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Almost everyone saw the movie “The Bucket List.” And for many sportsmen, deep in their heart of hearts, there is an outdoor list of things we want to do before we die. For those anglers who want to chase “The Dream,” here’s where to make it happen. Smallmouth bass over 4 pounds Plenty of Read More…

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Fishing with live baits is a natural thing. I have no clue who decided a worm on a hook could catch fish, but it was certainly a timeless discovery. Every kid that grew up fishing that pond in the back forty or that slough ditch behind the house knew to take a shovel for digging[.....]

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Heavyweight spawning largemouth bass now are being caught throughout many areas of the country as the fish move into shallow water fanning nests and making whoopee. In recent years anglers have learned that small soft-plastic tube lures and soft-plastic lizard or crawfish imitation lures are very Read More…

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In the great northwestern state of Washington, salmon fishing is king. One of the best places to do it is up on the far reaches of the Olympic Peninsula in a tiny little fishing hamlet town named Sekiu (pronounced like See-Koo). Sekiu is perched on the edge of Clallam Bay, overlooking the Strait of Read More…

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As striped bass begin their migration from winter to summer quarters, they encounter forage that differs greatly from what they were feeding on during their fall relocation. All of the forage species have added weight during the winter. The peanut bunker have almost doubled in size, with the same Read More…

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Recently Georgia angler Richie Whitmore of Ringgold caught-and-released a world-class 14-pound, 1-ounce largemouth bass on 9,000-acre Rodman Reservoir, a lake that feeds abundant spring water from its Ocklawaha River dam into the St. Johns River south of the town of Interlachen. He was fishing with Read More…

Trolling for rock

Rockfish, or striped bass, are so called because of their penchant for hanging out beneath rocks. They migrate from the river to the ocean and are common in a number of bays. You can use various methods to catch rockfish, with trolling a viable option. Trolling for rockfish, which includes using Read More…

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Umbrella rigs are complex contraptions using multiple jigs or lures to help simulate the movement of a school of baitfish. Because stripers frequently prey on the type of baitfish that travel in small schools, umbrella rigs are frequently used to try and catch them. Umbrella rigs are good for Read More…

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In spring as the bass move from their winter haunts to the staging areas where they hold until conditions are right to move to the shallow flats for the spawn, there are very few exhibitions that will out-produce a crawfish imitation presentation. Lures that imitate crawfish are so effective because Read More…

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Spending a day fishing with Jerry Gross of Meatgetter Jigs is like taking a graduate course in crappie fishing science. I was very fortunate to jam the whole course into one day on Lake Washington in Mississippi, one of the top crappie fishing lakes in the country. By the time my buddy and I Read More…