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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 the organisms in the aquatic food chain. Their presence indicates the health of that particular body of water, be it a ditch, creek, stream, river, pond, or lake.     Aquatic insects ar...
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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 to piers and docks. In some locations, local planning boards or power companies promote “fish friendly piers.” How do you maximize your fish-catching skills around these structures? &nbs...
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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 results.     One of my favorite presentations for working bass in the spring and early summer is called wacky rigging. This concept of hooking a sinking worm through the middle goes agains...
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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 door in St. Cloud. Smallmouth bass provide much of the fun. “The smallmouth fishing has been fantastic,” said Genz.     Low water situations haven’t hindered his fishi...
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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...
The RV Lifestyle  By Jim Quinn
What is the RV Lifestyle? It might have a different meaning for every individual or family, depending on their needs. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and visit with Bill and Laura Strand from Valparaiso, Ind. and their 11-year-old son Wil...
Time To Take A Kid Fishing  By Jerry Kiesow
Well, Anytime Is A Good Time “Take a kid fishing!” It is a self-explanatory phrase we have heard and seen written for years—decades, perhaps. It’s a good idea. I have done it (still do). You probably have too.   &n...
Twitch, There It Is!  By Mitch Eeagan
The Strike’s So Violent You’d Swear It’s More About Settling A Score Cast. Reel. Stop! Count to 30. Twitch. another twitch, twitch. Stop! Let it sit. No, longer...okay, twitch it again.     Wham!  &...
When Smallmouth Go Wild  By John Bennett
My fishing pal, Don Hamilton is a real smallmouth fanatic. It is true that he has caught beaucoup golden-flanked walleye while on his many trips to Ontario, but, nearer to home, when he slips into a pair of waders and picks up his spinning rod, it is...

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