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Project Yak – Kayak Fishing on the Cheap

With anglers today focused on the biggest and most expensive rigs sometimes we need a reminder that fishing doesn’t need to break the bank. Today we launch the Project Yak – a basic kayak rigged for fishing just about any species for cheap. Below you’ll find a list of suitable options to outfit your kayak for fishing cheaply and effectively. …

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Freedom Tackle Stealth Swim Jig Review

Freedom Tackle Stealth Swim Jig Review

Every year a new company launches a new product and they make the same old promises. Finally, it’s about time that somebody breaks the mold and decides to throw a new twist on our favorite presentations. During the 2017 ICAST Freedom Tackle announced their new buzzbait but we’ll get to that later, for now, let’s talk about the bait that …

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ICAST 2017 – Rapala Ripstop

Cast. Reel. Twitch. Reel. Rip! Reel. Stop! Wait for it … Set the hook! Boat your latest trophy catch courtesy of the groundbreaking RipStop®, the exhilarating new fast-ripping, hard-stopping, hard-plastic boot-tail rip bait from Rapala®. “This is the kind of bait that gives you goose bumps,” says Rapala Director of Field Promotions Mark Fisher, who helped dream up and design …

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How to Select Line For Cover with Brandon Palaniuk and Denny Brauer

Bass are drawn into dense weed growth as water temperatures peak in summer. Not only are bass protected from the heat of the sun by canopies of surface vegetation, but these sheltered areas also feature an endless array of feeding options, as baitfish and small panfish are pulled into weedy cover for the chance to survive another day. Anglers have …

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Fiskas Swimmer Gets Improved

Part swimbait. Part jigging minnow. One hundred percent fish-catching machine. When words seem insufficient to describe the action and success of a hot new lure like FISKAS Red Tail Swimmer, you simply pull down your hat, cast and continue catching fish. Seems there’s something elusive, almost otherworldly about those especially ingenious lures. You can’t exactly put your finger on the …

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Jacob Wheeler’s Winning Strategy on Cherokee

VMC Neon Moon Eye Jigs, the new Storm 360GT Searchbait and Rapala Jigging Raps helped Jacob Wheeler win the first Bassmaster Elite Series regular- season tournament held on Tennessee’s Cherokee Lake. “The big key for me was that VMC Neon Moon Eye Jig,” Wheeler said on the weigh-in stage, shortly before hoisting the championship trophy. “It has a big eye …

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How To Catch Smallmouth in Cold Water

Here in the great north bass fishing takes a momentary pause during the brisk months of winter but once the ice comes off the boats go on. During the ice-out period smallmouth go on the munch which puts a spotlight on these brown goliaths. With water temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s smallmouth tend to still be lethargic …

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How To Put Line On An Inline Ice Fishing Reel

We’ve been asked numerous times how to put line on an inline ice fishing reel and well here’s how you do it! If you have any tips or tricks on how you spool up your reels comment down below and let us know! No. 8 Inline Reel – http://amzn.to/2igZFHF Fenwick HMG Ice Rod – http://amzn.to/2hpqi0b Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon Ice – …

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Bryan Schmitt Claims Bassmaster Victory At Champlain

Bryan Schmitt fed Lake Champlain bass a steady diet of bogus crawfish this week to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open finale. Fishing in only his fourth Bassmaster Open, Schmitt won the pro division title and took home the top prize of $52,278, including a Triton TR-19X with a Mercury 200 Pro XS outboard worth $45,000. He finished …

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