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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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In many parts of the country, the COVID-19 virus has put a temporary halt to recreational boating activities. Here are four things you can do that will jump-start your season and keep you busy. Make sure when ordering any item online that it’s in stock and that the vendor is currently shipping. Before heading to the virtual checkout cart, call to verify when you’ll get your order because many companies are temporarily closed but are taking orders. Install a Track…

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The walleye opener. It’s a rite of passage. For some families and lifetime chums, it’s angling’s springtime equivalent of deer camp. That Friday night potluck feast, followed by hours of comparing new lures, recalling openers of yesteryear, and maybe tossing back a few adult beverages. With all that’s going on throughout the world, this year’s walleye opener may look a little different, but it doesn’t mean the fun has to leave like air out of a party balloon. Even in…

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