Tag Archives: crappie

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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Ice Fishing Report: Sherman Lake – Kalamazoo, MI – 1/14/2014

I spent my day off on the ice and I have to say, it was nice to be out! With the ice coming on slow this year I expected Sherman to 3 or so inches but was pleasantly surprised by the 5-6″ I was met with. Fishing in 15-25ft I encountered a few schools of panfish but the result was …

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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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Lew’s Wally Marshall SOLO Rod Review

I’ll be the first one to admit that I am not a panfish guy, with that being said we took out some of Lews’ new toys for testing. Upon hitting the lake he had the broken down 9′ Wally Marshall SOLO rod in hand paired with the Wally Marshall MCS100 spinning reel. Even though this pair only costs around $80 …

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FishHound.com Declares Top 50 Crappie Lakes

Want to land some bragging size crappie? Maybe even break the current IGFA all-tackle record? You’d be wise to fish the lakes rated by Fishhound.com as the best in the country for oversized slabs. Fishhound compiled its “50 Best Crappie Lakes” list (http://www.fishhound.com/best-crappie-fishing-lakes) after consulting with a host of industry experts, including veteran outdoor writers, professional crappie anglers, companies like …

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How To Fish For Crappie in the Winter

Today’s feature comes from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Though it’s specifically about fishing Michigan, the tips will be helpful whether you fish these popular panfish anywhere from Florida to Oregon. Prime time is already underway in the South, and will kick in shortly after ice-out in northerly locations. Michigan has both black and white crappie in its waters. Though …

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Jobs for the Outdoorsman: Professional Angler

Originally Posted Jan 6, 2011 Perhaps the most coveted job pertaining to the outdoors is professional fishing. Professional anglers are people who have put in the time and effort to understand the aquatic ecosystem, they have also taken the time to learn how to use that same ecosystem to catch fish. It is this level of understanding that allows professional …

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Moving Forward in 2012

With the closing of 2011 comes another chapter to be written for 2012. We have already been hard at work signing deals and forging relationships to bring you more content that is relevant to your outdoor life. 2012 New Years Resolutions We are hoping to bring more content to the site than we have before, though with over 100 articles …

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Bassmaster To Ban Multi-Lure Presentations

Bassmaster announced today that they will be banning multi-lure presentations during Elite Series events and during the Bassmaster Classic events. The rule change will go into effect on February 1st, making it effective for this year’s Classic. It is no doubt that this rule change is coming out of Paul Elias using the Alabama rig to win an event back …

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Mossy Oak Graphics Teams With Diamondback Airboats For Live SHOT Show Event

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Mossy Oak® Graphics™ (www.mossyoakgraphics.com), the worldwide exclusive manufacturer of Mossy Oak® camouflage vinyl products, today announced they will perform a live installation of their premium vinyl camouflage wrap on Diamondback Airboat’s 2012 Mossy Oak Edition Airboat (Series?).   “Hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsman of all kinds take great pride in expressing their passion, whether they wear it …

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