Identifying fish size on sonar is very difficult since you can change the size with sensitivity adjustments or depth range. Fish look larger on a depth range of 20 foot than 100 foot. The size of a fish is determined by the color of the fish arch. For example if you have palette colors yellow, blue and red. The more yellow you see the bigger the fish. The thickness of the fish arch also determines fish size. How long the…

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A lot of people like to eat their catch, Im one of “those guys”. Years ago I would catch my fish, put them on a stringer or in a live well. At the end of the day would fillet them. I did notice the fish would be “mushy” and not taste very good. After a fishing trip with a couple older guys I learned a very important lesson. Fish prep before you’re off the water. Here are a few steps…

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View this email online It is a long-argued position that catfish bite better at night. Plenty of anglers believe it and target the whiskered critters after the sun goes down. Catfish Connections I was recently asked whether fishing was just about tournaments. My reply was absolutely not. It is just a very visible platform which can highlight the sport, provide a competitive… Shoreline Success at Night by Ron Presley Catfishing from the bank at night can be comfortable and productive.…

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JULY 2019 FEATURED STORY West Coast guide introduces anglers to saltwater bass Saltwater bass are among the multitude of fish species that roam the inshore waters off the coast of Southern California. They’re a lot like freshwater bass, except generally bigger and stronger. Ask local charter captain Gerry Mahieu a question – anything at all – about fishing for saltwater bass and you’ll soon find yourself drinking from a proverbial firehose of information on the topic. Read full story »…

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View this email online When temperatures soar into the nineties daytime fishing isn’t much fun anymore. No worries – here’s a step-by-step guide on how to catch crappie under the moon when all is calm, and cool. Or you can keep a little breeze blowing in the daytime by trolling crankbaits for slabs. Or take a road trip to Southeast Tennessee for a well-kept crappie secret and some great family fun – all in the August 2019 issue of CrappieNow.…

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