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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had never made the trek. This year I decided I was well overdue in experiencing what many have called “one of the greatest events in fishing” so I packed up the truck with my two eldest daughters, ages 15 and 16, and we hit the road for a weekend in Park Falls, Wisconsin. A four-hour drive, we traversed the gorgeous Wisconsin countryside, crossing rivers, streams, and lakes on our way. At about the mid-point we pulled over at a riverside…

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There are times when you’d like to enjoy a meal out of your catch. Maybe you’ve caught a bunch of crappies, a few walleye, a perch, or some channel catfish. Whatever you enjoy, there’s just something satisfying about cooking up the catch that you personally caught. However, before you pull out your grandpa’s favorite fish batter recipe, there’s just this one little step that you’ll need to take care of. Yep, you guessed right, someone (probably you!) needs to clean…

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Tom Larimer with Rainbow Trout

St. Croix Rod, handcrafters of the Best Rods on Earth® for nearly 75 years, is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Larimer as Fly Fishing Brand Manager. Larimer brings over 25 years of experience in the fly-fishing business to his new position at St. Croix, the past seven of which were earned as National Sales Manager for G.Loomis Fishing. Growing up in the Milwaukee area, Larimer cut his teeth in the fly-fishing industry working retail while still in high…

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Giant European Perch caught on Zman Soft Plastics

Any way you view it, a pot-bellied 14-inch “seven-striper” from North America is one impressive yellow perch. But show us a true 20-incher—a fish Swedish angler Tomas Helge Sköld calls ‘perchzilla’—and American anglers might just drop what they’re doing and hop on the next flight abroad. The transformation of a species began about 100 million years ago. As tectonic plates shifted and separated North America from Eurasia, once-related plant and animal species found themselves at opposite ends of the globe.…

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