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“Grab and Go” With Hobie’s New Mirage® iTrek Inflatables
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“Grab and Go” With Hobie’s New Mirage® iTrek Inflatables

Hobie envy is real. Anyone who owns a MirageDrive® kayak has experienced it. You pull up to a gas station, boat landing or bait shop and heads turn. Universally, on-lookers are impressed, but sometimes, the curious are intimidated by the size of your craft.   That’s about to change with the January launch of Hobie’s...

Learn Saltwater Fishing in Florida with Virtual Clinics
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Learn Saltwater Fishing in Florida with Virtual Clinics

Want to learn how to saltwater fish in Florida? Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for a series of free Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics for beginner anglers age 16 and older to learn how to saltwater fish and help conserve our marine resources for the future. Discover the importance of fisheries conservation...

Frabill’s Top 5 Ice Fishing Tips
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Frabill’s Top 5 Ice Fishing Tips

The cold temperatures are settling in, and the visions of open water fishing are coming to a close. Ice anglers all over the upper Midwest have already taken to the early ice in pursuit of that first and quite often a very good early ice bite. Here are a few tips from Freshwater Hall of...

Knot Tying Tips from Florida’s FWC
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Knot Tying Tips from Florida’s FWC

A knot is the weakest link in that fragile connection between angler and fish: the line. Who hasn’t reeled in a slack line following a violent strike or strong battle only to find the telltale curl of a slipped knot awaiting them at the end? The wrong tie can even cut a line’s strength in...

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Daiwa: Line of the Times

Line of the Times Widely available, Daiwa J-Fluoro Samurai provides utmost in strength, reliability and fishability Cypress, CA – Cornerstone to successful angling is quality fishing line. Without it, the prospects of success are greatly diminished – lures break off, and worst of all, fish get dumped boatside before a proper net lift. That said,...

Gustafson is Newest “Bagley Boy”
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Gustafson is Newest “Bagley Boy”

BEMIDJI, Minn.  – Bagley is proud to announce that Kenora, Ontario-based bass pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson is officially a member of its pro staff for the upcoming 2021 season. “I’m very excited to be part of the Bagley Bait Company pro staff. They have a long history and for me part of the excitement is...

Restoring California’s Dry Creek
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Restoring California’s Dry Creek

By Brandon Honig In 1943 the Army completed a dam on Camp Beale so its soldiers could fish, swim and jump off the dam’s diving platform. Nearly 80 years later, the Air Force is giving Dry Creek back to the original tenants: its fish. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists survey Beale Lake in 2019...

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The Jig and Float–a Deadly Combo

By: Buzz Ramsey   Fishing a jig in combination with a float is one of the easiest fishing methods to master and can produce quick limits, even for inexperienced anglers, as all you need do is watch your float and set the hook when a fish pulls it under. By positioning your jig above bottom,...

Gear Test: Portable Recharging Power
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Gear Test: Portable Recharging Power

If you’re a backcountry angler/camper/hunter who depends on a cell phone as your contact with the outside world—not a great idea because the reach is limited but in fact many do it rather than investing in more robust communications devices—one of your concerns is that the phone will run out of juice just when you...

Sea Grass Restoration Promises Fishery Improvements
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Sea Grass Restoration Promises Fishery Improvements

Anglers and boaters have experienced firsthand how the resurgence of SAV beds on the Susquehanna Flats has led to water so clear that the bottom of the bay is often visible 10 feet deep in midsummer. Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is increasingly recognized as vital to aquatic ecosystems. Its importance is extolled during retellings of...