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Skills

Skills

A man in winter clothes fishing from a kayak.

3 Cold Weather Bites You Should Be Chasing

Leaves on the ground, frost on the windshield and pumpkin spice lattes on the menu signal northern anglers that fishing is about to freeze up…

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A woman kissing a dolphin

The Secret Life Of Dolphins

Dolphins breathe through their blowholes; they cannot breathe through their mouths. This makes it impossible to inhale water while feeding. Dolphins have 100 teeth, but…

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A fish being held by lip grippers.

3 Ways To Safely Land A Fish

When you come down to it, the whole point of kayak fishing is getting a fish into the kayak. Hours of preparation and perspiration are…

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A worm rigged up on a hook.

5 Old School Lures That Still Catch Fish

My grandfather was a barge pilot on the Ohio River. He always kept a rod and reel on the boat and went fishing during his…

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A man paddling a vibe kayak while the sun goes down.

The Secret To A Long, Happy, Healthy Life

The alarm sounds but I’ve been tossing and turning for hours. Not because I’m excited, but to relieve the circulation in my hips. For breakfast, a…

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How To Adjust Your Pedal-Drive Kayak For A Perfect Fit

The only guys who look cool riding low are at the car show. For kayak anglers, slouching, stretching and scrunching are not cool. Proper fit…

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An upclose photo of a walleye

Everything You Need To Learn About Walleye

According to Wikipedia, walleye are called walleye because their outward facing eyes make the fish appear to be looking at a wall. But where would…

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Jeff little holding a huge smallmouth bass

Jeff Little's Crawdad Bait Tips

Wilderness Team Captain, Jeff Little fishes the swift moving, rocky waters of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River. To design his line of custom Confidence Lures, Little studies t...

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A speckled trout.

Why You Should Keep Grinding For A Pattern

After a month of all work and no play, my buddy liked to proke at my fishing withdraw by sending photos of his catches. After…

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8 Tips For Buying A Used Fishing Kayak

Full disclosure, I have a kayak purchasing problem. I love fishing kayaks, all brands, all sizes. Through my years of buying used kayaks I, much…

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A man holding a huge largemouth bass.

How To Catch Bucketmouth Bass On The Fly

According to Hunter Harlow, he holds the unofficial record for most time spent in dirty, Texas rivers. Although we couldn’t verify this accomplishment, flipping through the BO...

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A man sitting on the side of a kayak, lounging.

MORE Mistakes Kayak Anglers Make

Kayak anglers are a rare breed. We get used to the strange looks from the big boat anglers. They laugh us off as we catch…

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A man sitting in a kayak casting a fly rod.

Bill Beckett's California Striped Bass Tips

Bill Beckett started fly fishing at eight years old. He grew up chasing local trout in the California highlands. Then, he turned to shuttling rivers for trout and chasing…

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