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    News : Posted 03-02-2015

    Good Things in Small Packages: Fishing for Yellow Bass

    When a friend of mine hooked his first yellow bass last year, he was in for a surprise.

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  • Frozen Smiles: Trout Fishin' in the Little Red River
    News : Posted 02-23-2015

    Frozen Smiles: Trout Fishin' in the Little Red River

    Sitting on Arkansas' Little Red River in January requires the constitution of a polar bear.

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  • Color Me Caught
    HowTo : Posted 02-16-2015

    Color Me Caught

    If you're like me, the lures in your tackle boxes exhibit a kaleidoscope of colors. Some of my boxes contain only one lure type—spoons, for example, or jigs.

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  • Power Up for Winter Hawgs
    HowTo : Posted 02-09-2015

    Power Up for Winter Hawgs

    Thousands of American lakes have power plants looming over them, and during February, portions of lakes near such facilities may be crowded with anglers.

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  • Hot Lakes for Winter Panfish
    News : Posted 02-02-2015

    Hot Lakes for Winter Panfish

    Winter panfishing is not for everyone. For many crappie, perch, bluegill and white bass anglers, the cold months are a time for fireside reflections or viewing photos of spring and summer fishing trips gone by.

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  • Fish of Tomorrow
    Story : Posted 01-19-2015

    Fish of Tomorrow

    When we were kids, thinking that people could actually cross one animal with another very different animal seemed totally preposterous. In today's world, however, genetic engineers are doing just that.

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  • The Rattlesnakes of Winter
    Story : Posted 01-12-2015

    The Rattlesnakes of Winter

    A cold, rainy day in January isn't my usual idea of a good time to fish. But when I heard saugers were biting below a nearby dam recently, I grabbed an ultralight rod and some jigs and headed to the river.

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  • Catching Cats as Cold as Ice
    Story : Posted 01-05-2015

    Catching Cats as Cold as Ice

    Someone tell me: Do catfish contain antifreeze? That question crossed my mind on a cold winter day after landing a 28-pound Mississippi River blue cat. The water temperature hovered around 40 degrees. One might expect a catfish in such a frigid environment to take bait rather gingerly, if at all. Not this one.

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  • 'Fishy' New Year's Resolutions
    Story : Posted 12-29-2014

    'Fishy' New Year's Resolutions

    It's that time of year again — time to write down a list of New Year's resolutions. Most years, I've forgotten my resolutions before the first bass are spawning in the shallows. But 2015 will be different. You see, I have discovered the key to success in the resolution department: Lowered Expectations.

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  • Christmas Memories from Brazil
    Story : Posted 12-22-2014

    Christmas Memories from Brazil

    The pirarara is the redtail catfish, and with Jose's help, I hoped to land one of these big beautiful fishes in the short time I had left to fish.

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