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Evolution Two: Getting off the Bank
Part two of becoming a Bass Pro
by: Chad LaChance
In part one of this 3-part series, Chad discussed bank fishing with simple tackle. Moving on up, in part 2 he gets into small boats and more advanced tools and techniques.
Crappie Fly Fishing with Streamers
In support of the Super Slabs
by: Matt Snider
OK so crappie may not be on your list of gamefish to conquer, but these hardy fish can prove to be a lot of fun, especially on a fly rod. So whistle your favorite family sitcom tune, sling a fly rod over your shoulder, and stroll on down to your waterin' hole for some crappie...
Crankin' Early Springtime Bass
Try throwing that crankbait this spring - you may be the only one doing it
by: Troy Coburn
Springtime brings people out of the woodwork to shake off their cabin fever. Troy discusses in this article how to present crankbaits to early season bass for success.
Ice Fishing with Floats
You'll Catch More Fish I Guarantee It!
by: Nate Zelinsky
Frustrated with missing light-biting fish through the ice? Nate and Stephanie go into detail about using floats to improve your hook-set success on hard water for a variety of species, and discuss basic slip-bobber choices and application.
Deep Trolling Options
Techniques for getting crankbaits down deep
by: Dan Swanson
Whether it's a chilly wintery day or a blistering hot summer day, there are times when getting deep is critical to success.
Flashers: Vexilar vs. MarCum
Comparing two flashers in the real world.
by: Nate Zelinsky
Nate and Stephanie discuss Marcum and Vexilar flashers for ice fishing, comparing the two in real-world application. The conclusion of which is more effective does not necessarily come down to features...
Spring Walleye
Pre and post-spawn Colorado walleye fishing
by: Nate Zelinsky
When it comes to walleye in the spring, there are three stages pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn movements. Nate and Stephanie discuss techniques to catch spring walleye in Colorado.
Fall Walleyes: All Your Questions Answered
Building a pattern is critical this time of year.
by: Nate Zelinsky
With an abundance of food available to these predators in the fall, Nate and Stephanie describe the techniques and rigs they use to fool late season walleye. Crawler harnesses, cranks, spoons, and jigging spoons are all on the menu for mid-August through December.
Crankbait Trolling 101
An effective way to catch every species of game fish in Colorado
by: Dan Swanson
Trolling is more than just throwing some lines out and putting the boat into gear. Dan steps through the crankbait types, equipment, and methods for successful trolling.
Early Ice
Safely approaching early and late season ice
by: Bernie Keefe
Why miss some great fishing waiting for six inches of ice, when properly approached early and late ice can be fished with minimal risk?