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Put More Light on the Swordfish Bite
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Put More Light on the Swordfish Bite

The swordfish is a prized catch anywhere they swim and right at the top of many anglers’ “bucket lists.” They are elusive, large, and will put a serious test on your equipment. By nature, they are nomadic fish that feed near the surface at night and move to extreme depths during daylight hours. As a...

“Slow Pitch” Saltwater Jigging Tips from AFTCO
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“Slow Pitch” Saltwater Jigging Tips from AFTCO

A rising star in the world of slow-pitch jigging, AFTCO pro Benny Ortiz, who lives in South Florida, has gained a solid reputation as one of the best slow-pitch jiggers. (A popular seminar speaker, Ortiz also reps for Temple Reef rods and Accurate reels.) Here, Ortiz takes time to share with AFTCO’s audience his thoughts...

Keeping the Kids Safe, Afloat
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Keeping the Kids Safe, Afloat

Think back to your first PFD. If you were a young ‘un in those first trips to the water, chances are you were bundled up in a foam vest; buckled in around your waist and through your legs, with a head pillow snuggled right up close to your neck and ears. Maybe it was a...

Top 7 ElaZtech Hacks
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Top 7 ElaZtech Hacks

Ladson, SC  – Strolling the soft plastics aisle at your favorite tackle shop, you’re tempted to believe the baits inside those blue packs labeled “Z-Man® 10X Tough ElaZtech®” are just like all the others. The reality of Z-Man’s space-alien softbait material, however, stretches far beyond its physical façade. You want to see what the hype’s...

MLF Heavy Hitters Tournament at Raleigh
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MLF Heavy Hitters Tournament at Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is set to visit Raleigh this week for the kickoff of the second-annual General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops , April 9-14. Hosted by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, the tournament will showcase 40 anglers that qualified from the 2020...

How Lowen Won the Bassmaster Elite at Pickwick
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How Lowen Won the Bassmaster Elite at Pickwick

It can be difficult for amateur anglers to relate to the professionals fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series. But long-time Minn Kota® and Humminbird® Pro Team Member Bill Lowen is about as relatable as they get. He fishes out of a bad-to-the-bone Xpress aluminum boat, approaches his profession with a blue-collar work ethic and is a...

AFTCO Tips for Sun Protection on the Water
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AFTCO Tips for Sun Protection on the Water

Whether you are new to fishing or a seasoned veteran, it is very important to protect yourself from the elements. Learning how to stay safe in the sun and about the different sun protection options is important to ensure you can stay on the water as long as possible. Why Do I Need to Protect...

Terminator, VMC and Rapala Help DeFoe to Another Win
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Terminator, VMC and Rapala Help DeFoe to Another Win

When bass aren’t biting in a predictable pattern in similar spots during a multiple-day tournament or fishing trip, try throwing almost everything in your tacklebox at ‘em where you find ‘em. Ott DeFoe did just that last Friday in Texas, slinging Terminator® swim-jigs, spinnerbaits and frogs, VMC®-hook-armed wacky and Texas rigs, and a Rapala® crankbait...

Minn Kota Raptor: Innovative, Durable and Reliable
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Minn Kota Raptor: Innovative, Durable and Reliable

Get on ‘em, stay on ‘em.   What good is finding a pile of fish if you can’t stay on it? Even worse, often times it’s nasty weather or rough, uneven bottom structure that really gets the fish charged up, making anchoring with a shallow water anchor even more difficult.   Enter Minn Kota Raptor....