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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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by Greg McCain In many ways, pulling crankbaits looms as an intimidating technique for catching summer crappie. With the conglomeration of rods, lures, electronics, and other boat accessories – plus the need-to-know details about fish location, depth, boat speed, and line length – pulling cranks can be something of a daunting proposition. The process does not have to be that way, however. In fact, those fishermen who practice the craft suggest that with just a little experience, trolling crankbaits for…

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