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Wed, 05/08/2013 - 07:55
By The Fishing Wire
Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have uncovered a new species of black bass in the southeastern United States. Scientists have proposed naming the new species the Choctaw bass and recommended the scientific name of Micropterus haiaka. They revealed their discovery at a meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society earlier this year. FWC scientists first noted a DNA profile that did not belong to any recognized species while testing...
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 07:43
By Dave Karczynski
I happen to have one of those rare academic degrees in which one’s years of education enjoy an inverse relationship to one’s yearly income. Luckily, my largely unremunerative existence is rich in other things, such as opportunities to stalk trout, not only in the stream, but on the page as well. And my thinking about the book-born species Salmo trutta literaria suggests that not all specimens are created equal. In this week’s column, I’d like to take a closer look at two trout of the...
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:04
By Philip Monahan
If you’ve ever taken fly fishing instruction or had an impatient guide stand over your shoulder, you’ve felt the pressure to produce the perfect cast. MidCurrent Magazine’s Philip Monahan recently explained that there is no one correct casting motion. In the 1990’s Al Kyte, a professor of physical education at the University of California at Berkeley, and Gary Moran, PhD (anatomy and kinesiology) studied and filmed some of the world’s expert casters. They noted that there were two factors in...
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:50
By Dan Johnson
After nearly three decades of producing deadly bass plastics, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits is world-renowned for high quality and fish-catching performance. And if the company’s latest crop of must-fish softbaits is any indication, that reputation will be going strong for decades to come. “Quality control is our main concern,” says Ron Colby, vice president of operations, who explains that this guiding principal is ingrained in the company’s 150 employees, and follows every Yamamoto product from...
Creating Chaos on Big Water Flatness: Catching trout in still waters made easier with suggestion from Great Lakes maestro
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 09:09
By Mitch Eeagan
Driving the roadway along Lake Michigan’s shoreline on the way to the launch and not a ripple could be spied. In fact, the lake was so calm it looked as if a layer of Saran Wrap had been stretched tight across its surface. The sky was cloudless, and the air temperatures had finally risen to more like what spring should be rather than the late-winter nip we’ve suffered through. What a great day to be fishing trout on the Great Lakes. Or not… There was a downfall to the day. Although the fishing...
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 08:22
By Traditions Media
Greenville, WI (May 6, 2013) – Camouflage was born of necessity. Used for battledress as early as WWI, these environment-mimicking patterns concealed soldiers from enemy eyes. In the late 1970s, a similar premise was adopted by progressive big game hunters to obscure themselves from prey. And so began the modern camo race; numbers of big-time players out-patterning each other to make gunners and archers even more invisible than the season before. A ‘coolness’ factor surfaced. Bulrush camo...
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:43
By Justin Lucas
When it comes to spring time fishing it's hard to beat a wacky rigged soft plastic bait. It is a great tool for all stages around the spawn and always on the deck of my boat this time of year. I have two basic wacky rigs that I fish. I'll choose between a Tightlines UVenko and a Tightlines UV Finesse 6" worm based on the conditions. Either way, my favorite colors are green pumpkin or watermelon/red. For the most part I start with the bigger UVenko bait. I fish it on 10-pound Spiderwire...
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:07
By posted by World Fishing Network
After more than a year without a new freshwater fish state record, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently certified two new record breakers — a freshwater drum from Kerr Reservoir and a white crappie from a private lake in Wake County. On March 20, Jonathan Wilkerson of Oxford landed a 23-pound, 8-ounce freshwater drum while fishing on Kerr Reservoir, in an area known as Beaver Pond Creek. He caught the new state record using a plastic fluke on 10-pound test. Twelve days later, on...
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:44
By Traditions Media
Plano, IL (May 2, 2013) – In the Wild West of social media there are a lot of rod slingers, guys emerging as ‘anti-heroes’ on the stage of digital sport angling. Their far-reaching Facebook posts and Twitter feeds strike to keep fishheads in touch with the latest and greatest. But, as anyone in the social scene knows, there are plenty of blowhards and wannabes. So the online fishing community is quick to embrace true talent – raw intelligence blended with the skills to teach and entertain....
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:24
By Frank Sargeant, Editor of the Fishing Wire
There's so much great tackle around these days that you can get a headache just flipping through the websites looking at all the top-grade stuff there is to choose from-and ALL of it is many times better than what we thought was good a couple decades gone by. The St. Croix Legend Tournament Series is designed for bass anglers, offering 18 different rods in baitcasters alone.But there continue to be standouts, in quality or design or value, and the stuff currently being made by St. Croix has to...