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Be careful on winter fishing trips

Winter fishing, especially late in the winter once the days start warming, can be some of the best and most fun of the year, plus, you are ready to shake off winter and get outside.  Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the water.

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February 05 at 9:00 am
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It’s show time!

If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to the end of 2015 and should be thinking about your fishing, hunting and other outdoor exploits for the coming year. Most of us would like to do things a little better, a little easier, and be a little more productive. That’s a good thought and there are things we can do during the winter that are helpful and fun. 

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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What wise fishermen want for Christmas

Wow, this year has flown by, and we’re approaching Christmas again. This list of gift suggestions for your favorite sportsman began more than 10 years ago, and I have received reminders to do another every year, so here it is, divided into price ranges and containing perennial favorites, plus new and improved fishing and hunting gear. It can be difficult to shop for sportsmen, but this should provide a starting point.

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December 05, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Use these tips to work your favorite fishing holes

Some days when you fish, everything you do matters, and some days, it seems as if you couldn’t stop fish from biting if you wanted to. There is a lot of room for fishing mistakes between these two extremes, and being on the positive side more often is simply a matter of identifying bad choices from good ones and doing our best not to repeat the mistakes. 

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November 05, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Hello there, old chum

As we become more competitive, anglers tend to leave no stone unturned in their quest to catch the most and the largest fish. This isn’t just for tournament fishing, but there are times well-known fishing spots are crowded, and you’re seeking an edge to lure fish to your baits rather than others. Fishermen readily buy the latest and greatest lures, lines, rigs and baits, but sometimes, the trick is drawing the fish in to notice your bait or lure.

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October 05, 2015 at 9:00 am
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ICAST is ’yak time again

The 2015 International Convention of the Allied Sportfishing Trades Show (ICAST) was held July 14-17 in Orlando, Fla. It is the largest tackle show in the world, and many store owners and buyers compare walking the aisles to a child spending a few days with the elves in Santa Claus’ North Pole workshop. There are far more booths than can be visited and much more stuff than a fisherman can use in a lifetime. Still, ICAST continues to expand.  

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September 07, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Get your moon table on

Would you like to better understand fish and their feeding habits? Maybe even get a leg up on your buddies so you tear them up the next time you go fishing together? 

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August 06, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Don’t scratch the surface

Trolling offers a way to present baits to a lot of fish over a large area, but when fish aren’t at the surface, you must get your offerings down to them or you’ll have an empty fish box at the end of the day. Of the ways to get trolled baits below the surface, I believe downriggers are the most versatile.  

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July 06, 2015 at 9:00 am
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