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Evening Secret Blog – Refining Draggin’ Techniques in Bass Fishing

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Carolina Rigging is known as “Draggin'” in areas of Texas. Draggin’ often includes bass fishing in weedy reservoirs, which take place during spring and fall-specifically the months of spring. Anglers join to fish in water at temperatures between 50 degrees and 70 degrees, and will often fish in areas where clear water present vegetation at the bottom of the lake. Anglers search for high water stages, which the depth is often five to fifteen feet deep. In addition, anglers join to fish in water c…


Fishing Report – Bastrop Daily Enterprise

Fishing Report
Bastrop Daily Enterprise
Catfishing is fair. LAKE ST. JOHN –Catfishing is good on yo-yos baited with shiners and cold worms. A few slab crappie have been caught on yo-yos baited
This week's fishing reportMonroe News Star
Cold water hampers crappie fishingBastrop Daily Enterprise

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WILL LESCHPER: Mark the calendar for great angling – San Angelo Standard Times

WILL LESCHPER: Mark the calendar for great angling
San Angelo Standard Times
April: Blue Catfish — Lake Buchanan: Buchanan, which sits just west of Burnet, also boasts good numbers of channel cats and flatheads, but its blue cat
The Rider Report: Rain means good news for lake, fishingLake County News
Kerns: Hunting for bait can be just as fun as latching a bassLubbockOnline.com

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January 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – Bass fishing – more than just a relaxing hobby?

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Throughout the evolution of mankind, there are not many things that have remained still facing thousands of years, which have stubbornly refused to change and morph into something else. One of these few things is fishing, an aspect so familiar and common that it is often disregarded by such categorizations. What started off as a means of food providing has become over the centuries one of the world’s favorite pastimes, attracting people of any age and from any corners of the planet.
Fishing is …



Ready to join the growing number of sportsmen who have set their sights on catching that big bass? Thousands of new anglers are gearing up to hit the lakes, streams and rivers in search of the largemouth bass. This magnificent game fish can be as elusive as that winning lottery ticket. Bass are part of the sunfish family. Other members of this species include spotted bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, and pumpkinseed fish. These bass, including the largemouth, are identified as warm wat…

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January 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – Rigging A Kayak for Serious Sportfishing

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Setting up for kayak fishing really allows you to enjoy the sport to its fullest. There?s an understandable joy in hooking into a great fish and having everything you need from secure rod holders to landing equipment and storage right at your fingertips. Making your kayak such a joy to fish from takes a bit of planning but goes a long way in making your experience a positive one!As in fishing from a boat, kayak fishing comprises a wide spectrum of different techniques, gear, and rigs reflecting …



J. Klott….now there is a headline you don’t see very often.In fact, I have never seen it…..now there is a headline you don’t see very often.In fact, I have never seen it. Unless you start out with a large fortune and slowly pitter it away while in pursuit of our friends who live beneath the waves, most people don’t enter the exciting world of the fishing industry to seek fame and fortune. There are rarely any recruiters from Salmon canneries knocking on your door as you bask in the glor…

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January 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Gold – Junk Fishing “IKE” Style

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The main practice goal for the vast majority of tournament anglers is to develop a pattern for an upcoming tournament. If these angles are lucky, they may be able to develop a second or even a third pattern in case their main pattern falters over the course of the tournament. These patterns allow the angler to focus on a minimal number of techniques, type of cover or depth ? and theoretically, they can duplicate the pattern all over the lake or river system.Pattern development has been the hol…


Fishing through a backlog of e-mails | STEVE FORD COLUMN – Evansville Courier & Press

Fishing through a backlog of e-mails | STEVE FORD COLUMN
Evansville Courier & Press
But I'm sure I'll probably upset someone soon. n Kelley and Roger Dunning of Petersburg are planning a crappie fishing trip to Georgia, but all they lack is

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Cold water hampers crappie fishing – Bastrop Daily Enterprise

Cold water hampers crappie fishing
Bastrop Daily Enterprise
Apparently, the crappie are not in the mood for a food fest because they flat out are not biting, at least on Lake Claiborne. I contacted my crappie fishing
Fishing ReportBastrop Daily Enterprise

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Cold weather fishing good on Black Lake – Bastrop Daily Enterprise


Northland’s NewsCenter

Cold weather fishing good on Black Lake
Bastrop Daily Enterprise
Havard also noted that crappie fishing will be going full swing during the cold month of January. “Slab crappie will be pulled from the deeper water this
Terry offers tips for a successful ice-fishing expeditionNorthumberland Today
Buss: Dreams of days gone byTimes Record News
Midwest Fishing Report: Ice, yahChicago Sun-Times (blog)
Bloomington Pantagraph –North County Times –GoErie.com
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Fishing Report (1/27/10) – Modesto Bee

Fishing Report (1/27/10)
Modesto Bee
Regular crappie fishing families are starting to show up to purchase the live minnows, so there must be an increase in action for the slabsides.

Lake Lanier fishing report: Warmer water attracts bass – Gainesville Times


Bakersfield Californian

Lake Lanier fishing report: Warmer water attracts bass
Gainesville Times
Trolling Umbrella rigs or fishing live trout and bluebacks on both down and flat lines are all working well. Crappie fishing has been just fair.
Fishing Report: Latex gloves help while fishing in winter conditionsLog Cabin Democrat
Lake Conroe fishing reportMontgomery County Courier
Fishing report: Clearlake's Rider says crappie ready to be caughtNapa Valley Register
Today’s News-Herald –Palm Beach Post (blog) –Killeen Daily Herald
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Ogle anglers, grab a bite to eat – Orlando Sentinel

Ogle anglers, grab a bite to eat
Orlando Sentinel
TAVARES – The city is hoping to reel in visitors this week with a crappie fishing tournament and a

Forecast of snow thrills expo officials – The Tennessean

Forecast of snow thrills expo officials
The Tennessean
Other seminars will be provided by Steve McGoldrick on crappie fishing, Wilson Frazier on the secret products the pros use, and Joe James on hybrid and

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January 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – Salmon Fishing in Maine

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You may have known or gone to a lot of places known for salmon fishing just to pursue your favorite pastime, but have you even tried salon fishing in Maine? Well, you better try it some time, especially if you are looking for another level of salmon fishing adventure. Whether you go for trolling, spin-casting, or fly flying, you are sure to experience a great salmon fishing in Maine at East Grand Lake.East Grand Lake is 22-mile long that has a lot to offer when it comes to fishing activities as …


OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK – Leaf Chronicle
Lake Levels : R=rising, F=falling, S=steady, V=variable. Tennessee River. Fort Loudoun 810.7F; Watts Bar 741.1F; Chickamauga 681.0F; Nickajack 632.6V; Guntersville 594.8F; Wheeler 554.6R; Wilson 506.2V; Tims Ford 879.9F; Normandy 869.8F; Pickwick 413

Outdoors calendar – Green Bay Press-Gazette
Listings are subject to change, so call to check availability. All telephone numbers are area code 920 unless otherwise noted. To submit a notice, write to Green Bay Press-Gazette, Sports, P.O. Box 23430, Green Bay, WI 54305-3430; fax to (920) 431

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January 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – CARP FISHING DOUGH BAIT SECRETS – Using Milk Protein Ingredients!

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* Milk protein paste baits, hook bait ‘wraps,’ and poly vinyl acetate (‘PVA’) bag methods: *
Using milk proteins as baits in dough or paste form hook baits, instead of boilies, is the most efficient method of delivering these amazing ingredients extremely high nutritional signals.
With a dough or paste bait as opposed to a boilie type carp or catfish bait, there is no coagulated protein barrier on the surface of the bait to restrict the incredibly fish attractive amino acid leak-off.
Boiling …


Mille Lacs … on ice – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mille Lacs … on ice
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Dick (Griz) Gryzwinski of St. Paul jigged for walleyes and perch on Mille Lacs Wednesday, a day when fishing wasn't as hot as the day before.

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Outdoors brief: Walleye fishing workshops in February – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Outdoors brief: Walleye fishing workshops in February
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
OSHKOSH — A series of walleye fishing workshops aimed at discussing the Lake Winnebago region will be held Feb. 4, 11 and 18 at the Fox Valley Technical

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Fishing report – Chicago Tribune

Fishing report
Chicago Tribune
As conditions improve, walleye action at the Chain will be getting better. * Some lakes on the South Side have had slush along the banks.

DNR conservation officers’ report: Ice fishing, snowmobile enforcement etc. – Grand Forks Herald

DNR conservation officers' report: Ice fishing, snowmobile enforcement etc.
Grand Forks Herald
The walleye bite was slow during the week, but a few larger northern pike were caught. Other violations included possess small amount of marijuana and angle

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January 26, 2010 at 8:00 am

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Evening Secret Blog – Fishing Supplies – Understanding the Basics

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When you find yourself in a tackle shop, you?ll find lots of great tackle from which you can choose. In this section, we?ll discuss rods, reels, and lures.A rod is a long pole that works just like a lever, for you to catch fish. While your grandparents may have used rods from cane, these days they?re usually made out of fiberglass, graphite, or another kind of composite material. Most rods come equipped with a reel-holding clamp and guides through which the line will run, but you?ll have to purc…



Fishing Rod Casting The action of a fishing rod is the behavior of the rod while being cast by an individual. The action of the rod may be the same for all the people who cast with it and it may be different for every person who casts with it. Very few casters cast exactly alike. Their hand, arm, muscular and nervous systems are never exactly alike and they consequently perform a cast with a rod differently than any other hand and arm, etc. The action of most rods will react substantially the s…

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January 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – Best Fly Fishing Locations in the World

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There are thousands of great fly fishing spots world-wide. Deciding on the best places is really a matter of taste, but here is my wish-list.British Columbia ? Traditional fresh water fly fishing. It is also fly-in fishing because there is no road access to many of the best spots. Several species of salmon, trout, steelhead are available, as well as char and sturgeon.Kamchatka, Russia – Ever the traditionalist, Rainbow trout originated here before migrating to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. T…


Fishing Report: Jan. 22 – Inside NoVA

Fishing Report: Jan. 22
Inside NoVA
Lake Smith anglers are having considerable success with Shad Raps, taking walleye, 2-5 pound bass and crappie. Lake Whitehurst report crappie fishing is
Jigs still a popular, effective fallback lureLog Cabin Democrat
Fishing reportNewsOK.com
Fishing report: January 21News-Journal.com
The Tennessean –The State
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Jeff Warren: Bluebonnets mean crappie fishing in Central Texas – Killeen Daily Herald

Jeff Warren: Bluebonnets mean crappie fishing in Central Texas
Killeen Daily Herald
The great thing about springtime crappie fishing is that only simple light tackle is needed. When I was a kid, we used crappie poles or cane poles rigged

Mississippi Outdoors – Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi Outdoors
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Crappie fishing will be one of the featured species. In fact, there will be panel of crappie fishing experts at the event, including Hugh Krutz,

Fishing through a backlog of e-mails | STEVE FORD COLUMN – Evansville Courier & Press

Fishing through a backlog of e-mails | STEVE FORD COLUMN
Evansville Courier & Press
But I'm sure I'll probably upset someone soon. n Kelley and Roger Dunning of Petersburg are planning a crappie fishing trip to Georgia, but all they lack is

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Lake Lanier fishing report: Trophy bass biting – Gainesville Times

Lake Lanier fishing report: Trophy bass biting
Gainesville Times
Good Fishing and we appreciate your business. Crappie fishing has been slow. Continue to target the deeper docks and Marinas at around 20- to 25-feet deep.

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Outdoors notebook: Ducks Unlimited to hold sponsor dinner – Jackson Sun

Outdoors notebook: Ducks Unlimited to hold sponsor dinner
Jackson Sun
"It's still cold, but good for crappie fishing." Callicott said most of the bites are taking place out in the Lower Blue Basin area of the lake.

Cold water hampers crappie fishing – Bastrop Daily Enterprise

Cold water hampers crappie fishing
Bastrop Daily Enterprise
Apparently, the crappie are not in the mood for a food fest because they flat out are not biting, at least on Lake Claiborne. I contacted my crappie fishing
Fishing ReportBastrop Daily Enterprise

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January 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – Basic Fishing Equipment – Beginner’s Guide

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Be it a warm summer morning or a cold wintry afternoon, you can never fail to see a fishing line or two while passing a lake or a stream. Fishing is a habit close to addiction for those who have the flair and skill for it. Ask any seasoned angler what it takes to land up with a good catch and he?ll promptly tell you that it is sheer instinct and logic mixed with basic common sense. With a lot of practice and experience, you get to know which rod and reel is best suited with which line and in wha…


The da Vinci of fly rods – Topeka Capital-Journal
Ehler is to custom rods what Leonardo da Vinci was to the Mona Lisa, except the Mona Lisa never caught a fish. He’ll build an average rod without the fancy details in a couple weeks. Many of his most impressive masterpieces take 3-4 months to build

The carp are coming! (And is that really such a bad thing?) – Minneapolis Star Tribune
N ow that “voracious,” “prolific” and “ugly” Asian carp (yes! Asian!) are on the threshold of the Great Lakes, the propaganda against alien species is calling attention to how little we really understand exotic species and their place in ecosystems

Outdoors brief: Walleye fishing workshops in February – Wausau Daily Herald
results of the agency’s fish sampling on the Winnebago system in 2009, including data from walleye tagging, tournament monitoring, trawling and shocking operations. The information encompasses walleye, sauger, bass and forage data. Fishing guide

Sportsmen’s Show returns this week – Everett Herald
If you’re snoozing, waiting for the annual Washington Sportsmen’s Show to wander up I-5 to our own backyard, you’re losing. The Monroe version of the big hook and bullet extravaganza no longer exists, making Puyallup your only choice this year

Fish report – Lansing State Journal
Warmer weather has made ice fishing a lot more comfortable. But it is important that anglers use extreme caution and pay close attention to changing ice conditions, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says. No motorized vehicles should be

More Than Fuel-n-Food – Leader-Herald
MAYFIELD – Lou Stutzke has come a long way since the days when he was driving a dump truck at age 20. The Tourism Partner Award presented to Lou and his wife, Nancy, of Fuel-n-Food in Mayfield was featured as one of the Fulton County Regional Chamber

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January 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Evening Secret Blog – Fly Fishing Lines Explained

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One of the most important decisions when fly fishing is choosing the right fly line for your fishing rod is critical for success. Fly rods are rated for a given line – or more routinely two lines.Broadly speaking the line rating is written somewhere on the butt of the rod, usually as two numbers separated by a / mark. E.g. 3/4 or 7/8. These two figures denote the manufacturers suggested fly line rating. The first figure is for a Double Taper line and the second for a Weight Forward line.If you a…



LOS ANGELES, CA — Castle Creek Productions, in a joint venture with DAVE Networks, announced today the launch of HOOK.tv™, an entirely new broadband TV channel and social community site devoted to the sport of fly-fishing. HOOK.tv is powered by DAVE Networks, the developer of the S.O.C.I.A.L. platform which powers broadband video social communities around brands. In conjunction with the launch of the HOOK.tv site, Castle Creek Productions is also launching its first TV series, “HOOK.t…

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January 24, 2010 at 7:00 am

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