How to Find the Best Mud Lines for Bass Fishing

Todd Castledine was breaking down a lake he’s only fished one other time and he quickly found that the bass seemed to be congregating where the wind had stirred up the bank and formed a mud line. Mud lines can be a great way to target bass. Castledine breaks down what makes for a good mud line, where he looks for them, how he fishes them and what is actually going on with the bass […]

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Spring fishing contests around the corner

It’s the best word to describe spring fishing contests in Michigan City. Lake Michigan Chinook have been bigger than ever in recent years and show no signs of shrinking. Those big catches have led to bigger turnouts, which begets even bigger payouts. The Hoosier Coho Club (HCC) hosts five big events within 10 days. “We have a great lineup squeezed into one extended week,” Bruce Brown, president of the HCC said. “We think this will […]

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Winder angler claims ’19 Georgia Bass Slam of year

Catching a Georgia Bass Slam is already an accomplishment, but it’s even better when you win the annual grand prize for the 2019 Bass Slam. Of the 37 anglers who completed a Slam last year, the 2019 winner is Eric Runge of Winder, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. With Runge’s victory, now is the time to start working on a 2020 Slam. What is a Georgia Bass Slam? Catch […]

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Fish and Boat commission talks fishing concerns

That’s what Timothy Schaeffer, executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission, told Trout Unlimited Wednesday night on a visit to the group’s meeting at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. Schaffer wanted to allow members and anglers in the region to be aware they can provide public comment this spring on the state Trout Plan, which is due out on July 1. Schaeffer touched on a variety of concerns for area fishing enthusiasts. Among the […]

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Scallops: ‘Lack of progress’ in Cardigan Bay fishing rules

In 2016, the Welsh Government said a more flexible area around Cardigan Bay would be introduced. It said Brexit had slowed work, but expected to make “significant progress” this year. Environmentalists said any increase had to be done with minimal impact. But fishermen said an opportunity to make a decent living was being missed. Father and son Robbie and John Gorman own a scallop trawler called the Joanna, moored in Aberystwyth harbour. To read the […]

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February 7 fishing report from Byron Stout

Southwest Florida’s coldest water temperatures often occur in February. But the fishing action stays Fishing-Capital-of-the-World hot. This week’s report includes redfish, snook, spotted seatrout,  mackerel, groupers, snappers, and lots and lots of sheepshead in the briny. With big bass and limits of crappie biting on the sweetwater side for boaters and land-based anglers. NAPLES: Naples Fishing Charters Capt. Mark Ward reports his goal for midwinter trips is to catch not only lots...

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