Spring & Summer

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Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee is Panfish Paradise for Anglers

June 7, 2014
When a violent earthquake struck the Mississippi River valley during the bitter cold winter of 1811, aftershocks rumbled throughout a 2,000-square-mile area for months. Forty-five square miles of the…
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3 Keys to Fishing Soft Plastics in Stained Water

June 6, 2014
Fishing stained water comes with its own set of rules. Adapting to the conditions, by knowing what plastic body shapes, sounds, and colors work best, will help put more fish in the boat. Plastic…
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4 Ways a Frigid Winter Could Affect Midwest Fishing This Spring & Summer

June 6, 2014
Though some northern lakes are still frozen from the frigid winter, anglers can still make the most of the situation. Across the country, it was a long, colder-than-average winter. With the polar…
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Tactics to Catch Mayfly-Eating Walleye

June 2, 2014
Mayfly nymphs are an important part of a walleye's diet during certain times in spring and summer. They eat nymphs living in mud, silt and sand bottoms of flats and bays, but they will also follow…
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Scuds Make Sense for Spring and Early Summer Rainbows

June 1, 2014
Fly fisherman like all other fishing enthusiasts have the belief that certain patterns or baits work better in a particular seasons or with certain types of fish. The truth behind some of these…
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Break Tradition With Lipless Crankbaits for Warm Water Walleyes

May 7, 2014
Traditionally thought of as a mainstream bass lure, in select situations the lipless crankbait is effective in triggering walleye strikes. In the warm water of late spring and summer, lipless cranks…
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Learning to Fish? Bluegill Fishing is Great for a Beginner Angler

April 4, 2014
Several gamefish species get most of the attention of avid anglers. But if you're wanting to put a few fish fillets on the camping menu, then consider fishing for a species often considered to be a…
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The Lowdown on Long-Nose Gar

March 21, 2014
The first day of spring has arrived, and although those in the north still have snow and ice to contend with, open water is just around the corner. A great start to the season is the pursuit of long-…
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Planting Isn't the Only Way to Attract Doves

March 14, 2014
Mourning doves are, without question, the most popular game birds in the United States, and perhaps in the entire world. And more and more, dove hunters and landowners are looking for ways to attract…
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Fishing Using the Basics & Common Sense

February 28, 2014
The basics can never be emphasized enough. In the act of fish-catching, it is not the bells, whistles, tricks, twists, scents or latest lures that really matter. Gadgets help. And, at times, fish…
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5 Awesome Lakes for Water Sports

August 29, 2013
Before you head out to the lake, check out the water sports gear at Bass Pro Shops. During the Dog Days of Summer, the only thing better than being in a boat is being towed by one. The freedom of…
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Fluorocarbon Line for Walleye Spinners

August 29, 2013
A couple of years ago, I started using Fluorocarbon line to tie up my walleye spinner harnesses because Fluorocarbon has the same light index as water, meaning that is was virtually invisible under…