fishing

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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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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Homemade Carp Fishing Bait Secrets Of Winter Success Revealed!

by Tim Richardson - If you are like most anglers who complain about how hard winter fishing is then remember that much of your lack of success is not anything other than your bait not working at 100 percent in cold temperatures because 95 percent of boilies are totally inefficient in low temperatures! But you have the power to change this! Have your eyes opened right now and multiply your
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Tips For Winter Boat Storage

by Donald Gasaway – A survey done by Boat US marine insurance found that most damage done to boats in storage is done by four legged vandals rather than two legged one. Bass boats are likely to be damaged by critters during the off season.  This is probably due to the fact that they are put away uncleaned.  Carpets, live wells and upholstery hold smells from the many fish that have been
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Video Tips Vault #10 (Fall Fishing Tips – #1)

The seasons may have changed and the action may have slowed, but with a bit of knowledge and strategy cold weather fishing can still be extremely rewarding.
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Fall Fishing’s Holy Trinity: Rock, Wood, Grass

by Rob Edwards - Fishing in the fall can be both highly rewarding, and highly frustrating, often the difference between these two results can be very small. First let’s focus on talking about the various types of structure we as bass anglers target, and in doing so I’m often reminded of the kids’ game “rock, paper, scissors”, you know, grass beats rock, but rock beats wood
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Slow It Down – Cold Water Bassin

by Rick Lawrence (A.K.A The Fish-N-Fool ) - The Largemouth Bass is a cold blooded creature, meaning that the fish’s body temperature will always match the water temperature. Like all cold blooded creatures its metabolism slows down as the surrounding water temperature becomes colder. When this occurs the Largemouth Bass has a greatly decreased energy level. As an angler you must take this
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Custom Fishing Rods vs. Store Bought Fishing Rods – Understanding the Custom Approach

By Redd Hutchinson – There are thousands of options available when buying a new fishing rod. The big manufacturers make almost any size, length, power, action you can dream up. But what’s the  benefits of having your rod custom made instead of buying over the counter? The majority of the big manufacturers make their rods in batches, meaning the may make 2,000 medium heavy/fast rods with
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Dakine Lures

Hawaii-based Dakine Lures offers an array of beautiful handmade multi-purpose lures designed to be jigged, popped, darted and skipped across the water. Constructed of basic clear casting resin, these plugs are small yet heavy so they can be casted far even on a short rod, but sink easily. We tried various techniques to get the best results. Initially working to pop the lure on the surface
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Keep it SIMPLE Stupid: Three Tips to Ease the Pain on the Water

by Andrew Martin  When I was a kid, my dad made me learn how to play golf with only a 7-iron and a putter. By focusing on one club and learning to hit it well, I was able to pick up the other clubs with no problem. The same principle can be applied to bass fishing. In this sport, nothing travels faster than the latest and greatest lure or technique. Every year tackle companies spend millions
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