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Trophy Pike in the South Park Reservoirs of Colorado

Colorado pike respond to big swimbaits trolled on planer boards in April. In June, casting spinnerbaits becomes the rule. But for August and September rainbow trout surface feed on damselfly nymphs and the northern pike follow them. Aug 1st, 2013

Cartecay River

Sometimes the world starts to close in and I have to get away from everybody and everything. Fortunately, I knew just the place to go.Jul 1st, 2013

SpotSticker Ventures North

There is no doubt that spotted bass have more in common with smallmouths than largemouths. In fact, when the two are present in the same waters, they will mix to create a hybrid that anglers commonly refer to as the “Meanmouth”—an aggressive critter with war paint across the eye, a big powerful tail and a really bad attitude.Jul 1st, 2013

Postspawn and Giant Catfish: It’s All About The Bait

Across the country, catfish are emerging from their spawning dens as we head into the heart of summer. Now is the best time to catch them.Jul 1st, 2013

Drop It Like It’s Hot

Over the last decade, drop-shot or down-shot fishing has proven itself time and again as one of the most effective ways to target finicky fish. Especially during the summer and winter months, when bass are deep and packed tightly on open-water structure, the finesse approach of a drop shot may be the best way to consistently catch difficult fish.Jul 1st, 2013

Summer Lake Fishing in New Hampshire

Lake fishing in July in New England is like fishing in March in Florida. Our weather brings hot, steamy days of 80 plus degrees with little wind and some humidity. The waters of our lakes will reach the high 70's to the low 80's and the bass, crappies and pickerel will head to the shade of the Lilly Pads. Jul 1st, 2013

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Spring Fishing Tactics Out Of Boca Grande

Spring into action with this Fishing Tactics! Spring is here on Florida’s southern Gulf coast, and more consistent warmer temperatures …

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On The Water with FECOP

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