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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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Angler in Kayak

It takes some brainpower to build a better fishery. With that in mind, the MN-FISH Sportfishing Foundation has added four bright minds to its board of directors, each a veteran in the fishing industry. Joining the board are Danny Suggs, Rob Drieslein, Jimmy Bell, and Dave Hanson. MN-FISH is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by a volunteer group of leaders in the Minnesota sport fishing and boating community to bring a strong, unified voice to state government and represent the…

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Fall Fishing Tips

Whether getting ready for the last derby of the season or heading to put a smackdown on ‘em before the ice sets in, fall fishing is right around the corner. As the temperature changes, the fish begin to come out of their summer feeding slump which means they’ll be feeding. Shallower structures are more enticing as colder temps bring more oxygen into these areas. The crushing heat of summer drains the oxygen from those shallower areas. Here are 6 tips…

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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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Angler with Crappie

September is a special month for outdoorsmen. Although these days, temperatures rarely indicate such, Sept. 22 is the first official day of Fall. If you are a hunter, September routinely brings the beginning of hunting season – as Larry Whiteley also points out in this month’s “The Great Outdoors” column. In states that allow it, dove hunting often begins September 1. In my own home state (Tennessee), September also brings early waterfowl hunting seasons for geese, wood ducks and teal.…

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