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Once considered a luxury, polarized sunglasses are now within reach of most anglers, and the amount of science and technology that goes into building a pair of quality polarized fishing sunglasses is incredible. Modern high-end shades are a combination of components that have been refined through bioengineering, anthropometry (design based on human physical characteristics), and quantum electrodynamics.
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April through May presents a divided time for the bass fishing world, with geography and climate creating a mix of prespawn, spawn, and post-spawn stages. Fish in many southern states have done their thing and for those recently departing the maternity ward, now is a time for rest, recovery, and easy meals.
"Post-spawn fish are worn-down and their bodies are not in great shape," says Texas guide Stephen Johnston. "A post-spawn fish is not a chasing fish. They would rather have an easy meal than chase a spinnerbait or a lipless crankbait. They don't have as much energy as they do when they're coming up for the prespawn." [ Read Full Post ]
Missouri offers some of the best public hunting and fishing access in the Midwest. From large timbered tracts to smaller river access locations, the Show Me State has plenty to offer.
In 1862, 14,000 acres of state-owned land was chartered to establish Michigan State University as the nation's pioneer land grant college and served as a model for the Morrill Act.
The Morrill Act allotted each eligible state 30,000 acres of Federal land for the establishment of universities that focused on agriculture and natural resource sciences.
MSU has since become home to one of the top fisheries and wildlife management programs in the nation, churning out some of the country's top biologists and resource managers.
And, until now, it was illegal to fish on campus. [ Read Full Post ]
It's no secret that aquatic weeds are full of big bass. But successfully fishing thick weeds and hauling bass to the boat is easier said than done. We tapped four bass fishing experts to get the details on which weed species they target throughout the year and their best tactics for catching largemouths in the thick stuff. [ Read Full Post ]
Be forewarned. Make preparations now. The invasion may already be underway and will sweep northward up the East Coast from the Carolinas to New York by early June.
Brood II cicadas, maturing underground for the past 17 years, will soon emerge from their dormancy, take wing and begin their search for a mate. As soil temperatures reach 64 degrees, the buzzing (90-decibels worth) will begin. (You can follow the progress of the hatch here.)
The kids will freak out at the mere site of the bugs, but cicadas are largely harmless. However, a billion bugs per square mile is enough to make anyone edgy. The good part is that if you like to fish, get ready for what could be some incredible topwater fishing in the weeks to come as trout, bass, pike, carp and everything else with fins and feathers gorge on the buffet. [ Read Full Post ]
Editor's note: Some profane language.
Isaac Brumaghim was kayak fishing two miles off the Hawaiian island of Oahu when he hooked a kawakawa tuna. Brumaghim fought his fish toward the boat and was battling it over his right shoulder when a huge shark chased the tuna straight out of the water. Brumaghim stuck with the fish and actually brought it boatside before shark stole his catch. In the video you can actually see Brumaghim swat the shark (probably a tiger shark) away from his kayak with his fishing rod. [ Read Full Post ]