Fishing

Men digging a farm pond
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10 Things to Know Before Building a Fishing & Hunting Farm Pond

There are many advantages to building your own ponds, from wildlife viewing to hunting, serious angling to teaching youngsters to fish, not to mention improving your property’s value. Here are more…
Catfishing from a boat
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The 5 Best Types of Bait for Catching Catfish

What are the Best, Easiest Baits for Catching Catfish? Using what we know as “artificial” baits, like crankbaits and plastics, is seldom the best bet for consistently catching catfish. All three…
Angler in boat holding smallmouth bass
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Dawn-to-Dusk Summer Smallmouth Bass Strategies

Start and Finish the Day Fishing Bold We’ve all seen an epic smallmouth bite at sunrise. A lot of times it involves topwater baits and schools of fish trying to outdo one another in their acrobatics…
Muskie angler at Lake Shelbyville holding a muskie
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Best Places to Fish in Illinois: Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is one of Illinois’ premier fishing resources and is recognized for its largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, muskie and walleye opportunities. Crappie are the main attraction on…
Nice bluegill caught on Berkley Gulp While Fishing The Weed Edge
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Summer Bluegills in The North

Summer brings long days and ample opportunity to fish 7 days a week, and one of the most popular species in the upper Midwest is bluegill. They are not tough to find and catch in numbers, but the big…
Nice Top Water Muskie Boated By Pros4- 1Source's Keith Worrall
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June is Muskie Topwater Month!

by Pros4- 1Source Muskies are probably one of the least understood game fish for particularly good reason- they constantly seem to intentionally disprove what we are sure we as anglers think we ‘…
Wacky worm rigged
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How to Rig a Wacky-Rigger Worm on a Drop Shot

Make rigging a Wacky Stik-O worm easy in these 3 easy steps.   At Bass Pro Shops, we have a rig for every fishing situation and every skill level. Whether you're fishing shallow or deep, in warm…
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Fly Fishing Reel Buyer's Guide

Fly reels are an integral part of every fly-fishing setup. Much like a lead singer won’t perform well without a good guitarist, a fly rod’s potential can’t be realized without a fly reel that works…
Several soft plastic panfish lures
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Fishing With Soft Plastics for Panfish

By Dan Johnson Supple, scented soft plastics designed for ice-fishing catch fish all year long. Many Northern panfish anglers fish supple plastic softbaits through the ice during winter. Tip: Shop…
Nice Black Crappie Caught Just Off The Edge of a Bog
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Post Spawn Crappies in the North

By Pros4- 1Source's Steve Worrall The crappie spawn is still underway across the upper Midwest as water temps hit the middle 60’s. The spawn can last in a geographical area for two weeks due to…
The Author Jason Mitchell With a Nice Bottom Bouncer Walleye
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Bottom Bouncer Tips for Walleye

By Jason Mitchell In both North and South Dakota, bottom bouncer rigs have been catching walleye on the Missouri River reservoirs for an awfully long time. The popularity of bottom bouncers however…
Angler in a deep v-bottom boat fishing for steelhead
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Side-Drifting for Winter Steelhead

By Scott Haugen, Cabela’s Ambassador Side-drifting is arguably the most effective technique when it comes to fishing for winter steelhead in rivers and it is one of the best ways to cover large…