December 2013

The Need for Speed? My Reel is Faster Than Yours!

by Rob Edwards If your like me and you pay attention to the various trends in fishing equipment, you may have noticed that over the years battles for “who can put the most bearings in a reel” or who makes lightest weight reel have popped up and are argued about by anglers off and on the water, the current trend that is starting to take over is: “who can make the fastest
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Ice Cold Pike – Strategy For Ice Fishing Pike

by Rick Lawrence - If you’re like most Pike fisherman you either switch to ice fishing with dead bait or give up all together when the weather starts turning cold, but I’m going to tell you how to catch some big Pike all winter long fishing from the comfort of your boat using only lures. I’ve had days where my partner and I landed over a dozen fish, so it can be very productive. I just
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Citrus Herb Salmon

The beauty off this recipe is that almost any fish can be used instead of salmon. Dill Weed, Fresh Chopped 3 Teaspoon Parsley-Fresh Chopped 2 Ounce Lemon Juice, Fresh Orange Juice, Fresh, Pasteurized 4 Ounce Salt 3/4 Teaspoon Pepper-Black, Ground 2 Teaspoon Olive Oil 2 Ounce Salmon Fillets, 3 lbs. raw. Preparation 1) Combine dill, parsley, lemon and orange juices, salt, pepper and oil for
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The Lakes of Phillips, Wisconsin: Small Town Big Fishing

By John Carlson - Looking for some good fishing and true northern experience? The small North Woods town of Phillips, Wisconsin offers plenty of both with a friendly surroundings where you truly escape from commercialized vacations. Small family-owned resorts with rustic cabins still dot the shorelines of area lakes, and small town diners and stores bring you to a good old-fashion place where
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Pro Review: The Mighty Power-Pole MICRO Anchor

  Talk about innovation in sport and recreation freshwater fishing. The new Power-Pole MICRO Anchor supports everything from kayaks and John Boats to fibgerglass and flat boats. The system is designed on a totally new platform separate from the Blade and original Power-Pole series. This impressive invention that the guys at JL Marine Systems have come up with has the ability to change the
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All Pikies Are Not Created Equal – What Makes A Lure Collectible?

by Mark Edson - As I mentioned in October’s column, not all pikies are created equal.   In fact, most “alike” lures of any manufacturer are subject to price variability due to a wide range of factors.   But before we discuss those factors, I want to focus on the basics of tackle collecting.  What makes a lure collectible?  What should you look for while searching your local antique store,
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A Look at the Powerful 2014 Ford F-150

The 2014 F-150 has the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer at this time with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup. The 2014 Ford F-150 is equipped with 3.7-liter V6 engine comes with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline
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Make Someone Fall For You Hook, Line & Sinker By Taking Them Fishing or Boating

Whether you want to make someone fall in love with you for the first time, or all over again, the answer may be closer than you think: a date on the water. A new survey conducted among men and women currently in relationships on behalf of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing campaign reveals that two-thirds of couples have gone fishing or boating with
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Pro Review: MESU’s BuzzeRR and Swim Raptor Jig

by Vance Montgomery – In the 20 years that I’ve been a tournament fisherman, I had the pleasure of putting a lot of very great baits on my line. MESU Bait is a Kansas-based lure manufacturer that i can get behind. Out of their line-up, two lures stand out and are the best I have tied on – the BuzzeRR  and the Swim Raptor Jig. BuzzeRR The BuzzeRR is a fantastic buzz bait that has
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