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13 Dec / 12

Category: Product Reviews Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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Mystery Tackle Box December 2012 - Go Finesse!

Well we got our December tackle from Mystery Tackle Box and I must say this is my favorite month yet! Don't get me wrong, all of the boxes have been amazing, but this one was catered to my favorite style of fishing. Finesse! Oh, and also an awesome jerk bait =0)

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24 Nov / 12

Category: Product Reviews Author: Clint C. Comments: 1
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Wild Bill's Hot Rods

Winter is almost here and for many people that means it's time to pack away the fishing gear and hibernate. For others its time to pull out the winter clothes, bundle up and tough it out on icy cold days at the lake. Wild Bill's Hot Rods will make your fishing a little more bearable in with winter.

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14 Oct / 12

Category: Product Reviews , Fishing Line Author: Clint C. Comments: 2
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Sunline Finesse FC Review

At ICAST 2012 Sunline introduced their new Finesse FC fishing line. As many of you know I fish finesse applications 90% of the time, and already being a huge fan of their Sniper FC line I knew this new line was going to be in my arsenal for the end of 2012 and the start of 2013. Sunline sent me a spool of 7lb line to test and here's what I thought.

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15 Sep / 12

Category: Product Reviews Author: Clint C. Comments: 10
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Mystery Tackle Box - September Edition

It's no secret fisherman love buying every lure they can get their hands on. There is also no doubt that it can get very expensive. It can be hard to pick and choose what lures you want to spend your hard earned money on. For this reason we as fisherman tend to buy what has worked for us in the past, or something a friend said is the "magic lure". It's time to break that mold, and Mystery Tackle Box helps with that.

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27 Aug / 12

Category: Fishing News Author: Clint C. Comments: 1
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Possible Wisconsin State Record Largemouth Bass Released

Gabriella Esperson caught and released what may have been a new Wisconsin state record largemouth bass. The fish measured 25.75 inches long, 20.06 inches in girth and weighed 11.05 pounds (on a non certfied scale).

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17 Aug / 12

Category: Fishing News Author: Clint C. Comments: 1
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World Record Striped Bass In Arkansas Deemed Illegal

On Feb. 18th 2012 Rodney Ply of Arkansas caught a whopping 68-pound striped bass that was worth $1 million if approved as a world record by the International Game Fish Association. The fish -- at least a half-pound bigger than the world-record 67.5-pounder -- was big enough, but the homemade lure (Alabama Rig) he used to catch the monster fish at Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas was deemed illegal by the IGFA. Consequently, no world record and no million-dollar prize. Read More Details Here....

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17 Aug / 12

Category: Bass Fishing , Tips & Techniques Author: Clint C. Comments: 2
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Z-Man Finesse Worm & Mid Summer Bass Fishing

Have the bass been lazy for you with all this hot weather? It's no secret that as oxygen depletes in lakes bass get sluggish. This also makes them harder to catch, unless you have a Z-Man finesse worm tied on. This has been my go-to magic worm when the times have gotten tough this year.

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31 Mar / 12

Category: Fishing News Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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New Oklahoma State Record Smallmouth Bass

Just eight days after the state's largemouth bass record was broken for the first time in 13 years, a new state record smallmouth bass was caught Saturday at Lake Lawtonka in southwest Oklahoma.

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27 Mar / 12

Category: Product Reviews , Fishing Line Author: Clint C. Comments: 69
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Berkley NanoFil Review

There has been a lot of mixed feelings on the new Berkley NanoFil fishing line. Some people say it's not reliable, breaks at the knot easily. Others say it's amazing, it's strong and casts a mile. Here's what we thought about it.

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27 Mar / 12

Category: Bass Fishing Author: Clint C. Comments: 1
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Pre-Spawn Bass Fishing

It's almost that time! Before we know it Bass will be moving in to their spawning beds but you don't have to wait that long to be able to catch them. There is no set "date" when fish start the pre-spawn staging process. What you need to do is pay attention to weather patterns and water temperatures. Once the temperatures start getting in the 48°-60° degree range you can start catching some good fish!

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25 Mar / 12

Category: Fishing News Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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New Delaware State Record Largemouth Bass

When James D. Hitchens, of Georgetown, set out for his favorite Sussex County fishing hole, he planned to catch largemouth bass, baiting his line with a live shiner minnow. However, he didn't expect to set a new state record for the size of the largemouth bass that took his bait. "I've never had one over eight pounds," Hitchens said. "So I was hoping for over eight pounds."

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24 Mar / 12

Category: Fishing News Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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New Oklahoma State Record Largemouth Bass

A new Oklahoma state record largemouth bass was caught Friday, March 23, at Cedar Lake in southeast Oklahoma. The fish weighed 14 lbs. 12.3 oz. and was caught by Poteau angler Benny Williams, Jr. while on a camping trip at the 78-acre LeFlore Co. lake.

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29 Feb / 12

Category: Fishing News Author: Clint C. Comments: 1
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New Arkansas State Record Largemouth Bass

This record was stripped because the angler did not have a fishing license.Well it looks like the 36 year old state record for a Largemouth Bass was broken yesterday (February 28th). Paul Crowder caught a 16.5lb Largemouth at Lake Dunn near Wynne. The previous record was 16.4lbs, Paul beat it by just one ounce!

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06 Feb / 12

Category: Bass Fishing Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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Bassology 101

Learning your opponents moves is one of the key features to defeating them. Once you learn a Bass's instincts and "moves" a person can better locate them and catch (defeat) them.

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06 Feb / 12

Category: Miscellaneous Author: Clint C. Comments: 2
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Catch A Record - Win A Million

Hook a record, win a million! Mustad has a great promotion going on right now where you can win some serious cash for hooking a new record while using their hooks! Below was information taken from their website.

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05 Feb / 12

Category: Bass Fishing , Rigging Techniques Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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Texas Rig Instructions

The "Texas Rig" refers to a way of riging your bait. It is one of the most common rigs used while fishing with soft plastics. One of the reasons it's so popular is because it's almost completely weedless. This rig is great for fishing in and around weeds and heavy cover.

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26 Jan / 12

Category: Bass Fishing , Go To Lures Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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Go To Lures & Techniques Part 1

This is part 1 of my "Go-to Lures" series for bass fishing. Times get tough out on the lake. Getting skunked happens more times than most people will ever admit. Especially while fishing from shore. I'm going to cover 3 different lures in this article that have drastically reduced the amount of times I get skunked!

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26 Jan / 12

Category: Tips & Techniques Author: Clint C. Comments: 0
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Ultimate Crappie Rig

The ultimate crappie rig. According to Hank Parker he "created" the ultimate way to catch crappie. It's so simple to setup and couldn't be easier to fish!

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26 Jan / 12

Category: Bass Fishing Author: Clint C. Comments: 1
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Estimated spawn times map for largemouth bass

Bass Spawn Time Estimates Below we've put together a map of estimated spawning times for bass in the United States. Of course these are only estimates. Your best bet to know when bass are spawning in your area is when water temperature starts rising into the low to mid 60 degree range. There are several factors that can affect this, but for the purpose of being simple here is the map. Direct Link Forum Link

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26 Jan / 12

Category: Product Reviews , Books Author: Clint C. Comments: 1
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In-Fisherman Critical Concepts - Largemouth Bass Fundamentals

For Christmas this year I was very pleased to see I had gotten almost everything fishing related! This included the critical concepts books for largemouth bass by In-Fisherman. I was excited because after this past year of fishing I really wanted to learn as much as I could about bass over the winter so I can be more prepared for the 2012 season! These books come in a 3 part series.

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