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North Country Angling: An all-around fishing lure

As an angler, there are a multitude of choices for lures to place at the end of your line. It can be mind boggling to try and sift through all the choices. One way to simplify things is to choose a good all around lure that works for all species of fish; a lure that can be adjusted to match whatever type of fishing or type of fish that you are choosing to pursue. Welcome […]

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3 Bass Lures You Should Never Go Fishing Without

Although bass may group up offshore, or chase pelagic baitfish, for the hard core largemouth hunter in search of hand-to-hand combat, the most enjoyable times are when they’re pinned around shallow cover ambush points, waiting to feed. This can be just about any time of the year, from the pre-spawn through the fall, and under all types of conditions, so a one-size-fits-all approach to choosing your lure makes no sense. Of course a topwater bite […]

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Why a Jig is the Most Versatile Bass Lure

Ott DeFoe considers the skirted bass jig the most versatile lure in his tackle box. Consider this, Ott finished in the top 10 for points during the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series season and weighed bass on a jig in all but one of the tournaments. A jig fishes equally well when fished vertically around heavy cover as it does horizontal through scattered grass. Regardless of the cover, Ott stresses the triggering power of letting a […]

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The 12 Most Classic Lures and Flies for Summer Fishing

It’s easy to walk into a bait shop and get sucked right in by duckling lures that look so real, they do everything but quack. And, sure, I own trout lures that swim more naturally than a wild rainbow, flies with more plastic components than a jointed crankbait, and crawfish so lifelike, you might accidentally sprinkle them with Old Bay. Technology in the lure and fly arena is all well and good, but there are […]

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Fishing lures often need tuning too

The big wooden old-school bass plug hit the water with a loud “ker-plop.” Even though the night fisherman could not see the lure, due to the dark shadow on the quiet, lee side of the little island, he could tell it was a good cast by the sound. And that is, the lure landed close to shore, not hitting any weeds, shore grasses, or overhanging limbs. The cast sounded just right. The jitterbug splashed down […]

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Live bait beats artificial lures any time

Winter is the time when many bass fishermen, including the fishing guides, switch to minnows or other live bait. There is no question that when the water gets cold, fishing with live bait can be more productive than using artificial lures. For example, the local fishing guides switch almost exclusively to jumbo minnows during the winter months for the simple reason that their clients can catch fish. Let’s face it; a client doesn’t want to […]

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