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Lake Management

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

The growth principles and population dynamics of bluegill populations are unique even within the broadly represented sunfish family. Let those principles guide your bluegill harvest on public and private waters alike!

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Swim Jigs

Tackle & Techniques – Swim Jig/Swimbait

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

Jonn Graham, a.k.a. the “Stream Stalker,” is a river rat whose specialty is finding and catching smallmouth bass from overlooked streams in America’s heartland. One of his favorite weapons for smallies pairs a swim jig with a soft plastic paddletail-style swimbait.

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Pork Baits

Tackle & Techniques – flippin’ & pitchin’

Posted by on May 15, 2013

Jared Lintner knows a thing or two about pitching and flipping. His bread-and-butter bait for this “tight quarters” casting is the venerable “jig-and-pig” combination.

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Recent Posts

New Products – Chapel Baits

New Products – Chapel Baits

Feb 27, 2015

Global ground & hook bait maker, Marukyu, now offers new portion-packed baits and attractants from Chapel Baits of the UK.

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Feb 24, 2015

The growth principles and population dynamics of bluegill populations are unique even within the broadly represented sunfish family. Let those principles guide your bluegill harvest on public and private waters alike!

Tackle & Technique – Slow Roll Spinnerbait

Tackle & Technique – Slow Roll Spinnerbait

Feb 24, 2015

Casey Ashley praised the versatility of a spinnerbait. “You can build it up to make it bigger, modify it to put out more flash, more vibration. Or you can sleek it down with smaller blades, change blade colors, mix a gold with a silver blade.”

Tackle & Techniques – Spinnerbait

Tackle & Techniques – Spinnerbait

Feb 24, 2015

Country singer/bass pro Casey Ashley can catch ‘em shallow and can catch ‘em deep with a spinnerbait. You can, too, with the proper match of rod, reel and line!

Tackle & Techniques – multi-rigs

Tackle & Techniques – multi-rigs

Jan 30, 2015

A challenge to find new ways to present the Nories Spoon Tail Shad opened doors to new rigging options and multi-rigs

Techniques – ground bait attractants

Techniques – ground bait attractants

Dec 31, 2014

Sophisticated fish attractant formulations are relatively new to North American waters, but a recent cold water test — captured on underwater video — demonstrates that fish respond to this Japanese ground bait.

Carp fishing

Carp fishing

Nov 30, 2014

Marukyu’s purchase of Rig Marole will bring a fresh assortment of terminal tackle options — along with new rigs — to American anglers.

Techniques – Blades for walleye & bass

Techniques – Blades for walleye & bass

Sep 30, 2014

Smallmouth bass aren’t the only fish of the Great Lakes that are easily lured to a flashing blade bait. Walleye love ‘em, too!

Small Waters Strategies – Crawfish crankbaits

Small Waters Strategies – Crawfish crankbaits

Sep 10, 2014

Bass love crawfish like seafood fans love lobster! And why not? It’s “all in the family!” The hundreds of species of crawfish found in ponds, lakes, rivers and streams across the country are relatives to the sweetest meat in the sea!

Techniques – Topwater

Techniques – Topwater

Sep 10, 2014

“A feather is lightning fast in how it opens and closes,” notes Zell. With the slightest turn of the reel handle or movement of the water, the feather breathes and pulses!