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Pike Fishing 101: How To Catch The Northern Pike

Throughout their range, northern pike are one of the top predators in any system they inhabit. They are voracious eaters, extremely hard fighters, and usually under-targeted by anglers. Because of this, pike fishing is some of the most exciting and fast action you can get on a northern lake. Whether you’re looking to learn about and target a new species, …

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How To Use Spinnerbaits To Catch Early Season Bass

Cold, muddy water ranks at the top of the toughest conditions for catching early season bass. This is where the blade bait comes in handy. Heavy spring rains tend to muddy the water on most lakes, which will draw bass to the shallows. In clear-water situations, bass suspend over deep water and can rely on their sight to key on …

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Weather Fishing Tips: What To Throw When It’s Sunny Vs Overcast

The list of factors you need to consider when heading out for a day on the water is long and can be somewhat daunting to anglers trying to maximize the bite. Things like water temperature, clarity, and spawn stage get top billing (rightfully so), and understanding each is a great way to get started on the path to success. There …

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3 Great Lures For Fishing In Muddy Water

Spring runoff, and thus fishing in muddy water, is a necessary part of the hydro-logic cycle. It recharges aquifers, raises water levels, and provides the nutrients necessary for productive fisheries. It also creates some tough fishing conditions – as high sediment loads muddy up the water making it extremely difficult for bass to track your baits. In today’s fast paced …

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8 Things You Need To Start Trout Fishing

Trout have reached almost mythical status among anglers for a reason. They are gorgeous, mercurial in nature, hard fighters, and possess a unique charm that sets them apart from all other freshwater species. They are also at-home in some of the most pristine and picturesque waterways in the country, making trout fishing something of a religious experience for the die-hards. Additionally, …

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Bait Showdown – Baits For Murky Water Vs Clear Water

Which Are The Best Baits For Murky Water & Clear Water? Water clarity and color play a prominent role in lure selection. In clear water, most fish species are visual feeders, and choosing baits that effectively imitates a primary forage species is paramount. Contrastingly, when the water muddies up, fish rely more on their lateral line to detect prey, and the …

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10 Bass Fishing Lures Every Angler Should Have in Their Tackle Box

If you’re just getting into bass fishing, or getting back into fishing after a long hiatus, going to the tackle shop can be an eye-opening experience. There are literally thousands of bass fishing lures out there, in hundreds of different colors, styles, and shapes. The tackle shops themselves have even changed. For years, many of the most successful tackle shops …