Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and such is the case of fish popularity.  Walleyes for example are held in snob regard across the upper Midwest.  Trout purists hold down the west and everyone south of Des Moines Iowa is obsessed with bass.  Easy as an angler to get caught up with that tide and chase after the most popular girl in the class. Across the Midwest, there are however some incredible fishing opportunities that often fly under the radar.  Overlooked species that provide an extremely high quality fishing experience for what is often trophy caliber fish.  In…
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Successful hardwater applications of Aqua-Vu's new Bio-Lume system ICE BELT, USA (February 2, 2015) - Anglers are constantly searching for the latest difference-maker to help them catch more fish from ice-capped lakes. The new Bio-Lume from Aqua-Vu, a fully submersible, fish-attracting LED light system, is the most recent tool to be adopted by ardent anglers across the northland, leading to rod-bending results. We caught up with Dr. Jason Halfen, The Technological Angler, a technophile and avid ice angler, to learn how he has been using Bio-Lume to put more fish on the ice. "We have enjoyed tremendous results with the Bio-Lume…
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I've had many folks ask me how I got into fishing and how I learned the tricks to compete successfully at high-level, professional tournaments. Although my dad always took me and my brother fishing as youngsters, my true education came about as I got older. There are always many "educators" who play big parts in our lives. As it turns out, a little help is always needed from our friends. This is where one of my very best friends, a gentle giant of a man and a tremendous angler comes in. My friend's name is Perry Parks, 54, from Papillion,…
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Rick Emmitt, who heads up Bass Pro Shops® angler programs and pro staff, is featured on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio along with Bass Pro Shops pro fishing team member and crappie angling guru Don Collins. Also joining host Rob Keck is Dave Nomsen, vice president of governmental affairs and director of the South Dakota Regional Office for Pheasants Forever. The hour long show airs Saturday, January 31, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80. Bass Pro Shops 2015 Spring Fishing Classic is the fishing event of the year, and Emmitt will…
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Martin Mac Donald, Bass Pro Shops director of conservation, also joins show host Rob Keck Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), joins host Rob Keck on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio.The show airs Saturday, December 20, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80. Nussman will outline work associated with KeepAmericaFishing, a program launched by ASA to preserve the right to sustainably fish the country’s waterways. As the voice of the American angler, KeepAmericaFishing works to keep oceans, lakes, rivers and streams open, clean and abundant with fish.…
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GoPro expert Ryan Chuckel also joins host Rob Keck Doug Koenig, regarded as the best all-around competitive shooter in the world, joins host Rob Keck on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio. Also featured on the show is Ryan Chuckel, a hunting and fishing specialist for GoPro. The show airs Saturday, December 6, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80. Koenig, host of Doug Koenig's Championship Season and member of the RedHead® Pro Hunting Team, will talk about how he trains to prepare for shooting competitions. Koenig also shares his tips for firearms repair and…
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Kendall Newson, a former professional football player and member of Bass Pro Shops fishing team. Kendall Newson, a former professional football player and member of Bass Pro Shops fishing team, joins host Rob Keck on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio. The show will air Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80. Newson talks about growing up in Georgia and fishing with his family as well as his transition from pro football to pro bass fishing. In addition, Newson discusses how his organization, Teach A Child to Fish, introduces children from…
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It’s hard to beat the bite of fall trolling for salmon and trout when the weather and water turn cold. As hot as the action can be this time of year, not being dressed for the cold weather can turn a great day into a miserable one. Having the right gear and dressing for the worst is mission critical, keeping in mind that you can shed layers if the weather does take a turn for the better. Wearing the right fishing apparel means you’ll be able to focus on fishing instead of freezing. Waterproof/Windproof Bibs As you dress for your…
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Fishing the late fall shift on northern lakes has its advantages. Largemouth bass can be relatively easy to locate and, for the most part, will be the largest you will find them all season long. Put that sonar imaging fish finder to work this fall to locate largemouths. Then, work your lure slowly and you, too, can end up catching some nice ones. Here are some tips to ensure your season winds down with some solid action. Seek Out Transition Zones Notwithstanding the certainty of a cold chill in the air, October and November are two months that are predisposed…
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Tips on how anglers can use sound to their advantage. Unlike humans, fish have two sensors for detecting sound: the inner ear and the lateral line. These two systems work independently of each other to hear and feel particle motion and pressure changes. The systems are able to correlate and send signals to various parts of the brain to initiate a reaction or function. Catfish receive top rating for both lateral-line detection and hearing strength, according to a survey of prominent fish physiologists and fisheries biologists. The sauger is also given an excellent rating for its lateral line, while walleye,…
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