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How To Choose The Right Reel Gear Ratio

How To Choose The Right Reel Gear Ratio

5.1:1? 6.2:1? Huh? You're ready to buy a new freshwater fishing reel, but all the talk about gear ratio has you "reel-y" confused. You want to make sure you buy the right reel with the most appropriate gear ratio for the type of fishing you plan to do. Or, maybe you're wondering which fishing techniques call for higher reel gear…

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Fundamental Bass Fishing Tips For Beginners

Fundamental Bass Fishing Tips For Beginners

Unless you have a friend or family member who can give you some helpful advice, you might feel a bit confused or intimidated when it comes to buying gear and selecting tackle for your first bass fishing adventure. Don't worry, it's not as complicated as it seems. While experienced anglers can debate on these topics for hours, you'll have plenty…

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Ways To Empower Other Outdoors Women

Ways To Empower Other Outdoors Women

If you're looking for opportunities to help empower other outdoors women, you don't have to look hard because there are many. In fact, social media can be a pretty darn good place to start. You've probably witnessed some unempowering comments and posts as you've scrolled through photos of women with prized fish or game trophies. For example, I recently saw…

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4 Fish Fighting Mistakes You Shouldn’t be Making

4 Fish Fighting Mistakes You Shouldn’t be Making

I always love hearing people say, "Fishing isn't really a sport... you just wait for the fish to bite, then reel 'em in." Yeah, anyone else out there laughing? Those are the people I'd love to see on a boat in the middle of Boca Grande Pass… fighting a 125 lb tarpon among dozens of boats, crossed fishing lines, and…

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5 Live Baits to Use When Freshwater Fishing

5 Live Baits to Use When Freshwater Fishing

When freshwater fishing, I prefer to use artificial baits whenever possible because artificials add an element of challenge to each fishing experience. Studies have also shown that fish swallow hooks less frequently when caught on artificial baits or lures. However, there are times when it doesn't matter which technique or lure you try, the fish just don't seem interested in…

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How About Fishing Line Clippers with Color?

How About Fishing Line Clippers with Color?

I was gifted a set of pink Stainless Steel Lady Berkley Fishing Line Clippers while attending the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop in Ocala. Three cheers for swag! I like that these clippers come with a lanyard, which makes them easy to toss around your neck and have handy when you need to quickly re-rig your lines. Plus, there are two…

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Top 10 Tackle Box Basics

Top 10 Tackle Box Basics

Whether you're a beginning angler or a seasoned veteran who has been fishing for years, there are certain staples that you should always have in your tackle box. Check out this short list of tackle box basics that can help keep you organized and prepared for every bite. Line and Leader Material: Always have extra fishing line and leader in…

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How to Catch and Release with Care

How to Catch and Release with Care

With catch and release species, or any regulated fish that is outside the legal slot limit, proper handling is important. Learning how to properly handle and revive fish increases the likelihood that your catches will survive to continually build on the existing fishery. Here are four quick tips for minimizing stress and increasing the survival rates of your catches: Use…

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Sight Casting To Tripletail In Southwest Florida

Sight Casting To Tripletail In Southwest Florida

Although many Southwest Florida anglers consider March and April to be the top months for sight casting to tripletail offshore, there are plenty to be found on a calm day during the fall and winter months as well. Regardless of the time of year, big tripletail in the 20 to 30-pound range require plenty of skill and patience to successfully…

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