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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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Girl using Aqua-Vu Fishing Camera

Big-name bass tournaments might be shelved for the short term, but for every day anglers, lakes, rivers and reservoirs remain open for business. Across America, fishing license sales are skyrocketing as anglers from every walk of life are enjoying the nation’s aquatic resources. We’re adapting, too, forging ahead with a new breed of ‘virtual’ fishing tournament that anyone with a rod and reel and a few bucks can enter. Beginning Saturday, May 16, Aqua-Vu will launch “Fishing for Dreams”— an…

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Angler with Pike

Right now, across Earth’s northern-most latitudes, water wolves are stirring. Even while ice cover still encases many lakes, this spectacular freshwater predator is already on the prowl. As Esox lucius migrates en masse into shallow bays, river backwaters and sloughs, however, it’s procreation rather than predation that propels their journey. Standing at the mouths of these same shallow bays, renowned freshwater photographer Bill Lindner doesn’t have to wait long to witness the earliest spring spawning movements of northern pike. For…

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Aqua-Vu Underwater Screenshot

Somewhere in the mysterious land of sonar menus, hidden windows and secret subroutines lies a little known fish-finding function. Think of it as a super interesting on-screen app that can instantly help you locate and catch more fish. Rather than a rendered interpretation of fish and structure, live underwater video provides the final word on what lies beneath. As anglers continue to discover, their Lowrance, Garmin and Raymarine sonar-chartplotters offer the powerful ability to connect an Aqua-Vu camera and view…

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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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