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Last Chance for Ice Fishing In Northernmost Areas—Pros Offer Tips

Tom Goniea credits tip-ups with converting him into an ice fisherman.A Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist, Goniea said he’d never been ice fishing when a buddy invited him to set tip-ups. He took an immediate liking to it. “I felt like an 8-year-old on the ice,” Goniea said. “I was happy to just get flags and I was …

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ICAST 2014: YUM Kill Shot

  Drop-shot baits must be soft and supple to produce a realistic look and feel to catch bass in clear-water or during neutral feeding modes, and until now the only way to get the right plastic consistency was to go with a hand-poured worm – an expensive and sometimes frustrating choice. The new YUM Kill Shot gives you a consistency …

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ICAST 2014: Matsuo IKARI

Matzuo America will be introducing some innovated NEW items at the upcoming ICAST 2014 Show in Orlando, FLFeeding off of its success of the Kinchou Minnow (named one of the Best New Lures) and Kinchou Shad, Matzuo will be launching the NEW IKARI………..(Japanese translation – ANGER )The IKARI is a lipless sinking bait, that will be featured in 10 plus …

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Frabill Aqua-Life System Converts Cooler into Bait Hotel

To save a lot of cash you sometimes have to spend a little. Take minnows, for example; they’re always for sale but never on sale, so when you buy them in bulk you want every single one to live long and prosper. Putting the bag of bait in the cooler will protect the investment for awhile, but soon, it’ll be …

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Tip-Up Tips with Tyler Mohr

There may not be a more exhilarating feeling in fishing than seeing the flag on your tip up shoot up into the air sending a shot of adrenaline coursing through the veins of even the most experienced anglers. Running over to see line ripping off the spool at what seems mach speed, there’s no feeling quite like it. Your typical …

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Berkley Gulp On Ice

Spending hours infront of a warm heater on a cold day is how we spent our winters here in the state of Michigan. Drilling holes through 12” of ice to pull out a pile of 8-10” bluegills is what it’s all about, but how do you go about getting more fish on ice? Berkley Gulp! Is the answer. I’ve caught …

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Giants Of The Industry: Quaker Boy Game Calls

Quaker Boy makes our giants list not for the size of the company as much as for the number of innovations and the legendary status of the original owner and founder Dick Kirby. Dick along with his wife Beverly came up with the idea to start making turkey calls in 1974 and never looked back. Starting  the call making process …

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Anglers use Ice Fishing Jigs to Win Open Water Walleye Tourneys

When Al Lindner spilled the beans on a hush-hush tactic for boating open-water walleyes with an ice-fishing lure, the Rapala Jigging Rap, he noted that a Canadian walleye pro had already won two tournaments with it.Two years later, the hardwater hardbait brought tournament hardware to an American open-water angler, Rapala pro Chris Gilman. In September, Gilman hoisted a Cabela’s National …

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Match The Migration For More Walleyes

By Nathan Shore The most important factor in any walleye presentation isn’t the lure, technique, trolling speed or line size. All those things can be as important as the color of your boat. Like the way to a man’s heart, the way to walleyes is through their stomachs, and that means that your knowledge of the local baitfish can be …

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Koppers Live Target Popper Frog Review

We all have our favorite poppers and for the most part they are very similar, heck for most of us there’s a good chance it’s the classic Pop-R from the design over three decades old. Nothing wrong with using old faithful but we all want to try what’s new to. What’s new is the Live Target Frog (popper). This frog …

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