by Kevin VanDam, as published in Volume 2, Issue 1 of NITRO Performance Fishing Boats Magazine February 20th, 2011. The final day of he Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta. A dream of a day, and the finest I've ever had fishing the Classic. I was culling 5-pounders early in the day, pulling 4-6 pound fish left and right.  The guys, including me, that fished Lake Cataouatche instead of running the 4-hour round-trip to Venice had made the right choice. I had switched from a spinnerbait to a Strike King KVD Square Bill 1.5 Shallow Runner the day before, and…
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by NITRO Boats, as published in Volume 2, Issue 1 of NITRO Performance Fishing Boats Magazine From the Great Lakes to the Bow River, the bounty of gamefish in the north is plentiful, and multiple fish species require many different techniques and fishing lures.  Below you'll find some of the best-selling lures from Bass Pro Shops accross the north of the United States. We've also listed a few fishing tips and techniques to make sure they produce lots of quality fish for you.   Calgary, Alberta The Fishing Lures: Rapala Countdown Minnow and Storm Wildeye Live Kickin' Minnow. The Target…
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Larger established bodies of water get a lot of attention from walleye anglers.  Well-known destination fisheries are some of the surest bets for experiencing great fishing.  Locations like Devils Lake in northeastern North Dakota or Lake Sakakawea in western North Dakota are two premier walleye fishing destinations in North Dakota.  I also love Fort Peck Reservoir in eastern Montana.  Walker is one of my favorite little communities in Minnesota on the shore of Leech Lake… that is where I like to hide out with my family for short mini vacations and Leech Lake is one my favorite places to film…
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A mistake a lot of fishermen make when flipping and pitching is dropping the bait on the outside edge of the structure or cover, and that spooks any resident bass. Instead, drop it right at the base. Most fishermen naturally don’t want to get hung up, but you have to get over that if you are going to improve your flipping and pitching skills and begin catching bass in heavy cover. Most of the time you will find that the thickest spots are holding the biggest fish, so this is where you should put your first flip or pitch. Practice…
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Thanks to today’s taxidermists and their artistic skills with fiberglass replicas, if you catch a trophy fish you can release it and still have it on the wall to show off. To help make sure you get a fish mount as close as possible to the original fish, always make sure you have a camera with you. With today’s smartphones that should not be a problem. Always keep an accurate fishing scale and a tape measure handy too. As quick as you can after catching the fish, weigh it and measure its length and girth. Next take several quick photos…
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How To Catch a Sturgeon

Friday, April 17 2015 11:38 pm - for Fishing Information
How To Catch a Sturgeon by Joe Henry Lake sturgeon fishing is starting to become more and more popular, and for good reason.  The fish are plentiful in the Rainy River, they eat a lot and can be caught with consistency and the fish can grow in excess of 100 lbs which is fun! Where do I start?  One option is to get a guide from a local resort.  This is an easy way to use heavy duty sturgeon gear you might not own, be introduced to the right set ups with sturgeon rigs and of course, have the opportunity…
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Most times if you want to find fish, find weeds. Practically every species of fish like to spend time in the weeds and that means you should, too. Weeds are where baitfish often congregate to find security, and usually weeds will offer slightly cooler, more oxygen-rich water. If you locate a school of fish in the weeds, learn everything you can about the cover. What kind of weeds are they? How dense are the weeds? Where are the fish located in the weeds? Is the water dingy or clear? What’s the water temperature? Is it shaded or sunny? If the…
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Tips for Catching White Bass

Sunday, March 22 2015 7:00 am - for Bass
When water temperatures reach the low 50s, whites start moving upstream, out of the lakes and reservoirs, until they reach a dam or other obstacle that blocks their travel. Here the white bass stack up and continually gorge themselves, waiting for the magic 55-degree mark to complete their spawn. One of America’s most popular gamefish is the white bass. The most exciting time to fish for them is during their annual spring spawning run up streams and rivers. Here's a handy guide from the Texas Parks and Wildlife department that shows you how to tell the difference between a white…
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Spring is here and it's a good time to take inventory of your walleye trolling rods and reels in preparation for the upcoming season. Load up on the correct gear before you hit the water and you'll be on your way to the best season of your life.   If you're anything like me, you can't wait to feel the pull of that first fish on your line this spring. Selecting the Perfect Trolling Rods Walleye trolling rods should have a few key features: They should be at least 7 feet 6 inches, but by far the most popular lengths are…
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Sometimes muskie fishermen seem to spend as much time in bait shops as they do on the water. Muskie hunters seem to need all the latest and greatest baits in order to catch that one fish of ten thousand casts. Right now is a great time to take an assessment of your muskie tackle in order to fill in the gaps. There are a ton of muskie shows around the country with vendors who would like to help you with discounted lures along with a wide variety of them. In order to put the odds in your favor, it is…
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