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Angling Buzz: The great line debate – mono vs. fluoro vs. braid [video]

What’s the best fishing line? Monofilament? Fluorocarbon? Braided line? For beginners, this can be a daunting, confusing subject. Each line type has it’s own unique characteristics – floating/sinking, stretchiness, abrasion resistance, opacity, etc. Yes, there’s a lot to consider, and the folks at Angling Buzz tackle the subject in their most recent video. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos,…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – July 19, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – The catfish bite continues to go strong. Anglers are utilizing cut shad to catch channels upward of 20 inches. Fish the bait deep for better results. Also, some saugeyes and crappies are being caught by those fishermen trolling crawler harnesses. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are doing quite well…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – July 19, 2019

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair Fishing has been pretty good on Lake St. Clair. Walleyes are hitting at the Dumping Grounds, at the mouth of the South Channel, and behind the St. Clair Light. Nightcrawlers are taking most of the fish. Muskie fishing has been pretty good along the Canadian shoreline. Bucktail spinners have produced the lion’s share of action….

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for July 19

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Anglers continue to experience good walleye fishing on the mud flats and deep gravel during the day or low-light periods. The rock reefs and points also are kicking out walleyes, especially during the evening hours, but they will produce during the day as well. Smallmouth bass remain active on the…

Garmin trolling motor tops ‘Best of Show’ at ICAST

(ICAST photos)Garmin and its Force Trolling Motor earned “Best of Show” at the ICAST New Product Showcase. The award was announced Thursday, July 11 at the 62nd annual ICAST gathering at the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The Garmin trolling motor was selected among the 29 “Best of Category” award-winners, announced the previous day during the New…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – July 12, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides, and fishing guides. Editor’s Note: Water levels have remained high in many parts of the state and fishing reports have been sporadic. More anglers have filed reports in recent days and fishing activity appears to be returning to normal, though flooding has affected some areas. North…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report for July 12, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Consistent walleye fishing continues on the deep and shallow structures during the day and low-light periods. A wide range of sizes are being caught lake-wide on most live bait or artificial presentations you choose to fish with. The smallmouth bite also remains strong on the mid-depth rock piles and points…

Bowfishing world record? South Dakota men bag massive channel catfish

A channel catfish like this one is getting a lot of attention in South Dakota.RAPID CITY, S.D. — Two South Dakota men have bagged what the Bowfishing Association of America is calling a new world-record channel catfish. The Rapid City Journal reports 19-year-old Cody Sechser and 18-year-old Isaac Kipp of Montrose were bowfishing on Skunk Creek 10 miles north of…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 28, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. Editor’s note: High water and flooding continued in most parts of the state at the time these reports were compiled. Please keep in mind that due to this, reporting on some lakes and rivers was limited. DNR and other agencies have reminded anglers…