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Lure Testing Facilities

In an angler’s continuing quest to “think like a fish,” we carefully examine lures at the tackle shop.


I’m not sure why but it took me so long to start using dropper rigs.

Teaching Tip: Play Fish (Literally)

When we’re teaching others to fish (especially kids), we spend plenty of time going over how to make the cast, how to pick a lure or bait, what to look for in terms of where to cast, and all that.

Bovines and Bass

Some great fishing can be found in remote ponds and streams that are way out in the country, often on farms or ranches.

Ode to the Woolly Bugger

I'm not very good at tying fancy fly patterns.

Ode to the Woolly Bugger

I’m not very good at tying fancy fly patterns. I’m fine with that,though, because I think some of the most effective flies are also the simplest.

Night Fishing

In one day the air temperatures jumped from 60 degrees during the day to the mid-90’s. 

Bass Thumb

One reason is bass are so popular is the magnificent bucket mouth handle, and the “Bass Thumb” that it creates.

Conserving Areas Where We Boat and Fish

My wife has a saying that has become one of my favorites.

The Secret to Netting Fish

Netting the fish you catch can be tricky.

The Baiter’s Dozen

Small, constantly moving fish are difficult to count accurately.

Small Mistakes, Big Costs

I was at a boat ramp the other day and saw a boat off the trailer sitting directly on the ramp.

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