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Angler landing Bass in Hobie Kayak

There’s a locally known spot on Lake of the Woods nicknamed “Broken Axle.” Oddly, it’s a featureless area on the main basin with no apparent fish-holding structure. So why name it? Years ago, an all-terrain ice fishing transport busted an axle on the spot while motoring to a popular reef. Of course, the fishing clients decided to drill holes and fish while awaiting a backup vehicle. And as legend has it, they caught the snot out of the walleyes. Broken…

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Aqua-Vu Bass Prospecting

Beyond a few feet of water, bass and other fish avoid visual detection via the mere presence of the aquatic blanket. They’re further separated and shrouded from the terrestrial world by surface glare, wave action and planktonic veils that reduce water clarity. Providing even greater security, boat docks, flooded trees and matted vegetation invite angler curiosity, yet prevent us from seeing what actually lies beneath. The darker and more impenetrable the hideout, the greater its chances, it seems, that a…

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Angler with Muskie

It’s just about time. Musky aficionados are fastidiously prepping gear and anxiously awaiting season openers across the big fish belt. They know that late spring and early summer can be some of the most exciting and productive times to be on the water, as big, banded brawlers – fresh off the spawn and unpressured by anglers for months – are becoming increasingly active with warming water temperatures. Such is the case in all the great musky waters – from Indiana,…

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Angler Patrick Walters with Largemouth Bass

With the Bassmaster Elite Series on hold due to coronavirus concerns, South Carolina pro Patrick Walters has been using his downtime to dial in a big-fish bait he’s confident could someday win him a tournament – the Storm® Arashi® Glide, a 7-½-inch, single-joint, hard swimbait with a replaceable soft tail. “That’s the bait I’ve been mesmerized by lately and have been playing with a lot,” says Walters, a Rapala® pro (Storm is a Rapala Respected Brand). “It’s got draw power…

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Female Angler Lands Mahi Mahi in Saltwater

The events of the past few months have redefined “normal” for almost everyone. Many have found it difficult to adapt. But for women who have spent years in the fishing industry, challenges and obstacles are things they’re accustomed to facing and well equipped to tackle. Michigan native and angling veteran, Barb Carey, is no stranger to life’s ebbs and flows. A retired police officer, mother, educator, outdoor communicator, USCG-licensed charter captain and founder of WI Women Fish, Barb is used to…

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