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Susquehanna River: New York’s Best Kept Secret Smallmouth Location!

Ontario.  Erie.  St. Lawrence River.  Champlain.  Oneida.  Seneca.  Cayuga.  These are the names you hear thrown around when people talk about monster smallmouth bass in NY.  What if there was another name that belonged in that group, an overlooked...
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Fishing Luck vs. Skill: Finding the Missing Puzzle Piece

I recently came across a social media post featuring a quote that professional bass angler, Rick Clunn, had said, “If you are ever going to get into bass fishing seriously, you’ve got to forget one thing. That is luck,...

A Breakdown of Smith Mountain Lake

Cranking it up with my VA brothers at SML! I joke around a lot that I hate Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. It's a beautiful body of water with huge fish, but there are really specific times of year when...

Rock-hopping the Striper Coast

This is my rock. There are many like it, but this one is mine. The iconic image of a surfcaster on an isolated rock, bent rod, battling elements and fish alike gets any angler’s adrenaline flowing.  More predominant in New...

Spring Break Budget

On March 15, 2013 Spring break of my sophomore year of college began.  Being an angler from the north, and on a college budget my options were limited.  Some friends of mine from Illinois had been discussing their plans,...