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College Angler Killed During Fishing Tournament

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College Angler Killed During Fishing Tournament

A South Carolina community mourns the loss of 18-year-old Jack Hunt today. Hunt was a freshman at Erskine College where he competed on the intercollegiate bass fishing team. According to local reports, Hunt was killed when his boat struck a piece of debris, which then struck Hunt. Hunt was traveling...
Spencer Neuharth Mar 17, 2021
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Best Bass Fishing Lures and Baits

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Best Bass Fishing Lures and Baits

Selecting the best bass fishing lures for largemouth and smallmouth can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. Though there may be hundreds of thousands of bass baits on the market, you can get on your way to catching fish with just a few tried-and-true classics. The best bass lures...
Sam Lungren Jul 10, 2020
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Das Boat Episode 4: Florida’s Bassy (and Grassy) Heart

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Das Boat Episode 4: Florida’s Bassy (and Grassy) Heart

Okeechobee: The Heart of Florida The center of Florida’s circulatory system sits right in the middle of the state. Lake Okeechobee spreads across 700 square miles of freshwater and grass. Oh yeah, and bass. Lots of largemouth bass, some of the largest and most notorious bass in the country, prowl...
Miles Nolte Sep 5, 2019
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Savior of the Dog Days: Summertime Topwater Bass

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Savior of the Dog Days: Summertime Topwater Bass

This place is a frog’s nightmare. Bank-eroded trees complicate the shoreline in various stages of decay, providing perfect ambush spots for finned predators. Farther out in this slow-moving river, lily pads bejeweled with yellow flowers contrast deepwater pockets the color of tea. Milfoil and other...
Ryan Brod Aug 28, 2019
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Big Bass Legend Mike Long Exposed as a Snagger, Cheater and Thug

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Big Bass Legend Mike Long Exposed as a Snagger, Cheater and Thug

Kellen Ellis had just weighed in the heaviest limit of the field on the first day of his second-ever bass fishing tournament, one of the biggest in San Diego County. The then-18-year-old was flying high. His day got even better when the rock star of California big bass fishing walked over to say...
Sam Lungren Jun 28, 2019
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The Motorless Troll: Paddle Power

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The Motorless Troll: Paddle Power

Campsite a quarter-mile ahead, dusk descending as my paddling partner and I head toward “home.” A lazy current near the lake’s outlet allows us to drift in the waning daylight, with only the occasional stroke to stay on course. Greedy to milk every minute from a non-resident fishing license, I troll...
Jack Ballard May 10, 2019
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Myths and Misconceptions About Fish Flesh

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Myths and Misconceptions About Fish Flesh

Largemouth bass aren’t good to eat. Pale-flesh salmon and trout are inferior. Catfish from muddy waters taste like mud. Bony fish are useless. Just as with terrestrial critters, myths and misconceptions regarding fish flesh abound. Though often outright wrong, sometimes they contain kernels of truth...
Sam Lungren May 9, 2019
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Early Season Smallmouth on America’s First National River

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Early Season Smallmouth on America’s First National River

Like the sun, now below the thickness of trees blurring the canyon rim, Ben had snuck away. I spotted him, stock-still at the edge of the pool, an immense heron holding a fishing rod. I hadn’t gone looking for him; just took my camera for a walk. I snapped a few frames, shutterclicking code, a small...
Miles Nolte Apr 9, 2019
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Why You Should Fly Fish For Bass

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Why You Should Fly Fish For Bass

I’m always disappointed when a fly fisher turns their nose up at bass fishing. Usually the disdain is accompanied by some poetic sermon about watching trout sip dries, followed by an admission that they’ve never actually tried it. Thankfully, fly fishing for bass is not a new concept and more...
April Vokey Dec 31, 2018
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