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  • Ice Fishing for Panfish Interest in ice fishing continues to grow and year after year, sunfish, crappie, and perch are the most sought after species. Combined, these three are aptly known as panfish due to their delicious tasting filets. Read More
  • Ice Fishing Safety Ice fishing is one of the fastest growing segments of the entire sportfishing industry. Diehards across the ice belt prefer drilling holes in the hard water to the ease and mobility of open-water fishing. In fact, the largest ice fishing tournament in the world, held annually in northern Minnesota, attracts over 10,000 anglers each year. While ice fishing is a fun outdoor activity, it needs to be enjoyed safely - with caution and preparation top of mind. Read More
  • Targeting River Smallmouth During the dog days of summer, the bass bite can be tough as both the fish and the anglers chasing them become lethargic. However, there is one surefire way to beat the heat and experience some of the best angling of the year: Instead of struggling on your local lake, do some research and identify a nearby smallmouth stream or river because on these flowing waterways, hot temperatures translate into a hot bite. Read More
  • Pitching with Spinning Gear Spinning gear is very capable of making effective pitching presentations to tight targets. Read More
  • Deadly Bass Techniques for Spinning Tackle Four techniques to have you landing bass like a pro. Read More
  • Power Tactics for Summer Catfish When targeting catfish during summer's heat, try special ways of fishing that produce more cats. These "power tactics" go one step beyond the usual to tempt whiskerfish. Read More
  • Six Tips for Spinning Tackle Looking to get control of your spinning gear and become more proficient at catching fish with it? Here are six spinning tackle tips to get you started. Read More
  • Five Different Casts with Spinning Gear Given all of the various casts and different presentations that can be made with spinning gear, the versatility of a spinning combo is truly remarkable. In this article we will explain five different casting techniques to use on your next fishing trip. Read More
  • Six Advantages of Spinning Tackle Over the last century there have been numerous improvements and innovations in fishing equipment, but spinning tackle still remains a staple in the sportfishing industry – and for good reason. Conventional spinning gear offers several advantages over baitcasting gear, especially in the realm of light tackle fishing. Read More
  • Crappie Fishing Tips and Techniques There are many different techniques for catching crappie year round. Read More
  • Introducing Kids to Fishing Toddlers as young as two can begin fishing with the assistance and guidance of their parents or grandparents. While many adults are eager to teach their youngsters, there is a right way, and a wrong way, to introduce a child to fishing. Read More
  • No Boat, No Worries: Catching Catfish From the Shore Catfish anglers fish from boats significantly less than crappie, bass and, walleye anglers. In some areas, 70 percent or more fish primarily from shore. If you are among them, these tips can improve your catch. Read More
  • Bucket-List Fishing Trips These are the destinations every serious angler must visit in their lifetime; these are fishing's bucket-list trips. Read More
  • Kayak Fishing Tips In less than a decade kayak fishing has become internationally popular. From saltwater coastlines to inland lakes and streams, anglers are catching a wide range of sport fish from kayaks. If you’re new to kayak fishing, the following tips will help you paddle your way to great rod-bending action. Read More
  • Prepping Your Fishing Gear for the Start of the Season Getting fishing gear ready for the start of the season is an important task. Cleaning and repairing damaged equipment, spooling line on reels, organizing fishing tackle and buying needed supplies are a sampling of things to do to prepare for opening day. Read More
  • How to Find Fish It's said that 10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish. That means a lot of folks could use some help. Sometimes, all you need is a bit of an edge Read More
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