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    BOTE won Best in Show at ICAST for its Rover paddleboard that is rigged to accept a small outboard motor.

    The hits keep on coming

    Another ICAST award goes to a paddlecraft
    September 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Trout trailers are scent-impregnated soft plastics that can be fished as trailers on jigheads behind larger, primary lures.

    Trout Trailers add scent, action to artificial lures

    Make your lures as close to live bait as possible
    September 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Some dove breasts, noodles and vegetables are the basis for this stew/stroganoff hybrid.

    Dove: Stew? Stroganoff?

    Whatever category, this dish is a feathered joy
    September 08, 2017 at 9:00am
    Fall plantings in food plots can profit from deer concentrating on agricultural crops in September, allowing for new early growth.

    Ag fields save food plots

    Deer’s love of crops helps new plantings thrive
    September 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Almost all game species will fall for the Zombie RIP Stik.

    Zombie RIP Stik

    This minnow style hard bait will keep the action from dying
    August 29, 2017 at 9:00am
    Getting a transducer to read at speed so your sonar doesn’t lose the bottom can be tricky – here are some tips to make it happen.

    Mounting transducers with a need for speed

    Avoiding transducer installation pitfalls
    August 26, 2017 at 9:00am
    A portable bow press will enable you to change out strings and/or cables in case of damage in the field.

    Be ready for field repairs

    Equipment problems don’t need to end a hunt
    August 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    Deep Creek holds a lot of nice brown trout, plus some fish that often approach 15 to 20 inches long.

    A park you can count on

    GSMNP is filled with top-drawer trout waters
    August 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    Guide Joe Dennis catches plenty of great bream in deep areas of the Santee Cooper lakes where he’s hunting for crappie.

    Don’t forget deep bream

    August heat pushes panfish to slabs’ haunts
    August 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Predator fish will hide behind current breaks and dart out into the current to attack prey.

    Attack summer fish

    Look for the coolest, moving water in August
    August 14, 2017 at 9:00am
    Some soft-plastic materials don’t behave well in the presence of others, often melting together in a gooey mess.

    Avoid a plastic disaster

    Store soft-plastics carefully to avoid gooey mess
    August 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Grilled spicy crab balls are a great meal to enjoy on a late-summer evening.

    Roll out those crab balls

    Fun to catch, great to eat; crabs are a treat
    August 08, 2017 at 9:00am
    Keep vegetation and trees around the perimeter of food plots cut to a reasonable, vertical height, so that plenty of sunlight can reach the plants and start photosynthesis.

    Let the sun shine in

    Photosynthesis can help food plots grow better
    August 05, 2017 at 9:00am
    Largemouth bass are a tough sell in August, but understanding how current affects them is half the battle; the other half is coaxing them into biting.

    Understand current’s role

    Moving water is important to August success
    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    William Flournoy caught this 8 ½-pound bass on one of his Uncle Lonnie Stanley’s new Stanley Standup Football Jigs at Lake Sam Rayburn.

    The Stanley Standup Football Jig

    A unique head shape puts this lure in action
    July 29, 2017 at 9:00am
    Units can use overlays to combine features and save screen space. The top right window of this split-screen image capture shows the submerged remains of a bridge piling in DownScan detail. The window below it shows the DownScan detail overlaid on a conventional 2D view with Lowrance’s DownScan Overlay feature so you can see the image displayed with both types of sonar.

    The big screen advantage

    New multifunction displays need more room to do the best possible job
    July 26, 2017 at 9:00am