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Spring Saltwater Action with St. Croix Rod
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Spring Saltwater Action with St. Croix Rod

Whatever your game, maintain the upper hand and stick it to them with St. Croix. That’s what St. Croix pro, Joe Balog, did to this snook with the Mojo Inshore JIC70MHF.   Springtime is here. No matter where one plies the briny trade of surf and inshore fishing, late April, May and early June will...

Hobie Compass Gets MirageDrive 180 Upgrade and More
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Hobie Compass Gets MirageDrive 180 Upgrade and More

OCEANSIDE, Calif.  – Kayak fans who want to add more versatility and fun to their outings are sure to love the latest round of upgrades to the ever-popular Hobie Mirage Compass kayak series. Hobie, the leading manufacturer of premium kayaks and watersport products, upgraded the series late last year to incorporate enhanced versions of its...

Power Fishing for Early Season Walleye
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Power Fishing for Early Season Walleye

By Dr. Jason A. Halfen For many anglers, walleye fishing is synonymous with finesse: long rods, light line and leader, small hooks and lively natural baits. There’s little doubt that a slow, methodical approach will put walleye in the boat or on the ice all season long. However, all anglers will benefit from recent trends in...

Spring Walleye Primer
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Spring Walleye Primer

Where’s the fun in a continuous walleye season? When do you start, what triggers your anticipation, and – by the way – how do you get anything else done in the springtime? For anglers in states that close the walleye season in late winter and reopen it in May, there’s a certain, special level of...

Snake River Named “Most Endangered”
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Snake River Named “Most Endangered”

American Rivers has named the Snake River America’s No. 1 Most Endangered River of 2021, pointing to perilously low returns of Snake River salmon and steelhead, and the urgent need for lawmakers and communities to come together to develop a comprehensive economic revitalization plan. The plan, according to AR, should not only invest in salmon...

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...