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Walleye Anglers Hold Fish

The anglers and staff of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit have had a little time to take a breath since the last MWC event over on Lake Huron back in June. Now we’re well rested and ready for the ride way out west to the famed waters of Lake Oahe near Gettysburg, SD. Anglers will have an area of roughly 370,000 acres to find the biggest walleyes this system has to offer. Lake Oahe is a…

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by Brent Frazee You won’t find many crappie-fishing boats like the one guide Joe Bragg operates. In the nation’s heartland, crappie fishermen use everything from bass boats to john boats to aluminum V-hulls to chase the speckled gamefish. But a 24-foot, 4-inch long bay boat? Let’s just say Bragg defies customary behavior when he takes his customers fishing on Milford Lake in northeast Kansas. But Bragg says there is a method to his madness. His “Crappie Yacht,” as he calls…

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The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Blue Ribbon Commission held its first listening session on Thursday, July 21. Yamaha Pro Anglers and Commissioners Mark Menendez and Ish Monroe discussed the negative effects of aquatic invasive species on state fisheries management, boating and fishing access and revealed the complexities of the invasive species issue. “The bass and crappie fishing in Kentucky is starting to recover as the Asian carp population levels out, thanks to harvesting efforts and a push to limit the…

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Upstart product developer Brian McKinnon is the new king of ICAST after Pacbak, a self-designed portable cooler and vacuum sealer out-dueled more than 900 entries in the New Product Showcase and some of the biggest brands in fishing. Three weeks ago, the 38-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska was still scrambling to find a spot on the show floor in Orlando. Ultimately, he landed with a 10×10 booth tucked away on the outer edges of the Orange County Convention Center for ICAST…

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by Greg McCain In many ways, pulling crankbaits looms as an intimidating technique for catching summer crappie. With the conglomeration of rods, lures, electronics, and other boat accessories – plus the need-to-know details about fish location, depth, boat speed, and line length – pulling cranks can be something of a daunting proposition. The process does not have to be that way, however. In fact, those fishermen who practice the craft suggest that with just a little experience, trolling crankbaits for…

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