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Are You Sharper Than Your Hook – Keeping Your Hook Sharp

by Eric Moynihan Have you ever set your hook, ready to pull what could be the big one that legends are made of only to end up reeling in no story at all. One thing many anglers neglect is care for their fishing hooks and it may be costing them. Hook sharpening is probably the single most neglected best practice in all of fishing. Repeated snagging catches havoc on hooks. If you fish brush
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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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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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Bass on the Fly? Misconceptions on Fly Fishing

by Lindsay Rowland - I’ll be the first to admit it, every time I see a trout-mimicking swimbait, I do get a little bitter. At heart I’m one of those “elitist”, creek-crawling, catch and release, bug-tying, line-flying, foam box-toting anglers who put trout on a pedestal. I grew up on bass and inshore/offshore saltwater on the east coast of central Florida, but I pulled this trout-on-the-fly
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Dropshotting With A Twist

By Rick Lawrence (A.K.A The Fish-N-Fool ) I want to share with you a neat new way I found to catch river Smallmouth on a dropshot, but with a new twist! I call it “The Drag the Dropshot” method. I found this method kind of by accident. It was early November and the weather was fair but a cold front had moved in and the water temps were dropping down into the low 50′s. I was
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Video Tips Vault #8 (Fly Fishing for Bass)

Be sure to read: Bass on the Fly? Misconceptions on Fly Fishing by Lindsay Rowland
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Breaking the Mold – Fishing new waters requires anglers to break old habits

By Chris Futch - I wash my truck every weekend. I use the same hose, the same scrub brush, the same soap, and for the most part, the same routine. Why the same thing every time? Because it works. Over time, I’ve figured out what works well for me when it comes to washing my truck and I’ve developed a pattern. The same can be said for my bass fishing. I grew up fishing a very large river, The
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