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Do-it-Yourself Lake Erie Walleye  
By Ron Stresing

As I steered the 21-foot Starcraft over the GPS waypoint, I knew we were going to catch another walleye. “Watch the poles, guys, we are in the spot.” I think I may have gotten the entire sentence out when the portside downrigger rod began to bounce in the pole holder. Another well-fed Lake Erie walleye had inhaled a Michigan Stinger spoon and was on the line! Using the depth finder's GPS map capability we had found a sunken island, we...
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Finding Active Kings In Slow Times  
By Capt. Lee Haasch

FISH, FISH, GET THE RIGGER! BIG FISH LOOK AT HIM RUN! We all like to hear that kind of action every time we go fishing. Every morning when I leave the dock, I have one goal—fill the cooler with fish. Reality is, that does not happen every time. Some days, the fish are just uncooperative and we have to work much harder to fill that cooler. Every body of water and every species of fish have times when activity is, well, not really “goin...
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From The Midwest To Mexico  
By Jim Quinn

I’ve always fished in the Midwest—that’s where I grew up and that’s where I’ve always lived. So when I got the invitation to fish with Mike “The Griz” Ritz in La Paz, Baja Mexico, I was quick to accept.     La Paz (peace in Spanish) is a growing city of 220,000 located on a huge bay on the Sea of Cortez, a little north of Cabo San Lucas. Jacques Cousteau named the Sea of Cortez “The ...
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Wormin’ Your Way To More Fish  
By Darrell Taylor

We were in a tug of war—the worm and I. I wanted him in an empty Campbell’s Pork & Beans can but he was making a heroic effort to crawl back into his hole. “Nightcrawler” is a fitting name because this critter is prone to crawling through moist grassy areas under the cover of darkness to feed.     The problem is they seldom crawl more than a few inches from the safety of their “burrow” or ho...
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Bugs As Indicators Of Water Quality  By Gene Clifford
Benthic macroinvertebrates are organisms that spend some, if not all, of their life cycle on or near the bottom of a body of water. They are large enough to be seen with the naked eye, even though they have no backbone. They make up the majority of t...
Secrets of Fishing Piers and Docks  By Tim Mead
Piers and docks are increasing on the nation’s lakes, rivers and reservoirs. More folks move “to the lake” and when they get there, they extend their reach into or over the water. Bass, crappie, bluegill and other panfish all relate...
Simple Refinements For More Summer Bass  By Jerry Carlson
As anglers settle into summer patterns for bass fishing and we start working a little deeper water for bucket mouths, I find there are some refinements I can make that will increase my level of success. These refinements are simple, yet will get resu...
Smallmouth Bonanza  By Ted Takasaki
Dave Genz may be the father of modern ice fishing, but he doesn’t spend his summers twiddling his thumbs waiting for cold weather.     Genz fishes open water on a 60-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that runs outside his do...
Want Big Kings? Go Deep!  By Capt. Lee Haasch
“FISH, FISH – DEEP RIGGER! We found them, they’re deep!”     Weather plays big part in fishing. Not really a news flash, is it? There is nothing we can do about the weather, and grumbling really never made a d...
Dip Bait and Worms for Channel Catfish  By Ron Stresing
The rod tip quivered for just a second before the 6-1/2-foot baitcasting rod doubled over in the pole holder. There was no need to set the hook, as this catfish had swallowed the slip-sinker rigged dip worm and was making a head shaking run out to de...

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