Posted by: Debbie
November 9, 2013

Debbie

5 Tips for Finding Fall Smallmouth Bass

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Photo: Norman Perea Along with the arrival of cooler fall weather and the changing color of the leaves come more opportunities to land a feisty smallmouth bass. Smallmouth bass prefer cooler waters than the largemouth bass, and can be found in nearly every state except Florida, Louisiana and Alaska. While water temperatures and techniques will vary somewhat depending on the part of the country you plan to fish, there are several tips that can help…

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Posted by: Tom K.
November 7, 2013

Tom K.

Clean and Patched Cork Grips

Life’s too short to fish with an ugly rod, so during the off-season get your grip back to like-new condition in a few easy steps.  A natural material like cork gets beat up with use. Cleaning: The best way to clean cork is with a soft, nylon brush or toothbrush, some water, and dish soap.  Apply gentle pressure so you don’t chip or gouge the cork.  If you’ve got a lot of dried fish slime…

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Posted by: Debbie
November 5, 2013

Debbie

7 Weird Things to Bring on a Camping Trip

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S’mores by the fire, the sound of crickets chirping, the sight of sparkling stars overhead… there are many things about the outdoors to appreciate when you’re on a camping trip with the family. However, every now and then, Mother Nature or other unexpected circumstances may throw in a surprise or two. As you plan an outdoor family vacation, you might want to consider bringing a few of these usual, but useful items along. Dryer Sheets.…

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Posted by: Andy
November 5, 2013

Andy

Visit a Fish Hatchery

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Fish hatcheries are an important part of the management of fisheries.  They increase the fishing opportunities for anglers all over the country.  Hatcheries can assist as a fisheries management tool such as where natural reproduction may not be able to keep up with the fishing pressure, or where stunting is an issue.  By stocking fish that are large enough to avoid predation, the population dynamics can be more balanced. Many fish hatcheries have visitor’s centers…

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