Tips and Tactics

Calling All Carps, Calling All Carps

by Paul Beauchesne Jr  (AKA Muskie) Spring is here and rivers and ponds are really starting to show signs of life and it reminds me that I need to get my sleep in now, because in a few weeks, sleep will not be an option, unless of course I don’t want to achieve my goal of catching the biggest carp in the state this year. There is no guarantee, but I know you can’t catch fish from the couch.
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Talking North vs. South Freshwater Fishing w/Pro Angler Earnest Weathersby

Whether your casual or tournament fishing, you must always consider where you are and what your fishing for, especially when your fishing either the north or south of North America, as explained by Pro Bass Angler Ernest Weathersby.
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Feelin’ Froggy? Topwater Frog Tactics

  By Dan Wells - It’s post spawn and early summer. The water is warm and big bass are eating often. Some of the most exciting fishing you could ever have is right in front of you. Top water frog fishing! With a little patience, the right equipment and some confidence, provide to you in this article, you will be ready for hand to hand combat with big fish, heavy cover, and shallow water.
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Luke Clausen’s Top 5 Tips to Fish Care

by Luke Clausen Catch and release is just the beginning to taking care of a fishery. How you handle the fish from the time you catch it to the time you release it can still kill the fish. By practicing safer catch and release practices we can all make our fisheries better. While I am not a biologist, I have heard enough to know there are good and bad ways to handle fish. Here’s five tips to
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Top 5 Spots for Finding Bass Quickly

by Tom Redington We all have our favorite lakes that we fish all the time and know dozens of secret honey holes.  Most of these sweet spots took lots of scouting to find, a luxury you don’t have on a new lake.  Following are my top 5 spots to help you find bass quickly the next time you’re on a new lake trying to find a few fish or if you’re in a tournament and need 1 or 2 more keepers to
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Late Winter – Early Spring Patterns…Fish Or No Fish….It’s Up To You

by Aaron Crippen For any tournament angler who says that its easy to go out and pattern fish after the dramatic cold fronts we have seen this year on many lakes is not wrong but it is definitely not easy. The patterns we have been so used to doing this time of the year are being pushed back and we are still seeing some of the coldest weather conditions that this country has seen in over 60
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Casting Out the Devil: In Pursuit of the Northern Pike

by Eric Moynihan  - Although not a mythical beast, the Northern Pike is a fish that legends are made of. Anyone who has had the pleasure of battling a fish so strong, so mean, baring a mouth full of teeth that can cut any angler’s hand to the bone can attest to why some liken the Pike  to some demon fish. The Northern Pike is a carnivorous creature taking in frogs, mice, ducklings, other Pike
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Tic,Tack,Toe! – Finding The Sweet Spot

by Jay Samsal This winter has definitely been a little out of the ordinary, for more reasons than one. For as long as I can remember, I have spent as much time on the ice as possible, in search of the next big bite or surprise “honey hole” on our lakes in Sunset Country. But these past few months haven’t exactly been ordinary. Let’s take out the fact that since early
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Jacob Powroznik’s POW’r Tips

by  Jacob Powroznik There are three phases of spring fishing that every angler lives for, the pre spawn, spawn and the shad spawn. While each of these three phases can make for a great day on the lake, the shad spawn can be one of the best times to go fishing. The shad spawn is an interesting thing, it’s kind of like natures way of taking care of the bass. The bass have worked hard spawning,
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The First Steps To Fishing New Water

by Eric Monyhian For all of you anglers who regularly travel to places, on vacation or fish tournaments, that might bring you to unfamiliar water, you’re probably familiar with that funny feeling you get when you launch your boat; “What Do I Do Now?” Well, to offer some empathy and advice, there are several steps you can take to subside this all too familiar problem, many of
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