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Both arms of Congress have passed the Freedom To Fish Act. Pending Pres. Obama’s signature, the legislation brings a temporary close to a ridiculous movement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to impose stringent access restrictions on fishing below dams along the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky.
The bill, which passed May 21, received bipartisan support (seriously) and was introduced in the Senate by Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander and in the House by Kentucky’s Ed Whitfield. [ Read Full Post ]
Gerrardstown, West Virginia angler Tony Corbin sure wasn’t expecting to break any records when he set out on a first time mission targeting an unpressured private bass pond. But Corbin tossed out a swimbait and ended up landing a new state record rainbow trout that weighed in at 17.31 pounds and taped out at 30.5 inches, beating the previous record by nearly two pounds. He bested the big bow on 10-pound line, showing some professional angling skills. [ Read Full Post ]
It wasn't the prettiest of days, but despite the dreary conditions, Tim Schneider, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin found the proverbial pot of gold at the rainbow's end. Actually, it was more of a brownish color – over 8 pounds of it. [ Read Full Post ]
From Florida to Texas, walking a topwater bait offer one of the most exciting and effective tactics for nabbing speckled trout. We all have our favorites, but savvy anglers will keep a diverse selection handy to offer not only color options, but also size and sound choices.
When a full-size topwater like the MirrOlure Top Dog or Heddon Super Spook entices a strike, it's usually the trout you want. However, even the big fish occasionally shy away from large baits, so it's important to have a smaller version of the bait that's been working. [ Read Full Post ]
Finding bass can sometimes be the easiest part of the fishing equation. When getting them to eat becomes an effort in futility, keep these bronzeback bon bons in mind. Here’s my lineup for the best smallmouth bass fishing lures ever made. Let us know in the comments section below if we left out your favorite smallie bait. [ Read Full Post ]
A decade ago, salmon fishermen across the Great Lakes started fine-tuning the art of copper-line trolling for kings and cohos. No secret fishing manual was uncovered. Instead, technology had produced a more effective stranded copper line. [ Read Full Post ]
As spring fishing season has us all heading to our favorite fishing holes, consider two important points critical to the sport’s progression: 1) Host a kid, or any beginner, and you'll open the door to their personal angling development; 2) First-time lessons need a realistic starting point so hold the dock skipping and deep cranking stuff for down the road.
In many cases, catfish offer a user-friendly option with a good chance of catching something big enough to eat. From the smaller channel cats to the blue variety reaching hefty proportions, catfish are fairly indiscriminate eaters with respectable fights and tasty fillets. Other words, they're the ideal "beginner" fish. [ Read Full Post ]