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Getting the Most Out of Your Trolling Motor Offshore
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Getting the Most Out of Your Trolling Motor Offshore

The Minn Kota AutoPilot for Sailfishing This isn’t the AutoPilot that will efficiently steer your vessel and save fuel consumption over a course of a hundred nautical miles.  But it does operate a little bit like that – just on a smaller scale.   The Terrova uses its built-in or external Minn Kota compass to travel...

Mustad Worm Jigs Fool Columbia Steelhead
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Mustad Worm Jigs Fool Columbia Steelhead

If ever the term “Go with the flow” was applicable, it’s Cameron Black’s worm jig technique. Black partners with Marlin Lefever in the Columbia River-based Addicted Fishing guide service. Mastering this and other salmon/steelhead tactics, these Pacific Northwest anglers have worked with Mustad to develop several technique-specific tackle including a Steelhead Jig Kit that contains...

Prime Time for West Virginia Walleyes
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Prime Time for West Virginia Walleyes

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Anglers in West Virginia who want a good chance at catching a trophy walleye have the next two months to enjoy some of the best fishing in the state. “There’s never a bad time to go fishing when you’re in West Virginia, but if you want to target walleye, especially in rivers, you...

Northland Ice Fishing Tips for Lake Superior
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Northland Ice Fishing Tips for Lake Superior

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Lake Superior’s acres are tabulated in millions, 20.288, in fact. Of those, however, only a fraction is considered ice fishing territory. But in aggregate, when you compile Canada’s portion with shoreline zones in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, we’re still talking hundreds of thousands of hardwater acres. One of the most hallowed winter...

Ice Fishing Fundamentals
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Ice Fishing Fundamentals

As winter sets in, many Vermonters are preparing for one of the most popular cold weather pastimes in the state – ice fishing.  Anglers spend more than 400,000 days each winter ice fishing in Vermont, and the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department is encouraging more people to give it a try. Department fisheries biologist Shawn...

Where to Catch Yellow Perch in Utah this Winter
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Where to Catch Yellow Perch in Utah this Winter

Salt Lake City — If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter in Utah can feel never-ending. But another great way to get outdoors is embarking on an afternoon or weekend of ice fishing. There are a lot of options in Utah when it comes to ice fishing. Targeting yellow perch is a great way to...

Northland Tips for Panfish Through the Ice
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Northland Tips for Panfish Through the Ice

Lakes are well-frozen and gone are the days of creeping out to the first weed-edge in search of first-ice gills and crappies.  Most anglers have graduated from boot-traffic to wheeled transport of many kinds, which dramatically changes the winter fish-scape.  Overhead noise and pressure can relocate fish, but it’s also important to note that pressure...

Utah Lakes Offer Prime Winter Perch Action
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Utah Lakes Offer Prime Winter Perch Action

Salt Lake City — If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter in Utah can feel never-ending. But another great way to get outdoors is embarking on an afternoon or weekend of ice fishing. There are a lot of options in Utah when it comes to ice fishing. Targeting yellow perch is a great way to...

Vary Your Presentation for More Bites on the Ice
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Vary Your Presentation for More Bites on the Ice

When ice fishing for extended periods, it’s easy to get stuck in a rhythm and use one jigging cadence exclusively–and that cadence may not work. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it’s important to pay attention to the fish you see on your electronics whether that be a flasher, or any other sort of sonar device....

Southern Fishing News Student Angler Class
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Southern Fishing News Student Angler Class

The Southern Fishing News Student Angler Class is a  downloadable class on Finesse Fishing. It’s provided free to high school bass clubs, or actually, anyone who wants a brush-up on the subject. The COVID pandemic has obviously made in-person presentations not an option. However, we are bringing the class presentation to high school bass clubs...