Posted by: Tom Keer
July 9, 2013

Tom Keer

Everglades National Park

Photo Credit: National Park Service   For whatever reason it’s easy to think of a national park as being land based.  And at a million and a half acres, it’d be easy to think that the Everglades National Park (www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm) consists of a tremendous amount of land. One of the park’s outstanding attributes is that 1/3 of it, or 500 million acres, is water.  The fact that a tremendous amount of gamefish are in these waters…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
July 8, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

The Stick Trout

When I was young, Dad would call any branch that I landed while fishing, a “stick trout” and pat me on the back.  We had other names for snags but I eventually learned that some of these labels really were fish names, such as a “rock bass,” and “logperch.” In visiting with some of the Bassmaster Elite anglers, I learned Greg Hackney uses the term “limb bream” for landed sticks. Edwin Evers says he is…

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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
July 8, 2013

How to Make a Family Fishing Brag Board

In today’s digital age, we can easily share our fishing photos with friends and family through social media, but treasured memories that are captured on the water can also serve as great conversation pieces if they are part of your home décor. Remember the time you and your nephew caught that 8 lb bass while on summer vacation in Wisconsin? Don’t just post that photo to your Facebook profile or ours, but let it serve…

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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
July 3, 2013

5 Things to Know About Using Soft Plastic Worms for Bass

Soft plastic worms are some of the best bass lures to use when fishing areas of heavy vegetation during the warm summer months. Bass often prefer to congregate where they can find thick cover on summer days because the plant life provides shade while also helping to oxygenate the water. However, making the decisions about which worms to use depending on the area and conditions can be a bit of a challenge since there are…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
July 2, 2013

Tom Keer

Summer Fun at Yellowstone National Park

Maybe it was due to the large number of geysers spread throughout the park or the abundant wildlife, but since it was created in 1872, Yellowstone National Park has attracted anglers from all over the world.  And with good reason; there are over hundreds of miles of some of the best wild trout rivers in the country.  Add to it some 200+ creeks and 45 lakes and you’ve got a fishing Valhalla, a place where…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
July 1, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

F.L.Y. Fishing (Favorite Lures of Youth)

Do you remember your favorite fishing lure as a kid? BassMaster Elite angler, Alton Jones said his favorite as a youth was to topwater lure, a Heddon Spook. Topwater lures are a great lure for kids because of the visual appeal. With most submerged lures, we are left to imagine the lure action and movement until it returns and we catch a glimpse.  With a topwater lure, you always know what it is doing. Twitch,…

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