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Angler holding walleye

It’s springtime, and open water has arrived throughout all but the uppermost reaches of North America. For walleye anglers, it’s a yearly ritual that’s hard to beat. Hordes of fish are heading to pre-spawn and spawn locations, bringing on some of the best bites of the entire year – especially in some of the more well-known walleye factories like the Mississippi River, Lake Erie, the Detroit River, the Missouri River, Wisconsin’s Menominee and Fox Rivers, the Rainy River and lots…

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AFTCO Garrett Paquette

Coming off a breakthrough rookie year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, AFTCO Pro Garrett Paquette lives a life driven by “Any Fish, Any Water”…so long as that fish is a Bass. No matter where the Elite Series takes him, Paquette needs to adjust his complete game plan, tackle, and techniques to the body of water, time of the year, and species of bass. Whether he’s down south fishing muddy water for largemouth or up north for smallies, he has to…

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Chris and Trait Zaldain

He won the 2015 Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Championship tournament, finished 4th overall in the 2019 Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, and placed 16th in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic®. She finished 4th in her first major bass tournament, and quickly moved up to the Bassmaster Central and Eastern Opens. Together, these two Yamaha Pros may soon become the first husband/wife team competing as Bassmaster Elite anglers. “That’s our goal,” explains Chris Zaldain, who married Trait in 2015, after…

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Raymarine Electronic Units

Raymarine Element users are already ahead of the competition. Element delivers the sharpest view of the underwater world with seven sonar channels from a single transducer, including HyperVision™ 1.2 megahertz super high-resolution sonar technology. Element also features an onboard quad-core processor for instantaneous chart redraw, fast response, and smooth RealVision 3D imaging, while its intuitive and easy-to-use LightHouse Sport operating system lets anglers focus on the fish, not the instruction manual. Raymarine issues regular updates to the LightHouse Sport operating…

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Guide with large Burbot

Eelpout are in. Burbot are a big deal. Lawyers are likable. Really? Actually, yes. This lone freshwater member of the cod family easily qualifies for the most interesting fish in the world—right up there with megamouth sharks, pufferfish and those bizarre, alien-like creatures that haunt the deep seas. Particularly intriguing about the enigmatic eelpout is that for most of the year, no one particularly knows where they go. We know that the species’ circumpolar natural range stretches from the Great…

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