July 2020

The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA)

https://npaa.net/ The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) is a non-profit, member-based association dedicated to sportfishing. The NPAA’s membership is composed of tournament anglers, professional guides, angler educators and sportfishing/marine industry professionals who are passionate about the sport. The NPAA’s mission is: To increase the professionalism of our members as […]

CrappieNow Offshore Tackle Planer Boards

Dan Dannenmueller, among the believers. When he sought to improve his long-lining techniques, he never totally resolved all the issues because of the variables involved. He turned to Offshore Tackle planer boards as an alternative and used all the variables to his advantage.

Waypoints: Trust, by Geremy Olson

The skills I learned growing up are the skills that help me do my job today.  Photo by: Geremy Olson   Waypoints: Trust Learning to fish and live life. by Geremy Olson You never know when that moment will come, but when it does are you ready?   WayPoint: When it’s time to act, be […]

The Great Outdoors, by Larry Whiteley

The Great Outdoors by Larry Whiteley   A KIDS CRAPPIE ADVENTURE  Every summer when my boys were young, I would take them on at least one night- time crappie adventure. They are grown now and with their own kids but I bet they still remember those special times. On a late summer afternoon, we would […]

Crappie Tips: Crappie from a Party Barge, by Tim Huffman

This Ranger 223FC is a great option for a family-fun party barge that also provides a great fishing platform.   Crappie Tips: Crappie from a Party Barge Big pontoon boats are mostly designed for large groups to enjoy time on the water. But rig it out right and you can catch crappie while you party. […]

Build Your Own Custom Crappie Rod, by John L. Torchick

It’s fun to catch a fish on a rod you built, no matter what size!   Build Your Own Custom Crappie Rod It’s easier than you think!   by John L. Torchick   Much ink has been spilled on the craft of building a fishing rod. This will be a condensed version about the craft […]

Recipes: Crappie Chowder, by Vernon Summerlin

  Crappie Chowder Crappie with an Italian twist   by Vernon Summerlin   4 cups crappie fillet chunks 4 cups shredded potatoes 1/2 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup onion, diced 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 can evaporated milk, 2 cans optional to taste 1/4 cup […]

BoatUS by the Numbers 2020

BoatUS has more than 600 tow boats in its fleet scattered across the country.   BoatUS by the Numbers 2020 What is the number one reason BoatUS Tow Boats get calls for help and how many of the calls come from fishermen. Find the answers according to BoatUS “By the Numbers.”   The nation’s largest […]

Video Tip: Matt Xenos on Crappie Nibbles – Do They Work?

  Video Tip: Matt Xenos on Crappie Nibbles – Do They Work? If you’re a crappie fishermen you’ve seen all the advertisements for crappie attractants. There are all sorts of nibbles, bites and liquids manufacturers say will help you catch more crappie. There are even jigs specially made to hold those attractants. Avid crappie angler […]

Crappie Tips: What is a Thermocline, by Tim Huffman

Crappie Tips: What is a Thermocline In the summer many lakes literally separate into temperature layers called a thermocline. How can you see and fish the thermocline? by Tim Huffman   Every crappie angler knows that temperature is critical for successful crappie fishing. That is even more true in the summer when crappie often seek […]

Video Tip: Matt Xenos on Trolling Cranks for Crappie

Video Tip: Matt Xenos on Trolling Cranks for Crappie Video Tip: Matt Xenos on Trolling Cranks for Crappie   Lots of folks plan to have fun in the sun on the 4th of July holiday. But most are recreational boaters, skiers, personal watercraft riders and cruisers. Sometimes hardcore anglers purposefully stay away from the water […]

Northland Fishing Tackle Buys Bagley Bait Company

Jarmo Rapala, once Rapala’s chief fishing lure designer, has now joined with Northland Fishing Tackle.   Northland Fishing Tackle Buys Bagley Bait Company Legendary lure designer Jarmo Rapala joins Northland   BEMIDJI, Minn. – Northland® Fishing Tackle CEO Gregg Wollner announced recently that his company bought the Bagley® Bait Company. Bagley Bait Company will transition […]

Summer Crappies on Northern Natural Lakes, by Darl Black

Marilyn Black with a brace of crappies from Conneaut Lake.  (Photo: Darl Black)   Summer Crappies on Northern Natural Lakes, by Darl Black Go Natural in the Summer! by Darl Black   Most northern natural lakes came into being during the Ice Age. Created by advancing and retreating glaciers, natural lakes dot the landscape from […]

ICAST Goes Virtual

ICAST Goes Virtual World’s largest trade show is going online only due to pandemic   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICAST, the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show, has transitioned from a physical show to a virtual event with ICAST 2020 Online. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the show’s producer, says it is […]

Advanced Seasonal Structures: Hot Water for Cranking Crappie, by Tim Huffman

Jeanne Huffman shows off a beautiful brace of crappie, including a black and crappie taken while pulling crankbaits in Arkansas. (Photo: Tim Huffman)   Advanced Seasonal Structures: Hot Water for Cranking Crappie Open water offers crappie action now with crankbaits.   by Tim Huffman   July isn’t the most comfortable fishing month in the middle […]


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