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  • Kokanee and Trout Downrigger Fishing Tips
    June 1, 2022

    Kokanee and Trout Downrigger Fishing Tips

    Downriggers are obviously the most proficient way to work the thermocline effectively. They put you at the exact depth you require and with downriggers, you can fish multiple rods and lures at the same time.

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  • 5 Proven Tactics to Catch More Kokanee this Spring
    May 3, 2022

    5 Proven Tactics to Catch More Kokanee this Spring

    Fishing for kokanee in the spring can be one of the most productive periods, while at the same time, anglers can struggle to get a fish in the cooler. Due to the elements, kokanee fishing in the spring is a much different game than fishing for them during the summer months.
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  • SBF Tips: Shallow Water Casting Techniques
    May 3, 2022

    SBF Tips: Shallow Water Casting Techniques

    These are my time-proven tips to dramatically increase your catch rate when casting a Sonic BaitFish in shallow water from the shoreline, in a boat or to fish near surface in deep water. Once the angler becomes proficient with this technique, no other technique will be so consistently effective, especially in calm, clean water for a great variety of fresh and saltwater species.
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  • Pro Tips: When to Add a Spinner Blade to the Sonic BaitFish
    March 1, 2022

    Sonic BaitFish: When to Add a Spinner Blade to the SBF

    Horizontal is when casting or trolling. This is primarily a swimming and darting action. In order to increase its flash and vibration, I routinely add a spinner blade to the split ring on its tail with the line attached to the nose and a snap swivel to minimize line twist.
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  • Take a Kid Fishing: Lessons and Tips
    March 1, 2022

    Take a Kid Fishing: Lessons and Tips

    One of the first memories I have of fishing was with my grandfather on a farm pond for panfish. “Gramps,” as I called him, would sit in his lawn chair and watch the bobbers. I would cast my little Zebco 404 out with a red and white bobber, a small hook, and a nightcrawler.
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  • Why the Smile Blade is Every Walleye Anglers' Favorite Spinner Blade
    February 8, 2022

    Why the Smile Blade is Every Walleye Angler's Favorite Spinner Blade

    The Smile Blade excels when trolled slowly, as they require hardly any speed to make the blade turn correctly. Since they're able to spin at speeds as slow as 1/4 mph without any loss in action and flash, it makes them a perfect early and late season option for waterbodies, such as the Missouri River reservoirs, as well as small sloughs or natural lakes.
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