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  • Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season

    DATE:May 25th, 2017
    Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season SALTWATER FISHIN' VOL. 10, NO. 4 Yamaha Pro Mark Davis Offers Two Solutions For Catching Bass This Spring Warmer-than-normal winter temperatures have shuffled bass spawning schedules on many lakes throughout the country this spring, but Mark Davis has seen it before, and the veteran Yamaha Pro knows just how to approach the problem. “With the milder winter, bass began spawning much earlier than usual this year so when a fisherman heads to a lake...
  • NPAA Member #2 Tony Puccio has signed a new contract with Andy Myers Lodge on Eagle Lake Ontario for June 27th thru August 11th, 2017

    DATE:May 24th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: NPAA Member News
    NPAA NPAA Member #2 Tony Puccio has signed a new contract with Andy Myers Lodge on Eagle Lake Ontario for June 27th thru August 11th, 2017 Puccio will be a Fishing Educator for quests, with on and off the water seminars. The lodge hosts 50 to 70 quests per week with a wide variety of fishing expertise. Puccio says working one-on-one with different age groups really helps to grow the sport. Puccio feels education is the back bone of the future of the fishing industry. He will share his...
  • 5 THINGS TO KNOW TO CATCH MORE LAKE TROUT

    DATE:May 23rd, 2017
    5 THINGS TO KNOW TO CATCH MORE LAKE TROUT Lake trout are hard-fighting, great-tasting gamefish often misunderstood by the masses. If you’d like to catch more lakers this summer, factor these five facts from veteran trout guide Bernie Keefe into your fishing strategies. Frontal Assaults Cold fronts give walleyes and other fish species lockjaw, but not lake trout. “Most people don’t realize lake trout don’t care about fronts, they just keep on eating,” says Keefe. “I’ve had some...
  • Inside The WildSide – By Chip Leer 4 Ways 4 Eyes

    DATE:May 23rd, 2017
    Inside The WildSide - By Chip Leer 4 Ways 4 Eyes   Surefire Stategies For Post-Spawn Walleyes Late spring walleye fishing can be ridiculously easy or incredibly frustrating, depending on the conditions and your approach. Here are four proven patterns to help you match the conditions and catch more fish on every trip. 1. Drag A Jig Drifting or slow-trolling a leadhead on bottom is one of my favorite ways to cover large flats or emerging...
  • Phantom Lures Introduces The Hex Crankbait The Ultimate Tool For Covering Muskie Waters

    DATE:May 23rd, 2017
    Phantom Lures Introduces The Hex Crankbait The Ultimate Tool For Covering Muskie Waters Ramsey, MN (May 16, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high quality, proven baits is excited to introduce the new Hex crankbait to an already stellar lineup of muskie lures. Individually hand-painted and made in the USA, the Phantom Hex crankbait combines an erratic, subsurface walk that gets more enticing the faster you troll it. Deadly at any speed over 3mph,...
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      Boat Safer by having the most current data on your plotter and mobile, and make the best of your time on the water! We provide a unique benefit - daily chart updates! Improvements include sand bar shifts, coastline and contour adjustments, buoy changes, newly marked rocks and much more! Now’s the time to update! If your subscription has expired, renew with up to 50% off! Plotter If expired, get daily chart updates and advanced features like Dock-to-dock Autorouting(not in USA...
  • Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament Has Great Second Year Great Community, Great Tournament!

    DATE:May 23rd, 2017
    Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament Has Great Second Year Great Community, Great Tournament! The Second Annual Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament (SBBT) was held on May 12-13, 2017 at Sawyer Park Boat launch in Sturgeon Bay.  After a successful first year, the tournament committee was confident that this year would be even better.  And it didn’t disappoint!  The tournament had a 25% increase in boats up to 51 and certainly has a bright future.  The tournament paid out over 100 percent of entry fees...
  • Fishing’s Future Contest Starts June 3

    DATE:May 22nd, 2017
    Fishing’s Future Contest Starts June 3  South Padre Island, Texas — The fourth annual Fishing’s Future National Youth Catch-Photo-Release Contest begins June 3, 2017. The total value of the grand prize package is more than $9,600 and it will be awarded to a young angler after the conclusion of the contest on August 12. Fishing’s Future is America’s preeminent organization dedicated to helping young people and their families build better and deeper bonds using sportfishing as an educational,...
  • Bartsch, Le Sage Lead Wire-To-Wire To Win Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Green Bay Tournament

    DATE:May 22nd, 2017
    Bartsch, Le Sage Lead Wire-To-Wire To Win Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Green Bay Tournament Presented by Lowe Equipment Attachments Green Bay, Wisc.—May 20, 2017—Chris Bartsch and Larry Le Sage, both of Green Bay, jigged their way to a hard-fought victory at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Green Bay regular season qualifier presented by Lowe Equipment Attachments May 19-20 out of Green Bay Metro Park. “It’s a great feeling,” said Bartsch, who is Le Sage’s nephew....
  • Devils Lake Details: Level Is Up, Putting More Water, And Underwater Junk, In Play for Sunday’s NoDak AWWS

    DATE:May 20th, 2017
    Devils Lake Details: Level Is Up, Putting More Water, And Underwater Junk, In Play for Sunday’s NoDak AWWS Presented by Yamaha Motor Corp USA and Warrior Boats LLC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2017 Contact: Denny Fox, 920-505-0122 Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM™) It’s been called Devils Lake from the time First Nations people saw it. And now that it’s up to three feet higher than when the AIM Weekend Walleye Series last visited, teams entered in the Warrior Boats/Woodland...
  • Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance and Scheels Team Up to Offer Incentive to Get on the Free the Fighter Trophy Board

    DATE:May 18th, 2017
      Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance and Scheels Team Up to Offer Incentive to Get on the Free the Fighter Trophy Board (May 18, 2017) Isle, Minn. — The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) along with corporate partner Scheels have teamed up to offer bass anglers incentives to “Free the Fighter” during the 2017 Mille Lacs fishing season. What’s the bait, you ask? Getting on the board, the Free the Fighter Trophy Board that is. Any angler with a personal best smallmouth bass 17” and...
  • Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Pioneers On Skills Needed To Fish

    DATE:May 17th, 2017
    Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Pioneers On Skills Needed To Fish  On Tuesday, May 16th the Pioneers of Mount Olive Lutheran Church learned the skills needed to go fishing.  Certified Angler Educator Greg Karch #138 and Karen Karch #121 with Learn 2 Fish With Us and NPAA hosted a fishing clinic for the Pioneers which was held in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The fishing clinic started out by Greg presenting his Fishing Basics seminar which educates the youth and families on all the skills needed to fish...
  • Phantom Lures Introduces The Xorsist Dive-N-Rise

    DATE:May 17th, 2017
    Phantom Lures Introduces The Xorsist Dive-N-Rise Coax Muskies From Their Lair’s With The Phantom Xorsist Ramsey, MN (May 16, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high quality, proven baits is pleased to introduce the all new Xorsist muskie bait. Individually hand-painted and made in the USA, the Xorsist is a 10”, floating dive-and-rise bait with a subtle side-to-side downward action when pulled. Work it hard for erratic, unpredictable movement that...
  • Hjelm, Kuchenberg Win Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Event on Lake Sakakawea

    DATE:May 17th, 2017
    Hjelm, Kuchenberg Win Cabela's National Walleye Tour Event on Lake Sakakawea Pro-angler upgrades Ranger boat and Evinrude outboard NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (May 16, 2017) - Pro-angler Duane Hjelm, of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, brought in a two-day total of 45.41 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) event on Lake Sakakawea on May 12. The angler won $15,000 and, by participating in the Ranger and Evinrude contingency...
  • OPTIMA® PowerPack Nation May e-Newsletter When to Use an OPTIMA REDTOP® vs. YELLOWTOP®Battery

    DATE:May 16th, 2017
    OPTIMA® PowerPack Nation May e-Newsletter When to Use an OPTIMA REDTOP® vs. YELLOWTOP®Battery When choosing a battery for your build, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind – type of application, group size and number of batteries being used. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you determine which battery, our REDTOP or YELLOWTOP, is best for you....
  • Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Returns To Lake Winnebago June 2-3

    DATE:May 16th, 2017
    Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Returns To Lake Winnebago June 2-3 Presented by Mercury Marine Ponca City, Okla.—May 13, 2017—The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to the incredible Lake Winnebago system out of Menasha, Wisconsin, June 2-3 for a team-format, regular-season tournament presented by Mercury Marine. The fishery has hosted many exciting MWC events over the years, and hopes are high that this year’s tournament will build upon that rich tradition. Department of Natural...
  • Expand Your Sonar Knowledge with the Doctor Sonar’s Understanding Sonar and Interpreting the Display

    DATE:May 16th, 2017
    Expand Your Sonar Knowledge with the Doctor Sonar’s Understanding Sonar and Interpreting the Display Are you having trouble understanding traditional 2D sonar? If so or even if you have a good understanding of traditional sonar Doc's "Understanding Sonar & Interpreting the Display DVD" will help elevate your sonar interpretation skills to a new level. Doc will help you understand how sonar works and how to interpret the sonar display using underwater video correlated with sonar to help...
  • Captain Greg Shares His Hobby Of Fishing To Elementary Youth

    DATE:May 16th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: NPAA Member News
    Captain Greg Shares His Hobby Of Fishing To Elementary Youth  This past Friday, May 2nd, Certified Angler Educator Greg Karch with Learn 2 Fish With Us and NPAA Member #138, hosted fishing seminars at Zielanis Elementarywhich is located in Kiel, Wisconsin.  It was Career/Hobby day at Zielanis Elementaryand the youth got to choose what seminars they wanted to attend that afternoon and Greg’s Fishing Basics seminars was packed.  Greg explained to the students that he has been fishing since...
  • Eggers And Hepler Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Sturgeon Bay Season Opener

    DATE:May 16th, 2017
    Eggers And Hepler Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Sturgeon Bay Season Opener Presented By Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.—May 13, 2017—David Eggers of Granger, Indiana, and Tad Hepler of Niles, Michigan, sacked a 5-fish limit weighing 26 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2017 season opener presented by Mercury Marine May 13th on Lake Michigan’s Sturgeon Bay. “We’ve finished second twice at Sturgeon Bay before, so it feels really good to...
  • EVINRUDE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION A HIT!

    DATE:May 15th, 2017
    EVINRUDE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION A HIT! Spring is here and we wanted to share with you the great images from the Earth Day clean up that Evinrude participated in. Evinrude continues to support local and global environmental initiatives by taking part in the Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Annual Spring River Cleanup along side over 4,000 volunteers picking up trash along the Milwaukee River Basin. Also, this year, seven Evinrude E-TEC powered boats with 24...