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Anchored Jonboat

Good Craft Control = Five Times the Fish

A Good Anchor System    It’s amazing how many more fish you catch if you have good craft control. To see ...
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New Years Resolution Calendar

2018 New Years Resolution: Fish More !

New Years Resolution Calendar Your New Year’s resolution for 2018 should be to fish more. I’ll tell you why, and ...
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Rigging a Kayak Anchor

Rigging a Kayak Anchor

One of the most frequently asked questions I get every year is “What kind of craft should I get and ...
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Tim Holschlag with 5 pounder on a Tiny Torpedo

Fire the Torpedoes for Big Bronze

Why Use the Tiny Torpedo for Smallmouth?  An editor for Field & Stream magazine once asked me for information on ...
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3 Falls Smallmouth Bass

The Three Falls: Fall Smallmouth Bass Fishing

In fishing there’s no such thing as “Fall.” There are actually 3 different falls. “FALL FISHING FRENZY! SUPER FALL ACTION!” ...
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Angler probes a hot low-water smallmouth bass spot.

Low-Water Smallmouth Bass

Using some simple techniques and looking for certain things you can still enjoy productive smallmouth bass fishing. One of the ...
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Tim Holschlag wade fishing beside his kayak, holding a big smallie

Park & Wade: The Best of Both Worlds

In prime smallmouth bass hotspots, it’s often best to fish on foot, to thoroughly cover the area and cast to ...
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These waters don't look like classic smallmouth bass habitat , so most anglers bypass them, leaving the bronze boys for you

Sand River Smallmouth Bass

Rocks and smallmouth bass . . . they go together like lily pads and bluegills, right? Not necessarily. While rivers ...
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Rocks by the foot

Smallmouth Bass by the Foot

With just a rod, some lures, and a set of legs you can head out and fish. This is truly ...
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Portable bike folded and ready for transport.

Easy One-Person Shuttle System

My days on the water are a bit more enjoyable since eliminating the 2-4 mile hike downstream to put-in. The ...
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A father and son with a double catch of smallmouth bass

Catch Following Fish

Watch for followers of a hooked fish, and have your partner cast quickly to catch these “shadow” bass. Hooked smallmouth ...
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Dan Johnson in winter with a big smallmouth

Late Fall & Winter is Big Bronze Time

The cold water seasons of late fall and winter produce high percentages of big fish with the right techniques. Certainly ...
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overhead view of a kayak with anchor system

Get a Good Anchor

A good anchor system, that you can operate easily with one hand, is essential for river fishing. A good anchor ...
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