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5 Best Fishing Spots in Maine

5 Best Fishing Spots in Maine
Maine offers thousands of miles of waterways from streams to ponds to massive lakes all stuffed with an abundance of fish. Depending where you fish,…
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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Maine

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Maine
Whether you’re a deep-sea fisherman or more of the fly fishing variety, finding your trustworthy bait and tackle shop is essential. The…
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Best Places to Fish in the East This Fall

Best Places to Fish in the East This Fall
A smorgasbord of baitfish is served up to striped bass in the fall as they make their way south along the Atlantic coast from Maine to their…
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Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures

Fish Here This Fall—5 Reel-Screaming Adventures
Autumn is the season of dynamic changes for fishermen, and sort of a mirror image of spring. Where spawning runs typically define spring fishing,…
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Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies

Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies
Crappie fishing is often associated with open water, cane poles, live minnows and brush piles, but by the time autumn arrives the popular panfish…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

How to Choose the Best Times to Fish
The best time to go fishing is whenever you can. While that old maxim has merit and speaks to the value of fishing just for the fun of it, there are…
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10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path

10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path
The names of some bass fisheries resonate with anglers on a national scale: Okeechobee, Kentucky Lake, Guntersville, Havasu, Clear Lake, Lake Fork,…
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Make The Most Of The Trout Fishing Opener

Make The Most Of The Trout Fishing Opener
There is a misconception that fly-fishing has taken over trout fishing and that if you’re not toting a whippy seven-foot rod and looking to…
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Best Tips for Catching Spring Bass Right Now!

Best Tips for Catching Spring Bass Right Now!
Bass are America’s favorite sportfish and also the most accessible. Whether they’re the largemouth, spotted or smallmouth variety, bass…
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Field care and dressing of fish

Field care and dressing of fish
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing If you sit down at the dinner table and bite into a poor-tasting…
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The basics of spin fishing

The basics of spin fishing
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia: Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First…
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A beginner’s guide: Ice fishing

A beginner’s guide: Ice fishing
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia: Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival, First…
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10 EASY FISHING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

10 EASY FISHING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
For most of us, fishing conjures up images of a lazy day on the water, occasionally reeling in some finned beauties which are then proudly displayed…
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