in Shelby and Moultrie counties […]

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Fishing Tips

MULTI-SPECIES FISHING ON REND LAKE

The vast expanse that is Rend Lake (19,000-acres) can be a challenge for anglers.  Twenty five years of fishing the lake teaches one that the largemouth bass, yellow bass, crappie and catfish (channel and flathead) […]

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Bass Fishing

How Bass Bite A Lure

Although they are still popular the jig is not as dominant on the professional bass fishing circuit, as was once the case.  With the advent of pitching and flipping, the jig was a natural lure.  […]

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Ice Fishing

Deep Water Crappie

I was greeted with a -11 degree temperatures at a body of water I had previously never seen. The lake could be classified as a basin lake with some other interesting contour/habitat around. I figured […]

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Bass Fishing

Float-N-Fly for Smallmouth Bass

Savvy anglers know that when the water temperature reaches 52 degrees smallmouth bass begin to migrate out of the creek channels and into the main lake. “When the water is 56 or even 54, the […]

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Bass Fishing

Brush Pile Basics

An FLW Feature. December and January are the two months when anglers really start preparing for the coming season, whether it’s firming up sponsorships, planning tournament schedules or restocking baits and equipment. This is also the […]

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Fishing Tips

Ice Out Patterns For Cold Fish

Some fishermen mistakenly seem to think fish are like bears and go into hibernation.  Large game fish often turn up at this time of the year.  The fish are not as aggressive when water temperatures […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

NW PA Fishing Report: 1/01/15

Brought to you by PA Great Lakes Region tourism. What’s biting in the lakes, streams and rivers of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Venango Counties? FRENCH CREEK – Flowing through all four counties. Editor’s note: By […]

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Ice Fishing

Clam Dingle Drop XL

Everything we said about the Drop XL goes for the Dingle Drop XL, too. A lot of times, you want to keep the jig size (and weight) the same, but need a bigger hook. Seriously, […]

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Bass Fishing

Schooling Bass Like Noise

In late summer, the schools of bass that are feeding on forage fish will respond to lipless crankbaits that provide noise.  The bass spend much of the fall months in schools that attack the forage […]

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Bass Fishing

Ish’s Phat Frog

Our friends over at Snag Proof shared with us a product review done via Fish Sniffer angler group on the Ish’s Phat Frog. Sheldon Bright of Fish Sniffer sent this in – “Ish’s phat frog, […]

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Bass Fishing

FLW Yells “Holy Spot!”

Jason Johnson and Cody Meyer enjoyed the best day of fishing in their lives on Thursday. “I’ll take the memory of that day to my grave,” said Jason Johnson, the day after he and Repel […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

Custom Rat-L-Traps

Often we get calls from Rat-L-Trap fans looking for colors that we either don’t make anymore or have never made. In order to meet this demand, we’ve started a custom lure program. If you have […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

Jig Tactics for Bass

Looking through my tackle box when I got to the lake I was trying to decide what I should start with, after a few minutes I decided to tie on and throw a jig. I […]