Defining Moments

Imagine the National Football League team you play on is so exceptional that the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented well before the Super Bowl is even

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Drainage District

Area anglers know South Florida’s widespread canal system as the home of sought-after freshwater species like largemouth bass and butterfly peac

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Dead Lakes

Serenaded by songbirds, herons and other feathered creatures, we eased along the shoreline, periodically dropping tiny jigs into tannin‑stained waters

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Montana Big Sky

The Montana skies were dark and ominous as we rolled out of Bozeman one cold May afternoon. We were headed north on Montana’s Highway 86, and by the t

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Blasting Stripers

While the striped bass encountered in Florida aren’t of the cow variety commonly caught in the Northeast, there are two species of striped bass that i

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Escape to New Zealand

Fly fishermen traveling to New Zealand generally fall into two categories, the first timers and the seasoned veterans. The first timers, especially th

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Frustration to Fame

While most locals are dusting off their wakeboards and water skis in anticipation of warmer weather, serious bass fishermen know spring is one of the

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Shad Alley

Anglers are known for looking forward to their next great seasonal escapade. During the pleasant spring they look forward to summer. During the brutal

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Bass Town USA

Just north of the hustle and bustle of Orlando and all of its tourist attractions sits Lake County. Home to over 1,000 named lakes that include the fa

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Take Your Pick

Barely rippling the surface, the chartreuse spinnerbait pushed a bulge of water, creating a V-shaped wake with its chrome blades as it sputtered over

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Extravagant Exotics

For those lucky enough to live in South Florida, the diverse angling opportunities mean there’s always something to catch. Whether you live and breath

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Walmart FLW Tour

Competing on the FLW Tour is no easy task, just ask the field of 174 pros who set out for four days of competition on Lake Okeechobee in hopes of taki

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Land of the Midnight Sun

Global warming has been in the news a lot lately, but whoever is in charge of it forgot to send the memo to some remote regions of Canada’s Arctic. Wh

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Crescent Lake

Several rods in holders hanging off the stern all bent over at once, kicking off an exciting frenzy in the back of the boat as we passed over a honey

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Lost On The Loxahatchee

Got a lot on your mind? Need to get away for the day and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind? If paddling through a canopy of century

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Go Big or Go Home

When it comes to producing monster largemouth, no state can mess with Florida. Fortunately, the Sunshine State’s subspecies of largemouth bass grows f

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What’s in Wisconsin?

The air was crisp and heavy mist was rising from the water. We watched the vapor eerily dance across the lake as we prepped our tackle and made our wa

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The Morning After

It was great while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end. Bedding season and the spring bonanza has ended here in Central Florida and it’

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Land of the Largemouth

Up until recently, most of what I knew about largemouth bass fishing came from Carl Hiaasen’s novel, Double Whammy. Though in recollection, I have to

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Vicious Encounters

It wasn’t clear what woke me. Was it the melodic sound of the Lozi Tribe’s women humming as they prepared fresh coffee in the pre-dawn hour, or the pe

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Second Chance Bass

Everyone’s heard and maybe even shared stories themselves about the one that got away. Unfortunately, you can’t always come out on top. Regardless of

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Urban Warfare

It’s an undeniable fact that South Florida is an incredibly diverse community that’s rich with culture and heritage. While the streets are full of loc

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Arctic Array

The perpetual summer sun beamed down as we boated across this immense body of water known as Great Bear Lake. The far shoreline could barely be seen i

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