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The 4 Best Places To Find Winter Bass

Finding deep holes adjacent to shallower water is the key to pinpointing large concentrations of bass during winter. Winter bass use these drop-offs to move up into the shallows to feed on sunny days; when inclement wintry weather hits, the fish leave the shallows and suspend out over the deep holes. Here’s a look at four of the best places …

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Help Mystery Tackle Box Support Toys For Tots This Season!

Introducing Our December Cause: Toys for Tots The month of December brings lots of things to the world. Cold weather, tough fishing, and TONS of gifts. Holiday parties, company parties and everything in between means gifts being passed around and around. For those less fortunate who cannot afford the gift-giving season, there is an amazing charity called Toys For Tots. …

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How To Find And Catch Winter Trout

Winter has just about the opposite effect on the wanderings of trout as it does on bass and other warm-water game fish. I have mainly fished Lake Taneycomo in Missouri and the White River below Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas during winter and have noticed rainbow and brown trout can be just about anywhere on those waters when it’s cold. …

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Late Season Ice Fishing For Crappie

Crappies are one of the most sought after species through the ice for several reasons. First, they are delicious. Second, they are willing biters, and third – they tend to travel in large schools. Unfortunately though, ice fishing for crappie later in the season can lead to a disappearing act. The reason for that disappearing act is simple – they …

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Late Ice Fishing For Walleyes

Walleye are one of the earliest spawners of all game fish. Their ideal water temperature for spawning is 43-48 degrees, which happens in a hurry once the ice comes off a lake. For that reason, their initial move toward their spawning grounds generally occurs when there is still fishable ice on the lake. This is also the reason that the …