Wednesday, September 30, 2015

OUTDOORS: Bowhunters have good opening weekend

Kentucky Lake fishing guide Steve McCadams reports that anglers at Kentucky Lake have been catching some crappie and bass. “Crappie have been …

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Below the Waterline: High school fishing has led to success stories

Had we had high school bass fishing then, my career in it might have gotten off the ground earlier. I also have been able to help several college age …

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Macaluso fishing report: North winds should be a big help

Even points with heavy grass will hold sac-a-lait and that’s when you can cast Roadrunner-like baits across the grass to find sac-a-lait and bass.

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Fishing around: Down the stretch at the Derby

The MV Derby (officially the 70th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped BassFishing with Peter Shephardson, who was Top Rod in last year’s Derby, …

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Texas Fishing Report

Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and … Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, soft plastics, and Rat-L-Traps.

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU: No report. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole at 323-8707. CANEY LAKE: A mixture of black and yellow bass are …

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Salmon fishing busts open in Sacramento River

Bass fishing continues to be excellent in the river, with the fish fattening up for the change of seasons, according to Scott Heemstra of King’s Sport and …

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Delaware regional fishing report

While the late fishing season can provide local boaters with some of the … Largemouth bass led river reports from fishermen checking in at Taylored …

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Why is the smallmouth bass so popular among anglers?

For a variety of reasons, smallmouth bass have earned a reputation that … Surveys show that, on average, anglers who enjoy fishing for smallmouth …

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Talk on peacock bass fishing highlights meeting

Mike Casey will talk about his adventure fly fishing for peacock bass, known as the fiercest fish to catch on a fly rod, on the Agua Boa River in the …

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Right-size your bass boat

A 16-foot flat bottom or semi-vee aluminum is fine for fishing small, … and for casual weekend action that may include a bit of bass fishing, maybe …

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Bed Fishing Beds For Bass Are Weak Anglers

What really makes my skin crawl is too see Bass Anglers fishing bass beds out of desperation to get a big Bass or just make it easy for them, well, …

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Nh Pb Line Thru Trout

She INHALED a 6" savage gear line thru trout and weighed in at 7lbs 3oz topping my previous PB by 9oz which was caught last fall… That’s 3 …

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Unique multi-species fishing tournament set at Lake Norman

Entry fees are $100 per boat for the largemouth/spotted bass competition and the striper/hybrid division. Top prize in the former is $2,000, based on …

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Central Oregon fishing report

EAST LAKE: Anglers report good fishing for kokanee and trout. … Excellent numbers of smallmouth bass, especially along the rocky shorelines near …

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Bank Fishing for River or Stream Smallmouths

Bank fishing a river is a great way to catch a lot of smallmouth bass and have heaps of fun. Current breaks, rapids, boulders, river bends, grass lines …

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Fall Fishing: Opportunities for Anglers Abound Around Town

The prime bass lakes provide high numbers of large fish while they move into shallower waters. One famed bass fishing spot northwest of San Antonio …

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OWYHEE RIVER (TROUT)

Bank fishing is open year-round, and anglers have caught some nice … place to try, and Brownlee also has quality fishing for bass, crappie and perch.

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Wilson on Outdoors: Bass fishing beyond limit is allowed – in tournaments

However, a special provision has been made for California Department of Fish and Wildlife-permitted and approved bass fishing tournaments to allow …

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Best Lures For Smalltown Pond Fishing

But small ponds generally mean small bass. So try to match your lures to your fish. Try something small like a jig or senko or even a tiny crankbait.

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Proposed Fishing Regulations for Smallmouth and Rock Bass

BRANSON, Mo. - Missouri’s Department of Conservation is considering new fishing regulations for two of the state’s most popular species.

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New Personal Best! Spot On The Frog!

… 30 more minutes and nothing, so I left the cove and on my way out to the main river I saw a weedy corner that I thought looked perfect for a big bass.

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Smallmouth bass face many challenges to staying alive

These other bass, in the fish family Moronidae, are called temperate or … Surveys show that, on average, anglers who enjoy fishing for smallmouth …

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Todd Martin's Hippie Hideaway for Righteous Bass Fishing!

I am still a newbie at bass fishing. I’ve only being experimenting with it for a couple years now, but the bass angling on Salt Spring, along with all the …

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Fall : When Do You Transition Jig Trailer ?

One of those things that I let the bass tell me. It’s not all about action either. A regular chunk style trailer also allows the bait to fall faster while a Rage …

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Successful fall bass fishing hinges on finding baitfish schools

The instinct to fatten up for the winter causes fall bass to chase baitfish all day … The super spring fishing is much simpler for anglers because most …

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dolphin bite remains excellent most days

Ron Brack’s Pirate for Hire, a Mako 2201, was the Top Mako Boat at the recent Mako Owners/Bass Pro Shops Fishing Funament in Islamorada.

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National marine monument or not

Black sea bass fishing is very hot. With the increased limit to 7 fish/person/day, anglers are often catching their limit. Roger Simpson of the Frances …

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Colorado Fishing Report: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Fishing for bass overall is rated as slow to fair. There are still anglers occasionally having really great days on the water. Most reports are of bass …

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Video: Little girls lands big bass with Barbie fishing pole

A newly viral video shows a little girl go into happy hysterics before she reels in a bass fish with a kids Barbie fishing pole. Courtesy: YouTube …

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All about that bass: Young girl catches huge fish with Barbie fishing pole

A young girl named Avery recently took the fishing world by storm when she caught a five-pound bass all on her own — with a Barbie fishing pole, …

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Putting the buzz on bass

But that’s the nature of buzz bait fishing for bass. You win some and you lose some. Sometimes, the bass are aggressive and literally set the hook …

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The One That Got Away

So I’m fishing my local lake that I have been fishing for two solid years and hook a huge bass. At first I didn’t think it was more than 5-6lbs, which is big …

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Good fishing in October

During the last three bass fishing trips to Istokpoga we started catching more quality size bass in shoreline depths of 5 to 7 feet in bulrush (buggy …

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Thanks Bass Resource

I won some fishing lures . Even though I have been bass fishing for decades , I dont hop on the hot band wagon and instead fish with what I have …

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JEFF KNAPP: Bass bonanza about to begin

Regardless of the reasons, there’s no argument that the fall provides excellent fishing for bigger bass — both smallmouth and largemouth — in …

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NWA fishing report

Black bass fishing is slow. The south half of the lake is fishing best. Try buzz baits at dawn, or crank baits and spinner baits later in the day.

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Video: 4-year-old Minnesota girl reels in 20-inch bass with Barbie fishing pole

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Reeling in a 20-inch bass would be an impressive catch for any angler, but especially for a 4-year-old girl armed with a …

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DAVE SHORETT | Grand Coulee is fall fishing paradise

Banks Lake is about 30 miles long and has some of our state’s best bass fishing. Walleye are a mainstay of Banks as well. There are some large trout …

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Fishing Tournament Trail for Sept. 29

The Fishing Tournament Trail is published each Tuesday of the fishing … AT BLUE SPRINGS LAKE: Buddy bass tournament sponsored by Blue …

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Boat Recommendations - High School Fishing Team

I have also looked @ Phoenix, Ranger and Bass Cat but they seem to creep out of my range. Also open to other models if you guys are aware of …

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Smokin Rooster

I most often run them Texas rigged, they work great - they have accounted for hundreds of bass and pike over the last few seasons, a ton of pike and …

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Which Is Better Spinning Reels Or Bait Casting Reels??

Bass anglers are an unusual group and until the last 10 years a spinning reel was considered for finesse or sissy fishing suitable for trout anglers.

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Bass fishing clubs now officially approved in Jefferson County Schools

The approval gives bass fishing teams the same status as other extracurricular clubs, which allows them to promote themselves within the schools, …

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Father-daughter team catches 5-pound bass with Barbie fishing pole

In a video posted to YouTube by Ram Mehta, a father films his daughter, equipped with a small Barbie fishing pole, pulling in a large bass.

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California Outdoors: Bass fishing beyond limits, harvesting barnacles, depredation permit, bringing ...

However, a special provision has been made for California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)-permitted and approved bass fishing tournaments …

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Little Girl With Her Barbie Fishing Pole 'Crushes Huge Bass'

Little Girl With Her Barbie Fishing Pole ‘Crushes Huge Bass’ … shows Avery as she continues to try to reel in the fish on her bright pink fishing pole.

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Salmon Fishing on the Salmon River

Upstate NY is know for this time of year.  Salmon fishing on the Salmon River.  Please check out www.dec.gov.ny for all information and fishing regulations for fishing on the Salmon River.  Below is some information from the New York State Fishing Regulations.

Salmon River

Picture of the Salmon River.

The Salmon River, located in Oswego County, stretches 17 miles from the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir in Altmar to where it empties into Lake Ontario at Port Ontario. There are 12 miles of Public Fishing Rights along the river. The Salmon River offers some of the finest sport fishing in the country. Two major fish records have been set in the Salmon River: the Great Lakes record Chinook salmon (47 lbs. 13 oz.) and the world record Coho salmon (33 lbs. 4 oz.).

Public Access
Pine Grove Boat Launch- Pine Grove Rd., off Route 3 half a mile south of route 13 at Port Ontario. Dual gravel ramps. Access to Lake Ontario. 120 cars and trailers.
Port Ontario - Rte 3, Wheelchair access. Parking.
Blackhole - North Jefferson and Bridge Streets in Pulaski.
Long Bridge Pool (Staircase) - South Jefferson Street in Pulaski.
Short Bridge Pool - Rte 11 Downtown Pulaski.
Haldane Community Center - North Jefferson St. and Maple Ave. Parking.
Railroad Bridge Pool - County Rte 2A.
Papermill Pool - County Rte 2A.
Compactor Pool - County Rte 2A. Parking.
Drift Boat Launch - Compactor Pool, County Rte 2A. Parking.
Sportsman Pool (North) - Centerville Rd. Parking.
Sportsman Pool (South) - Rte 13. Parking.
Pineville - Rte 48. Parking.
Trestle Pool (North) - Sheepskin Road. Parking.
Trestle Pool (South) - Rte 13. Parking.
Ellis Cove - Rte 42. Parking.
Altmar North- Rte 52. Parking.
Drift Boat Launch - Rte 52, Altmar. Parking
Lower Fly fishing Section - Rte. 52 Altmar. Parking.
Upper Fly Fishing Section - Rte 22. Parking.
Orwell Brook - Tubbs Rd. Parking.
Trout Brook - Rte. 48. Parking.
 
 
General Fishing Information Chinook and Coho Salmon
Photo of anglers with large Chinook salmon

Maturing Chinook and Coho salmon returning to the Salmon River usually begin to stage off the Salmon River mouth in late August. Chinook (or King) salmon are the main attraction this time of year. The fish range in size from 15-30 lbs., averaging around 18 lbs. The Great Lakes record Chinook salmon, caught in the Salmon River, weighed 47 lbs. 13 oz. Coho salmon are generally smaller and range in size from 3 to 10 lbs., averaging around 8 lbs. The world record Coho salmon, caught in the Salmon River, weighed 33 lbs. 4 oz. Trolling in the estuary with spoons, dodgers/flies, cut-bait and plugs works well for these staging fish. Salmon usually begin entering the Salmon River around Labor Day.

A caught Salmon laying on leaves.

Once salmon enter the river they are no longer actively feeding. Despite this, they do exhibit behaviors that make them vulnerable to traditional sportfishing techniques. One of these behaviors is aggression, or territoriality, and the other is their attraction to fish eggs or egg shaped lures. The peak of the spawning run usually doesn’t occur until the latter half of September and the first half of October. Fish are generally spread throughout the river depending on the spawning stage they are in. Some fish will be making their way upriver (often referred to as running), holding in deeper pools and actively spawning. Fish engaged in the first two activities can be caught on egg sacs, egg imitating flies or plastics and streamers. Fish that are spawning, especially the males, can become very aggressive and will strike gaudy streamers swung past their spawning redds.

Steelhead
A fisherman holding a Steelhead.

The Salmon River offers the opportunity to fish for two strains of steelhead, the Washington strain and the Skamania strain. The Washington, or winter run, begin entering the Salmon River in late October and continue through Spring. They feed aggressively on the abundant salmon eggs in the Fall, thus making it a very good time to go steelhead fishing. Using egg sacs or egg imitating flies and plastics are your best options. Fish that entered the river in the fall will hold over in the deeper pools of the river throughout the winter. Fishing the deeper pools with egg sacs, egg imitating flies or nymphs works well this time of year. Warming periods during the winter may bring new fish into the river. Spawning usually takes place during mid-March and through early April.

After spawning the fish begin to drop back to Lake Ontario. These fish can be very aggressive. These fish feed heavily because they are hungry and finished spawning. They can be caught on plugs, spinners, flies, egg sacs and night crawlers.

Summer run skamania steelhead begin entering the river around June. They tend to run during periods of increased flow. Your best chance to encounter fish is after a heavy rain or planned water release from the hydro plant. The fish remain in the river until they spawn the following spring.

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon were native to Lake Ontario. They are fall spawners and start their spawning run as early as July. Atlantic salmon can range from 5 to 20 lbs. Fishing techniques are similar to steelhead fishing methods.

Brown Trout

Brown trout enter the river from mid-September to mid-November. Brown trout are also on a spawning run, but will feed heavily on salmon eggs. It can be difficult to target brown trout, but one option is fishing downstream from actively spawning salmon with egg sacs and egg imitating flies and plastics. Brown trout range from 2 to 20 lbs.

For current fishing information a fishing hotline is available at Region 7 Fishing Hotline or by calling (607) 753-1551.
For current water level on the Salmon River call 1-800-452-1742 code 365123.

Fisheries Management
Fishermen standing in the Salmon river.

The five major gamefish are Chinook and Coho salmon, Atlantic salmon (or landlocked salmon), brown trout, and steelhead. Smallmouth bass are also found in the river. The Salmon River is stocked yearly with around 300,000 Chinook salmon, 80,000 Coho salmon, 120,000 Washington strain steelhead, 40,000 skamania strain steelhead and 30,000 Atlantic salmon. Natural reproduction does take place in the Salmon River but to what extent this adds to the fishery is not known. The Salmon River is an important part of the Lake Ontario salmon and trout fishery. Some of the returning salmon and steelhead to the Salmon River make their way to the Salmon River Fish Hatchery. These fish are then used for egg collection and the resulting fish are stocked into many Lake Ontario tributaries, along with the Salmon River. A total of 1.76 million Chinook salmon are stocked annually by NYSDEC into Lake Ontario.

Special Regulations

Salmon River has some special fishing regulations, these can be found in your fishing guide in the section Great Lakes and Tributary Regulations. There are two catch and release fly fishing only areas. Conventional fly fishing equipment is required. The area above the County Rte. 52 bridge in Altmar is open from September 15 to May 15. The upper section is located adjacent to County Rte. 22 above the Salmon River Hatchery and is open April 1 to November 30.

Bass Pro Shops has just what you need to make salmon fishing safe along with giving you the right equipment to make it successful.  Check out www.basspro.com or click on the product below to see just some of what we have to offer.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Southern tier fly fishing: Salmon River malaise, bass bite improves

Summer-like conditions seem to be hanging in there but cooler days and nights are easing in and that will improve fishing. Still missing is rain and the …

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The Family that Eats Together....

September is National Family Meals Month. After rolling my eyes at another monthly recognition, I thought about it and realized eating as a family ties in with what we do here and is just another step in the circle of creating the next generation of ethical sportsmen and women.

As a Midwest small-town family of the 60s and 70s, one thing our family most always did together was eat. The dinner table was where you caught up on the day’s activities, whether work or school, where big brothers picked on little sisters, and where my mom was always the last one to finish eating. As most good Midwestern families know, THE meal of the week was Sunday dinner (for non-Midwesterners, “dinner” is the Sunday noon meal - otherwise, dinner and supper are interchangeable as proper evening meal terminology all other days of the week). That’s when mom broke out the cast iron for the pot roast, REAL mashed potatoes, and dark brown gravy made from the roast residue (not from a jar or packet)…oh, and don’t forget the green beans, usually home-canned.  As the children aged, and got involved in activities and working, the weekday meals together were less frequent, but there was always the Sunday meal. Even on our camping trips, we sat around the picnic table and ate meals together.

How many people have regular family meals now? According to a 2013 Harris poll, only 30% of American families share a meal every night. We’re busy. Kids are being shuttled here and there for sports and activities at a MUCH younger age than when I was young. Are you setting aside one day or night per week to have a family meal?

Many families that hunt & fish together often gut and fillet together AND enjoy the rewards together later. They enjoy the family time outdoors, then the time around the cooking equipment and the table. From fried panfish to smoked trout to grilled backstraps to venison casseroles and slow cooker wild turkey breasts, the game we hunt and fish is also, more often than not, what we eat, often breaking bread not only with family members, but sharing with friends.

Some families don’t hunt and fish, but still enjoy cooking and having big family meals once in a while. We give you many resources here in this blog for recipes - some easy, some a little more time-consuming - so you can have family meals together more often. Slow cookers, chicken, chowder, meatloaf…there is something for everyone’s taste. Improvise, like we often do. Don’t have venison? Use beef. Don’t have crappie? Use tilapia.

Take the time, teach your kids, commit to one more meal together per week, gather round the table, unplug, eat and communicate. Your mother would be proud of you.

Here are some of the popular recipes we’ve shared over the past five years. To see others, visit search blogs.basspro.com!

Enjoy!

Breakfast Casserole

Brick Chicken

Grilled Chicken Crunch Casserole

Slow Cooker Jambalaya with Uncle Buck’s Biscuits

Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Grilled Pork Chops with Rhubarb-Cranberry Sauce

Parmesan-Crusted Crappie

Panfish Chowder

Smoked Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Crust

Venison Meatballs Espanol

Venison (or Not) Spiral Meatloaf

Mini Apple-Glazed Venison Loaves

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Please Give Feedback On My Rods And Set Ups. Bass Newb Learning.

I’ve been bass fishing and catching for right at two months. I’ve been fishing a local river/lake, Coosa River/Logan Martin Lake in Pell City area of …

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Little Girl With Her Barbie Fishing Pole 'Crushes Huge Bass'

The little girl, whose name is Avery, was caught on a video phone by her dad snagging a bass on a recent fishing trip. And then the huge bass finally …

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Little Girl Catches HUGE Bass With Her Barbie Fishing Pole

This is the adorable moment a little girl reeled in a very big bass - with just her tiny Barbie fishing rod. Avery hooked the fish, with her bright pink fishing …

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'World-class fishery' Trout-fishing guide finds home in, beside Little Red River

“As many [anglers], I grew up fly-fishing for bream and bass. I still enjoy catching bream and bass on ponds and rivers, but I found the ‘lure’ of trout …

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Mud Puppy (Big Freaking Lizzard)

In a major river here one of my buddies was ice fishing and caught a 10" long mud puppy. This kind of suggests another bait for bass. I think I …

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Stephens Wins Tournament At Lake Erie

He fished eight different areas around the bass-rich waters of Pelee Island. Stephens, like most other anglers fishing similar patterns, had limited …

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Changes for Smallmouth and Rock Bass Fishing in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Department of Conservation is considering setting a minimum length of 7 inches for rock bass statewide, and a 15-inch …

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Frog Fishing

I live in Florida and I just bought a Boo-yah Pad Crasher. Obviously, I don’t have much experience with frogs but I have my friends help for technique.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Changes for smallmouth and rock bass fishing in Missouri

Changes for smallmouth and rock bass fishing in Missouri … for rock bass statewide, and a 15-inch minimum, 1-fish per day limit for smallmouth bass …

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Little Girl Catches Big Bass With Barbie Fishing Pole (VIDEO)

Fishing trips invariably lead to long tales, but Avery not only has a tale, but also a huge 20-inch Bass and a YouTube video to prove that she caught it.

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Bass caught by Barbie pole when fishing? Watch happy girl reel in 20-inch fish

A little girl named Avery will never forget the first fish she ever caught because it was a pretty big one and she did it with a Barbie fishing pole. For real.

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Bass Brought In By Barbie Pole Shown Off In Adorable New Viral Video

A bass was caught by a Barbie fishing pole, and video of the moment is now a huge viral sensation on the internet. The proud dad shared the video of …

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An Overlooked Crank For Cold-Weather Bass

When fishing bass after a cold front in a lake filled with shad, a shad-imitating crankbait may be the most productive approach. When you fish against a …

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Chronarch Ci4 Issue

Hey I’m trying to clean my chronarch ci4 and I’m missing a screw to remove. It looks like there is a super small one right under the thumb bar but I'm …

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Most of you know I'm a bass guy, but this is not to say I don't enjoy a tug from a trout

It’s a bad time for bass fishing. So what’s an angler to do to pass the time that crawls slowly across the calendar pages … November … December …

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Little girl lands big bass with Barbie fishing pole

THE LAKE — Not everyone gets to go on fishing trips with dad when they were small, but every dad who does get the chance hopes for an experience …

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Fish Ohio! Report

Smallmouth Bass: Fishing has been very good in 15-18 feet around harbor areas in Fairport Harbor, Cleveland, Ashtabula and Conneaut. Anglers are …

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BASS Plans Three Regional High School Tournaments for 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — High school anglers will have the chance to fish the No. 1 bass lake in the nation during the 2016 Bassmaster High School …

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Who's Fishing The Super Moon?

its skill that catches bass not luck, luck is for the casino. Members; Pip; 4,067 posts. LocationNortheast; My PB:Between 9-10 lbs; Favorite Bass:All …

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Joe's Fishing Hole: Still a bit warm for trout

Water temperatures have dropped into the mid to high 60s and both bass and trout fishing are fair to good. Just like at South Fork early morning or late …

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National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrations open to public

For more information about the Erie County event, there will be free fishing … Platform anglers are also catching smallmouth bass and white bass on …

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New All-In-One Hunting & Fishing App to Debut at TechCrunch Disrupt

New All-In-One Hunting & Fishing App to Debut at TechCrunch Disrupt … is most likely to occur whether you’re hunting whitetail or fishing for bass.”.

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4-Reel Fishin'

Anglers fishing for Trout from the shore have had some success off the … Some Bass fishermen have been doing pretty good fishing a weedless top …

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Watch This Little Girl Reel In A Gigantic Bass With Her Barbie Fishing Poll

Any fisherman would tell ya that it isn’t exactly easy to catch​ a big ole Bass. But this little girl. named Avery, makes it look like a piece of cake. In this …

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Girl Catches 5-Pound Bass With Barbie Fishing Pole In Adorable Father-Daughter Adventure

The adorable little girl hooked a five-pound bass and managed to reel it in with nothing but a Barbie fishing rod and some words of encouragement …

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Girl reels in 20-inch bass with Barbie fishing pole

25 (UPI) – A proud papa shared video of his enthusiastic young daughter reeling in an approximately 20-inch bass with her Barbie fishing pole.

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Little girl expertly catches a giant bass using her Barbie fishing pole

But little Avery proved she has the chops on a recent fishing trip with her dad, when she finally snagged a giant five-pound bass — with her badass …

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Little girl reels in bass with Barbie fishing rod

On their father-daughter fishing trip, this little girl displayed a great deal of determination when she caughta five-pound bass with her Barbie toy fishing …

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Adorable little girl catches enormous bass on Barbie fishing pole

But it’s even better, and much cuter, when the triumphant fishermen is a young girl with a Barbie fishing pole. The video shows Avery sitting in a boat …

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A Little Girl Reels In An Impressively SIzed Bass With Barbie Fishing Pole

Some fishermen go out every day only hoping they can reel in a nice-sized bass. But a little girl named Avery who went out fishing with her dad one …

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WNC fishing report

Catfish are hitting nightcrawlers, large bass minnows, blood bait and … French Broad River: The river has been fishing great when clarity allows, said …

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Mount Paran football players feels lure of fishing

Joshua Bennett plays football at Mount Paran, but his future may be in a different sport. Bennett will be competing in a regional bass fishing event at …

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Little Girl With Her Barbie Fishing Pole 'Crushes Huge Bass'

A little girl outfitted in rain boots, a life-jacket and a bright red bow on top of her head wielded a Barbie fishing pole like a champ on her dad’s bass boat …

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Fishing instead of work?

Bass fishing has slowed a bit as anglers are still catching smaller fish with small plastics off the bottom. Reaction baits such as rattle traps, spinnerbaits …

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Zone Fishing Reports for Sept. 25

The wind wreaked havoc with the fluke fishing everywhere this week. … Bachert said there were some nice sea bass, bluefish and shorts in the mix.

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My Pick: First Shotgun

One of my absolute favorite things to witness is someone’s introduction to firearms and shooting. There is so much to learn and experience, but luckily you have a lifetime to try and check it all out. With my blog series about Finding Your Guns Groove (Part One and Part Two), I have broken down some steps that I believe all firearm owners should go through. But part of the underlying concept of those series has been about choosing a handgun. So I decided to start another series to compliment the other, and we are going to look at what I would pick for certain firearms. And we will start things off with looking at shotguns.

Shotguns might be the most utilitarian firearm out there. They can be used for hunting, target practice and home defense. Many people who only own one firearm have a shotgun. They are pretty simple to operate and extremely fun. The inexpensiveness for the ammunition is also a big help. You have basically three kinds of actions for shotguns: semi-auto, break and pump.

Semi-autos feed one round after the other with no manipulation being required of the shooter. Once the first round is racked, you can start shooting. There is a tubular magazine that stores a certain allotted amount of shells for that firearm.

Break actions come in single-shot, side by side or over-under style shotguns. You break the shotgun open at a hinge where you may then load and fire it. As you open it after shooting, the empty cases will be extracted and you can place in new ones.

Pump-actions, work off the same tubular magazine principle that semi-autos do but require the shooter to “rack” the pump action forward and back each time to chamber a round. If you shoot and don’t rack in another round, nothing will happen.

My choice for a first shotgun would be the Mossberg 500 All-Purpose. This is a good gun at a great price point. I believe that your first shotgun should be a pump-action. It teaches shooters shot-control as they can just through shells downrange like with a semi-auto and the follow up shot takes longer with a pump than say an over-under. I like the Mossberg because they have a good reputation and just a good universal firearm.

One of the things I love most about this firearm is the tang-safety. This means the safety is on the grip on the gun, which makes it very easy to operate and visually check. Most shotguns have their safety on or near the trigger guard which makes one twist the gun to get a visual check on it.

I also make the argument for a pump-action as the first, because it is a great home defense gun. Many will tell you that simply the sound of racking a pump-action shotgun is enough to deter intruders.

My theory on purchasing a firearm, especially if it is your first is go with something that handles multiple tasks with the most room for uses. Like I wouldn’t go with a .410 for your first shotgun, as that gauge (caliber actually) is limited in its use. I would honestly suggest a 20 gauge for one’s first shotgun as it is an effective gauge that one can shoot comfortably all day. If you have shot a shotgun before and know how to handle a 12 gauge, then go with that but otherwise I believe a 20 would do someone just fine.

This shotgun is also synthetic, as opposed to wood. I love the look and feel of wood, but the practicality of synthetic is too much to ignore. (You can always pick up a nice, wood shotgun later in life.)

So congratulations to the Mossberg 500 All-Purpose for being my pick for one’s first shotgun. Next time we will take a look at rifles.

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Vintage High junior not just a 2-sport star

It is constant action, it is competition and perseverance. You are always moving,” he said. “Fishing for bass isn’t just sitting and watching your rod.

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Need Some Advice

I know where bass live from catching bluegill and other sunfish. I remember one time my dad and I fished at alum creek lake. I caught a lot of small …

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU — Bass are slow to fair on Wobbleheads and plastic frogs around the grass. Crappie and bream are slow. For latest information …

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Reault Leads Open Tournament on Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio — David Reault of Livonia, Mich., battled against the wind Thursday to take the lead in the Bassmaster Northern Open tournament …

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How Deep Is My (Jig, Spinnerbait, Etc.) Running?

I freely admit to still being a beginner bass fisherman, or at least a beginner serious bass fisherman, and I have a question that’s bugged me but I …

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Berks fishing and hunting for Sept. 25, 2015

When breezes are light and the barometric pressure reads about 30 inches, fishing can be exceptionally good for trout, bass, musky, crappies and …

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North State Fishing Report

Salmon haven’t arrived to spawn so it’s still nymph fishing. … Lake Oroville >> Bass bite continues to be good for bass in the 12 to 16 inch range.

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Fishing report: Angling slow, but stocked trout on the way

Anglers fishing around the Point are getting some smallmouth bass, according to reports. The fish are hitting a combination of tube jigs, live minnows …

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National Hunting and Fishing Day.is Saturday

Billy Murphy, U.S. Coast Guard-licensed guide specializing in striped bass and hybrid bass. (706) 733-0124 – Water temperatures are …

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Hunting and Fishing Days looks for another record crowd

Saturday will feature seminars on wild hog hunting, trolling for crappie, a report on area lakes, reptiles of Illinois and bass fishing. Sunday’s seminars …

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fishing Report for Sept. 25

Black bass: Fishing at night using topwaters and again first thing in the mornings … Black bass: Plastics baits (lizards and worms) in 10 feet of water.

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Lehigh Valley fishing, hunting are in fall mode

Fall stocking and cooler temperatures usually make for good fishing. … Smallmouth bass are active on the QL grubs, crank baits and Yamamoto …

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Fishermen Arrested for Illegal Striped Bass Fishing

Three Rhode Island men were arrested by state environmental police for illegal striped bass fishing activity over the past two months, according to the …

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Fishing report

POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass adventures reports bass fishing is slow but steady, with more quality than quantity. The top water bite has been better …

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Fall means a change in fishing seasons for Hampton Roads anglers | Fishing report

Fall means a change in fishing seasons for Hampton Roads anglers … Waller Mill Reservoir: Bass are being caught in good numbers, with most in the …

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This Week's DNR Fishing Report

Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers are catching catfish using dip baits, cut bait, and chicken liver fishing from boat and shore. White Bass – Good: Use …

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Fishing with Dennis

The big perch are back on the prowl, along with some nice-sized bass. Trout fishing from shore and by boat has been slow but should pick up once …

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Fishing forecast: Time to target largemouth bass

NOW THAT FALL OFFICIALLY IS HERE, anglers can start taking full advantage of what is a fantastic transition time for local saltwater fishing …

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Delaware regional fishing report

River reports from fishermen stopping at Master Baiter’s Bait and Tackle indicated good catch-and-release striped bass fishing in the Delaware River …

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Fishing Line

The bass have slowed with the cooler weather, yet on Saturday one angler … Trout fishing on the PECOS RIVER was good using San Juan worms, …

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Fishing report for Sept. 24

Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: bass fair on jigs, Brush Hogs square-bill crankbaits in shallows; crappies good on jigs, minnows in 10 feet of …

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Beginner Needs Some Advice.

Just recently have started fishing again after about 25 years. Seems that catching a Bass is now impossible. What are some simple beginner steps to …

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Lake James smallmouth biting live shad and bright artificials

Those three factors add up to some great fishing, according to guide Colt Bass of Colt Bass Fishing. “The fishing is going to be good until we get a …

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fishing Report: Cooler weather sure to change patterns

Striped bass fishing in the upper bay continues to focus on chumming at traditional steep channel edges, trolling and live lining spot for those who can …

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Gwizdz's Gadgets and Gear: The Walking Frog

Topwater fishing for bass seems to be somewhat out of favor. Remember when every fishing magazine had a story on fishing surface lures every year …

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU: Bass are slow to fair on Wobbleheads and plastic frogs around the grass. Crappie and bream are slow. For latest information, contact …

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Latest Fishing Reports and Photos September 23, 2015

Fishing was slow for bass, stripers and crappies. The lake is in a transition stage with the lake level being drawn down for the winter. I’ve heard from …

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Macaluso fishing report: Let bass, reds take up the slack

They’re everywhere, and if you like catching bass, then head to the Atchafalaya Spillway and the runs on the east side of the river near Venice.

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End-of-summer fishing report

Striped bass fishing is good at many local coastal state parks or public shore fishing access areas, especially in shallow water along the rocks where …

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Fishing Forecast: High winds disrupt start of fall fishing season on coast

Lake Murray: Fishing remains good for striped bass in surfacing schools from Bomb Island to the dam. When the fish aren’t schooling, they’re taking …

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Fort Gibson Lake - Fall Fishing

Anyone have any info on seasonal movements of Bass in Ft. Gibson? Just trying to get a general idea of what areas of the lake the bass will be in …

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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Roasted Beets

While we use the grill and smoker year round at our house, we go into overdrive in the warmer months. That’s when our garden and the farmer’s markets offer up the least expensive and tastiest fresh veggies to roast outdoors. A veggie I’ve added to my must-have lists is the roasted beet.

Pickled beets are they only way I’ve ever had beets. I like them, but don’t buy them. They’ll show up on my plate, if they’re on a salad bar. However, last year, a friend gave us beets from their garden and, as usual, I said, “We should be able to roast these on the grill.”

I did, we do, and now we have another veggie to add to our roasting collection!

Roasted Beets

The most challenging part of this project is peeling the beets, especially when they’re small. Be prepared for a colorful look to your hands afterwards — it will look like you’ve been soaking them in a nice Merlot!

Cut the greens off the beets, peel and quarter. Depending on the size of the beets, you may want to halve the quarters, too.

Spread a sheet of heavy duty foil on the counter.

Place the beets in a bowl, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and season generously with fresh ground black pepper (or pepper blend seasoning), garlic powder and a twist or two of ground Mediterranean or kosher salt. Stir them around so everything is well covered.

Dump them on the foil.

Pull the foil up on each side, long ways, and seal, creating a good solid seam. Fold the ends up, sealing them tightly.

(You can also used a veggie roasting grid, made specifically for the grill. But the foil pouch takes up less room if you want to use the grill for other items at the same time.)

Put them on the grill on indirect heat. On our grill, we have the back burner off, the middle on medium-low and the front on medium. Close the lid and roast on the grill for about 45 minutes.

What’s nice is you can throw something else on the grill, while they’re roasting. Serve them over some saffron rice, with some butterfly chops, and you have a colorful, tasty summer meal!

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Central Oregon fishing report

EAST LAKE: Anglers report good fishing for kokanee and trout. … There are excellent numbers of smallmouth bass, especially along the rocky …

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3 Bank Fishing Hot Spots for Fall Bass Luke Stoner

And fall is one of my favorite times to chase bass from the shore. In fact, there are times where I’ll welcome bank fishing over taking the time to get the …

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Tie One On: Yellow Stimulator

So this month will give us our fifteenth article in the Tie One On blog series. We have covered many of the classics fly patterns, a few knot options to try out and the off-hand fishing lure. This month we will take a look at a pattern that is a must for every trout fisherman’s fly-box, and I’d even put it out there for bass and some panfish as well. It’s big. It’s yellow. It aint Big Bird. It is… the Yellow Stimulator.

The Yellow Stimulator is a dry fly that rides high. It has ample amounts of hackle and hollow hair that keeps it afloat and easy to spot while being fished. The bright yellow coloration also helps a fisherman keep his eye on it. It simulates several prey species for trout, including grasshopper, stonefly or caddis.

It typically ranges between size 6 to 10, but as always there are numerous variations to this. I have seen sometimes where the pattern has rubber legs attached to it. You can tie this pattern in any vibrant color, usually orange as the substitution, but one of the prettiest flies I have seen in a while was one of these tied to replicate the Royal Coachman pattern.

Since this fly rides high and has a little extra heft to it, the yellow stimulator is quite popularly used with a wet fly dropped behind it. But this pattern really shines during golden stonefly hatches.

Until next time.

Giddy-Up!!

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Fishing report for Sept. 24

Call for current lake conditions and updates on the fishing. Wiggin’s … COLD CREEK RESERVOIR: Bass fishing is slowing down with the cooler water …

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Colorado Fishing Report: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

White bass and drum are mostly what is being caught, but not in large sizes. Very few crappie and catfish are being caught at the reservoir. Fishing …

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Fishing Report (Sept. 22, 2015)

For bass fishing, Manny Basi of the Bait Barn in Waterford reported good action with drop-shot plastics at depths from 50 to 60 feet. Patterns such as …

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fishing Line for Sept. 23

The fishing experts/pros like to refer to this time and features period as a … Bass, walleye and musky targeting types suggest differing depths and …

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Colorado fishing report for Sept. 22-28, 2015

Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake) - Fishing is slow for all species. … White bass and drum are mostly what is being caught, but not in large sizes.

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Lake St. Clair: Not Just for Bass Fishing

It’s no secret that Lake St. Clair is among the best bass fisheries in North America. But did you know that it’s an outstanding muskellunge fishery as well …

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Courier Outdoors Writer Houston Community Newspapers

The black bass fishing is fair to good early when they can be found in the shallows on structure like rocks and riprap, boat docks, and around flooded …

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Gast column: A taste of big-time fishing

Here it was the largest and most prestigious fishing tournament to ever hit Door County featuring the top 50 bass anglers in the country and one of …

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Bass Federation fishing event opens Wednesday in Erie

The Bass Federation Mid-Atlantic Division Championship fishing tournament will take place Wednesday through Friday in Presque Isle Bay and Lake …

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Kayak Footwear For Fall (And Winter?)

Sandals been perfect for the kayak this first year of fishing from it. I suspect another 10-15 degree drop of water temp and that may not still be the case.

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Favorite Bass:Largemouth

Caught my first mat flippn’ bass at a new to me fishing spot, and it was one of those “nothing is biting and I’m paddeling in, but let me stop at this nice …

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NWA Fishing Report

Anglers are catching white bass by trolling Bandit 300 crank baits in the … dock recommends fishing for bluegill with worms or crickets under a float.

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Bass Fishing Report For South Florida

This Summer has been one of the best Summers for bass fishing for me in a long time. Have caught over 100 bass with the biggest one over 8 pounds …

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Monday, September 21, 2015

How the Everglades Provide a Perfect fishing Location for Any Age

At Stick Marsh, the modern fishing bass with high and low bass swim can be found, making it a place best suited for children to enjoy their fishing …

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Salmon fishing improving in American River

Salmon fishing is improving in the American as fresh kings move in from the saltwater. …. Bass and trout fishing is slow but panfish are still available.

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Help, Losing Bass

I am fishing a clear water lake and I continue to lose fish due to short strikes. I sharpen hooks razer sharp, my rods are all from loomis and my knots are …

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Free fishing seminar this weekend at Bass Pro Shops

Fishing enthusiasts can gather for some free advice on their sport at this weekend’s Bass Pro Shops’ fishing seminar. Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday …

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Feral Swine - How Hunters Can Help

Feral pigs - free-ranging populations of wild pigs - are now in at least 39 states. Experts estimate their numbers at around 5 million. The feral swine not only cause extremely extensive damage to crops and landscapes, but also can spread disease to other animals and people.

USDA Wildlife Specialist Josh Wisdom says while the feral swine problem in Iowa is not as prevalent as in nearby states, it is on the rise. In the past 10 years, there have been a little over 200 feral pigs reported killed in Iowa or state/federal agencies have removed them. Wisdom emphasizes that REPORTING is the key and they are putting out an all call for sportsmen and women everywhere to be a part of solution by reporting feral pigs they kill or even simply see.

Wisdom says the phrase “greedy as pigs” is around for a purpose. They will destroy our native wildlife, if the population continues to increase as it has, by eating everything in sight, almost literally. From the acorns that drop off the trees to the crops and rebuilt habitat, they will devour before anything else can get to it.

How can you help? If you see signs of feral swine or kill one, report it to your state wildlife or agriculture officials.

  • Contact USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at 866-487-3297.
  • In Iowa, report feral hog sightings online at http://ift.tt/1V6AaJP (scroll to the bottom, right about the map)
  • Do not relocate feral swine without permits. It is illegal in most states to trap and move feral swine.
  • If you have domestic pigs, protect them from escaping or having contact with feral hogs.

For more information, visit the USDA APHIS web site at http://ift.tt/187Bbeg.

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Things to Do in September

What do you like to do in September?  September is a beautiful time of year in the Finger Lakes area.  Here are just a few things that we thought of .  We would love to hear what you do during the month of September.

Wine Trails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Picking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Foliage

 

 

 

 

Kayaking or Canoeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salmon Fishing on the Salmon River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finger Lakes Scenic Railway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corning Museum of Glass

 

 

 

 

Beer Trails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your Doe permits before October 1st

 

 

 

 

 

Check out your Bow to make sure it does not need work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go thru the Finger Lakes Museum Trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climb the gorge at Watkins Glen State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a balloon ride with Liberty Balloon Company

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the National Soaring Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Erie Canal at www.canals.ny.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RedHead Select Outfitters: Quail Creek Plantation

So when it comes to checking out our RedHead Select Outfitters, the big-game-boys have really been stealing the show. Which is sad, because small game have been keeping us out in the fields for decades! So this month we are going to take a look at an outfitter that focuses on the “little guys”. Let’s see what Quail Creek Plantation has to offer!

Quail Creek Plantation is situated down in Okeechobee, Florida and has a lot to offer. They specialize in bob-white quail, pheasant and Osceola turkey hunting. The quail and pheasant season usually runs from October 1st until mid-March. The turkey season lasts for six weeks after the third Sunday of March. Besides those two seasons, they do have a full clay-shooting center that would delight any shot gunning enthusiast.

The quail hunts are broken down into half days and full days. Half day hunts come with 12 birds and the full day hunts come with 24. They are completely guided as well. They provide drinks and snacks during the hunt, and if you wish to partake in a breakfast or Southern style quail lunch they can be added on for a little extra, but worth it, charge. All of your birds will also be cleaned and packaged. They also have the option to add on extra birds if desired. Please note that hunters must be at least 14 years of age to hunt and they must have completed the hunter safety course prior to the hunt, but a Florida Hunting License is not required.

Their pheasant hunts are a little different, but something that should be on every hunter’s bucket list. They hold what is known as a “continental pheasant tower shoot”, which is where 400 pheasants and 300 wild pigeons are released from an elevated tower. This tower is surrounded by twelve shooting stations, which can hold two shooters. This hunt is held on only a few select days, so if you are serious about this contact them as soon as possible. All of your birds will be cleaned and packaged as well and it includes a gourmet meal.

And for those big ol’ gobblers, a lot is included with their package. The turkey hunts are 100% fair chase. This hunt is set up for three nights which includes: lodging, meals and two and a half days of guided hunting. During the down time you are also allowed to partake in such activities as: fishing, quail hunting, hog hunting and sporting clays. This is an awesome opportunity for any hunter.

      

Besides the amazing hunting opportunities, the place itself is beautiful! It has all of the characteristics and charm that you would expect out of a world-class Southern hunting plantation. They also have a D├ęcor store on the property that features one-of-a-kind rustic, lodge and western furnishings. Their website is full of a bunch of commonly asked questions and helpful hints to prepare you for an amazing time. Some of my favorite times outdoors have been with good friends watching dogs work the field, this would definitely be a trip of a lifetime.

Hey wait… aren’t the holidays coming up? Hey, hunny!

-Giddy-Up!!

Other Adventures:

The Basics Mellon Creek Ducks N Bucks Blue River Whitetails Hampton & Hampton  Timbers at Chama



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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Arkansas Sportsman Programs lures kids to bass tournament fishing

Youth fishing programs affiliated with BASS and FLW are fairly new, but they are growing at rates comparable to those of the Arkansas Youth Shooting …

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BOB MAINDELLE: Hot water often means hot fishing at Lake Bastrop

The topography and flora and fauna of the lake and the adjacent land makes for classic largemouth bass fishing wherein an angler may choose to fish …

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The debate goes on between trout and bass fishing lovers

Bass are the quarry of the unskilled fisherman. Having said that, when my kids were younger, I took them smallmouth fishing because I knew they …

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Long Pond, Belgrade Lakes.. Pike?

I’m heading up to Belgrade Lakes first week In October. On the hunt for the “Waterwolf” and just to get out the city for a week, and can’t wait.

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Tough fishing ahead this week

The Florida freshwater fishing forecast for fourth week of September … Fishing on Crooked Lake this past week we found plenty of active bass at the …

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Brandon Bulldogs advance to SEC bass championship

In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will …

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Fishing report: Low activity for bass in lakes

As of Sept. 10, S.C. Department of Natural Resources is reporting fishing in the Santee Cooper lakes is requiring a bit of patience. Largemouth bass …

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Adopt an Angler success for Bassmaster Elite

“It brings more of the community into the bass fishing world, and I think it will help bring it to light here even after the tournament is over,” Hanson said.

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Pond Fishing Question

So there is this small pond a couple of miles from my house that does nothing but frustrate me. I can see the bass swimming but despite my best …

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Fishing report: Falseies show in force

In Orient Point, the Orient Star IV has been busy bottom fishing. Captain Dan says limits, or near limits, of sea bass, with lots of porgies mixed in, were …

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Will Elliott's outdoors: Activities abound on National Hunting & Fishing Day

Experts providing tips on fishing for bass, walleye and other popular area fish species. DEC personnel man an impressive display booth, and other …

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Walleye and Smallmouth Bass Excellent in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff.

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Is This How You Break A Rod?

Yup and the sad part is with proper technique that rod will deadlift probably 4x the weight of that fish. If you must lift with your rod swing the fish to the …

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Salad Spoon Game Changer

I was fishing a small pond today that I have always had trouble finding and catching bass at. The bass I have caught here in the past have been very …

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Healthy Hunter: Daily Doses

So interestingly enough, I thought I had covered this month’s Healthy Hunter topic but apparently I haven’t! This part of a healthy lifestyle is a part of your daily routine that only takes a few moments but can add a lifetime of benefits for you. And just like mama used to always say before you started your day, “Don’t forget to take your vitamins!” But with such a saturated market of supplements, vitamins and products it can be intimidating on knowing where to start. And different people need different things. And then depending on if you follow Western or Eastern practices, you get into a whole world of confusion. Which is why today I am going to list out my four essential every-day doses of vitamins and supplements.

Number One- Multivitamin

Now in a perfect world, we would all get the exact amount of vitamins that we need from what we consume. Of course this rarely happens. So adding a multivitamin to your daily regimen can be a big help! These pills cover many of your essential vitamin needs and then some. And many of them come formulated for women, men or children. Some also come formulated for certain age groups. And the greatest break-through in the multivitamin industry over the past couple years… gummy vitamins for adults!

Number Two- Fish/Krill Oil

Some people swear by it, others don’t believe in it. Some say clear research shows how much it helps and others say it hasn’t been studied long enough. The basic gist is that it helps with your skin, joints and heart health. My personal belief on taking this kind of supplement is this: Splurge for the good stuff. Most people don’t like taking fish oil anyways, but buying cheap stuff really isn’t worth it. You’ll want to go with a recommended brand that comes from good sources. That is why many people have switched to krill oil as well. Also a fun trick is to freeze your fish oil pills to help eliminate their “off-putting texture”.

Number Three- Vitamin C

My theory is that enough Vitamin C can cure anything. Some studies have almost proven that to be true. This essential vitamin helps boost your immune system, and considering all the different germs and things you come into contact with adding a few extra of these won’t hurt. I include these on top of what I get from my multivitamin already. You can take it either as a pill or get a dissolving mix for inside water. Just know that too much vitamin c can cause “stomach issues” so don’t overtake it.

Number Four- Probiotics

This may be the newest supplement of the ones to make this list, but it has grown in popularity immensely. A probiotic uses healthy bacteria to help regulate your stomach. (Yes, just like Activia always says.) Your body can use all the help it can get, considering what most of us consume and then where it comes from. Adding a probiotic to your vitamin line-up can be a big help. Just note that most of these need to be kept in a refrigerator. Just like with fish oil, splurge for the good stuff.

Got a certain vitamin or supplement you would add on or take off that list? Share it below and reasons why! Until next time!

-Giddy-Up!!

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Martens crowned 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year

Capping off the most dominant season in Bassmaster history, Aaron … Reese, will be available for meet-and-greets, bass-fishing advice and seminars.

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New Pb Smallmouth Bass!!!

It is now the middle of September… the weather is getting worse, the water is cooling down, and the Fall Season is in full swing. The fishing has been …

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Joe's Fishing Hole: Free camp coming up for youths

For a few days afterwards, streams were muddy and fishing slowed down, … Bass fishing is still fair to good, with the afternoons being the best time, …

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Wiltz: South Dakota fishing my favorite, Wisconsin a close second

With regard to bass, walleyes and pike, the Wisconsin fishing season opened on May 2 this year. We South Dakotans fish year-ound. We may keep …

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4-Reel Fishin': More Fall bass fishin'

As I explained last week, I personally think that the fall bass fishing is better than spring because fall is all about the food and spring is about food and …

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Captain Mack's Weekly Fishing Report

September fishing has been extremely productive, especially for the Stripers! Bass fishing is also good and while the Crappie may be running a bit on the small side, the numbers are good.

The Striper bite continues to be excellent and finding fish has been fairly easy, just idle or troll along the river channel, the lower end creek channels and pockets and gulley’s running into the aforementioned creek and river channel. If you cover enough of these areas, you should see some really good groups of fish. One trick that may expedite the finding fishing process-key on the middle sections of the lower end channels, and particularity any bends in the channels. This has been a very good pattern, very consistent, and may save you some searching.

The techniques are the same, trolling Chipmunks on Lead core or pulling umbrellas are both racking up good numbers, but these techniques are for the most part yielding smaller fish. Live Herring on the downline and power reeling both being extremely productive for both numbers and size. The downline bite has been strong, but be aware of one thing - for some reason, the fish will take the bait and move up, quickly, as opposed to swimming down. If you see one of your downlines go completely slack, grab the handle and crank, fast, so that you can catch up  to the fish and get the line tight. The same is true with the power reeling, you’ll hook a fish and it may run straight up. When that happens crank hard to keep the line tight or there is reasonable chance he shakes the bait free and you are left with a big one that got away story.  The big Magnum spoons, Chipmunk Jigs and Herring are all good choice for the power reeling. Fishing is good all day, but afternoon/evenings seem to be the best.

Bass fishing is also good, with not much change to report here. The fish are using a big depth range, with some fish showing up shallow and others being caught as deep as 45 feet. I think the best areas are humps and long tapering points from 25 feet to as deep as 45 feet. The deeper end of that depth range will generally produce the bigger fish, but fewer numbers. Robos on the drop shot are good for numbers and consistency, Moring Dawn, green Shiner, and Warmouth have been good color choices for the worms this week. The Chattahoochee Green Pumpkin Jig is also a good producer, and Fish Heads and Flutter spoons are good to have on hand to cast at fish you see suspending over these areas. Many of the fish are not relating to brush making them easy to on the sonar, so graph an area thoroughly to locate the biggest concentrations of fish.

Crappie fishing is good, with lots of numbers but the larger fish seem to be a little tough to come by. Brush piles have been the best structures, and piles that top out around 10 to 12 feet have been holding good numbers of fish. Any brush may hold fish, but many of the fish seem to be in the middle parts to backs of the creeks, especially flats that are adjacent to a channel.  Going up lake will be your best bet, say from Little Hall and up ion the Chestatee side, and into Little River/Wahoo creek, or up the ‘Hooch from Little River up.  Popeye jigs and soft plastics will are both producing well. I think fishing is best in the early am, so get your Crappie dinner and then go catch the Afternoon striper bite!

Good Fishing!

Capt. Mack

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Fire Starting 101

With summer coming to an end and the temperatures dropping it is starting to feel a lot like fall.  Though we are thankful for the cooler weather, the temperature drop at night can put a damper on many fun camping trips planned for the next couple of months.  A campfire is a perfect way to put you into the camping spirit as well as stay warm as we continue into the chilly nights ahead.  Luckily here at your local Bass Pro Shops, we have a selection of great fire starting materials from many top brands:  Light My Fire, Coghlan’s, and Ultimate Survival Technologies.  Not only do the brands create great products, you can own one yourself without having to break the bank.  All the products we will discuss are under $15.00.

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Light my Fire is a Swedish Bran that specialized in camp mess kits and fire starters.  Their Firesteel 2.0 Scout is one of the more popular fire starters that we sell. This is a set that consists of a ferro rod and a metal striker that when slid across the rod creates a spark that is over 5,000 degrees!  The unit itself is durable and will last over 3,000 strikes.  The striker and the starter rod come attached on a string so you don’t have to worry about losing one or the other.  In addition to strikers, Light My Fire also sells a collection of fire starting materials which they call Tindersticks.  These Tindersticks are natural wood that has a high resin content that makes it highly flammable and long lasting. 

Another popular outdoor brand is Ultimate Survival Technologies.  They take the system of a sparking rod and a striker and simplify it into one concise package.  This combination they call the Sparkie.  The Sparkie can shoot sparks with a simple push allowing one to sart a fire by simply placing down kindling and pushing the Sparkie towards it.  Unlike other brands where you have to fumble with making sure you shoot the sparks in the correct direction and with enough force, the sparkie ensures that every time you strike it you get a spark.  In addition Ultimate Survival Brands has fire starter tinder titled Wetfire.  Wetfire as its name suggests can light under many harsh conditions and will ignite with just one spark even when wet.   

Tired and true brand Coghlans provides the standard for fire starters.  Their fire starter is the standard rectangular system people might recognize from survivor and many survival television shows.  The block is used with a knife to create sparks.  White this is not as simplistic as the systems created by other brands, this is the original design for fire starters and has lasted for many years.  Coghlans has a collection of tinder as well.  Their firesticks are waterproof and will quickly ignite and stay lit to ensure you have the best change of starting your fire.  

So as you gear up for you fall camping excursions come down to Bass Pro and check out these great products that will help you create a fire fast and a fire that will last!

How to Build a Safe Campfire



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