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Top summer tactics for weed walleyes

Top summer tactics for weed walleyes

Quit trolling, rigging, and jigging the breakline for walleyes, and consider pursuing old marble-eye in the vegetation

June 2014
Walleyes, bass, trout and everything in between: Understanding the Drop-Shot Rig

Walleyes, bass, trout and everything in between: Understanding the Drop-Shot Rig

This versatile presentation works best with a circle hook, then customize it with a soft plastic, fly, or live bait

June 2014
What angler doesn’t know can hurt him, smallmouth catcher discovers

What angler doesn’t know can hurt him, smallmouth catcher discovers

The hand-written note was as inconspicuous as your typical letter to the editor submission

June 2014
Often in summer, bass prefer longer worms

Often in summer, bass prefer longer worms

Bigger is better. Okay. Let’s not argue that anymore. Just ask a hefty largemouth if it would rather eat a big 10-inch worm or a little 4-incher of the finesse style.

June 2014
Fish kill could be linked to fracking

Fish kill could be linked to fracking

With the debate regarding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) far from over in Ohio, opponents of the practice may have been handed a pretty big “I told you so.”

June 2014
Lay Over Walleyes

Lay Over Walleyes

Anglers love to follow cliches. Many of these cliches get taken as truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what them

June 2014
Strike zones: The most misunderstood facet of freshwater fishing?

Strike zones: The most misunderstood facet of freshwater fishing?

Whether for walleyes, bass, or panfish, modern anglers must place their live bait or lure in the strike zone

June 2014
Returning to an old fishing hole

Returning to an old fishing hole

Over 50 years and many fish later, back where it all began

June 2014
Forget finesse fishing for a few weeks and get aggressive

Forget finesse fishing for a few weeks and get aggressive

Savage strikes highlight summer freshwater angling. Prompt them via rip-jigging, high-speed retrieves, and other hard-thumping presentations

June 2014
The best lure for catching deep-water fishing in the heart of summer

The best lure for catching deep-water fishing in the heart of summer

I suppose it was a decade or more ago when I heard a snippet of a conversation that turned my fishing approach on its head. It was the weigh-in for a bass tournament on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes, and I was standing near one of the fishermen who had a big sack of fish.

June 2014
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