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Species of the Month: Striped Bass

Striped bass are an anadromous species native to the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico but have been introduced to the Pacific and numerous freshwater bodies of water, particularly in the South and Mid-west. Striped bass spend their adult lives in saltwater but move into freshwater systems to spawn. When it was discovered that they could survive and adapt to freshwater bodies many wildlife management agencies began stocking the species in reservoirs for recreational purposes and to control baitfish populations that boomed under these man-made conditions. Few freshwater systems are conducive to successful striper spawns; annual stocking is required to maintain these populations.

2013 Southern Classic Musky Weekend

Deep through the heart of Middle Tennessee flow numerous rivers that comprise some of the finest bastions of southern muskies. They prowl timber, weed beds, sand bars and ledges, looking to ambush every other species that swims in (and on) the same waters, causing anglers to fumble with their line and turn jittery as their massive silhouettes rise from nowhere behind a well-thrown fly.

Fishing the Northeast and Florida Not That Much Different

Fishing in Maine and New Hampshire versus fishing in Florida isn't really that much different. Aside from watching out for alligators, snakes and spiders we fishermen in the North aren't any different from our Southern counterparts.

Night Fishing: The Cure To Hot And Crowded Summer Lakes

A submerged fishing light cast an eerie green glow off the front of the dock as Capt. Wes Carlton eased us into casting range with trolling motor.

Early Summer Season at Central Basin of Lake Erie

Like many areas across the country early summer offers some of the hottest fishing action and reliable weather of the year.

Terminal Tackle for Freshwater Means Simplicity

Freshwater anglers need few terminal tackle fittings, meaning the snaps, swivels, riggings, rings, wire and such that are mandatory in …

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The Best Do It Yourself Homemade Bait Recipes

Are you looking a way to catch your target without hurting your pocket? You have probably come across several brands …

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Lake Monroe & St. Johns River Fishing Forecast – May 2020

Cold weather is behind us. May signals a more stable weather pattern with warmer weather and HOT fishing in Central …