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The Walleye Whisperer, Dick "The Griz" Gryzwinski

While the walleye world is constantly reinventing itself with new technologies, baits, and techniques, sometimes we make things too complicated. Fact is, there are time-proven ways to catch walleyes year ‘round that sometimes get lost amidst the clutter of the “reimagination”. Like vertical jigging—as well as drifting and pitching ‘em—that will boat ‘eyes the entire calendar year, not just fall. Spend enough time in bait shops and you’ll discover a whole culture of walleye anglers who do nothing but jig…

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Anticipation is ramping up for the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) 2023 Annual Conference to be held in Fort Myers, Florida, January 6 through 8. The premier event for recreational industry fishing professionals ranging from tournament anglers and guides to tackle shop staff, service crews and industry representatives, will be held at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport – Town Center, an awesome venue with a central location just five minutes from the SW Florida Regional Airport (RSW), Southwest Florida’s…

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Crappie Ice Fishing

North Dakota-based Northland Fishing Tackle pro staffer Chad Malloy is a big fan of numerous lakes in North Dakota, Jamestown Reservoir being one of his favorites, especially during early- to mid-ice. “They have excellent crappies, big perch, and lots of walleyes. It’s a reservoir system and there’s current that runs down the middle, so we’re careful when we go, always checking ice conditions. We also use GPS mapping on our phones and Humminbird units to make sure we’re off the…

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Using the physical and social aspects of fishing, Casting for Recovery (CfR) has helped deliver healing to over 11,000 women battling breast cancer since the organization was founded some 26 years ago. A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, CfR relies on donations from individuals, foundations, companies, and other organizations to provide therapeutic outdoor retreats at no cost to participants. The demand is high. “Unfortunately, we have many more applicants for each retreat than we can facilitate,” says CfR CEO, Faye Nelson.…

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Captain Lands Tarpon

In years past, Tarpon guides located fish simply by using visual cues. If they couldn’t see Tarpon rolling on the surface or spot them cruising the flats, they would move on knowing they were leaving tarpon behind with no way to target them. But with the sonar technology and cartography they have now, it has changed how anglers chase Tarpon. One secret that Captain Mark Bennett (Boca Grande, Florida) disclosed is the power of using Humminbird’s MEGA Side Imaging® to…

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