Winter Fishing Tips and Tactics

    By Mike Cork  Fishing through the winter months can be very rewarding for a number of reasons. Cold temperatures keep fair-weather anglers home and hunting seasons lead many anglers to trade lakes for the woods. Winter is also the time of year when most freshwater species group up. The result: more fish for cold-weather anglers. During the coolest months of the year,
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Keep Your Bait Color Selections Simple

by Jeremiah T. Bagwell In our world of endless choices, you can walk down the aisles of any tackle shop, scan the pages of lure catalogs or point and click on any tackle website and choose from hundreds of colors available for each and every lure style. While the power to choose is great, it may serve as a huge and overwhelming distraction to novice anglers. I recommend that anglers who are
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Understanding The Types of Tequila

by Melissa Blanco - There are two basic types of tequila – 100% blue agave tequila and mixto. The 100% blue agave tequilas are distilled entirely from the fermented juice of the agave. 100% agave tequilas are required to be distilled and bottled in Mexico. If your bottle of Tequila is not clearly marked as 100% blue agave, the tequila is mixto and may have been distilled from as little
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Fly Fishing: 6 Sight-Fishing Tips for Shallow Water Trout

by Kent Klewein  - Fly fishing during the fall and winter months can really open the door to some great sight-fishing opportunities for fly anglers targeting trout. Generally, most of our wadable trout streams run low and clear from the lack of rainfall this time of year. If you keep your eyes peeled for trout and wade with extra stealth, there’s always a good chance to sneak up and
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5 Things You Need To Know Before Smallmouth Fishing in NY

By Jim Root - If you’re like most people you’ve probably heard stories of how legendary the smallmouth bass fishing is in NY. From Ontario, Erie, St. Lawrence, Oneida, Champlain, Cayuga, Susquehanna, you can find yourself hooking up with smallmouth in the 5-7+ pound range on every trip if you know what to look for, what to bring, and what to expect. Come unprepared, however, and
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Icing for Panfish

By Vincent J. Hytry Winter is here in southeast Wisconsin and that means it’s time for ice fishing. With the early ice upon us, the focus is on panfish and to find these fish you must think shallow, real shallow (1.5-5ft). The search for panfish begins by looking for protected bays, channels or back waters off river systems and if they contain green weeds, wood or other cover it’s all the
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Ish Monroe Offers Apology Statement Regarding Southern Open Lake Toho Incident

B.A.S.S. disqualified two anglers who tussled following Day 2 of the Lake Toho Bassmaster Southern Open tournament on Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla. Ish Monroe, and Keith Poche, were disqualified from the Open based on an investigation of an incident. Additional penalties for both anglers may be imposed pending the outcome of additional investigations that are ongoing. Based on the initial
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Orlando is the 2015 Destination for the Global Sportfishing Industry – ICAST

Now is the time to mark your calendar for the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade group that represents the sportfishing industry, ICAST will be held July 14 – 17, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. From buyers to media
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