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Slickrock Creek

Wild Browns On Slickrock Creek, N.C.

(An abbreviated excerpt on Slickrock Creek from Flyfisher’s Guide to North Carolina & Georgia) I don’t remember if I even …
Chickamauga, Santee, Guntersville Among The Nation’s Best Bass Lakes

Chickamauga, Santee, Guntersville Among The Nation’s Best Bass Lakes

In its recently announced 100 Best Bass Lakes, Bassmaster Magazine ranked Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake as the second best bass fishery …
Rayburn Lake The Best Bass Lake In The Country by Bassmaster

Bassmaster Ranks Rayburn The Best Bass Lake In The Country

After three years hovering in the Top 5 of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Texas’ Sam Rayburn Lake …
Summertime Tailwater Trout

Summertime Tailwater Trout

It’s hot, and trout are lethargic in our low-elevation streams. With low dissolved oxygen levels and high water temps, catching …
huge crappie world record

Huge Crappie Is A World Record

A fish like this only comes around once in a lifetime, or several lifetimes considering it is likely the new …
Saluda River

S.C. Protects Spawning Trout In Lower Saluda

South Carolina has established a catch-and-release-only zone for brown and rainbow trout on the lower Saluda River near Columbia to …

Tips, Advise & GuidesMore Fishing Tips

Slow Down A Ned Rig For Sluggish Bass

This finesse tactic arose from the Midwest and took the tournament world by storm. It has held the spotlight for about four years now, and it doesn’t appear to be losing any steam. Although it’s not the most exciting tactic for the angler to fish, catching fish is exciting, and the Ned rig is an excellent bait for big numbers of spotted bass and smallmouths.

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