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Jacks are wild — Top tips for amberjack fishing

If you’re looking for fancy, graceful or aesthetically pleasing, amberjacks will disappoint you. If, on the other hand, an arm-stretching, back-straining lesson in brutality sounds fun, you’ll really enjoy hanging out with the fish marine biologists call Seriola dumerili.

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11 hours ago
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Delta blues — Keys for catching Mississippi River Delta blue catfish

I’ve gotta admit: When Ryan Lambert first showed me the cell phone video, I thought I was looking at a bunch of big bluegill busting bread at the surface.

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11 hours ago
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Get Down On It — Extremely deep-diving crankbaits up the odds of catching deep summer bass

They’re big, they’re bad and they’re a handful to sling — those giant crankbaits that have exploded onto the bass-fishing scene over the past couple of years.

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11 hours ago
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Rig it right for wade fishing

Surf rigs vary greatly, but this trio of setups will handle the majority of what you’ll encounter at the Gulf’s edge. Just vary the size of your tackle components to match the species you’re seeking.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Best surf fishing beach gear

Whether you reach your surf-fishing spot by car or boat, you won’t have all those storage compartments on the sand, so consider how you’ll transport your gear up and down the beach.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Color calamity - What single lure color is the best?

Just as there’s no one bait for every imaginable scenario, there’s no one color that works on every cast. Nevertheless, experienced anglers have their favorites for a reason.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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The prudence of pickiness

Traveling the country on the Elite tour, Hawk and Hackney can easily become overwhelmed with the amount of baits needed to address the many scenarios they face.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Fishin’ on foot — Expert tips for surf fishing

My mom used to rebut my anti-broccoli sentiment with that classic parental logic line: “You’ll never know if you like it unless you try it.”

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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The One — Master a single lure to catch more bass

No self-respecting angler would wager his entire day on a single bait. Diversity breeds opportunity, and keeping options handy fosters confidence.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Add-ons for fishing kayaks

We won’t go overboard with all the creature-comfort options, but a few items of function and convenience merit mentions.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Top bait colors for bass fishing in thick grass

You can’t go wrong with the conventional wisdom of darker-colored baits for dim days and/or stained water and brighter colors (or at least bright, reflective flecks) on sunny days.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Paddle Prep —How to rig your first fishing kayak

Warming weather, active fish — we’re all feeling the urge to indulge in a little after hours angling action. Options are many, but for stealth and access, it’s hard to beat a kayak.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Grass game plan — Pro tactics for fishing vegetation for bass

It’s that time of year when homeowners swell with pride as neighbors, guests and passersby pass out compliments.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Two-way conversation

Inevitably, every bait wears out its welcome at some point. But rather than completely shifting to another scenario, chatterbait anglers can often extend their bite — and adapt to changing conditions — by pairing their bladed package with the similar, yet more-subtle swim jig.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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Innovative head design

When Strike King introduced its Rage Blade last year, it redefined the vibe jig category with a weighted blade rather than a traditional lead or tungsten jig head.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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Peg it and Flip it

Denny Brauer, possibly the most-accomplished flipper in all of bass fishing, knows that preventing his sinker from sliding up his line enhances precision by keeping that weight centered over the bait.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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