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Project Healing Waters Heads to the Redfish Flats
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Project Healing Waters Heads to the Redfish Flats

The soft crunching sound of tires turning over gravel stopped with the truck in front of the small wooden dock. A seafoam green East Cape Fury technical poling skiff was already moored, waiting to be boarded. Three men laughed at the tailgate of another truck with several small coolers in the bed, one of the men cooking on a portable...

1-2 Punch for Fall Bass from Sam Sobiek
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1-2 Punch for Fall Bass from Sam Sobiek

The countdown to winter has begun. Less than 100 days until ice starts forming on many lakes in the northern parts of the United States. And it’s during this time, when hungry bass start moving from offshore rockpiles, reefs and other structures into the shallows to gorge themselves at the fall buffet before winter sets...

Kayak Trolling Season Arrives
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Kayak Trolling Season Arrives

I’ll open by stating that the following information is 100% applicable to internal combustion engine motors, too, albeit not with the exactness of a pedal-powered kayak. Boat speed is better regulated. Turns are tighter. Redeployments quicker. Tackle management superior. And then, of course, there’s the element of exercise, which is kryptonite to some anglers based...

Five Keys from Wheeler’s AOY-Winning Season
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Five Keys from Wheeler’s AOY-Winning Season

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – It’s official: Jacob Wheeler is the 2021 Bass Pro Tour Angler of the Year. Through the first six events this season, Wheeler had won half (Stages Two, Five and Six), and if not for Ott DeFoe‘s consistently excellent season, he likely would have had the race all but wrapped up...

Bagley Baits Pro Takes Tops at Lake Mille Lacs
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Bagley Baits Pro Takes Tops at Lake Mille Lacs

BEMIDJI, Minn.  – The Classic Bass Champions Tour recently wrapped up its 2021 season at its Championship on Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota. Known as a legendary smallmouth bass fishery, the lake produced for competitors in both fish numbers and size. Waseca, Minnesota-based Classic Bass and Bagley Baits pro Noah Schultz took top honors at...

Right Place, Right Time for Fall Muskies
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Right Place, Right Time for Fall Muskies

Musky anglers don’t always agree on the best ways to catch the fish of 10,000 casts. Variations in today’s lures and tackle mean there’s more choices than ever to support multiple musky techniques and presentations, any of which can decrease that 10,000 number to something a lot more reasonable. That said, at least three of...

In Search of Utah’s Roundtails
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In Search of Utah’s Roundtails

Roundtail (also known as roundtail chub) are fish native to the Colorado River drainage. In Utah, they are found in the Green and Colorado rivers and several tributaries. Roundtail are in the minnow family, but unlike the tiny fish you might expect, they can grow up to 18 inches long and larger roundtail are piscivores...

Fall Bass As Easy As 1-2-3
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Fall Bass As Easy As 1-2-3

Fall is an extraordinary time to be a bass angler. As water temperatures cool from their summer peak, baitfish make predictable changes to their typical locations, and bass – both smallmouth and largemouth alike – respond in kind, following their prey and feeding with urgency. After a long summer that scatters bass across multiple habitats,...

Twitching With The Yakima Twitcher Jig
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Twitching With The Yakima Twitcher Jig

One of the cool things about sport fishing is there is always something new and interesting to try. When it comes to catching coho or cut throat trout the traditional methods of casting spinners, back-trolling plugs and back-bouncing spawn have caught fish for decades. The new kid on the block is a jig casting technique...