Yes, I have a boat. Yes, it has sat a lot this summer. The reason: I have discovered the versatility and convenience of the Bass Pro Shops® Stik-O™ Worm . Lately I have found that it's so much easier just to pack a bunch of different color Stik-Os and some octopus hooks in to the same bag, throw them in a cargo pocket and head out to my favorite pond. Greg “Bo” Miller began fishing when I was about 11 years old and serves on the pro staff at Bass Pro Shops, Mercury Marine and St. Croix Rods. Trust me,…
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If you haven't been night fishing in a while, you need to try bass fishing at night from now until September.  It doesn't matter if you're fishing your local pit, pond, or stream….or if you're taking the bass boat out on your big lake; night fishing right now is getting hot all over the country. James Smiley is a professional tournament bass fisherman winning over 20 tournaments & 5 angler of the year awards at various levels of competition. Understand the night Just like during the day, you need to consider all the factors. Water clarity, moon phase, wind, and…
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No doubt about it - there are some crazy color names out there for fishing lures. Nuclear Chicken. Roadkill. Baby Puke. Discover the science behind how a bass sees color, and learn which colors yield better results. There are some crazy names and colors for fishing lures and there is a good reason, Bass love 'em! Bass Lure Colors, Simplified Scuppernong. Roadkill. Foxy Momma. Chaos. You won't find these hues in a box of crayons, but you will find them on fishing lures. And though they seem random—silly, even—there is very good reason for these freaky colors and wild color…
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 I saw the flash of silver as the fish broke the surface of the water.  I jerked the rod up sharply and then let the line play out as the big salmon bucked and arced in its dance to shake the hook from its mouth.  I called out to the guide, Ryan, to come with the net and soon I had landed my very first salmon on the Kenai River. Ceiling mural at the Bass Pro Shops Anchorage Outpost  "Welcome to Alaska!" said Ryan as he gve me a high five. This once-in-a-lifetime experience came on the heels of our…
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I do most of my crappie fishing in eastern Arkansas where clear waters are as rare as 5-pound crappie. I have no trouble catching crappie in the highly colored oxbow lakes I usually visit, but put me on a clear mountain reservoir, and I find it hard to get a nibble.   To be better prepared for my next clear-water experience, I consulted three experts on clear-water crappie fishing. I explained some problems I've encountered when fishing transparent water and asked how they catch fish in similar situations. The advice they offered should help any crappier score more consistently.  …
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It’s been a really good year so far on Kentucky Lake! August is right around the corner, and the bass fishing is still fair. The fish have spread out on the ledges with a few tight schools still hanging together. I see a lot of fish in the 20 to 30 foot depths, but they are stubborn to eat anything. I have had some really good days with a drop shot in these depths, and of course, the morning is the best bite. The Fishing Gear I'm Using I am using a 7 ft 2 in. Cashion Drop shot rod…
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Dave and Karen Linkart, director of national affairs for National Trappers Association. Rich Faler, editor American Trapper and Pennsylvania Outdoor Journal. Dave and Karen Linkhart, a husband and wife team who serve as director of national and international affairs for the National Trappers Association, are featured on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio. Also joining them to talk about trapping is Rich Faler, editor of American Trapper and Pennsylvania Outdoor Journal. The show will air Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80.   The show will explore the importance of trapping…
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Every now and then I get the urge to catch a mess of panfish for a fish fry. Where I live that generally means rock bass, which are in abundance. In fact, they’re common enough to be considered a nuisance fish on most lakes around here. A trick to keep catching larger panfish if your catching runts is to keep moving to find a larger school of specimens. I’d be lying if I told you there was a lot of skill in catching them. They’re plentiful, overly aggressive and will happily take woolly buggers or any other reasonable impersonation of…
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Smaller rivers and large creeks often harbor excellent smallmouth bass populations. Because these places require extra effort to get to, these populations often see fairly light fishing pressure. Such places are the home of the angler with a shallow water jet boat, kayak or waders, depending on the size of the water in question.   Chances are there's some good summertime smallmouth bass fishing in a flowing water near you. Here are some ways of catching those bronze batters during the summer and early fall.   Get on the Water Early During those clear, stable-weather nights of mid-summer river valleys often fill…
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  Ty Dillon, driver of the Bass Pro Shops sponsored No. 3 Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series  Plus pro angler Doc Seger will talk about finesse fishing versus power fishing Ty Dillon, driver of the Bass Pro Shops sponsored No. 3 Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, is featured on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio. Also joining the show is Larry “Doc” Seger to talk about how anglers can make the most of their time on the water. The show will air Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 80.…
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