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Angler with Walleye

Ask any self-respecting walleye angler which season they like best, and spring is likely to be at the top of the list. Coming out of winter, it just feels good to pitch some jigs, hit the rivers, and spend time in the boat. But springtime walleye fishing means you’re contending with mother nature’s temperaments and variable spawning activity, which affect the quality of fishing you might earn on any given day. We tapped some of the best walleye anglers on…

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Female Angler with Speckled Trout

The spring inshore run along the Gulf coast of Texas is as constant as the tides, happening year over year as bull reds and speckled trout move into the rich, shallow marshes to feed. Though the recent 100-year storm event that brought record cold temperatures and unprecedented snowfall to south Texas has pushed things back a bit on this year’s calendar, veteran anglers like St. Croix pro and lifelong inshore angler, Joseph Sanderson, know what’s coming. A former collegiate FLW and…

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Angler Lands Spotted Bass

Before last year, Pat Schlapper of Eleva, Wisconsin had a rewarding and stable career with a large sporting goods retailer. Early in 2020 – at the age of 37 – he walked away from that job to pursue his dream of fishing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, a move most would describe as risky, at best. But in nearly every aspect of life, few rewards come without risk. Schlapper believed he could mitigate the risks through preparation, ability and determination.…

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Pure Fishing Logo

Pure Fishing Inc., the world’s largest fishing tackle company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Plano Synergy Holdings Inc. The purchase will include Plano Synergy’s 15 preeminent brands, which specialize in tackle storage, catch management, hunting accessories and archery. This acquisition is the third for Pure Fishing in two years under the ownership of private equity firm Sycamore Partners. “We are excited to welcome the iconic Plano and other brands into our industry-leading portfolio of Outdoor brands. These are storied…

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Angler Lands Saltwater Fish in Kayak

Kayak fishing is on the upswing. From coast to coast, more and more anglers are fishing out of kayaks in both fresh and salt waters. These portable, nimble craft are easy on the wallet, can be launched almost anywhere, and can be outfitted with a dizzying array of fish-hunting gear. And while bass and panfish are always popular targets, there’s a growing number of kayak anglers chasing the challenges and reaping the rewards provided by larger predator species like pike,…

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