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The best finesse jig ever made?

The best finesse jig ever made?

Jigs in their many forms are used by bass, walleyes, and panfish anglers all across North America

August 2014
Record striper wasted on dinner plate? It happens

Record striper wasted on dinner plate? It happens

Call it a cautionary tale. Call it fairy tale. A fish story?

August 2014
The Edge: Obvious, invisible, and electric locations to catch every species of fish

The Edge: Obvious, invisible, and electric locations to catch every species of fish

Mud edges, wind-blown edges, weed edges, bottom contour edges, transition edges, even algal edges!

June 2014
Simple outdoor moments on trout stream still provide best entertainment in Pa.

Simple outdoor moments on trout stream still provide best entertainment in Pa.

A few hours streamside with young grandsons show natural world best teacher

June 2014
Summer crankbait fishing tip: Learn to love ‘tick’ bites

Summer crankbait fishing tip: Learn to love ‘tick’ bites

Click, twitch, and pause minnow-shaped cranks with a light leader for pike, walleyes, and bass

June 2014
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
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
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