Tips

Can You Stop A Fish Bleeding From The Gills With Coke or Sprite?

By James Green - I’d never heard of this topic until the other day, but with a quick search I soon found a lot of other people talking about the same thing. It seems there are anglers all over the place pouring carbonated drinks into their fish in an effort to stop them bleeding from the gills. But can Coke, Sprite or Mountain Dew really help or is it just an old wives tale? For starter
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A Water Temperature Guide for Early Fall Bass

By Mark Bilbrey - With each passing day summer fades into fall. Longer nights and cooler temperatures leave a still fog on the morning lake as the water slowly cools down. For a fisherman one particular thing brings changes in the behavior of the bass, and that is the falling water temperature. This is the change that triggers an instinctive increase in the feeding activity in baitfish and
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Fish Your Way For Success

by Blake Rankie - There are times when I am out tournament fishing or even fun fishing that I have to make certain decisions to catch fish. Very often to do well on any given day I have to go against the grain of what the majority of anglers are doing to be successful out on the water. Community fishing holes tend to hold fish but they get pounded day after day because they are well known.
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How to Smoke a Cigar (and Not Look Like a Heathen in the Process)

by Anne Clarke - Not everyone in the world knows how to smoke a cigar. Even those that smoke cigars regularly do not necessarily know how to smoke a cigar. How so? Smoking cigars is like showing dogs: there is skill involved, as well as a certain beauty and sophistication. Here are some tips for how to smoke a cigar: • To learn how to smoke a cigar properly, you do not need to wear a smoking
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Flipping Baits For Success

by Adam Smith Through out the year my most consistent technique is flipping and pitching, whether it be structure or vegetation flipping produces fish. To be successful during spring, summer, and fall you must change up area/depths you are flipping, the structure or vegetation your flipping, and the baits your flipping. There could be hundreds of articles written on flipping but in this one I
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Debunking Myths On Crappie Fishing Water Temperature

Professional Crappie Tournament Angler and Guide Todd Huckabee debunks the “myths” on crappie fishing water temperature. “The biggest myths in Crappie fishing is the water temperature. For years it was said that it has to be 65 to 70 degrees before crappie spawn. This has been documented for years even in books and literature. Guess what, water temperature has nothing to do
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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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