Skippin’ Vs. Flippin’/Pitchin’ Docks

Recently I was out on Lake Minnetonka near Minneapolis, Minn., taking in some fall fishing. With this being the first bit of sun the bass have seen for awhile, I knew a good pattern would be “dock fishing.” Bass often seek heavy shade after the passing of a cold front. I guessed right, because I caught the biggest bass I’ve ever caught in Lake Minnetonka!

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Casting Angles

Ever hear of the term “casting angle?” It refers to the angle created (as viewed from overhead) by your cast and the intended target. Casting to a given target from position “A” is one angle, while casting to the same target from position “B” is another. Something as simple as changing my casting angle resulted in my victory during the 1997 Forrest Wood Open on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka.

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Fall Bass Fishing Is Upon Us

We are into fall fishing, and it’s a time when sportsmansguide.com’s bass fishing expert Jim Moynagh says he’s found success to swing from one extreme to the other. He finds that patterns that are productive one day, produce nothing the next. Here are his tips to help you put more bass in the boat this fall.

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The Kenora Bass Invitational

Lake of the Woods has to rank as one of my top five favorite tournament lakes with the annual tournament that I participate in there, The Kenora Bass Invitational, ranking even higher.

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Summer Largemouths In The Milfoil

Recenty when I put on my “Fishing Guide” hat, the client wanted to learn more about fishing milfoil (an aquatic weed found growing in many of our lakes in Minnesota and throughout the country) during the summer. Fishing milfoil can be frustrating, but also result in a boatload of fish in a hurry!

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Improve Your Fishing By Keeping It Simple

In this day and age of bass fishing, the equipment choices offered bass fishermen are beyond comprehension. Keeping things simple can benefit fishermen and help make them more successful. Here’s how to get that accomplished.

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Tips For Maximizing A Healthy Release

Jim Moynagh

Overall, catch and release ensures quality fishing for future years. But how often have you caught a bass only to discover that your hook is down the bass’s gullet? I would like to share some tips that help minimize damage to the fish thus improving the chances of a successful release.

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