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St. Croix Anglers Holding Panfish

Different fishing strokes for different angling folks is what drives St. Croix Rod forward every day. Our anglers have unique and distinct needs, and we make it our mission to deliver the Best Rods on Earth® that give them the upper hand, no matter where or how they fish. St. Croix’s popular Panfish Series is a prime example. Introduced in 2012, the specialized collection answered the call of passionate anglers demanding new rod choices handcrafted just for them, choices specifically…

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Muskie splashing while angler reels in

So far this month, we’ve discussed how length, power, and action combine to define the basic performance characteristics of a fishing rod. Last week, we specifically asked our bass experts to share personal thoughts and insights on their favorite rods. This week we dive into the panfish, walleye, and musky categories. We asked our pros the same maddening question: If you could carry just one rod, what would it be? We’re hoping their answers will help the rest of us…

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Angler Holding Crappie

Don’t overthink it. Keep it simple stupid (KISS). Sometimes, there’s a reason the fullest buckets and livewells come at the hands of the most elementary approaches. Catching springtime crappies beneath a properly set bobber, with the perfect morsel, is one of those times. Watch how crappie ace Nick Cekalla intelligently blankets probable fish holding hangouts with a very simple plan. Bait or not to bait, that is the question. Cekalla, like other panfish aficionados forego live bait, rather relying on…

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Crappie Northland Tackle

Early season panfish bites are a rite of spring, happening throughout the country as reliably as budding lilacs, morels pushing and gobbling turkeys. Crappies and bluegills both work their way from mid-winter depths to staging areas, then eventually into shallow cover and structure to spawn. Even perch have a part in the conversation, especially in moving-water scenarios where main river tigers slip into side channels and food-rich backwaters. Each species has its own biological rituals that determine timing, but if…

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Angler Using Underwater Camera

Anyone who thinks ice fishing is about numb toes and staring at a single hole in hardwater hasn’t stepped inside one of the ultramodern, amenity-stacked ice fishing houses. We’re talking mobile luxury campers you can park right on top of your favorite fishing spot. Pour a cold drink, flick on the TV and put your feet up as you jig for a meal of walleyes. Wait, TV? On a frozen lake? Now playing on thousands of flatscreens across the ice…

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