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New gear for big fish

Every year at about this time I like to share with my readers any/all of the new fishing products I discovered this past season.   Keep these in mind as you begin to make...

Which battery is the best?

The following information is from an article posted in the Airstream forum and written by Bruce Haedrich: I thought this was entertaining and had some very useful information for all of us to use....

Thumper Jigs

For the past seven years Van and Pam Pierceall have been making custom crappie jigs and trolling tipits, and for the past four years they decided to make a business out of it.  Thumper...

Tips for hooking summer/fall transition bass

The author loves chasing big bass in the fall.   As both air and water temperatures fall as summer transitions to autumn, bass feeding patterns change.   Being aware of these changes and being...

Osmer goes big

  Illinois bowhunter John Osmer with his 2020 buck. What a happy hunter. I have known John Osmer for many years. His talent for repairing rods and reels makes him a very handy man...

Don’t be afraid to try new things on your next fishing trip

Roger Lewis’ 7-pound largemouth was the last straw and forced me into trying the wacky worm. I usually pay pretty close attention to a fishing partner’s level of success with a particular lure.  ...

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Why?” This query was from my wife, and was in response to what was in the front of my johnboat.   I had just returned from a river cleanup with a somewhat worse-for-wear picnic...

Strike King baits strike once again

Mike Roux has learned the value of fishing STRIKE KING’S Rage Tail Shad.   One of my favorite things about being an outdoor writer is that it allows me to be in the field...