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Wet Wading for Summer Smallmouth Bass

Guest Article by Al Winco Summer wet-wading for stream smallmouth bass is a refreshing way to cool off,enjoy some solitude and catch some feisty smallmouth bass. I use a pair of Orvis Battenkill Brogues to protect my feet with the excellent ankle support these light-weight boots provide. The optional carbide studded felts provide excellent traction […]

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Deadsticking Weightless Soft Plastics

Guest Article by Jeff Little Two types of soft plastics have found their way into the tackle boxes of most bass fishermen. Flukes and senkos are both categorized as soft jerk baits. Although a rapid twitching retrieve can be a powerful presentation, doing nothing to it out produces in most situations, especially for larger smallmouth. […]

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Fishing the Sonar Blade Bait for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass

Guest Article by Al Winco The Sonar blade bait is an excellent fish locator and producer once the water temperature starts to decline from 67 degrees. I’ve been fishing various blade baits for the past 15 years and manufacturing my own blade baits for the past 8 years. Most anglers fish blades too fast and […]

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The Unsalted Tapered Jerk Stick

Guest Article by Frank “SenkoSam” Manuele As you can see by the images above, the top bait is shaped differently than the Senko copy below it. Using the same amount of softener as a Senko, but with no salt, the bait has a unique action when worked from top to bottom and also when rigged […]

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Rod Butt Shortening

Guest Article by George “HookUp” Thurston Most store-bought spinning rods I have bought have been too long. I get the butt of the rod caught in my life vest, gut, and fishing vest and they are especially a pain in kayaking. Many have asked my how to chop a rod butt and this article will […]

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Plan B: Smallies on the St. Croix

For years, I have wanted to fish smallmouth bass on the Upper Mississippi River, northwest of Minneapolis. I had heard that it is one of the best river smallie spots in the country. In early June, I had the opportunity to make that trip and was planning on fishing the stretch in and around Monticello, […]

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Interview with a Vampire: Jig fishing Specifics

The following is an interview on the specifics of jig fishing between Jeff Little, and Craig DeFronzo. Jeff: Why do you favor the jig more than any other lure? Craig: I’m not so sure I favor the jig over other baits. I mean, I consider myself a versatile angler and can fish pretty much any […]

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Secret’s from The Lizard King

If you’ve spent any time on the river with me, you’ve seen me throw 6” Zoom Lizards and Charlie Case’s “Charliemanders.” I’ve been using them for over 10 years with excellent results, and not just in the Spring when the river sees the real thing emerging from their mud beds in the banks. Yes, they’ve […]

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Skip It And Rip It!

Guest Article by Jeff Little When I was a kid, I could spend hours mucking around in the local stream, searching again and again for the perfect round flat rock, and sending it skipping across the water’s surface. The same physics concept applies to something I am doing now. Skipping a lure under overhanging foliage, […]

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Blue Ridge Rivers Threatened (Guest Article)

by Bruce Ingram “Tell your readers that something’s not right about the river.” Those were the first words from a Mr. Kinder of Romney when I identified myself as a writer and asked how the fishing had been when we had a chance meeting at the Route 50 Bridge on West Virginia’s South Branch of […]

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