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Breakout Hits: The 20 Best Fishing Tips for Early Spring

Breakout Hits: The 20 Best Fishing Tips for Early Spring

Cabin fever driving you crazy? Our early season fishing guide is here to help. These expert tips will help you catch more bass, trout, bluegills, crappies, catfish, walleyes, and more Winter’s grip is loosening. You’re dying to fish. Unfortunately, those super-early-season bites can be the toughest to score thanks to cold, dirty water and sluggish targets. Have no fear. This quick-hitter guide to early-spring fish locations and habits will get you on the fast track to a bent...

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10 Pro Secrets to Catching Big Spring Walleyes

10 Pro Secrets to Catching Big Spring Walleyes

Once the ice melts, trophy walleyes are ready to spawn and ready to eat. Here are some expert tips to help you land the biggest walleye of your life As the snow melts and lakes thaw, walleye fishermen break free from their cabin fever and race to the water to begin hunting for trophy spring walleyes. Regardless of where and when the weather allows you to make a spring run after fish, remember that catching cold-water walleyes can...

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How to Pitch for Bass Like Mike Iaconelli

The legendary bass pro shares his method for pitching lures to largemouth bass Big bass like tight spots choked with weeds, downed timber, or overhanging branches—spots you often can’t reach with an overhand cast. You need to learn to present your bait with an underhand cast that keeps the bait close to the water and drops it with a plop instead of a crash. This is known as pitching, and bass pro Mike Iaconelli does it as well...

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10 Best Fall Walleye Hotspots

10 Best Fall Walleye Hotspots

Fall is time for football, ducks, and bucks for a lot of outdoorsmen across the country. In many ways, the trophy fall walleye bite gets overlooked by all but the true walleye diehards. But during this cool-water period, you have the best chance of scoring on a fish that will make even your buddies sitting in a tree stand jealous. Unlike the spring bite, which might only last a week, on many bodies of water, a fall...

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How to Tie a Spoon Fly That Will Catch Fish Anywhere

How to Tie a Spoon Fly That Will Catch Fish Anywhere

Spoon Skinz makes tying spoon flies easy—and the result is an offering that few fish can resist A spoon fly is a cheat. At least that’s how a lot of fly guys feel, simply because spoons are just too synonymous with conventional fishing. Even in sea trout and redfish circles, where these epoxy wobblers were born, many guides only use them out of desperation or when other patterns just can’t get it done. Ten years ago I might...

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Chop, Chop! How to Rig and Fish Cut Baits

Chop, Chop! How to Rig and Fish Cut Baits

These four bait rigs will catch the biggst channel catfish, flatheads, gator gar, and redfish in any water Almost every angler started out as a cut-bait fisherman. If you chop it, slice it, or behead it and then stick it on a hook, it qualifies as cut bait, including those nightcrawlers you ripped to pieces to catch your first bluegills. Soaking cut bait has a bit of a stigma of being dumbed-down fishing, but there’s actually a lot...

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