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  1. NCangler
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    Boat Control
    by Nic Di Gravio

    Boat control is by far one of the most important 'know- hows' for a day of success on the water. You have to compensate for every scenario Mother Nature throws at you and be ready to change in a moments notice!

    Wind alone can cause havoc in a days fishing, but if you have a good sense of boat control it can work to your benefit. When approaching a potential spot check the wind direction and work your way in against the wind. This way you have much
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    Author:: Nic Di Gravio
  2. NCangler
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      Post Buzzin' for Bass

    Buzzin' for Bass
    by G. Wayne Byrd

    If you are anything like me, you live for the action packed, heavy hitting, bone jarring topwater explosion produced when you throw a topwater bait. As far as I am concerned, it is incredibly exiting to watch the water splash upwards and the opportunity to see that lunker bass flash and slam into your bait! Getting a bass to take surface baits requires you to get their attention. Out of all the topwater baits on the market, few, if any, come clos
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    Author:: G. Wayne Byrd
  3. NCangler
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      Post Bowfin-Mysterious Menace

    Bowfin-Mysterious Menace
    by Tony Liddle

    Until recently I never really put much thought into all of the dogfish that I have caught over the years of hunting bass & panfish. While fishing with the great Eric Allee recently, I asked him, ďEric, what were you referring to when you used the word "bowfin"?Ē We agreed that he was talking about what I call Dogfish. People may call this interesting breed other names, such as grinnel, blackfish, brindle, mud fish, shoe pike, cypress ba
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    Author:: Tony Liddle
  4. NCangler
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      Post Buzzbaits In The Fall?

    Buzzbaits in the Fall
    by Charles E. White

    When the water begins to cool and shad move in the shallows, the big bass move in too. Of course, we know itís because bass love shad, itís their favorite food in many lakes.

    Once they are in the shallows and hugging the bank you want to
    throw your buzzer parallel with the bank. Sometimes, you will get a lot of blow-ups but no fish. This is usually because the bass want the buzzbait at a slower pace. One way to do this effectively is
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    Author:: Charles E. White
  5. NCangler
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      Post Big Bass On Swimbaits

    Big Bass on Swimbaits
    by Steven Vonbrandt

    You've heard the claims that Big Hammer swimbaits are better than other swimbaits, or more specifically, they have better action than other swimbaits. While there is no better proof than simply testing the baits yourself I thought I might elaborate a bit. The baits were first tested in 1998 when I started inshore fishing for California Halibut using swimbaits. I had never fished a swimbait before and didn't know much about them. I asked a
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  6. NCangler
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      Post Bass Fishing With Carolina Keepers

    Bass Fishing With Carolina Keepers
    by Bobby Ivie

    Carolina Keepers may be a godsend. If you're like me and don't like to spend your valuable fishing time tying knots, these are for you.

    If you use Carolina Rigs, you are going to love these babies. They make the rigging process so much faster and you can change leader lengths on the fly. They can also be used for catfishing and using live bait. My preference is plastics.

    Rather than having to tie to a swivel, then tie a leade
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  7. NCangler
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      Post Bass Fishing - The Carolina Rig

    Bass Fishing - The Carolina Rig
    by Bobby Ivie

    Most of my years of fishing for bass, I have been devoted to the Texas Rig. I had little understanding of the need for the Carolina Rig. Until lately...

    New fishing situations and conditions I have encountered have shown me the value of this setup.

    Right off the bat, I can tell you that one value of the Carolina Rig is more action from the bait. Since the bait is not quickly dropping to the bottom, it tends be more lively.

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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  8. NCangler
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      Post Bass Fishing - Texas Rig

    Bass Fishing - Texas Rig
    by Bobby Ivie

    I've caught bass on crankbaits, spinners, plugs and others. But for me, the most fun is plastic worms on a Texas Rig. Don't get me wrong, catching a largemouth bass is catching a largemouth bass, and I'd gladly catch one with my mother's toe nail if they'd bite it. What's my fascination with plastic worms and the Texas Rig?

    Simplicity in changing baits from color to color and style, they are weedless and effective. But there's more to it.
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  9. NCangler
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      Post Black Bass - Exciting Game Fishing!

    Black Bass - Exciting Game Fishing!
    by Bobby Ivie

    The black bass, or largemouth bass, is one of the best known and most popular freshwater game fishes.

    Found nationwide, largemouth bass have excellent growth rates, particularly in the productive waters of central Florida, Texas, California, Arkansas, California and others.

    Spring is the best time of year to catch black bass. That's when fish move into shallow water to spawn. Spawning may occur as early as January and as lat
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  10. NCangler
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      Post Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Part 3

    Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Part 3
    by Bobby Ivie

    Desiring to become more proficient with the baitcasting reel forced me to compile a list of tips and tricks that have all come in handy in stopping backlash, and getting more distance and accuracy.

    Don't overload yourself, just try one or two at a time. Some of these really made the difference for me as to where the baitcasting reel ended up, in the garbage or on the fishing trip. They are in no particular ord
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
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      Post Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 1

    Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 1
    by Bobby Ivie

    I cut my teeth on a spincast reel. The spincast reel is closed face, resulting in trouble free casting. They are so trouble free, in fact, that I've often wondered why anyone would use anything else.

    Then I got my first baitcasting reel.

    I did not do this not knowing the consequences. I knew they were difficult to master, but I had a hunch they were worth learning. After all, how many pros do you see using c
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
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      Post Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 2

    Baitcasting Reels - Definitely Worth Learning, Pt. 2
    by Bobby Ivie

    If you want to get serious about bass fishing, it's important that you learn to use all the tools.

    The one I'm going to discuss now is the baitcasting reel. The benefits of these were discussed in Baitcasting Reels - Worth Learning, Pt. 1.

    So, what is the best way to tackle these buggers? First, you'll want to make sure it's set up right. Let's adjust the brakes on the system to help alleviate some bird's ne
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    Author:: Bobby Ivie
  13. NCangler
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      Post Bass Fishing At Lake Gaston

    Bass Fishing At Lake Gaston
    by Steven Vonbrandt

    Lake Gaston is located in both Virginia and North Carolina. It is a large lake of 20,300 acres. Many professional and amateur tournaments are held here each year, so it receives a good deal of fishing pressure. This is where we competed in the Regional Finals for the Red Man Tournament Trail in 2000. The main species of fish in the lake are largemouth bass, striped bass, and black crappie. Other species include some walleye, chain p
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    Author:: Steven Vonbrandt
  14. NCangler
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      Post Bass Fishing with Tubes: The Texas Twist

    Bass Fishing with Tubes: The Texas Twist
    by Craig DeFronzo

    We all know how effective tubes fished on internal weighted heads can be. The fact is that if you only use them this way, you are seriously hampering the true potential of this bait and its versatility. Iíve discovered, many years ago that fishing a tube in weed choked waters was a great way to catch fish. The problem I encountered was the open hook continuously and unmercifully getting snagged all day long. To combat thi
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    Author:: Craig DeFronzo

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