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If it makes scents, use it - Scent-enhanced baits that attract different fish

Much like fine perfumes, scented body wash and “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific” shampoo, not all odors are bad ones. That’s a very basic and simple way to approach scents, but the truth is that beauty is indeed in the nose of the beholder. Something that smells rotten to one fish may be the perfect dinner invite to another.†

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May 05 at 9:00 am
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A primer on cast nets

I don’t know that there is any single piece of fishing equipment that is less understood than a cast net. What? That’s easy. They are nets thrown to catch bait. While that is absolutely correct, unfortunately it isn’t quite that simple. During boat and fishing shows, I always get a bunch of questions on cast nets, which brought about this column.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Get a grip on new fishing tackle

Many fishermen are aware that the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) show is held each July to introduce new fishing tackle. It is a closed show, open to media and buyers only, and some anglers would consider donating body parts to be able to walk the aisles and see all the fishing tackle and accessories.†

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March 05 at 9:00 am
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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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Itís 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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