The Most Disturbing Fishing Trend on Social Media

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The Most Disturbing Fishing Trend on Social Media

The rise of the Facebook fishing group has made way for some fascinating online interactions. From anglers throwing their honey hole coordinates at complete strangers to angry discussions of the propriety of drinking beer adjacent to children while ice fishing, there’s certainly a lot of...
Sam Lungren Jun 18, 2021
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You Won't Believe How Far this Muskie Traveled

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You Won't Believe How Far this Muskie Traveled

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. The Michigan Department...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 18, 2021
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How to Troll for Walleye

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How to Troll for Walleye

Walleye are a bit of an oddity in the fishing world. Unlike pike, muskie, and bass, walleye rarely grow to any particularly great size and aren’t renowned for their fighting ability—even though the big ones really do pull. Even still, certain anglers pursue these fish with borderline fanatical...
Kubie Brown Jun 15, 2021
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Photos: The Most Interesting World Record this Year

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Photos: The Most Interesting World Record this Year

Wyatt Frankens headed out to O.H. Ivie Reservoir on March 1 with his buddies because it’s been a “hot lake” lately, producing lots of big fish. The initial hours were slow, but they started getting things dialed in using Garmin LiveScope forward-facing sonar. Frankens was fishing with a 6-inch...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 11, 2021
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Sonar Expert Pulls Drowning Victim from Record Depths

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Sonar Expert Pulls Drowning Victim from Record Depths

Until side-scan sonar equipment became more portable and affordable this century, drowning victims who sank deeper than 70 feet usually spent eternity pressed to the bottom by water’s indifferent weight. But high-tech gear won’t find lost souls and return their bodies to grieving families unless a...
Patrick Durkin Jun 11, 2021
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How to Catch Channel Catfish in Lakes and Ponds

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How to Catch Channel Catfish in Lakes and Ponds

For my money, there’s no better way to spend a summer evening than catching channel catfish off the dock. I love the simplicity of it—no fancy boats, no expensive gear, no complicated rigs—just soaking bait and drinking beers with buddies, waiting on the next bite. Some people consider channel cats...
Hayden Sammak Jun 10, 2021
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The Ultimate Truck Tackle Box to Catch Everything

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The Ultimate Truck Tackle Box to Catch Everything

Are you a real angler if you don’t keep a rod stashed somewhere in your vehicle and a random assortment of lures and flies stabbed into the headliner? The answer is no, but fear not, there’s plenty of time to rectify your breach of dedication to the piscatorial pursuits. For me, summer is the season...
Sam Lungren Jun 9, 2021
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The World’s Most Versatile Fishing Lure

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The World’s Most Versatile Fishing Lure

Simplicity is grace, so they say, and there’s nothing more simple than a single chunk of oblong metal with a hook attached to the back. I find grace in the subtle and nuanced motions you can produce with a simple metallic spoon. You can slow-roll it deep or burn it shallow. You can jig it way down...
Sam Lungren May 26, 2021
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3 Illinois Anglers Killed in Unexplained Explosion

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3 Illinois Anglers Killed in Unexplained Explosion

Earlier this month, three men fishing near Starved Rock State Park, Illinois, died in a mysterious blast. Authorities identified the anglers as brothers Inmer and Rafael Rivera Tejada, 39 and 36, and their nephew Guillermo Rivera Tejada, 26, all of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. “A day that...
Spencer Neuharth May 24, 2021
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This is the Smartest Fishing Lure in the World

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This is the Smartest Fishing Lure in the World

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. Joe Cermele keeps Bent...
Maggie Hudlow May 14, 2021
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Grocery Store Baits That Kill

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Grocery Store Baits That Kill

When I was a kid, there were five bait and tackle shops in my hometown. Today, there are zero. I mean, yeah, we’ve got the big-box joints, but they lack more than the character and friendly faces of the mom-and-pop shops—they lack bait variety. Back in the day, you could buy three sizes of worms...
Joe Cermele May 12, 2021
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