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Lake of the Ozarks is one of the largest lakes in Missouri. It is more than 84 miles long with 1,100 miles of shoreline. In places it reaches 130 feet deep. The huge lake offers great fishing for a variety of species including spotted bass, largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. Of course, it is also an amazing crappie lake as well. I’ve been fishing in several different states, but so far, no place I’ve been can beat this lake in…

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Driftmaster Rod Holders are known for their strength and durability. That common knowledge makes them the choice of many trophy catfish hunters. They are based on years of angler testing on the water and continued improvements in the shop. With models available for all different fishing situations, Driftmaster products enjoy a reputation of excellence in quality, dependability, and service. Driftmaster Rod Holders are designed with longevity and durability in mind. “We design our products to last a long time,” says…

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By Ron Wong The versatility and stability of pontoon boats have caught the interest of the fishing community. The sales of pontoon boats for fishing have increased significantly across America. The increased popularity is linked to an increased demand for outdoor activities as a result of the recent pandemic. After being “locked down” too long, Americans are yearning for an escape and fishing has enjoyed a large share of the increase in outdoor activities. Whether you fish for catfish, bass,…

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by Darl Black Ken Smith of Sharon, Pennsylvania, is a crappie fishing machine. I first met Ken 14 years ago in January on the ice at Pymatuning Lake while I was shooting photos for an article. He was the only person in a group of about dozen anglers who had crappies laying on the ice. It would be two years before I ran into him again. This time during mid-summer in the parking lot of a boat launch on Shenango…

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by Terry Madewell Catfish are still caught during the peak of the spawn, but tactics must change to compensate for the change in catfish behavior during this specific time of the year. Catfish are caught year-round and anglers employ various tactics to consistently hook big catfish during seasonal changes. But one behavioral change still mystifies many; the dreaded catfish spawn. Some anglers even take a few weeks ‘vacation’ from catfishing because the spawn can dramatically change fishing success using standard…

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