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Lake Management

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

The growth principles and population dynamics of bluegill populations are unique even within the broadly represented sunfish family. Let those principles guide your bluegill harvest on public and private waters alike!

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Swim Jigs

Tackle & Techniques – Swim Jig/Swimbait

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

Jonn Graham, a.k.a. the “Stream Stalker,” is a river rat whose specialty is finding and catching smallmouth bass from overlooked streams in America’s heartland. One of his favorite weapons for smallies pairs a swim jig with a soft plastic paddletail-style swimbait.

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Pork Baits

Tackle & Techniques – flippin’ & pitchin’

Posted by on May 15, 2013

Jared Lintner knows a thing or two about pitching and flipping. His bread-and-butter bait for this “tight quarters” casting is the venerable “jig-and-pig” combination.

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Recent Posts

Tackle & Technique: Groundbait for ice fishing

Next time you are punching holes in the ice & searching for fish, why not try a little reverse psychology? Try ‘ground baiting’ and have the fish come to you!

Tackle & Techniques: the perfect rig!

Tackle & Techniques: the perfect rig!

Aug 30, 2015

John Wilkins caught 2,011 fish in a 24-hour period using very simple yet very precise tackle, baits, and attractants. Put these principles to work and multiply your own catch by the hundreds!

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp rigs & formulations

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp rigs & formulations

Jul 30, 2015

Asian carp have befuddled rod and reel anglers with their finicky ways and alien habits — until now! Check out these rigs and bait formulations

Tackle & Technique: panfish bait options

Tackle & Technique: panfish bait options

Jun 29, 2015

Keep your tackle simple, your bait fresh, and try these ground and hook bait options for panfish!

Tackle & Techniques: Rod Grip Replacement

Tackle & Techniques: Rod Grip Replacement

May 31, 2015

Replacing old cork or EVA foam grips with a rod grip made from advanced Winn polymers can give your old fishing rod a fresh facelift & performance benefits.

Tackle & Techniques: Bank fishing tips

Tackle & Techniques: Bank fishing tips

May 30, 2015

It’s summertime, prime time for family fishing. Try this simple approach to bank fishing and work fish and family into a frenzy!

Topwater fishing with the Fluke

Topwater fishing with the Fluke

May 29, 2015

Casey Ashley can fluke ‘em high, too! By Mike Pehanich     Casey Ashley won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic fishing a Zoom Super Fluke as deep as 35 and 40 feet of water on a homemade fishhead spin jig, but look for the South Carolina pro to fish the Fluke as a topwater bait once warmer waters of spring arrive.   He explains his technique and the...

Pond Hopping – strip mine lakes

Pond Hopping – strip mine lakes

May 29, 2015

We fished side-by-side strip pits of 40-plus acres each over two days when, fortunately, angler–friendly conditions trumped our boat and motor setbacks. Here’s our tale of two lakes!

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp

Apr 29, 2015

Silver and bighead carp have puzzled fisheries managers, biologists and anglers since their headline-grabbing arrival in America’s heartland. Try these bait and tackle tips to dial in on these mysterious – and abundant – visitors from the East!

Tackle & Techniques – Zig Rig

Tackle & Techniques – Zig Rig

Mar 30, 2015

The Zig Rig has dominated bank fishing discussion in Japan. Some reports claim the Zig Rig is outproducing other rigs by a 10 to 1 margin!