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    by Bob Jensen The 2014 thirteen-week run of Fishing the Midwest television concluded recently in most Midwest markets. There are still some markets where Fishing the Midwest will continue to run through the rest of the year, but in most of our markets, 2014 is over and we're starting to make...
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    by Bob Jensen It's at this time of year every year that I reflect on years passed: I don't mean to do this, I just can't help it. And, for the most part, my trips down Memory Lane are usually pretty pleasant. As I tripped down Memory Lane from the comfort of my couch the other day, I...
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    By Steven Johnson Two bass fishing tactics are commonly used to pull big bass from massive grass mats, throwing a hollow body frog for those fish willing to smash through the "roof," and punching through the grass for those holding below. If bass aren't hitting the top, the choice is already...
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    By Abe Smith Basketball fans have their "March Madness," but there's madness in May, too, on the storied reservoirs of the Tennessee River. It's time for Crankbait Madness. "By mid-May, bass are done spawning and they come out from the shallows and gang up on offshore structure to...
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    No one is fishing as strong as YUM Pro Jason Christie. In the last two weeks, the Oklahoman won an FLW Tour Event, a B.A.S.S. Elite Tournament, and just hit No. 1 on the BassFan.com World Rankings. Christie has been a strong FLW competitor for more than six years, but only started fishing...
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    By Lawrence Taylor Oklahoma's Jason Christie threw a YUM Flash Mob Jr. for the win this weekend at the FLW Tour Event on Arkansas' Beaver Lake. He also set the record for largest total weight for a Beaver Lake FLW event, and caught "big bass" of the tournament. Christie's win comes on the...
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    By Lawrence Taylor For the first time in history a major B.A.S.S. tournament has been won by an angler throwing a castable umbrella rig (CUR), specifically the YUMbrella Flash Mob Jr. Georgia's Patrick Bone weighed in 65-pounds, 4-ounces over the three day Southern Open tournament held April...
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    by Bob Jensen There is still a lot of ice-fishing to be had in the next few weeks, and in fact, some of the best ice-fishing of the year is ahead of us. But it's at about this time every year that I like to look ahead to the open water season and the things that I'm looking forward to in...
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    By Nick Simonson Everything gets bigger in late summer - particularly the servings of food we encounter. 16-ounce T-bones are on sale and perfect for the grill. The block party barbeque is loaded with jumbo wild rice brats and gallons of coleslaw and potato salad. County fairs and country...
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    By Nick Simonson The great evolutionist Charles Darwin would be amazed at how quickly the plastic worm has changed over just a few generations. Generally, a species changes very slowly over hundreds of thousands or millions of years. But since Nick Creme poured his first concoction of...
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    by Bob Jensen Largemouth bass can, at times, be pretty receptive to whatever bass fishing technique you might put in the water. On some days they'll eat pretty much anything you throw that's appropriate for where they're hanging out. If you throw a bait that's made to work in shallow...
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    by Bob Jensen The month of June provides some of the best fishing of the year in many areas of the Midwest. One style of fishing that is popular and productive is chasing largemouth bass in shallow water. When the bass are done spawning, they'll hang around the shallows for awhile. The...
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    By Eric Olson Water clarity can be such an important variable that affects our success regardless the time of year. Walleye and sauger both can be affected by poor visibility. On rivers in particular when heavy rains or sudden run off can dirty the water and...
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    Top Water Fishing Lures By Nick Simonson I still remember the first time I watched a surface lure get inhaled and taken into the depths by a largemouth bass. It was a calm, sunny Saturday morning in late May and my buddy flung his Zara Spook about twenty yards off shore over a shallow flat...
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    By Nick Simonson Fishing fast is a fun way of covering water and targeting active largemouth bass. Ripping crankbaits and burning spinnerbaits back to the boat triggers reaction strikes and puts a solid bend in the rod when largemouth are in a feeding mood. This fun-n-gun presentation also...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson The woolly bugger is a pattern that rarely fails. Likewise, a ballhead jig with a curly-tail grub will catch nearly any fish. A red-and-white Daredevle spoon will with all certainty pull a pike out of any water that holds the species. These lures are...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson Springtime means stocking the tackle box with jigs, spinners, twisters, spoons, crankbaits and more; usually more lures than I'll ever need. However, if it came down to it, there is a handful of them I couldn't go without. For whatever species I was pursuing, I...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson Catch and release works. Whether it's preserving a viable fishery in a forty-acre bass lake or letting a trophy-caliber muskie swim back into the cabbage after an exciting battle, the mantra of C&R resounds stronger than ever through sport fishing circles. For...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson In the outdoors, it is tough to beat a hot cup of coffee in the morning. In the pre-dawn twilight of a fishing trip, a steaming hot Thermos-top-cup of java gears the senses up and gives an angler a reason to pause between casts, all the while adding a...
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    Our Outdoors Nick Simonson We should all be so lucky to fish small waters, and fish the same small waters often. Time and time again Ixve said that our affinity with a certain river or small lake helps us take stock of the resource, to treat it respectfully and to see what a...
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