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“Go big or stay home” is a trendy little axiom heard predominately in sporting circles. Big plays. Big hits. Big goals. In competitive catfishing, it means bringing ‘shoulder-dislocating’ sized catfish to the scales. And so far in 2015, it’s been Rippin Lips’ starting lineup that’s played the biggest.

Fishing in the cold


Texas’ world-class bass fisheries were built by stocking Florida-strain largemouths, a fish that doesn’t like it much when water temps plummet quickly.



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Schmitt walleye

Friday, April 20

Dylan Schmitt, 11, of Metamora and his father Chris enjoyed a great fishing trip on Lake Erie over Easter weekend. Fishing out of Port Clinton, Ohio, they caught 35-40 walleye per day including this one that went 12 pounds, 13 ounces. They were trolling crankbaits and most fish topped 7 pounds, including another lunker that went 11-11.
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Heartland Outdoors

Prep anglers endure cold day

Friday, April 20

Despite cold conditions, Clinton Lake produced a five-fish limit weighing 18.84 pounds for a Monticello team.


KC's Corner

Sectional Champs!!!

Friday, April 20

Miserable day on water offset by some hardware.


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Friday, April 20

HO fishing report the third weekend of April.


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Friday, April 20

Nice weather had me out fishing after work.


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The New Economy

Friday, April 20

Be careful on cost cutting!



Emiquon Peril #7 - Slime

Friday, April 20

Unlike Mr. Emiquon, this version of slime is always welcome.


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