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Angler Casting to smallmouth

New Berlin, Wisconsin angler, Bill Schultz, began keeping a fishing log in 1992 when he got back into fishing. It began as a simple and practical way to keep track of the details surrounding his days on the water. What began 29 years ago as a tool to help him become a more effective angler has grown to become a voluminous tome today. Somewhere along the way, Schultz’s competitive nature – spawned from his collegiate swimming career at the University…

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BassCat Tournament Winners

Bass Cat Boats held the company’s annual Owners Invitational this week as 237 teams converged on Lake Norfork in Arkansas seeking to earn the top prize and bragging rights. After two days of full-field competition using a modified “Tourney X” system of scoring, 26 teams competed on Day Three with standings zeroed out. Steven Meador and Joey Penzo of Arkansas brought five fish that weighed 13.29 pounds to the scales on Sunday to claim top honors and a prize of…

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Angler casting crankbait

For most bass anglers, crankbaits are just flat-out fun to fish. Designed to fish on a constant (or near-constant) retrieve while maintaining contact with and deflecting off structure, crankbaits provide the angler with tons of feedback. “The main reason I like it is because you’re actively cranking and you’re feeling what the bait is doing the whole time,” says Addison, Alabama tournament angler and MLF competitor, Jesse Wiggins. “You feel exactly what that bottom or piece of structure is, and…

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The International Falls Bass Championship (IFBC) is a fabled bass fishing event on Rainy Lake and Rainy River, Minnesota. With great smallmouth bass fishing on the lake and river, the intent of the tournament is to showcase what phenomenal opportunities the borderland has to offer. With more than $30,000 in prize money and three days of events and excitement for the whole family, competitors look forward to the tournament each year. The IFBC format features two person teams fishing for…

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Welcome to Angling Currents, a series of weekly reports keying in on productive fishing patterns and techniques working right now, as explained by some of the best anglers in the nation. These short features are conceived and shared to help both beginning and experienced anglers find more success on the water. Two primary factors combine to make late-summer largemouth bass challenging to catch in many water bodies. First is that they’re often widely dispersed because they’re keying in on different…

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