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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The Power Of Perception

Perception is reality, or at least to a hungry largemouth bass it is. Artificial lures that can craftily mimic the appearance of a predator’s natural

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Line Of Sight

As an addicted blue water hunter happiest when I’m miles off the beach, it’s difficult for me to wrap my mind around the complexities involved in chas

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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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The Power Of Perception

Perception is reality, or at least to a hungry largemouth bass it is. Artificial lures that can craftily mimic the appearance of a predator’s natural

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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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Wicked Weaponry

Professional bass anglers depend on their skills with various artificial lures across a multitude of venues to earn enough money to pay their bills. B

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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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Beautifully Brutal

Polarized sunglasses are one of many essentials needed for safe and successful days on the water. Most anglers would agree that quality polarized sung

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Freedom Of Choice

If you’re in the market for a new rod, or matching set of new rods, then you know the decision over custom built or off the rack is a serious dilemma.

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Twist Of Fate

In 1893, John J. Hildebrandt flattened and reshaped a coin before drilling an offset hole through it. He then slipped his wife’s hairpin through the h

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The Human Element

From coastal shallows to expansive blue water, treasured habitats and ecosystems around the world are under attack and threatened by a host of complex

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Critter Control

When you’ve tossed traditional enticements to no avail, it might be time to mix it up with some odd looking baits you never thought would get the atte

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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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Kick Bass In The Grass

Florida’s varied aquatic vegetation provides incredible habitat diversity and serves an important role in the food chain and lifecycle of countless fr

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Power To Penetrate

Selecting the proper hook for freshwater fishing is absolutely critical for achieving consistent success. Sure, any worm wiggler can fool a bucketmout

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River Monster

Like a machine gun repelling an enemy attack, the clicker screamed as line sizzled from the big Penn reel. After running about 100 yards the fish even

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Newfound Glory

Many freshwater anglers fish the same body of water weekend after weekend and often employ the same tactics they’ve used for years regardless of the s

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Bump & Grind

During the winter months in Florida, when lake temperatures fall to the upper 60s, largemouth bass leave their shallow haunts for deeper water in sear

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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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Revolution Evolution

Even the most successful professional anglers started their fishing careers with a basic spincast reel, which ranks among the simplest types of tackle

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Intruder Alert

Yet another exotic invader to Florida’s freshwater ecosystem, the bullseye snakehead is an air-breathing, merciless predator that is similar to a bowf

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Good As Gold

Although the freshwater industry thrives on the development of the latest and greatest artificial offerings, wild shiner fishing for big bass is an ex

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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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Carpe Diem

It was a chamber of commerce day with bluebird skies and not a cloud on the horizon. I could hardly contain myself, as I knew it was going to be one o

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One Cast

The Alabama rig exploded in popularity in October 2011 when Paul Elias, a former Bassmaster Classic champion, dominated an FLW Tour event by landing f

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High Expectations

On February 20, 2011, Kevin VanDam made angling history during the Bassmaster Classic, held in the Louisiana Delta south of New Orleans. The professio

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Shake It Up

During the blistering months of summer air and water temperatures become downright stifling, which can at times make Florida bass very difficult to en

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The Write Stuff

In addition to field reporters and staffed editors, magazines rely heavily on freelance writers to deliver fresh and interesting content. Whether you

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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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Sweet & Salty

In many coastal deltas, fresh river water mixes with ocean brine, forming a rich primordial stew where life thrives in one of the most fertile and div

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The Clear Choice

Anglers are always looking for new techniques and equipment that will give them an advantage over their gill-bearing opponents. While fresh bait and b

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Wiggle It

Without a shadow of doubt, rubber worms are the most effective and widely used artificial lures for tempting largemouth bass. As a matter of fact, bas

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Bowfin Blitz

The last surviving members of the order Amiiformes, bowfin are prehistoric predators from the Jurassic period. Encountered throughout much of the coun

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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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Bass Bugs

Thanks to their availability around the state and big fish mentality, largemouth bass are arguably the most heavily targeted of all gill-bearing aquat

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Oh Crappie

While largemouth bass usually make headlines, crappie actually attract a larger and perhaps faster-growing following. Tasty and widespread, crappie oc

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