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More heavyweight smallmouth bass in the 4-, 6-, and 8-pound or larger class are caught in spring than in all the other months combined. But consistently catching big bronzebacks — even in spring — isn’t a piece of cake. Outsize smallmouths are cagey and notoriously tight lipped. Read More…

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So, you’re getting ready to fish a small lake for bass. It may be that small pond behind your house. Maybe it is the neighborhood lake or you live in a residential area with recreational fishing opportunities. Or perhaps the town you live in has a small city lake that allows public access. Small Read More…

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Helping less fortunate people is much of what America is all about. And for thousands of sportsmen, that means donating harvested wild game meat to help feed this nation’s burgeoning hungry people. Recently the North Florida Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) donated over 700 pounds of Read More…

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Fishing has never been a static sport. By that I mean we have sure come a long way from the ubiquitous cane pole, some kite string, and a hook. Forget digging some worms alongside the creek bed or trying to catch some minnows in a bucket. Everything from rods, reels, fishing line, artificial baits Read More…

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It started as a simple idea from a retired Army Major to a neighbor. It ended several weeks later as a fun-filled outdoor day for 52 Wounded Warrior Project members and their families with a fishing, sailing, and boating theme in a Florida riverfront community. Retired Army Ranger Major Andrew Read More…

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No guys, this is not about making out in the back seat of the Camaro. Noodling is the sort of unofficial nickname given to the fishing style of using a floating device to suspend a fishing line for the catching of fish, usually catfish, but other species as well. When I was in college back[.....]

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The easy bend in the rod suddenly doubled. Leaning forward to lessen the line pressure, I envisioned a striped bass, down below in the current, working its gills and mouth to totally engulf the bait. After a few seconds, as the pull on the line escalated to a self-hooking level, I pulled back on Read More…

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David was a proud new landowner. He bought his 640-acre place in the rural South and started fixing up the old farm house, working with his wife and kids getting everything a country family needed and wanted. They repaired fences, pond dikes, woods, roads, and culverts. They put in a garden, got Read More…