Saltwater Fishing: My Take On Fishing Lines

As a fishing guide, I use a lot of line. Even carrying only two anglers on my 17-foot Action Craft, I usually carry at least six rods. Each location calls for a rod, reel, and line combination best suited to that individual environment, which throws the
all-around rod and reel combination out the proverbial window.

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Bobber Fundamentals

Bobbers, corks, floats — depending upon where you live, fishermen have different names for the buoyant device that suspends a bait below the surface. But no matter what you call it, the venerable bobber rig is one of the most popular presentations in fishing. Here are some tips and tricks to bobber fishing that can help you put more fish in the boat!

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The Fundamentals Of Fluorocarbon Fishing Line

Although not a newcomer to the fishing scene, the buzz about fluorocarbon line has exploded over the last couple of years. Fluorocarbon brings some excellent advancements to the forefront
of line development. Like anything, though, there are advantages and disadvantages. Here is the nitty-gritty on those.

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Six Baits To Try For Smallies

I’m blown away when I walk into a well-stocked tacklestore. The choices of lures, hooks, plastics, and accessories is endless! In this article, I want to highlight six proven smallmouth lures that will have a smallmouth angler prepared for any situation in the North through all the seasons.

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Essential Boating Tools

Boating demands a certain amount of gear for safety reasons, and to be ready for emergency repairs. To ensure you’re well prepared for the season, here are some essential boating tools and gear you should own.

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Plastic Chunks Vs. Pork Chunks

Years ago, tipping a jig with a chunk meant adding a pork frog. However, today chunks are also molded out of plastic giving fishermen a choice between plastic and pork. So what is the best choice? It comes down to a matter of personal preference because each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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Tweak Your Jig And Pig For Optimum Results

Although there is a wealth of information on how to use a flipping jig, there are few tips on how to “spruce up” or improve this bait straight out of the package. Follow me as I share the tips and tricks that have helped me put more and bigger fish in the boat.

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How To Best Use Skirted Jigs

A skirted jig has accounted for a majority of my winnings over my tournament career. Getting the most out of a skirted jig starts with understanding the three basic designs and their applications. The designs differ in head shape and the location of the “eye” where the line ties. Here’s where, when and how to use them.

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